Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News Roundup

City Hall, Crest Lake Park top issues for Clearwater

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city hall, park are council's main issues

Clearwater's elected officials will grapple with two big issues at meetings next week: where to put the next City Hall and what to do with Crest Lake Park. A City Council work session begins at 1 p.m. Monday in preparation for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. Both will be held at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Both will be broadcast live on the Web at myclearwater.com and on television on Bright House Ch. 615, Knology Ch. 15 and Verizon Ch. 30. Fair warning: There's a long agenda, and the meaty stuff comes at the end.

Use detours for McVeigh Drive

Sherman McVeigh Drive from Druid Road to 50 feet south of Druid Road will close to traffic starting Monday through May 1 due to construction of Phase III of the Druid Trail. Missouri Avenue or Betty Lane can be used as detour routes.

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Animal Services adds an hour

Starting this week, Pinellas County Animal Services will be open an extra hour each day. The shelter's hours of operation are now Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday's hours expand to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — with adoptions. A licensed veterinarian administers rabies vaccines on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Other resources at Animal Services include pet licensing and reclaiming lost pets. Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

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Boating safety is topic of classes

Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla is offering two boating safety classes. "About Boating Safely" will be taught in two sessions April 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the topics will include boating emergencies, getting under way and navigating. The cost is $35 and the registration deadline is Monday. "Boating Skills & Seamanship" covers weather, lines and knots, boat handling, radio communications and more. It will be taught in six sessions May 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends and 7 to 9 p.m. weeknights. The fee is $50 and the registration deadline is May 1. Classes are at the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St. Call Kristi Mackey at (727) 736-1191, or [email protected]

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Frozen food spilled on Lakeland road after CSX train, truck crash

LAKELAND — Lakeland residents got some frozen treats the hard way Wednesday morning after a CSX train struck a semi-truck that was carrying beef, chicken and fish, splitting it in half and spilling its contents along the roadway.While en route from W...
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Spirit Airlines names new president, CEO for 2019

Spirit Airlines names new president, CEO for 2019

Spirit Airlines, the South Florida-based budget airline, is gearing up for new leadership. Bob Fornaro, president and CEO since January 2016, will step down from his position in early 2019. He will be succeeded by Ted Christie, the airline’s current ...
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Warren Sapp to address allegations against him in sexual harassment lawsuit

Warren Sapp to address allegations against him in sexual harassment lawsuit

Warren Sapp will address allegations that he sexually harassed a female employee when he worked at the NFL Network during a radio appearance this afternoon.The former Buc and Pro Football Hall of Famer will speak on WINZ radio in Miami at 2:45 p.m, P...
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Students hurt after Highlands County crash involving school bus, semi-truck

Several children were injured Wednesday morning in Highlands County when their school bus was struck by a semi-truck.The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on U.S. 27 and Lake Placid Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Two students were air...
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Three things to watch for at the Federal Reserve meeting today

Three things to watch for at the Federal Reserve meeting today

WASHINGTON — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year. The increase would be...
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For Weeki Wachee River, Hernando commission agrees to study how much use is too much?

For Weeki Wachee River, Hernando commission agrees to study how much use is too much?

BROOKSVILLE — For a year and a half, residents along the Weeki Wachee River have loudly voiced their concerns about the waterway’s future, begging local and state officials to do something to protect the important resource and to curb gro...
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Switch to wing helps Lightning’s Tyler Johnson

Switch to wing helps Lightning’s Tyler Johnson

ST. LOUIS — Tyler Johnson hasn’t played very much wing in his career, primarily sticking to his natural center position. But lately, Johnson has been stellar on the right side.Johnson’s assist in Tuesday’s win over the Blues extended his point streak...
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Rick and Tom podcast: Should the Rays go full fire-sale mode?

Rick and Tom podcast: Should the Rays go full fire-sale mode?

As baseball’s hot stove starts heating up, should the Rays go full fire sale to build for the future?In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones discuss whether the Rays should trade guys like Evan Longoria, Chris Archer, Alex Colome and more,...
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The Daystarter: Roy Moore won’t concede Alabama Senate race; ex-Tampa police sergeant learns fate; older Americans take too many unneeded pills; Rays’ dilemma: Retool or rebuild?

The Daystarter: Roy Moore won’t concede Alabama Senate race; ex-Tampa police sergeant learns fate; older Americans take too many unneeded pills; Rays’ dilemma: Retool or rebuild?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.10News WTSPThe latest 7-day forecast• It was cold. Then it was warm. And now it will be cold again. Our yo-yo weather continues as another cold front rolls in and drops tempera...
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Tampa Yankees become Tampa Tarpons in a nod to history

Tampa Yankees become Tampa Tarpons in a nod to history

The Tampa Yankees have officially changed the name of the Class A Florida State League team to the Tarpons.The name change is a nod to the original Tampa Tarpons minor-league team that played at Al Lopez Field from 1957-87.For the first four years th...
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