Friday, July 20, 2018
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EMS transport committee to meet

EMS transport board to meet on Monday

The EMS Fire Transport Committee is scheduled to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday in Room 2-304 of the EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N, Largo. The committee was formed by state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, to choose an accountant to analyze the costs of proposals to change Pinellas County's emergency medical services system.

One proposal, by County Administrator Bob LaSala, would change the funding formulas for paying county-funded paramedics and would reduce the number of emergency vehicles and paramedics. The other, proposed by firefighters Scott Sanford and Jim Millican, would use firefighter/paramedics to take patients to the hospital. The meeting is open to the public.

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Largo woman, rescuers save beached whale on Indian Shores

Largo woman, rescuers save beached whale on Indian Shores

Times Staff Writer INDIAN SHORES — The sun had yet to rise. A strong breeze from the Gulf of Mexico cooled the otherwise warm and muggy Indian Shores beach. The surf was choppy Friday morning as Bonnie Charity began her daily walk, unlike some days w...
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Tampa Bay Rays dream big but follow trend in plans for smaller stadium

Tampa Bay Rays dream big but follow trend in plans for smaller stadium

TAMPA — When it comes to filling a ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays are Major League Baseball’s perennial bottom-dweller. The team has finished last in average attendance the past six seasons at Tropicana Field. As of the All-Star game, the ...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
17 killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri, police say

17 killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri, police say

The duck boat was coasting through the waters of Table Rock Lake on Thursday night when the weather began to pick up. It had been a nice summer day in southern Missouri, recalled one person who was on a nearby boat, before the storm suddenly moved in...
Updated: 1 hour ago

State record of $321 million in unclaimed property back to residents and businesses

More than $321 million was returned to Florida residents and businesses from the state’s unclaimed property in the past fiscal year.Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis took office in July 2017 and said this year’s total broke last year’s rec...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Biletnikoff Award sleeps on USF’s Tyre McCants

Biletnikoff Award sleeps on USF’s Tyre McCants

Since USF's transition (or demotion, depending on one's perspective) to the American Athletic Conference, screams of Power Five bias steadily have resonated throughout its fan base.In some cases, the outcries are warranted. In others, they ooze whini...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Top 5 at noon: Rays dream big but follow trend in plan for smaller stadium; Pinellas parking lot argument leads to possible stand-your-ground fatal shooting; and more

Top 5 at noon: Rays dream big but follow trend in plan for smaller stadium; Pinellas parking lot argument leads to possible stand-your-ground fatal shooting; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:RAYS DREAM BIG BUT FOLLOW TREND IN PLAN FOR SMALLER STADIUMThe new ballpark design the Rays unveiled two weeks ago will have room for just 30,842 spectators, making it the smallest venue in t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Where do Mullen, Taggart rank among college football’s offensive masterminds?

Where do Mullen, Taggart rank among college football’s offensive masterminds?

With offensive-minded head coaches taking over Florida and Florida State, we wanted to know how the recent offensive successes of Dan Mullen and Willie Taggart rank among their peers.After crunching thousands of numbers, here's our answer: Not as hig...
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Pinellas parking space argument leads to possible ‘stand your ground’ fatal shooting

Pinellas parking space argument leads to possible ‘stand your ground’ fatal shooting

CLEARWATER — The car was still idling Thursday when Michael Drejka approached it wearing dark-tinted sunglasses.He told the driver, Britany Jacobs, she was parked in a handicap spot and needed to move. She said she would as soon as her boyfriend and ...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Carlton: Rotary Clubs support no-women-allowed dinner. What year is this?

Going "stag" sounds so old-fashioned — boys night out, sans the gals. But it’s not so outdated in certain Rotary clubs in the Brandon suburbs and still rural Plant City. There, the decades-old no-women-allowed tradition of the yearly sta...
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Watch: Florida woman brought to tears upon realizing she left her 8-month-old son in a hot car

Watch: Florida woman brought to tears upon realizing she left her 8-month-old son in a hot car

A Volusia County woman was brought to tears on Tuesday after she returned to her car to see her 8-month-old son still alive and healthy after she left him inside with the windows closed.Accompanying her baby, however, was a Volusia County deputy.Meag...
Updated: 1 hour ago