Monday, December 18, 2017
News Roundup

Pinellas County news and notes

Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association: "Celebrating Black History in Our Community.'' Guest speaker will be Dr. Chris Warren from the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum; also, a performance from Donald Dowridge as Frederick Douglass. 7 p.m., Tuesday at Blessed Trinity Church, 1600 54th Ave S. Food and drinks provided, however, feel free to bring your favorite soul food dish or dessert to share. For information, call Jodi Davis (727) 866-2737 or visit greaterpinellaspoint.com.

Northeast Terraces Neighborhood Association: Agenda will include crime stats and update, by a District II police representative. There will be a guest speaker, the treasurer's report, open forum, mystery door prize, and T-shirt drawing. 6:30 p.m., March 3, at Holy Family Church, (Diffley Hall) 200 78th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. For information, call Robin at (727) 204-0415 or email [email protected]

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Editorial: Steaks, planes and campaign cash reveal Corcoran’s hypocrisy

Editorial: Steaks, planes and campaign cash reveal Corcoran’s hypocrisy

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran lives the high life. He’s raising big money for the state Republican Party and his political committee, and the cash is being spent on junkets to Napa Valley, charter planes and steak dinners. Lots of steak dinn...
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Woman, 30, killed in Clearwater shooting while child sat in car

Woman, 30, killed in Clearwater shooting while child sat in car

CLEARWATER — A 30-year-old Palm Harbor woman was killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday evening while riding in a car with her 10-year-old daughter, according to Clearwater police.The shooting was reported at 8:19 p.m. near the 800 block of Belleair...
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Uber engaged in "illegal’ spying on rivals, ex-employee says

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Uber spied on key executives, drivers and employees at rival ride-hailing companies as part of a larger intelligence-gathering operation that spanned multiple countries, according to a letter made public in a federal court ...
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Tampa International Airport hasn’t suffered an Atlanta-style loss of power, but it is prepared for one

Tampa International Airport hasn’t suffered an Atlanta-style loss of power, but it is prepared for one

TAMPA — Tampa International Airport sees about one-fifth as many passengers as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, but a major power outage here could cause disruptions to air travel, too.That said, TIA has taken steps to create "redund...
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Editorial: Modest improvements to unneeded tax cut package

Editorial: Modest improvements to unneeded tax cut package

The massive tax cut legislation Congress is poised to start voting on today remains terrible public policy. It raises the federal debt by more than $1.4 trillion over the next decade, and it primarily benefits businesses and the wealthy over the poor...
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St. Pete woman killed in Tampa crash trying to avoid dog on I-275

TAMPA — A dog that ran onto northbound Interstate 275 caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a 70-year-old St. Pete Beach woman on Monday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The crash took place at about 10:45 a.m. on I-275, north o...
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Florida grand jury investigates FSU frat pledge’s death

Florida grand jury investigates FSU frat pledge’s death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury is meeting to consider filing charges in the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge.The Leon County grand jury on Monday interviewed Florida State administrators and those who were at a party with ...
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Land O’Lakes teacher faces felony child abuse charge

LAND O’LAKES — A special needs teacher at Oakstead Elementary School was arrested on a felony charge of child abuse, accused of striking and kicking a 15-year-old in her care over the weekend, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.The event ...
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Pasco sheriff: Boy, 10, shot while playing with gun

DADE CITY — A 10-year-old boy was shot Monday in what the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is calling an "accidental" shooting that took place when he was left home unattended with another child.Deputies were called at 2:57 p.m. When they arrived at the...
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