Saturday, April 21, 2018
Public safety

Family offers $10,000 reward for information in stabbing death

CLEARWATER

family offers $10,000 reward in man's death

The family of a 22-year-old Clearwater man who was stabbed to death while bicycling home from work is offering a $10,000 reward for information that can help solve the murder. Jason Paul was found dead on Glenwood Avenue near the city's Crest Lake Park at 12:40 a.m. Jan. 6. Police said he was riding home from his job at Tiger Direct electronics and was probably attacked late in the evening on Jan. 5. Another $1,000 has also been offered through Crime Stoppers for leads about Paul's death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clearwater Police Department.

LARGO

Rescued animals up for adoption

Some 100 of the more than 300 animals rescued from an Oldsmar home Jan. 6 are now up for adoption at the SPCA Tampa Bay. The adoptable animals — hedgehogs, bearded dragons, hamsters, mice and rats — have been moved into a room with cages for easy viewing. Special application forms are required to adopt some of the more unique animals, such as hedgehogs and bearded dragons. People can apply online by paying a $10 non-refundable application fee. For those selected to adopt animals, the $10 will be applied toward the adoption fee. Rabbits that were rescued will be available on Friday after they have recovered from spay/neuter surgery, and finches also will be available later this week. SPCA Tampa Bay is at 9099 130th Ave. in Largo. Call (727) 586-3591.

DUNEDIN

Beach concessions on meeting agenda

City commissioners will debate during their meeting Thursday whether to renew the city's beach concessions contract with Sail Honeymoon and seek competitive bids. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 542 Main St. Other agenda items include votes on a resolution objecting to the elimination of busing for San Jose Elementary School students who live south of State Road 580, a citywide street resurfacing contract, and outdoor dining for a new downtown restaurant. Get a copy of the full agenda at DunedinGov.com.

COUNTYWIDE

School application deadline is tonight

Tonight at midnight is the deadline for Pinellas County School District students to apply for a seat in a magnet, fundamental or high school career program for the 2013-14 school year. To apply, go to the Student Reservation System on the district's website, pcsb.org. To log in, families need a user ID and password, available at any school with a photo ID. For more information about individual programs, see the District Application Programs Guide at pcsb.org, or click on School Search 2013 at tampabay.com/news/education.

Pinellas deaths

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Man who attacked woman and stole her shorts arrested, deputies say

Man who attacked woman and stole her shorts arrested, deputies say

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Motorcyclist dies after crash on Memorial Highway

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St. Pete police search for missing 20-year-old woman

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Published: 04/20/18

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Published: 04/20/18
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Published: 04/20/18
Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

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Published: 04/20/18