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QUESTIONS ARISE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN

Clearwater

The Pinellas County Commission will consider a controversial affordable housing project tonight, even as funding questions have emerged. Original plans for the Bayside Reserves project called for 209 apartments just west of the southern end of the Bayside Bridge. Of those, 42 were to be set aside as affordable units. Also proposed were 10 single-family waterfront homes to be sold at market price.

Tampa

Motorcyclist dies after crash on Friday

A 61-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday of injuries from a Friday night crash.

Danny L. Busbee of 705 Village Place, was northbound on Kings Avenue at 8:55 p.m. when he tried to turn west onto Village Place in front of Rafael Vazquez.

Vazquez, 18, was driving south on Kings Avenue when his Mercury hit Busbee's bike.

The accident was under investigation. No one was immediately charged.

Tampa

Pedestrian crossing Waters Avenue killed

A 57-year-old pedestrian died Saturday after an early morning accident at Waters and Manhattan Avenues.

Dario Abreu Lopez, 6606 Blossom Ave., ran south across Waters Avenue at 2:56 a.m., when Hillsborough Sheriff's investigators say he was struck by a 1992 Ford Ranger driven by Jonathan Gray, 24, of Tampa.

Lopez died at the scene. The accident was still under investigation.

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