Thursday, August 16, 2018

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

He listed a degree he doesn’t have, lacked stated requirements. Still got Clearwater police job.

He listed a degree he doesn’t have, lacked stated requirements. Still got Clearwater police job.

CLEARWATER — The candidate did not, on paper, meet minimum requirements of the position. He was not the clear choice of the review board. He also listed a degree on his application that he did not really have. But then-Parks and Recreation athletics ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida Bar investigating one of stand your ground shooter's lawyers

Florida Bar investigating one of stand your ground shooter's lawyers

The Florida Bar has opened an investigation into one of the lawyers who signed on this week to represent Michael Drejka, the man who shot and killed Markeis McGlockton in what authorities at first called a stand your ground case. A spokeswoman for t...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Fifth-grader on tortoise’s death by car: ‘Murder’

Fifth-grader on tortoise’s death by car: ‘Murder’

DUNEDIN — "Murder." That’s the only word Paul Radovanick could use. "We cared for him and watched after him," said the San Jose Elementary School fifth-grader. "And they took that from us."On Saturday about 3:20 a driver appeared to intentionally dri...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Nature’s Food Patch brings organic offerings to Dunedin

DUNEDIN — Nature’s Food Patch recently opened a new downtown location at 966 Douglas Ave. The new store will stock much of what is offered at the Clearwater location, including organic produce, grass-fed meat, a fresh juice/smoothie bar, organic and ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Tarpon Springs’ restored Safford House Museum open to the public

Tarpon Springs’ restored Safford House Museum open to the public

TARPON SPRINGS — A relic of the city’s early days is once again open to the public after some restoration work.The Safford House Museum, completed in 1883 by the family of Anson P.K. Safford, has been restored to its "Victorian splendor," according t...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Clearwater is looking for resident input on redevelopment plan

Clearwater is looking for resident input on redevelopment plan

CLEARWATER — Citizens can give feedback on the city’s $52 million Imagine Clearwater waterfront redevelopment plan at two public meetings this month. Hired consultants submitted preliminary engineering plans for the project June 22, two months later ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Stand your ground shooter has three-lawyer team

Stand your ground shooter has three-lawyer team

LARGO — Three lawyers have signed on to represent Michael Drejka, the man who shot and killed Markeis McGlockton in what authorities initially deemed a stand your ground shooting.Whether Lysa Clifton, John Trevena and Bryant Camareno will use that de...
Published: 08/15/18
Updated: 08/16/18
Clearwater voters: a strong mayor question is official on the Nov. 6 ballot

Clearwater voters: a strong mayor question is official on the Nov. 6 ballot

CLEARWATER — Money is already flowing into the campaign to change Clearwater’s government run by a professional city manager into a strong mayor system like Tampa and St. Petersburg.The Accountable Government political committee, chaired by Clearwate...
Published: 08/14/18
Updated: 08/15/18

Clearwater Council asks Legislature to reconsider special session on stand your ground law

CLEARWATER —The City Council passed a resolution Tuesday asking lawmakers to reconsider holding a special session to clarify the controversial stand your ground law. A measure to hold a special session, which would have needed support of three-fifths...
Published: 08/15/18
After Michael Drejka's first court appearance, stand your ground case is expected to crawl

After Michael Drejka's first court appearance, stand your ground case is expected to crawl

LARGO — Clad in orange jail scrubs, Michael Drejka made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon via video monitor, one day after he was arrested on a manslaughter charge in the shooting of Markeis McGlockton. The proceeding was brief and ...
Published: 08/15/18