Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Sunstar Paramedics employee recognized with first responder award

Sunstar Paramedics employee Joshua Daly was honored with Pinellas Osteopathic Medical Society’s First Responder Award. As an assistant field supervisor, Daly serves as a role model to senior professionals and new emergency medical techniciansand paramedics beginning their careers.

Florida Department of Health recognizes employees

Joan Miller and Christina Levy were recognized by the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County as the 2018 Employee of the Year and the 2018 Nurse of the Year at a recent all-staff training. Both were selected based on nominations from their peers for service to the public and their ability to go above and beyond their normal duties to support the health department’s mission. Miller, social services counselor with the Maternal and Child Health Healthy Start Home Visiting program, has been with the agency for nearly 29 years. Levy is a registered nurse specialist for the Clinical Health Services division and Care Coordinator at the mid-county site.

Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society hosts second "Tales of Tarpon"

The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society recently held its second “Tales of Tarpon” at the Tarpon Springs Library. The mission of this ongoing project is to gather history and storytelling by early residents of the Tarpon Springs area and preserve this knowledge. From left: Jody McCreary, panelist, Ed Hoffman, President of the historical society, Peggy Proestos and Annie Dabbs, panelists, Cari Rupkalvis, library director, and Dr. Rod Davis, St. Petersburg College provost.

St. Petersburg native serves in Navy

A 2002 Lakewood High School graduate and St. Petersburg native is serving at Expeditionary Combat Camera, as a member of the Navy’s last combat camera unit in Norfolk, Va. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Williams serves as a mass communication specialist. Williams was part of a unique Navy team that operated from the air, land and sea to create multimedia products that recorded military events for operational commanders in support of combat, information, humanitarian, special force, intelligence, reconnaissance, engineering, legal and public affairs missions.

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Johns Pass custard shop manager accused of lewd contact with teen employees

Johns Pass custard shop manager accused of lewd contact with teen employees

The 62-year-old manager of a custard shop on Johns Pass was arrested Monday after Pinellas County deputies say he inappropriately touched four teenage employees ages 14, 15 and 17.
Published: 11/20/18
Forecast: Morning clouds break for warm, sunny Tuesday in Tampa Bay

Forecast: Morning clouds break for warm, sunny Tuesday in Tampa Bay

Cloudy skies and patchy fog during the morning hours will break for a warm and sunny Tuesday, forecasters with the National Weather Service say.
Published: 11/20/18
Hillsborough Sheriff: Man dead after crashing into deputy, fleeing, then crashing again

Hillsborough Sheriff: Man dead after crashing into deputy, fleeing, then crashing again

Deputies said he hit a sheriff's office cruiser, then sped away before losing control and crashing again. He died on the scene.
Published: 11/17/18
Man injured in Pasco County paramotor crash

Man injured in Pasco County paramotor crash

An man was hospitalized Saturday after crashing a paramotor in rural San Antonio, Pasco County Fire Rescue officials said.The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. in the 26500 block of Fields Farm Lane, west of Bellamy Brothers Boulevard and north of Stat...
Published: 11/17/18
Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

A project team at the Tampa Bay Times explores the death penalty in Florida through a notorious 1975 murder case.
Published: 11/16/18
Updated: 11/20/18
Pinellas deputies investigating death at Clearwater home

Pinellas deputies investigating death at Clearwater home

Deputies responded to a deceased person call about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at 1506 Meadow Dale Drive in unincorporated Clearwater.
Published: 11/16/18
Review places no blame on child welfare system in fatal dog attack on Clearwater infant

Review places no blame on child welfare system in fatal dog attack on Clearwater infant

A review of 7-month-old Khloe Williams' contact with the child welfare system provides new details on her path to foster care and the tragic dog attack that killed her.
Published: 11/16/18
USF's new dorm in St. Petersburg will get a financial assist from the Tampa campus

USF's new dorm in St. Petersburg will get a financial assist from the Tampa campus

Construction on a long-planned student residence at USF St. Petersburg will start in February and be complete in 2020. It will have room for more than 900 students and a 400-seat dining hall.
Published: 11/16/18
There'll be plenty of sun today, but it's still sweater weather out there

There'll be plenty of sun today, but it's still sweater weather out there

Don't let that bright Florida sunshine fool you this morning, it's cold outside. Florida cold, that is.
Published: 11/16/18
Regional climate change coalition has one holdout: Pasco County

Regional climate change coalition has one holdout: Pasco County

County Commissioner Jack Mariano, who sits on the Regional Planning Council, did not bring the proposal to the County Commission because he doesn't want the words climate change used.
Published: 11/16/18