Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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RCS Pinellas and Springfield College partner to address domestic violence

RCS Pinellas and Springfield College announced a partnership to create a program addressing domestic violence. “A Circle of Women: Healing the Invisible Wounds of Domestic Violence” is a program that is offered as a series of 90-minute sessions as an ongoing component of the already established Haven of RCS program. Through the use of dialogue and ritual, women are coached to reframe the experience of victimization. RCS’s mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency and empower survivors of domestic violence. Over 130,000 Pinellas County individuals are served annually to accomplish this mission through the Food Bank, the Grace House, Affordable Housing, The Haven, thrift store partnerships, energy assistance and other needs.

Lake Haven Mobile Home Community’s Hobby Club hosts annual craft sale

The Lake Haven Mobile Home Community’s Hobby Club will sponsor its 8th annual Arts & Crafts sale on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Paradise Island Section Clubhouse, 1415 Main St, Dunedin.The club donates a major portion of sales revenue to the Dunedin Cares Food Pantry and the Bay Area Pregnancy Center and to purchase gifts for their annual Christmas toy drive.

Clearwater Business SPARK hosts free workshop

Clearwater Business SPARK invites small business owners, business enthusiasts and the public to a networking and business workshop. The free event features three guest speakers who are business experts and Clearwater Business SPARK partnership. It will be held at the Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th St. N, near Pinellas Park, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 14. Register by visiting ClearwaterBusinessSPARK.com or call (727) 443-0217. Participants can attend all three sessions or select one or two of the topics. The first 100 people to register by Friday will be entered into the evening’s drawing.

The featured speakers are:

  • Dr. Cynthia Johnson, director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development, who will present Strategic Succession Planning.

  • Albert Lee, president and chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation, who will present Small Business Financing Options.

  • David Outlaw, chair of Pinellas County SCORE, who will present The Importance of Creating a Lean Strategic Business Plan.

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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