Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The city of Clearwater is selecting four high school students who will receive a $2,000 scholarship to spend a week in Nagano, Japan next summer as part of the Clearwater/Nagano Sister Cities High School Exchange Program. The program is a partnership between the city of Clearwater and the Pinellas County School Board. During their stay, the students will reside with homestay families and visit junior and senior high schools. As part of their visit, the students will make numerous presentations at each school, and participate in educational exchanges between Clearwater and Nagano students. Those eligible must be residents of Clearwater, enrolled in grades 9 through 11, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher, and be enrolled in a world language, international business, comparative cultures classes or have completed a sequence of similar study. Those interested must apply by Dec. 3. The requirements and applications can be found at MyClearwaterParks.com and clicking on the Arts & Culture tab, or by contacting Natalie Lamb at (727) 562-4803 or [email protected]

To celebrate America Recycles Day, the city of Largo is asking community members to share how they recycle by posting a picture or video of themselves recycling or using a reusable bottle, bag or other item to share on our event page at FB.com/LargoRecycles. All who post will be entered to win an 'Our Future Largo' mystery gift.

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Forecast: Get ready for a dry, pleasant Thanksgiving eve across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Get ready for a dry, pleasant Thanksgiving eve across Tampa Bay

A cold front that passed through the area Tuesday has set the Tampa Bay area up for a dry, pleasant Thanksgiving eve and near perfect weather for the holiday, according to forecasters.
Updated: 25 minutes ago
The Daystarter: Glenn Beck reflects on Tampa; meat-free options for Thanksgiving; a caution for online shoppers

The Daystarter: Glenn Beck reflects on Tampa; meat-free options for Thanksgiving; a caution for online shoppers

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.
Updated: 1 hour ago
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