Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

Fire at recycling center disrupts Clearwater’s program

Fire at recycling center disrupts Clearwater’s program

CLEARWATER — A March 26 fire that caused extensive damage at the Ybor City Waste Management Transfer Station where Clearwater sends its recyclables is disrupting the city’s program.Residents are encouraged to continue recycling as normal, but Clearwa...
Published: 04/12/18
Clearwater firefighter accused of DUI, cocaine possession

Clearwater firefighter accused of DUI, cocaine possession

ST. PETE BEACH — Pinellas deputies on Tuesday arrested a Clearwater firefighter accused of driving under the influence, possessing cocaine and resisting arrest.According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, a concerned citizen noticed about 6 p.m...
Published: 04/11/18
Police arrest 16-year-old student accused of Countryside High bomb threat

Police arrest 16-year-old student accused of Countryside High bomb threat

CLEARWATER — An Oldsmar teenager is accused of making a social media threat that caused Monday’s evacuation of Countryside High.According to Clearwater police, detectives arrested the 16-year-old Countryside 11th-grader Wednesday on a false report co...
Published: 04/11/18
Indian Rocks Beach is latest city to get creative in regulating short-term rentals

Indian Rocks Beach is latest city to get creative in regulating short-term rentals

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — As short-term vacation rentals continue to thrive in this Gulf front community, City Attorney Randy Mora sensed some residents gathered in City Hall on Tuesday expected him to make them all go away. So he let them down gently."I’...
Published: 04/11/18
Friction breaks out over Clearwater Council member’s dual role as County Commission candidate

Friction breaks out over Clearwater Council member’s dual role as County Commission candidate

CLEARWATER — For almost a year, Doreen Caudell has doubled as a sitting City Council member and a Pinellas County Commission hopeful.She announced her campaign last June to challenge incumbent Democrat Pat Gerard for the at-large District 2 seat in t...
Published: 04/11/18
Once headed for preservation, 400 acres in Hillsborough now within mobile home park company’s reach

Once headed for preservation, 400 acres in Hillsborough now within mobile home park company’s reach

CLEARWATER — Two years ago this month, the city began working with Hillsborough County’s preservation arm to ensure 425 acres of pasture it owns in Keystone would be conserved forever as green space.Instead, a multibillion dollar mobile home park ope...
Updated one month ago
Clearwater, Scientology land swap back on the table ... again

Clearwater, Scientology land swap back on the table ... again

CLEARWATER — Almost a year after elected officials abruptly backed out of a deal with the Church of Scientology to trade a cluster of low-profile downtown properties, negotiations are now back on the table.The City Council is scheduled on April 16 to...
Updated one month ago
Police: Woman, 76, thwarts kidnapping in Hobby Lobby parking lot

Police: Woman, 76, thwarts kidnapping in Hobby Lobby parking lot

CLEARWATER — A Safety Harbor man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he tried to kidnap a 76-year-old woman in the parking lot of a craft store.The unidentified woman was able to thwart her alleged kidnapper by screaming and falling to the...
Updated one month ago

Contest seeks photos of Oldsmar

OLDSMAR — The city has kicked off a photo contest and community members are invited to enter. Photos must be of Oldsmar, either old or new ones and either color or black and white. Three cash prizes will be given, with a grand prize of $200. Some of ...
Updated one month ago

North Greenwood library opens Discovery Zone

CLEARWATERThe North Greenwood Library is giving children a new reason to come and read.The library installed a Discovery Zone area with reading resources and play areas designed to enhance the cognitive abilities of kids 17 and under. It includes a r...
Updated one month ago