Monday, July 23, 2018

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

No arrest in fatal shooting during argument over handicap parking space

No arrest in fatal shooting during argument over handicap parking space

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Friday that his agency will not arrest a man deputies say shot and killed another man during an argument over a handicap parking space.The incident falls under Florida’s self-defense law kn...
Published: 07/20/18
Pinellas County in no rush to hear Clearwater’s ask for Phillies stadium cash

Pinellas County in no rush to hear Clearwater’s ask for Phillies stadium cash

CLEARWATER — The city is on a tight deadline to secure public funding for a $79.7 million renovation of the Philadelphia Phillies spring training stadium by Dec. 31. But the county appears to be in no hurry to play ball.City officials expected the Co...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/20/18
Here is what a strong mayor would look like in Clearwater

Here is what a strong mayor would look like in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — What would a strong mayor look like in this city?A proposed ordinance finalized Thursday drew pieces from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and West Palm Beach governments, where an elected politician has power over all day-to-day operation...
Published: 07/23/18
Deputies: One man hurt after convenience store shooting near Clearwater

Deputies: One man hurt after convenience store shooting near Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting at a convenience store that left one man hurt.According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Circle A Food Store at 1201 Sunset Point Road about 3:30 p.m. Th...
Published: 07/19/18

Car thefts continue in Pinellas, this time in Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS — Police officers arrested five people, including three kids, accused of stealing a Lexus from St. Petersburg and trying to break into cars 30 miles north in Tarpon Springs.According to Tarpon Springs police, officers about 1:30 a.m. s...
Published: 07/19/18
Deputies: 18-year-old woman injured in Dunedin shooting is pregnant

Deputies: 18-year-old woman injured in Dunedin shooting is pregnant

DUNEDIN — A woman shot this week by a masked intruder is 20 weeks pregnant, the Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.Naomi Rosado, 18, is in intensive care at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The condition of her baby is unknown, the agency said.At about 1 ...
Published: 07/19/18
Deputies: Masked shooter wounds Dunedin woman in home invasion

Deputies: Masked shooter wounds Dunedin woman in home invasion

UPDATE: Pinellas County deputies said the victim was about 20 months pregnant. The condition of the baby was not yet known. DUNEDIN — Deputies are searching for a black-clad gunman who shot and wounded an 18-year-old woman during a home invasi...
Published: 07/18/18
Past mistakes hamper Clearwater’s effort to revive downtown business incentives

Past mistakes hamper Clearwater’s effort to revive downtown business incentives

CLEARWATER — One year after the city’s boldest incentive program yet failed to secure a single business deal for downtown and caused confusion among applicants, the guidelines are being scrapped and rewritten to leave less room for misinterpretation....
Published: 07/18/18
Clearwater medics ‘didn’t hesitate’ to save man from sinking car (w/video)

Clearwater medics ‘didn’t hesitate’ to save man from sinking car (w/video)

CLEARWATER — Had the two firefighters swum up to the sinking car any later, the 91-year-old driver might have drowned."They didn’t hesitate, and that’s the bottom line," Clearwater Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Ricky Stasiowski said after Friday’s dr...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/14/18
Clearwater at a key moment in the push for a strong mayor

Clearwater at a key moment in the push for a strong mayor

CLEARWATER — The first step in potentially changing the city’s entire government structure has passed its first milestone.The joint task force, made up of 14 citizens and the five City Council members, finished writing proposed changes to the City Ch...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/13/18