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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clearwater / North Pinellas

Downtown Clearwater farmers market could return under new management

Downtown Clearwater farmers market could return under new management

CLEARWATER — A downtown farmers market is expected to return to the waterfront for a third season this fall, but a new face is likely to be running the show. The city is negotiating with Orlando-based Red Top Productions and expects to have the compa...
Published: 10/13/17
Killer of Tarpon Springs police officer pleads guilty

Killer of Tarpon Springs police officer pleads guilty

LARGO — Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., charged with the shooting death of Tarpon Springs police Officer Charles Kondek in December 2014, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder.Kondek’s wife, family, and dozens of police officers watched as Parill...
Published: 10/12/17
Pinellas deputies: Jail inmate committed suicide

Pinellas deputies: Jail inmate committed suicide

LARGO — An inmate at the Pinellas County Jail was pronounced dead Thursday in an apparent suicide, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Jail personnel found Dyer Kasakoff, 47, of St. Petersburg unresponsive in a shower stall Tuesday even...
Published: 10/12/17
Pinellas deputies arrest Largo father of 1-year-old who died in bathtub

Pinellas deputies arrest Largo father of 1-year-old who died in bathtub

LARGO — The water had risen to the edge of the tub, over the rim and onto the floor before Alan Morris remembered to check on his 13-month-old.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri recounted Thursday how Morris went from the bedroom to the bathroom a...
Published: 10/12/17

Safety Harbor Library seeks time capsule ideas

SAFETY HARBOR — The city’s library is inviting community organizations, schools, businesses and residents to become involved in the creation of a centennial time capsule. The library is seeking ideas for objects reflecting the community and contempor...
Published: 10/12/17

Oldsmar group accepting donations for Puerto Rico

OLDSMAR — OS4PR will hold a collection day beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Walmart, 3801 Tampa Road. The group is a joint effort including many individuals and organizations in the city working together to send supplies and other support to Puerto Ri...
Published: 10/12/17

Fifth candidate to seek Clearwater City Council seat

CLEARWATER — A fifth candidate has filed paper work to run for one of two open seats in the March 13 City Council election.Tom Keller, a 30-year employee of Metro Bench Outdoor Advertising, announced his bid to run for Seat 4 against retired contract...
Published: 10/12/17
Proposed bill seeks amendment to 1925 law to allow changes on Clearwater waterfront

Proposed bill seeks amendment to 1925 law to allow changes on Clearwater waterfront

CLEARWATER — Rep. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, has sponsored a proposed bill for the 2018 Legislative session that would amend a 1925 law preventing the city from relocating its concert bandshell for its $55 million Imagine Clearwater redevelopment plan....
Published: 10/12/17

Special waste collection is Saturday in Largo

LARGO — Residents can bring unwanted electronics, batteries and harmful chemicals to a collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Largo High School, 410 N Missouri Ave.Items collected include light bulbs, cleaners, computers, TVs, printers, i...
Published: 10/12/17

Police: 12-year-old boy struck by car on Clearwater Beach

CLEARWATER — A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was hit by a car while crossing the road on Clearwater Beach.The boy was using a crosswalk in front of the Gulfview Hotel at 625 S Gulfview Blvd. when he was struck by a 2014 Toyota Avalon, acc...
Published: 10/12/17