Friday, November 24, 2017

News Roundup

Tampa providing emergency medical service at MacDill, including new ambulance

Tampa providing emergency medical service at MacDill, including new ambulance

TAMPA — Sick and injured people at MacDill Air Force Base now rely on crews from Tampa Fire Rescue for help, and soon, they’ll have their own dedicated ambulance.Last month, the Tampa City Council approved the purchase of a $323,000 Braun Super Chief...
Updated: 6 hours ago

State DOT looking for direction on Alt. U.S. 19 corridor

Residents can give their input on the future of the Alt. U.S. 19 corridor by attending two workshops hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation and Forward Pinellas, the county’s transportation and land-use arm.The agencies are developing a l...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Settlement approved for Treasure Island’s walkway cracks

Settlement approved for Treasure Island’s walkway cracks

TREASURE ISLAND — More than three years after cracks began appearing in its newly constructed mile-long Beach Trail walkway, the city has approved a settlement with the architect and contractors, and hired a new contractor to repair and rebuild the t...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Study to determine number of red snapper in the Gulf

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — A team of 21 scientists will conduct a study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The panel of researchers from universities and state and federal agencies was convened by the Mississi...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Police investigate suspicious package at Clearwater Babies"R"Us

CLEARWATER — Authorities evacuated a Babies"R"Us on Friday after reports of a suspicious package in a shopping cart.According to Clearwater police, someone noticed the package about 10:30 a.m. at the store at 21315 U.S. 19 N. The store was evacuated ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa artist alleges Clearwater Mercado project is remarkably similar to hers

Tampa artist alleges Clearwater Mercado project is remarkably similar to hers

After designer Mishou Sanchez was unable to raise the $50,000 needed to jump start her Mercado proposal, an affordable retail plaza built from shipping containers on a 3-acre parcel in Tampa, she reluctantly moved on.Mercado Tampa was a concept she h...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Suburban-bound millennials and other 2018 housing trends to watch

Suburban-bound millennials and other 2018 housing trends to watch

What’s ahead for real estate in 2018? Zillow economists put their heads together and offered up a laundry list of forecasts and predictions. The chief one to remember? Inventory shortages of homes for sale which challenged the market in 2017 will pe...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Top 5 at Noon: How chartering the wrong boat can mean tragedy; Newly engaged couple killed in wrong-way crash; Who’s that woman who lives above the Ritz Ybor?

Top 5 at Noon: How chartering the wrong boat can mean tragedy; Newly engaged couple killed in wrong-way crash; Who’s that woman who lives above the Ritz Ybor?

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com: CHARTERING THE WRONG BOAT CAN LEAD TO TRAGEDY Captain Dan Peretz noticed the same charter boats overloaded with passengers again and again. He thought, "This is how people die.’’...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Complaint says Madeira Beach recall organizers didn’t name contributors

Complaint says Madeira Beach recall organizers didn’t name contributors

MADEIRA BEACH — A formal complaint against the group organizing a recall of two sitting commissioners has been filed with the Florida Elections Commission.The complaint was filed by part-time resident Bill Gay, who also recently settled a lawsuit aga...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller’s Russia probe

Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON — In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s lawyers that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robe...
Updated: 8 hours ago