Monday, May 20, 2013
When James Klingbeil was turned away from the Indian Rocks Beach bar for already being "highly intoxicated," he returned armed with a fillet knife, deputies said.
Two Largo brothers were injured when they helped fend off an attack by an intoxicated man wielding a fillet knife Sunday night at an Indian Rocks Beach bar, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. James Klingbeil, 50, of Belleair Beach, had been turned away at the Red Lion Pub, 1407 Gulf Blvd., earlier in the evening because he was already "highly intoxicated," deputies said. After getting into an argument with the staff, according to a sheriff's report, Klingbeil went to a grocery store a few blocks away and bought a fillet knife. He then came back to the bar, where he got into an altercation with 32-year-old bartender Rebecca Shaeffer, at some point pulling out the knife and attacking her with it, deputies said. Three bar …
A Walmart Supercenter, at Roosevelt Boulevard, is expected to be open at the end of 2013, according to city officials.
The groundwork for development on one of the city’s key commercial corridors, once known as the Four Corners, is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Construction of the master infrastructure, including sanitary sewer and stormwater systems, internal roads and sidewalks, and landscaping for all of the Largo Crossroads Mall at U.S. 19 and Roosevelt Boulevard, was part of the discussions between Walmart and city officials April 25. Plans for the site include a 120,851-square foot Walmart Supercenter, a 342-unit Gateway North Apartment Complex and a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Bus Transfer Station on the approximately 38-acre parcel. The Walmart store will be built on a 13.66-acre property on the western side and is …
Largo Patch readers shared their thoughts on construction of three Walmart stores within Largo city limits.
Some Largo Patch readers support the construction of more than 350,000 square feet of retail space and hundreds of jobs planned as part of three big box Walmart stores being built nearly simultaneously within Largo city limits. “Missouri Ave needs that new Walmart for sure,” Melissa A. commented. “For anyone that doesn't agree I welcome you to a trip at the current one there on Missouri.” Claire said: “I don't think they are very good people to work for, but at least it will add jobs. And all those stores are on pretty major roads, not some side streets. The one on Missouri is just relocating from accross the street, what else would they do with that huge empty kmart? let it sit there empty for years? Roosevelt is pretty far from Missouri…
Both the Pinellas County Commission and School Board have races in November 2014. Take a look at who's running so far.
Election Day 2014 is still a long way away, but that doesn’t mean competition for local seats isn’t starting to develop. With seats up for grabs on both the Pinellas County Commission and Pinellas School Board, Largo residents can anticipate some changes following the 2014 elections. Here’s a look at who’s filed for what races to date, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office: County Commission, District 2 (At Large) This at-large district, a seat currently held by Norm Roche, covers much of northwest Pinellas County. One candidate has filed to date: Hooper currently represents District 67, which includes much of Clearwater and Largo, in the Florida House, where he is up against term limits. The former Clearwater …
Pinellas County Animal Services will be closed May 21 for an in-service day. The shelter will be open regular hours May 22. Animal Services is located at12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A man was killed Saturday night when he stepped off the sidewalk in front of oncoming traffic, according to Largo Police.
A pedestrian was hit in the 3660 block of East Bay Drive Saturday night, according to police. The man stepped off the sidewalk in front of a 2001 Nissan Maxima that was heading east in the curb lane, according to Largo Police. The man was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, according investigators. Largo Police have not released the name of the man as family is being notified. Charges are not expected in the case, police say. Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
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Largo Fire Rescue responded to a report of a cat stuck in a storm drain. 'You really DO save kitty cats!' one Largo resident said later on Facebook. The accident happened late Saturday night on a U.S. 19 North frontage road, investigators said. The retail giant plans three stores within Largo city limits. The casual seafood restaurant offers food and drinks at reasonable prices. A restaurant, barber shop and cell phone store recently opened in Largo. The architectural salvage and furniture shop is making a mark downtown, thanks to a constant flow of traffic and a savvy social media campaign. Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
The public can buy plants and trees at the Pinellas County Jail through the inmate horticulture program.
The Pinellas County Jail is probably not the first place you may consider to purchase your next pot of flowers or palm tree, but the community can do just that at the 49th Street facility in Clearwater. The inmates help nurture and grow as a part of the jail's horticulture program. Pinellas Technical Education Centers instructor Chuck Pool works with the inmates and teaches plant cultivation and care. The program is self-funded through plant sales. "The prices and the quality of the plants are wonderful," said Tom LeBlanc, of Largo, who was shopping for trees recently. Almost hidden between buildings and fences is the two-acre plot of land, which houses the inmate horticulture program's plant nursery. The plants come from an area wholesale…
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Pinellas County Animal Services officials offer guidance when it comes to selecting the ideal pet.