Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Largo offers a curbside Christmas tree recycling program.
When you are ready to say good-bye to your live Christmas tree, Largo offers a tree recycling program. Decoration-free trees should be placed by the curb on your regular recycling day from Dec. 26 until Jan. 8. Trees should not be wrapped in a plastic bag. Call (727) 587-6760 for more information. Pinellas Park residents can drop trees off at 12950 40th St., Pinellas Park. Call (727) 541-0711 for more information. Belleair Bluffs and Seminole residents can place their trees curbside on their regular trash day. The tree won't be recycled but it will be picked-up. For more information Belleair Bluffs residents can call (727) 584-2151 and Seminole residents can call (727) 397-6383. Check with Pinellas County Utilities for more tree recycling …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A suspect wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies at Pinellas and Pasco county pharmacies was arrested after a short car chase through Clearwater Thursday afternoon.
A suspect wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies at Pinellas and Pasco county pharmacies was arrested after a short car chase in Clearwater Thursday afternoon. Joseph Thomas Young, 37, was seen by Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies driving a silver sedan in Safety Harbor around 3 p.m. As deputies followed him, he sped off, according to investigators. Deputies went in pursuit of Young. The chase ended a short time later when Young crashed the stolen car off U.S. 19, south of Enterprise Rd., according to investigators. Young tried to flee on foot but was quickly found. A BB gun was found inside the vehicle along with numerous narcotic pills that Young admitted to stealing from area pharmacies, according to police. Clearwater …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
According to Pinellas Park Police, one man was killed in an early morning crash, which closed part of U.S. 19 near Bryan Dairy for several hours Thursday.
A motorcyclist died in a Nov. 15 crash in the 12000 Block of U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park, according to a post on the Pinellas Park Police Department Facebook page. Pinellas Park emergency officials were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and car on U.S. 19 early Thursday morning, police said. A preliminary investigation has determined Geoffrey Burton, 53, of Palm Harbor, was killed in the accident as he was headed northbound on U.S. 19 around 3 a.m. Burton's 2007 Suzuki motorcycle reportedly collided with a northbound 2004 Dodge Intrepid driven by Brian Winthrop, 32, of Holiday, police report. The motorcyclist, Burton, was reportedly not wearing a helmet and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Largo Patch highlights interaction with our readers. Today, it's a reader-posted event listing for an indoor community garage sale at the Senior Recreation Center in Pinellas Park.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thanks to Patch reader Amy Ashlock, who posted this event listing for a bazaar at the Senior Recreation Center in Pinellas Park. The indoor community garage sale, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, will feature some of the finest items from members' homes. See the event listing for more details. Largo Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved! Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in our Local Voices section to let everyone know about your group, your expertise or your opinion.
Monday, October 31, 2011
A local woman who fought for breast cancer treatment now advocates for breast cancer awareness.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Marilys Cox, didn't just have to fight breast cancer - she had to fight to get treatment. Her journey started with a diagnosis from a self-pay mammogram, then no insurance to pay for treatment, to now being a breast cancer awareness advocate and survivor. Cox never imagined she’d battle cancer. “But now, I'm wearing a pink bra with fringe,” said Cox, 57. She is one of the estimated 230,480 women who were or will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, according to the National Cancer Society. She proudly wore pink as a survivor at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 22. “How I got here is kind of an interesting story,” she said about her diagnosis. Cox had a self-pay mammogram that caught the cancer earlier this …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
It's difficult to decipher just what is Largo High School wrestler Clarence Longley's best trait: student or wrestler.
If Largo High School wrestler Clarence Longley is anything, he's motivated. A stellar student in the classroom, Longley brings that same drive to what his coach Jeremy Frioud calls Longley's "sanctuary," or the wrestling room. Longley, who wrestles at 135-pounds, is expected to be a Florida state title contender this spring. "No," Longley said, correcting the visitor. "State title winner." "That's his mentality," Frioud said. "He's always 100 percent. If he's going to class he's going to get an A. If he's going to wrestle, he's going to win. That's how he's wired. I've never coached a more motivated kid." Longley, who holds a 3.8 GPA and aspires to study engineering in college, is one focused, motivated young man. Not even serious injuries…
A water main rupture on Belcher Road and 142 Avenue has many residents without water. A mandatory boil water noticed was issued for South Pinellas County.
A 48-inch water main ruptured near the intersection of Belcher Road and 142nd Avenue North in Largo leaving many residents without water. The county issued a mandatory boil water notice for South Pinellas County including utility customers south of Belleair Road. Residents in Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park and some beach communities are without water or with low water pressure. The county is asking that customers north of Belleair Road who are experiencing low pressure or no water also follow the boil water notice. According to Marq Caughell, public information specialist for Pinellas County, recent road construction caused the ruptured water main. Largo police officers rerouted traffic as water began flooding Belcher Road, Thursday …