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.
The pedestrian was hit in the 3660 block of East Bay Dr, according to police. According to Largo Police, the man stepped off the sidewalk in front of a 2001 Nissan Maxima that was heading east in the curb lane. The man was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, according to the press release. Largo Police have not released the name of the man as family is being notified. Charged 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.
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Lady Luck has made her presence known in Florida, where the lone winner in the roughly $600 million Powerball jackpot reportedly bought the ticket at a Publix supermarket.
Were you shopping at a Publix supermarket in Pasco County when you bought your Powerball jackpot ticket? More specifically, were you in Zephyrhills? If so, take a close look at your ticket. If you see the numbers 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11, then take a deep breath and realize that your life has taken a dramatic term, if you're so inclined to claim the cash value of your roughly $600 million winnings. That's right, you're the lone winner to the record Powerball jackpot, as noted by USA Today.com, in an article posted 2:46 a.m. today, May 19. A Florida Lottery official reportedly told the Associated Press that more details were to be released. Not the lucky one? According to Powerball.com, the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
With a $600 million prize on the line, residents around Tampa Bay are eyeing their tickets.
An estimated $600 million could be all yours if you were lucky enough to pick the winning numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing. The winning Powerball numbers for May 18, 2013 are: 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and a Powerball of 11. For more on Powerball, visit Powerball.com or the Florida Lottery website. According to the Florida Lottery, Saturday’s jackpot tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 …
With the jackpot for the May 18 Powerball drawing now reaching record-breaking territory, we’d like to hear your ideas for spending that much cash!
What would you do with $600 million in cold, hard cash? That’s what we’re wondering as the jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing hits the $600 million mark. That number, according to the Florida Lottery, tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record jackpot set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 second-place winners to date. Just how much would you take home if you won tonight’s drawing? According to USAMega.com, that $600 million …
The library will be closed May 20-27 in order to tag materials as part of a new checkout system.
The Largo Library will be closed starting Monday, May 20, so that materials can be tagged and read by the new checkout system. It will reopen after Memorial Day. The Radio Frequency Identification system is expected to make the check out and check in process faster and more efficient. Each item is coded with an RFID chip, and the system reads the codes. About six million items are checked in and out of the library each year. Once the materials are tagged, patrons will be able to check out both Largo books and interlibrary loan materials all at once using a self-checkout unit. Currently some materials borrowed from other libraries require a separate checkout system. To return materials, users will be able to place materials in a chute, …