Wednesday, May 22, 2013
'Ty,' a tiger with a football-sized hair ball in its stomach, was taken into surgery Wednesday in Clearwater.
A tiger with a football-sized hair ball in its stomach was taken into surgery Wednesday in Clearwater. Vernon Yates, who runs Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Largo, brought in "Ty," a nearly 18-year-old tiger, after it started having trouble eating about two weeks ago. Ty usually eats about 15 pounds of meat a day, Yates said. Since he got ill, Ty is being fed about three pounds a day. The tiger lost about 100 pounds since the hair ball formed, Yates said. Ty was expected to undergo surgery for about two hours Wednesday afternoon to have the hair ball removed at BluePearl Veterinary Partners emergency hospital. Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
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Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Clearwater Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy…
You can use this gas price search engine to find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Heading out to visit friends and family this long holiday weekend? Gas up early. Prices at the pump may rise, as the weekend draws near. (Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map.) Look for local gas prices on Patch's quick search engine. If you do not see your neighborhood gas stations here – or if you want to check another location – take these easy steps: Here are some cheap options we found for Clearwater motorists: 1.) Sunoco, 706 Drew St. Gas: $3.44 per gallon. 2.) 7-Eleven, 651 Court St. Gas: $3.36 per gallon. "If you can gas up today to prepare for your Memorial Day driving, do so," said Chuck Bonner, the lead analyst for GasPredictor.com. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial …
A 14-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after trying to cross U.S. 19 near Sunset Point Road outside of a crosswalk Tuesday afternoon.
The 2013 Clearwater High School Football season starts "with new Head Coach and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Donnie Abraham. Our slogan for this year is 'New Era. New Attitude.'"
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The rush hour accident closed part of U.S. 19, causing major traffic delays in Clearwater.
Updated, 9:17 p.m.: Clearwater Police are investigating an accident that left a 14-year-old boy hospitalized and that shut down a portion of U.S. 19 around rush hour Tuesday. Investigators say the boy was attempting to cross the highway outside a crosswalk when he was struck just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The boy had crossed the southbound lanes, then hopped over the barrier and entered the northbound lanes, where he was hit by a vehicle. The accident, which occurred in the 24000 block of U.S. 19, temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of the highway between Route 590 and Sunset Point Road, a police spokesperson said. The road has since reopened to traffic. The boy was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with possible life threatening …
Two people were rescued off the Bahamian coast, with help from a Coast Guard air crew from Air Station Clearwater.
Two people stranded at sea near the Bahamas were rescued by a Coast Guard air crew aboard an MH-60 helicopter from Air Station Clearwater. Nick Carullo and Calvin Koch were stranded at sea on the Dupleta, a 34-foot boat that thad engine trouble southwest of Abaco in the Bahamas. The Seventh Coast Guard District command center received the report of the disabled vessel and launched an aircrew, which already was deployed as part of Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos. The helicopter retrieved the men from their boat and transported them to Nassau. The vessel was marked and arrangements were made with commercial salvage to recover it. Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos is a combined Coast Guard, DEA and Government of Bahamas partnership to …
Construction in Countryside and downtown Clearwater has some roads closed this week.
Crews are working on construction projects from Countryside to downtown Clearwater so drivers should use additional time while traveling these routes: The eastbound lanes of Enterprise Road west of Parkstream Avenue are under construction for work on stormwater pipes. Center lane of Enterprise Road from Landmark Drive to McMullen Booth Road is closed to traffic starting at 9 p.m. to repair two concrete pipes. Madison Avenue from Court Street to south of Gould Street are closed to traffic as part of utility work for the construction of the Clearwater Fire and Rescue headquarters. Drivers can use Missouri and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenues and Gould and Court streets as detours. Call 727-562-4776 or visit myclearwater.com. Sign up for the …
Countryside High is fortunate to have a pair of valedictorians with sky-high grade point averages.
Countryside High is fortunate to have two valedictorians this school year, in addition to a salutatorian. The trio are academic leaders at their high school, with Jenna Luther and John McGovern in a tie for No. 1 – each with a 4.88 GPA. Now that's an achievement. Want to read about other top-notch students? Here's a story on Clearwater High's pair of academic gold medalists: Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.