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LARGO - In preparation for the summer season, Largo firefighters have been practicing how to save children from drowning in a pool.

The new, live pediatric training is a step beyond required training for paramedics and emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, in the department. And the program wasn’t an idea the chiefs in the fire department developed, explained Assistant Fire Chief Michael Handoga.

“This was the firefighters themselves saying, ‘It’s pool season. We want to practice our skills and make sure our proficiency is at the highest levels,’” he said. “They came up with the curriculum all on their own. How do you not support that?”

On Mondays and Fridays over the last three weeks, groups of four to six firefighters headed to Highland Family Aquatic Center to rescue a “child” - actually a child-size mannequin - from the pool. One firefighter jumped in to swim the child to safety, and on dry ground, the group worked to assess and get the child breathing again.

“We wanted to make this as real as possible,” said firefighter and paramedic Stephen Bailey, who developed the training.

The training was designed to be a hands-on reminder so paramedics and EMTs feel more prepared to save a drowning child - not a common emergency scenario.
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Based on information available through March 15, two professors at Colorado State University predict that the Atlantic basin hurricane season will be one of the least active seasons since the middle of the 20th century.

Renowned hurricane forecasters William M. Gray and Philip J. Klotzbach released their extended-range early April statistical predictions April 9.

One reason given for the below-average forecast is that the forecasters believe that an El Nino of at least moderate strength will form this summer and fall. Gray and Klotzbach also said that the tropical and subtropical Atlantic is “quite cool at present.”
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TAMPA - U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore sentenced a Tarpon Springs man to 40 years in federal prison for the production, receipt, and distribution of child pornography, according to an April 17 media release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida.

Melvin Barber Bridgers, III, 34, formerly of Greenville, North Carolina, also was ordered to forfeit cellular telephones and computers that he had used to commit the offenses. Bridgers pleaded guilty on Dec. 11, 2014.
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CLEARWATER - Way back in 1954, Clearwater city officials and business owners concocted a cunning scheme to postpone the inevitable.

Organizers of the original Fun ’n Sun celebration sought to keep snowbirds from loading up their cars and heading back north at the end of the tourist season. Giving those seasonal visitors a reason to stick around for a few more weeks meant coming up with not just a one-day gala but a series of events.

Over time, that philosophy has evolved into one of the Tampa Bay area’s most eclectic extended extravaganzas.
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PALM HARBOR - Mastering the art of motherhood, work and community is no small feat but that’s exactly what one Palm Harbor woman has successfully tackled.

As an active and integral member on the board of directors for several major environmental groups in Pinellas County, Barbara Walker completely combines her three passions - environmentalism, social leadership and the simple joy of bird watching.

It has been said that every woman’s journey is her own and Walker’s first steps to this point began on a very solemn and special day, over a decade ago.
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DUNEDIN - City commissioners will be asked next month to raise boat-launching fees to offset the cost of providing additional parking on the east side of Edgewater Drive for users of the Dunedin Marina.

City commissioners voted 5-0 April 9 to lease property owned by the Church of the Good Shepherd on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays for vehicles with boat trailers. The three-year agreement stems from lack of parking spaces at the marina, which can accommodate 17 trailers. The city’s annual cost to lease the parking lot will be $4,200.
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TALLAHASSEE - Keep your hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and mind on driving -- that’s the message the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Department of Transportation want motorists to remember this April during Distracted Driver Awareness Month.

Distracted driving crashes in Florida have increased 25 percent since 2012. Even though teens represent only five percent of licensed drivers, they were responsible for 12 percent of distracted driving crashes. Drivers aged 20-29 were responsible for 31 percent of crashes.

“If you are not 100 percent focused, then you’re not 100 percent driving,” said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Troopers around the state will continue to educate motorists on the dangers of distracted driving for the safety of all who share our roadways.”
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