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CLEARWATER - It’s been five years since the BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. Now, five states will benefit from the billions of dollars in claims and penalties the oil company must pay.

Pinellas County stands to receive at least $1.5 million of an $18.7 billion settlement.

Attorney General Pam Bondi announced July 2 that Florida had joined four other Gulf States, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, in an “historic multi-billion dollar joint federal-state agreement in principle” with BP Exploration and Production Inc. to resolve economic losses, natural resource damage claims and Clean Water Act penalties associated with the April 20, 2010 spill.

“In 2010, our state - and the entire Gulf region - woke up to a story that shook the nation; an oil spill that not only threatened states that depend on the Gulf for their economic livelihood, but their very way of life,” Bondi said in a press release. “Today, after just five years of negotiations, I’m pleased to announce that Florida has entered into an agreement in principle of more than $3 billion with BP for the state’s economic and environmental recovery which will benefit areas of the state most devastated by the spill. I want to thank all of the people who came together, in common purpose, to do the right thing for our state.”
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Fourteen people have died from lightning in the United States so far this year, including an 81-year-old man from Largo.

Jay Freres was taking a walk near his home in the area of Sandpiper and Egret drives when he was struck and killed by lightning June 19, according to Largo police.

Two other deaths have occurred in Florida attributable to lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Both victims, a 36-year-old male from Bonita Springs and a 26-year-old male from Port Orange, were working on a roof when lightning struck.
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PINELLAS PARK - This month, 72-year-old Harry Carothers will travel to Minneapolis to compete in the National Senior Games presented by Humana with his basketball team, the Clearwater Aces.

Not only does the Pinellas Park resident hope his team will bring home the gold, he also was recently selected as a Humana Game Change for serving as a role model to seniors - and people of all ages - for how to live a healthy life.

Carothers has played basketball since he was a child. His father, a semi-professional player, set up a hoop in the family’s New Jersey back yard.
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CLEARWATER - There’s a new solution for those who hate agonizing over a parking spot at Clearwater Beach or enduring the tedious traffic on the Clearwater Memorial Causeway.

Since March, the Clearwater Ferry has been offering riders a different way to get to the beach. The ferry departs every hour on the hour, seven days a week. Each ride takes about eight minutes. Passengers are picked up at the marina at the end of Cleveland Street on the mainland and dropped off at the Clearwater Beach Marina.
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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - Local community beautification group Action 2000 installed a butterfly garden last month outside of city hall, planting a splash of colorful flowers that have become home for a variety of butterflies and pollinators.

“The garden was a joint project between the city of Indian Rocks Beach and nonprofit organization Action 2000,” said city manager Gregg Mims.

Action 2000 meets with the city every six months to discuss potential projects to improve the community. Past projects include the creation of free beach libraries as well as the addition of lighting to the yacht basin on Gulf Boulevard.
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LARGO - Zack Everhart, who placed fourth in the eleventh season of the Fox competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” returned to a bit of his roots June 24, teaching classes in the dance studio where his mother grew up.

The professional dancer spent the day teaching choreography and techniques to the members of the Tutterow Dance Academy at the Largo Community Center. But he said he also hoped to instill in the dancers the sense that they too can make a living doing what they love.
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LARGO - Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced a partnership June 23 with local law enforcement agencies, Congressman David Jolly and Project ChildSafe to provide free gunlocks and materials to citizens in an effort to promote gun safety.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to keep their lawfully owned guns locked and stored in a safe place. With proper storage and security, incidents such as the accidental self-inflicted gunshot death of 2- ½-year-old Kaleb Ahles in Tarpon Springs earlier this year are preventable. Prevention is key to keeping the public safe and preventing serious injury and/or death from the accidental discharge of a firearm.
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SEMINOLE - Tampa Bay Newspapers announces the winners of the 2015 Reader’s Choice Pinellas available inside a special section in this week’s Beacon, Leader, Bee newspapers and the E-edition.

Click here to view the winner’s list online.
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