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St. Petersburg Tribune

Couple stayed in victim’s home after killing him, police say

Couple stayed in victim’s home after killing him, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A man strangled and buried under a shed in his backyard was described by a friend as kind, gentle, and helpful to others — qualities that may have led to his slaying.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Man charged with trying to carjack undercover officers

ST. PETERSBURG — A Tampa Bay area man is facing charges after authorities say he tried to carjack an unmarked police car.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Deputies: St. Pete hit-and-run driver arrested on drug, fleeing charges

A hit-and-run driver was arrested on drug and fleeing charges after leaving a couple injured and their 3-year-old child unharmed Sunday evening in St. Petersburg, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Car crashes during high-speed chase in Pinellas, deputies say

A high-speed chase involving a suspect in a Clearwater shooting ended in a fiery crash that sent two people to a hospital Sunday morning, Pinellas deputies said.
Published: 08/02/15
Wall Springs Park expanding in North Pinellas

Wall Springs Park expanding in North Pinellas

Piece by piece, Pinellas County since the 1980s has been collecting and preserving the coastal properties that make up Wall Springs Park. Now the county is adding 121 more acres to the 210-acre passive nature park, with $3.66 million in improvements to include picnic shelter pavilions, an observation platform, paved trails, nature trails and restrooms.
Published: 08/02/15
Five candidates compete for St. Pete District 7 council seat

Five candidates compete for St. Pete District 7 council seat

ST. PETERSBURG — With City Councilman Wengay Newton forced out by term limits, five candidates are competing to replace him in an election that could change the St. Petersburg council’s course in stadium negotiations with the Tampa Bay ...
Published: 08/02/15

Pepper spray in Clearwater store sends four to hospital

A Clearwater department store had to be evacuated Saturday evening after someone sprayed pepper spray near an elevator shaft, Clearwater fire officials said.
Published: 08/01/15
Police: Suspects in St. Pete slaying hid body on property several days

Police: Suspects in St. Pete slaying hid body on property several days

Two people were arrested Saturday after a drug-related slaying in which they concealed the body on their property over the “last week or two,” St. Petersburg police said.
Published: 08/01/15
Police: Drunk driver arrested while entering I-375 via exit ramp

Police: Drunk driver arrested while entering I-375 via exit ramp

A wrong-way driver was arrested on a DUI charge early Saturday as he used an exit ramp to enter Interstate 375 in St. Petersburg, police said.
Published: 08/01/15

Police: Bicyclist wounded by gunshot in St. Pete

A bicyclist was shot this afternoon in St. Petersburg, police said, but he is expected to survive.
Published: 07/31/15