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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

$12.50 minimum wage planned for St. Pete workers
The hourly minimum for city employees proposed by Mayor Rick Kriseman is well above Florida’s $7.93, which includes a 14-cent increase approved this year.
The crane tipped as the boom was hoisting the tree and crushed a Honda Civic, 2003 Chevy Venture, 2003 Dodge 2500 van and a 2011 Rockwood trailer. All of the vehicles were owned by neighbors. A neighbor’s home, at 9142 Dream Way also sustained damage to the roof and base, deputies said. PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Crane topples in Largo damaging home, vehicles
St. Petersburg police said they had received numerous complaints about drugs and prostitution at the home located at 232 35th St. N. GOOGLE MAPS
Five arrested in St. Petersburg SWAT raid on nuisance house
St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway helped unveil a new smartphone application and several new ways for residents to submit anonymous tips. In addition, Smart Boards will enable officers at the station to draw plans and send them to officers in the field.
St. Pete recruits new tech to help citizens fight crime
Free flu shots in Pinellas Park

Free flu shots in Pinellas Park

It’s no trick! The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas Park is treating citizens to a free flu shot right before Halloween.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Two hurt in St. Pete hit-and-run involving stolen SUV

A hit-and-run crash involving a stolen vehicle sent the occupants of the other vehicle to a hospital early Wednesday, St. Petersburg police said.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Police: Clearwater woman sets boyfriend on fire

A 23-year-old Clearwater woman was arrested early Wednesday after police said she set her boyfriend on fire during an argument.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Resident escapes St. Petersburg house fire

One person escaped injury in an early-morning fire that damaged a two-story home in St. Petersburg.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Clearwater wrestling coach accused of assaulting students

Clearwater wrestling coach accused of assaulting students

A former Clearwater high school wrestling coach assaulted two students after he made them take off their clothes, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Energy, homeless key issues for House District 69 candidates

Energy, homeless key issues for House District 69 candidates

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida’s House District 69 is largely defined by its miles of beachfront.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Pinellas superintendent earns high marks

Pinellas superintendent earns high marks

ST. PETERSBURG — From boosting the performances at more than a dozen failing schools to improving graduation rates and narrowing the achievement gap between black and white students, Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Michael Grego has a l...
Updated: 20 hours ago

Pinellas waste-to-energy contract stalls

CLEARWATER — The battle over who gets the lucrative contract to run the county’s waste-to-energy plant seems set to rumble on.
Updated: 22 hours ago
St. Pete recruits new tech to help citizens fight crime

St. Pete recruits new tech to help citizens fight crime

ST. PETERSBURG — The police department has spent more than $100,000 to upgrade technology, create a smartphone application and add several new ways for residents to submit anonymous tips.
Updated: 23 hours ago

Largo death briefly spurs Ebola suspicion

LARGO - A Nigerian passport belonging to a man who died recently in his apartment created a brief Ebola scare Tuesday.
Published: 10/21/14