Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

Victims of 1980 Skyway disaster to be memorialized

Victims of 1980 Skyway disaster to be memorialized

A St. Petersburg man is working to create a memorial for the 35 people who died in the Sunshine Skyway bridge disaster of 1980, when a barge hit the main span in a thunderstorm.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Palm Harbor man, struck by SUV, accused of assaulting deputy

Palm Harbor man, struck by SUV, accused of assaulting deputy

A Palm Harbor man faces multiple charges after he was accused of assaulting a Pinellas County deputy who was attempting to assist him when he was struck by an SUV early this morning.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Commissioner Manfred: Rays can succeed with ‘right facility’

Commissioner Manfred: Rays can succeed with ‘right facility’

New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he shares Stuart Sternberg’s vision for Major League Baseball in Tampa Bay and believes a team can thrive in the area providing it has a proper venue.
Updated: 9 hours ago

St. Pete Beach leaders, residents tentatively settle growth dispute

ST. PETE BEACH — This city on Friday took a big step toward ending a legal battle that has stymied most development activity here for more than a decade.
Updated: 22 hours ago

Police: Car thefts increasing in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — City police are reminding people to lock their car doors because vehicle thefts and burglaries are on the rise.
Published: 01/30/15
Police: Clearwater teen steals car, assaults police dog

Police: Clearwater teen steals car, assaults police dog

A Clearwater teen faces multiple charges after police say he crashed a stolen car into a golf course fence and assaulted a police dog.
Published: 01/30/15

Woman hospitalized after fire that destroys Lealman mobile home

A woman was hospitalized for smoke inhalation this morning following a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Lealman.
Published: 01/30/15
Crash blocks EB traffic on Courtney Campbell Causeway

Crash blocks EB traffic on Courtney Campbell Causeway

A crash involving a dump truck has blocked eastbound traffic on the Courtney Campbell Causeway this morning.
Published: 01/30/15
Another evaluation for dad accused of dropping girl into bay

Another evaluation for dad accused of dropping girl into bay

CLEARWATER — A Tampa man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge along the causeway leading to the Sunshine Skyway will have more mental health screenings.
Published: 01/29/15
Updated: 01/30/15
Proposal for wet zone in downtown St. Pete going dry

Proposal for wet zone in downtown St. Pete going dry

Enthusiasm appears to be is waning for a city councilman’s suggestion to allow public drinking in certain areas of downtown as a way to raise money for the arts.
Published: 01/29/15
Updated: 01/30/15