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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Support, donations flow in for amputee football player
Bonita Copeland, far left, the mother of Leshawn Williams, stands with Schenique Harris, Coach Jeremy Srioud and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Leonard Johnson to pose for a photograph with Williams. Williams suffered an injury to his right leg Friday during Northeast's game against Clearwater High School. Due to blood clots the leg had to be amputated. ANITA GERHART
Today is Leshawn Williams' 18th birthday, and while he recovers, his teammates, strangers from across the country, and even a Bucs player have come out to support him and his family.
Filmmaker James Cameron emerges from the DeepSea Challenger after his successful solo dive in the Mariana Trench. “James Cameron's DeepSea Challenge 3D” chronicles the filmmaker's journey.
Actors, conservationists visiting St. Pete for Blue Ocean film fest
JUMP MAIN -- Patti Ustas from Pinellas Park  participates during a protest against Duke Energy at Williams Park in St. Petersburg, FL on October 29th,  2014.  LUKE JOHNSON/ STAFF
Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies
A vehicle exits the parking lot located next to the Waste-to-Energy Plant located on the property of the Pinellas County Landfill Thursday, March 6, 2014 in St. Petersburg. Around 11:30 a.m. an individual become pinned between the bed of a dump truck and the frame at the Waste-to-Energy Plant located on the property of the landfill. Pinellas County Fire used a forklift to lift the bed of the truck and remove the man who was pronounced dead at the scene. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
Jilted Pinellas waste plant operator proposes deal
Former Frenchy’s bookkeeper accused of embezzling $292,000

Former Frenchy’s bookkeeper accused of embezzling $292,000

A Palm Harbor woman was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing more than $292,000 over the past four years from Frenchy’s restaurants, where she worked as a bookkeeper.
Updated: 47 mins ago
Pinellas plan needed to add, expand businesses

Pinellas plan needed to add, expand businesses

There’s scarcely any land left in this built-out peninsula. So rather than gaining 28,000 high-paying jobs during the past 10 years, as some had projected, Pinellas has lost about 8,000, says an economic consultant who helped craft the county’s development master plan.
Updated: 2 hours ago

SB Belcher Road, EB Park Blvd. closed after fatal crash

Southbound Belcher Road and eastbound Park Boulevard are closed this morning while police investigate a fatal crash, Pinellas Park police said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
St. Pete’s art community needs a big splash of green

St. Pete’s art community needs a big splash of green

ST. PETERSBURG — Though the city has in recent years become a cultural destination, artists and gallery owners say they would like to see more city dollars invested in arts.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Pregnant woman hit by truck awakens from coma, has baby girl

Pregnant woman hit by truck awakens from coma, has baby girl

ST. PETERSBURG — A pregnant Tampa woman recently hit by a tow truck awoke from her coma and gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Plan trick or treating route, be aware of houses to avoid, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — While kids are preparing their costumes, local law enforcement agencies also are preparing for trick or treat tonight.
Updated: 12 hours ago

St. Pete downtown waterfront master plan in feedback phase

ST. PETERSBURG — It won’t be tomorrow, but St. Petersburg is on the verge of a major shift toward a more pedestrian-friendly downtown, the planning consultant leading development of the downtown waterfront master plan said Thursday....
Updated: 12 hours ago
Actors, conservationists visiting St. Pete for Blue Ocean film fest

Actors, conservationists visiting St. Pete for Blue Ocean film fest

Some of the world's most acclaimed ocean filmmakers and a contingent of Hollywood activists will be converging in Tampa Bay next week at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Support, donations flow in for amputee football player

Support, donations flow in for amputee football player

Today is Leshawn Williams' 18th birthday, and while he recovers, his teammates, strangers from across the country, and even a Bucs player have come out to support him and his family.
Published: 10/29/14
Updated: 10/30/14
Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies

Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies

ST. PETERSBURG — Dozens of people gathered in downtown Williams Park for a “pitchfork” protest Wednesday aimed at utility giant Duke Energy, whose headquarters is across the street.
Published: 10/29/14