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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Sailing turbulent waters near the pier
Boaters often say St. Petersburg’s waterways are too rough to moor vessels. A marine group proposes breakwaters be built as part of any plan regarding a new pier.
Boaters often say St. Petersburg’s waterways are too rough to moor vessels. A marine group proposes breakwaters be built as part of any plan regarding a new pier.
PTEC students are at work as high schoolers take a tour at the St. Petersburg campus. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
Pinellas tech centers consider adding ‘college’ to name
Boats dock off the Leverock’s development site. Madeira Beach commissioners approved changes to the land development code earlier this month that formalize the city’s flexible approach to construction projects.
Boom feels like 'rebirth' for Madeira Beach
Mayor Rick Kriseman, left, cuts a ribbon with Army veteran Stephen Peterson, 23, at the unveiling of Peterson’s new St. Pete home Friday.
Young amputee veteran gets fresh start in new home
It’s their job to love animals

It’s their job to love animals

Teens from throughout the Tampa Bay area explored their dream jobs this summer in the SPCA Tampa Bay’s Animal-Loving Professions summer camp. Students ages 12 to 15 have spent several weeks at the SPCA’s Largo campus learning animal-tra...
Updated: 44 mins ago
Total price tag for Gateway Express: $454 million

Total price tag for Gateway Express: $454 million

ST. PETERSBURG — With much fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott announced in February that the state would in 2017 start construction on a $337 million expressway linking Interstate 275 and U.S. 19, advancing the unfunded project forward by as much as 20 ...
Updated: 52 mins ago

Any ideas for Pier-less St. Pete?

The bar conversation started out as a debate about what the Rays should do with pitcher David Price. Should he stay or should he go? Will the Rays ever be able to keep a superstar? Would a new ballpark really make a difference?
Updated: 58 mins ago

Pinellas School Board gives early approval to $1.2 billion budget

LARGO — The Pinellas County School Board gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $1.2 billion budget after a public hearing that drew little comment from the public.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Clearwater names 22-year veteran Slaughter as police chief

Clearwater names 22-year veteran Slaughter as police chief

Daniel Slaughter, a veteran of more than two decades with the Clearwater police, was named the 13th chief of the department Tuesday.
Updated: 13 hours ago

City council seeks peek at St. Pete budget

ST. PETERSBURG — There is a new mayor in City Hall, but the annual battle over the city’s budget may be as feisty as ever.
Published: 07/28/14

Bicyclist struck, killed by pickup in Countryside

A 52-year-old bicyclist was struck by a pickup truck at a north Pinellas County intersection and later died at a hospital, investigators said.
Published: 07/28/14

Pinellas schools budget faces public scrutiny

LARGO — The public will have its first opportunity to weigh-in on the Pinellas County school district’s proposed $1.2 billion budget for 2014-15 after the regular school board meeting tonight at 5 o’clock. ...
Published: 07/28/14

Pinellas tourism director leaves for Kissimmee

ST. PETERSBURG — After seven years at the helm of Pinellas County’s tourism promotion arm, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater Executive Director D.T. Minich announced Monday he is moving on.
Published: 07/28/14
Group: St. Pete needs breakwaters in any pier plan

Group: St. Pete needs breakwaters in any pier plan

ST. PETERSBURG — Water taxis, kayaking and courtesy boat slips all made the short list for the city’s new pier, reflective of a community eager to turn its signature waterfront into a maritime playground.
Published: 07/28/14