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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Growing USF revitalizes downtown St. Petersburg
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has 6,000 students, with many of them living downtown in dorms or apartments. The plan is to expand to 10,000 during the next 10 years. When they close the study books, students naturally seek diversions in surrounding area businesses.
As USF St. Petersburg has grown from a meager satellite school to a separately accredited institution, the surrounding city has become a home and hangout for more senior students than senior citizens.
A mother manatee and her young calf were rescued in Clearwater last week by teams from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM
Manatee and calf rescued from crab trap near Clearwater
Dark clouds pass overhead of the Albert Whitted Airport in St Petersburg. The summer weather pattern has returned to the area with rain chances about 20 percent for the next few days. JAY CONNER/STAFF
Pilot killed in small plane crash in St. Pete
Green sea turtles, such as this one in the tanks of Turtle Cove, are often brought to Clearwater marine Aquarium after becoming entangled in fishing line.
Clearwater’s new aquarium to focus on animals’ return to ocean, not shows
Largo rape suspect arrested in Texas

Largo rape suspect arrested in Texas

A man suspected in an Aug. 18 rape near his Largo home was arrested Sunday afternoon in Dallas, officials said.
Updated: 20 mins ago
Growing USF campus infuses vitality in downtown St. Petersburg

Growing USF campus infuses vitality in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — In some corners of the sprawling campus it's hard to tell where the University of South Florida St. Petersburg ends and where its namesake city begins.
Updated: 2 hours ago

St. Petersburg high school students face online deadline

ST. PETERSBURG — High school seniors this year will be the first class required to have completed an online course before they can graduate, and nearly one in three may have to squeeze it in during their final year. ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Manatee and calf rescued from crab trap near Clearwater

Manatee and calf rescued from crab trap near Clearwater

A mother manatee and her young calf were rescued in Clearwater last week by teams from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Updated: 17 hours ago

After primary, Pinellas races heating up

ST. PETERSBURG — With the general election barely nine weeks away, Pinellas County’s legislative candidates are hitting the ground running in the days following the primary.
Published: 08/31/14
Clearwater’s new aquarium to focus on animals’ return to ocean, not shows

Clearwater’s new aquarium to focus on animals’ return to ocean, not shows

Don’t expect to see Winter the dolphin or her companion Hope jumping through the air or squeaking for a stadium full of fans like their Hollywood forerunner, Flipper.
Published: 08/31/14

Pilot killed in small plane crash in St. Pete

Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash Sunday afternoon near Albert Whitted Airport.
Published: 08/31/14
Sleep Walk in St. Pete raises awareness of disorders

Sleep Walk in St. Pete raises awareness of disorders

ST. PETE BEACH — Lauren Saslow rose with the sun Sunday morning to embark on a 2 mile walk on St. Pete Beach. But just a few years ago, it was a struggle to wake up before noon, or make it through the day without multiple naps. ...
Published: 08/31/14
Project helps belles get to the ball

Project helps belles get to the ball

SEMINOLE — The belief that “no girl should be denied the opportunity to attend her High School dance because of financial difficulties” has been the mission of the Belle of the Ball Project in Tampa Bay for more than 10 years....
Published: 08/30/14

Countryside off to solid start

Countryside High easily pulled the biggest shocker of Week 1 in Pinellas County.
Published: 08/30/14