Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

A good deal? Other teams have paid more than Rays to break lease
Even with the Rays playing in Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg loses $1.4 million a year on the ballpark.

— When a professional sports franchise ups and moves away, things tend to get ugly.

To St. Pete, land under Trop more valuable than Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Whether the Tampa Bay Rays stay at Tropicana Field or go elsewhere, one thing remains constant: the 85 acres of prime real estate the stadium occupies at the edge of a booming downtown.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Construction cranes will remain a part of the downtown landscape well into next year as one of the biggest residential building booms in this city’s history keeps going strong.
Updated: 8 hours ago
COLUMN

Brushback or beanball on stadium?

Last Thursday, the St. Petersburg City Council voted 5-3 to reject a deal brokered by Mayor Rick Kriseman that would have allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to explore locations in Pinellas or Hillsborough for a new ballpark.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Makers’ creations displayed at festival

Makers’ creations displayed at festival

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Pete Makers made its public debut Saturday with an all-day festival featuring members’ creations at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. Displays at the first St. Pete Maker Fest ranged from high-tech to low-tech, ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Authorities: Don’t advertise your holiday travel plans

Authorities: Don’t advertise your holiday travel plans

ST. PETERSBURG — If you’re planning to go out of town for the holidays, local law enforcement agencies don’t want everyone to know.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Punch leads to manslaughter charge for St. Pete man

Punch leads to manslaughter charge for St. Pete man

A St. Petersburg man is charged with manslaughter after police say he punched a man in Williams Park who later died.
Updated: 15 hours ago

Pinellas deputies: Man attempting to flee wreck triggers six-car pile-up

A driver whose car struck another vehicle Friday evening attempted to flee the scene and triggered a six-car pile-up in Safety Harbor, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 20 hours ago

Bicyclist struck by car, killed on Gandy in St. Pete

A bicyclist who crossed into the path of a car was struck and killed by the vehicle Friday night on Gandy Boulevard, St. Petersburg police said.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

A spurned lover led to a confrontation and a serious stabbing in Pinellas Park on Friday afternoon, the Pinellas Park Police Department said.
Published: 12/19/14
Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to help identify the man who robbed a Palm Harbor bank at gunpoint this afternoon.
Published: 12/19/14