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Friday, Aug 22, 2014

St. Pete mounted police officers to patrol Pinellas Trail
Jamila King, 10, and Alma Herrera Edwards King, 7, pet Jacob on the Pinellas Trail on Thursday as St. Petersburg Officers Julie Bryan, right, and Ron Try, riding Brooklyn, conduct the first in a series of mounted patrols along the trail. The patrols will be scheduled randomly.
Criminal activity on the trail has been in the spotlight recently following the death of Lydia Ann Tross, who is said to have been murdered near the trail in Clearwater where her body was found Aug.
Soon-to-be U.S. citizens raise their right hands as they recite the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens at Tropicana Field on Thursday.
New Americans take in baseball after taking oath
Vehicles are parked behind the Pelican Plaza, which is located near the intersection of Mandalay Avenue and Baymont Street in Clearwater Beach. City officials approved a proposed parking garage to be built on the current parking lot site. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
Clearwater council approves beach parking garage
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‘Dolphin Tale 2’ actors coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall for premiere
St. Pete police chief wants to ditch green and switch to black

St. Pete police chief wants to ditch green and switch to black

ST. PETERSBURG ­— As St. Petersburg’s new police chief, Anthony Holloway wants to make some style changes.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Bucs, HSN get aboard Greenlight campaign

CLEARWATER — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and HSN are the latest big names to open their check books and back the Greenlight Pinellas mass-transit plan.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Clearwater Aquarium unveils streamlined plans

Clearwater Aquarium unveils streamlined plans

BY JOSH BOATWRIGHT
Updated: 10 hours ago
Arrest made in Seminole hit-and-run that injured motorcyclist

Arrest made in Seminole hit-and-run that injured motorcyclist

A Seminole man has been arrested in Wednesday’s hit-and-run crash that injured a motorcyclist on Seminole Boulevard.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Procession, funeral in St. Pete for controversial Marine

Procession, funeral in St. Pete for controversial Marine

BAY PINES — Dozens of relatives and friends of St. Petersburg native and controversial Marine Cpl. Rob Richards gathered at Bay Pines National Cemetery Friday to mourn his passing....
Updated: 14 hours ago
Funeral home transporter accused of stealing dead woman’s necklace

Funeral home transporter accused of stealing dead woman’s necklace

A man who was contracted by a funeral home to pick up the bodies of dead people was accused of stealing an expensive piece of jewelry from the home of a deceased woman, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Duke Energy saps customers, senator says

ST. PETERSBURG — Duke Energy officials say the longer billing cycle and higher rates appearing on thousands of customers’ bills this month are a one-time hassle that will make business more efficient as they change travel routes for pow...
Updated: 17 hours ago

St. Pete council may invest city money in stock market

ST. PETERSBURG — City officials are getting ready to play the stock market.
Updated: 17 hours ago
COLUMN

If trust fails, police gear’s irrelevant

LAND O’ LAKES — Suddenly, wrapped in bullet-stopping armor and arriving with a rumble and a throaty diesel growl, America has a new paranoia: the militarization of local law enforcement. On the left and the libertarian right, hands are ...
Updated: 17 hours ago
St. Pete mounted police officers to patrol Pinellas Trail

St. Pete mounted police officers to patrol Pinellas Trail

Criminal activity on the trail has been in the spotlight recently following the death of Lydia Ann Tross, who is said to have been murdered near the trail in Clearwater where her body was found Aug. 5.
Updated: 18 hours ago