Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Pinellas judge gives teenage killer chance of parole
A Pinellas judge faced with conflicting legal precedents sentenced a teen convicted of first-degree murder to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
The official lighting ceremony for St. Petersburg’s Christmas tree will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at North Straub Park and will be overseen by Mayor Rick Kriseman. The tree was erected by a team from Clark Sales Display Inc.
St. Petersburg’s Christmas tree takes its place before parade, Snowfest
Rule against driving on beach could put damper on festivals
This image provided by the Profiles in History auction house shows the cover of an auction catalog, featuring several pages of what has become known as ''The Joan Anderson Letter,'' some 16,000 Benzedrine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lost letter that inspired Kerouac, Beat genre found
Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Protests were held on both sides of Tampa Bay on Tuesday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Two Pinellas County deputies placed on leave after firing their weapons, resulting in a death, have been cleared to return to duty.
Updated: 2 hours ago
St. Pete OKs contracts for curbside recycling

St. Pete OKs contracts for curbside recycling

ST. PETERSBURG — Chalk this one up to The People’s Trash.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Pinellas judge gives teenage killer chance of parole

Pinellas judge gives teenage killer chance of parole

ST. PETERSBURG — A Pinellas County circuit judge on Tuesday faced with conflicting legal precedents sentenced a teenager convicted of first-degree murder to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years....
Updated: 4 hours ago
COLUMN

Voter apathy reaches new lows

Since the midterm elections, which was a real butt-whooping for Democrats, many in the party have admitted that their candidates made a big mistake by distancing themselves from President Barack Obama — whose coattails they were happy to grab ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Snow in the forecast at Tampa area holiday events

Snow in the forecast at Tampa area holiday events

You don’t have to sacrifice your mild Florida winter to enjoy a white Christmas season — thank snow-machine technology for that. Starting this week, there are holiday events around the Tampa Bay area featuring “snow” in th...
Updated: 7 hours ago

State regulators approve rates for Duke customers

TALLAHASSEE — State regulators are setting new rates for Duke Energy Florida customers.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Woman shoots neighbor’s dogs for attacking mother

A St. Petersburg woman shot two pit bulls belonging to her neighbor after the dogs attacked her mother through a window, St. Petersburg police said.
Updated: 11 hours ago
St. Pete office tower latest purchase for equity group

St. Pete office tower latest purchase for equity group

A St. Petersburg-based equity firm is heading a joint venture to purchase its third high-rise tower in the Tampa Bay area.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Pinellas Park man, involved in dispute, dies in accidental shooting

Pinellas Park man, involved in dispute, dies in accidental shooting

A Pinellas Park man died this morning after police say he accidentally shot himself in the face during a dispute with his wife.
Updated: 13 hours ago