Friday, May 22, 2015

Man dies after being pulled from water off Clearwater Beach

An Oldmar man died this evening after being pulled from the water off north Clearwater Beach, officials say.
Updated: 23 minutes ago
St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Trop site

St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Trop site

ST. PETERSBURG — In another attempt to end the deadlock over Tropicana Field, city leaders and the Tampa Bay Rays want to partner in a study on how the Trop site could be redeveloped without a baseball stadium.
Updated: 3 hours ago
St. Pete residents: No development of city’s waterfront

St. Pete residents: No development of city’s waterfront

ST. PETERSBURG – Public pleas for the City Council to reject more private development on the waterfront, even as a small element of a popular master plan, were neither new nor unexpected.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Tampa-area boaters’ partying meccas draw scrutiny

Tampa-area boaters’ partying meccas draw scrutiny

MADEIRA BEACH — It only takes a little bit of sand to host a big party in Tampa Bay area waters.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Forty-two years after her death, authorities ID missing teen

Forty-two years after her death, authorities ID missing teen

ST. PETERSBURG — A “Jane Doe” teenager buried in an unmarked St. Petersburg grave has her name back after 40 years.
Published: 05/21/15
Pinellas transit officials weigh pros, cons of electric bus

Pinellas transit officials weigh pros, cons of electric bus

ST. PETERSBURG — The “bus of the tomorrow” made a stop at the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority headquarters Thursday, where transit, energy and environmental officials got a look at its modern-day possibilities and price tag....
Published: 05/21/15
Couple engaged at strawberry festival sets a date

Couple engaged at strawberry festival sets a date

PLANT CITY A Pinellas County couple who were engaged at the 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival after dating for 20 years will hear wedding bells this fall.
Published: 05/21/15
Retired Plant City banker, leader Hilman F. Bowden dies at 91

Retired Plant City banker, leader Hilman F. Bowden dies at 91

PLANT CITY — Hilman F. Bowden, a retired banker who made a mark on such institutions as the Florida Strawberry Festival and Tampa Sports Authority, died Saturday. He was 91.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete

Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Even the Sunshine City gets intermittent clouds.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Burglar targeted elderly couple, Pinellas Park police say

Burglar targeted elderly couple, Pinellas Park police say

Pinellas Park police said they have arrested a burglar who was targeting an elderly couple, police said.
Published: 05/20/15