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Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

Pinellas port study dredges up concerns
The Sunshine Skyway’s 182-foot clearance is adequate for most of today’s cruise ships, but the future of the industry looks to be behemoth vessels that couldn’t enter Tampa Bay.
The concept of a dredged, 50-acre seaport in coastal waters prized for unspoiled beauty and sensitive ecosystems raises serious doubts for those concerned about protecting the health of the bay.
The cast and crew of
West Coast Players festival packs entertainment into one act
Jay Dingman, owner and brewer at Barley Mow Brewing, sets up his Randall beer infuser  in Largo. 
LUKE JOHNSON/STAFF
Largo brewpub marks two years with party, expansion

Police: Man falls off street sweeper, run over in St. Pete

A man was seriously injured this morning after St. Petersburg police say a street sweeper that he was operating rolled on top of him.
Updated: 48 mins ago
Clearwater Chief Holloway picked to head St. Petersburg police

Clearwater Chief Holloway picked to head St. Petersburg police

ST. PETERSBURG — Choosing the city’s new police chief had become a tough juggling act for Mayor Rick Kriseman, who wanted a leader to modernize the department and heal long-standing divisions but faced a community and police force large...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Suspect named in Largo shooting at recreation complex

Suspect named in Largo shooting at recreation complex

Largo police have identified a suspect who shot a teenager in the arm Sunday.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Rep. Jolly: Gays should have right to marry

Rep. Jolly: Gays should have right to marry

U.S. Rep. David Jolly said Monday he supports the right to same-sex marriage, becoming only the eighth Republican member of Congress to do so.
Updated: 13 hours ago
St. Pete artists seek sanctuary from ever-rising rents

St. Pete artists seek sanctuary from ever-rising rents

ST. PETERSBURG — It doesn’t take long for abandoned, dilapidated warehouses to become so cool that up-and-coming artists can’t afford to rent them anymore.
Updated: 15 hours ago

St. Pete police investigating man’s body found in water

St. Petersburg police are investigating the discovery of a man found floating in the water off Municipal Marina this afternoon.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Deputies searching for suspects in St. Pete bar burglary

Deputies searching for suspects in St. Pete bar burglary

Pinellas County deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects in a burglary at bar in the Lealman area of St. Petersburg on Friday morning.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Youth shot in arm at Largo recreation complex

A youth was shot in the arm Sunday night during a dispute at a Largo recreation complex, police said.
Published: 07/20/14

St. Pete mayor against city workers’ unionization push

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman plans to oppose efforts of a group of city workers who want to join the Florida Public Service Union.
Published: 07/21/14
West Coast Players festival packs entertainment into one act

West Coast Players festival packs entertainment into one act

Hidden behind an unassuming strip mall storefront, lawyers, college kids, retirees and children as young as 9 brought their dreams to life Sunday afternoon, performing for their final sold out fundraising show.
Published: 07/20/14