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St. Petersburg Tribune

Pinellas adds sixth cent to tourist bed tax

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County commissioners agreed Tuesday to add a sixth cent to the so-called tourist bed tax but now have to decide what to do with the money.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Warrant sheds light on Clearwater missing person search

Warrant sheds light on Clearwater missing person search

CLEARWATER — Investigators last week recovered a cellphone, a power saw and about 500 pounds of human waste in a search of a Clearwater property connected to a missing person case.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Firefighters extricate Clearwater construction worker’s leg

Firefighters extricate Clearwater construction worker’s leg

Firefighters needed about 11 minutes to extricate a worker whose leg became trapped between a plate tamper and 42-inch concrete pipe Tuesday at a Clearwater construction site.
Published: 08/04/15
Allegiant flight from St. Pete makes emergency landing after engine issue

Allegiant flight from St. Pete makes emergency landing after engine issue

An Allegiant Air flight from St. Petersburg to Virginia was forced to make an emergency landing in North Carolina on Monday after an engine issue, the airline said.
Published: 08/04/15
Couple stayed in victim’s St. Pete home after killing him, police say

Couple stayed in victim’s St. Pete home after killing him, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A man strangled and buried under a shed in his backyard was described by a friend as kind, gentle, and helpful to others — qualities that may have led to his slaying.
Published: 08/03/15
St. Pete VA reducing claims backlog

St. Pete VA reducing claims backlog

ST. PETERSBURG — The backlog of veterans waiting for a decision on their benefits claims has dropped dramatically since March 2013, said Kerrie Witty, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs St. Petersburg Regional Office.
Published: 08/03/15
Mural tours enhance St. Pete’s reputation as ‘City of the Arts’

Mural tours enhance St. Pete’s reputation as ‘City of the Arts’

ST. PETERSBURG — Perhaps nowhere is this city’s passion for street art more apparent than on the walls of many downtown buildings, where colorful murals increasingly adorn warehouses, restaurants and other businesses.
Published: 08/03/15
Search on for escaped inmate in Pinellas County

Search on for escaped inmate in Pinellas County

A convicted drug offender escaped while working as part of a work crew out of Largo Road Prison shortly before 3 p.m. today, Florida Department of Corrections officials said.
Published: 08/03/15
40 moved from trailer park as flooding hits Pinellas

40 moved from trailer park as flooding hits Pinellas

PALM HARBOR — Dan Butler woke up Monday morning to about a foot-and-a-half of water in his mobile home. A few hours, about 8 a.m., he was wading through thigh-high water, heading toward a bus to evacuate his home at the Caladesi Trailer Park ne...
Published: 08/03/15

Man charged with trying to carjack undercover officers

ST. PETERSBURG — A Tampa Bay area man is facing charges after authorities say he tried to carjack an unmarked police car.
Published: 08/03/15