Friday, May 22, 2015

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
Gawker sues FBI to obtain records on Hulk Hogan sex video

Gawker sues FBI to obtain records on Hulk Hogan sex video

TAMPA — A sex video involving Hulk Hogan is the subject of another federal court action as a celebrity gossip website is suing the FBI trying to obtain investigation documents related to the recording.
Published: 05/20/15
Memorial for crossing guard placed at intersection where he died

Memorial for crossing guard placed at intersection where he died

Two wreaths were placed this morning for a Clearwater crossing guard who died on the job a year ago today at one of the area’s most dangerous intersections.
Published: 05/20/15

Man lying in St. Pete road run over by police officer

A St. Petersburg police officer responding to a non-emergency call did not see a 67-year-old man lying in a road and ran over him with his cruiser early Wednesday.
Published: 05/20/15

Pinellas leaders weigh future use of county’s tourist tax

CLEARWATER – With the possibility of still more tourism tax money coming their way, Pinellas County commissioners held off Tuesday on deciding how to split the roughly $35 million a year it now collects.
Published: 05/19/15