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St. Petersburg Tribune

Hilton Clearwater Beach evacuated after overnight electrical fire

Hilton Clearwater Beach evacuated after overnight electrical fire

A small, weather-related electrical fire at the Hilton Clearwater Beach forced the evacuation of several hundred hotel guests early this morning, authorities said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Company buys Raytheon property, plans mixed-use development

Company buys Raytheon property, plans mixed-use development

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Louis company that specializes in redeveloping environmentally troubled properties has acquired the controversial 29-acre Raytheon property, calling it a “pure opportunity” for mixed-use development. ...
Published: 07/27/15

Police: Man who robbed St. Pete bank with empty box arrested

A man accused of robbing a St. Petersburg bank with an empty box this afternoon was captured shortly after, police officials said.
Published: 07/27/15
Video: Pinellas man told barbecue smoke can’t leave backyard

Video: Pinellas man told barbecue smoke can’t leave backyard

A video of a Pinellas County man being told by an inspector that his barbecue smoke cannot leave his property has been viewed more than 4 million times on Facebook.
Published: 07/27/15
Special glasses help St. Pete man see color for first time

Special glasses help St. Pete man see color for first time

ST. PETERSBURG — When Jeff Quirk entered the Chihuly Collection, an eye-popping display of colorful glass works by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, on Sunday, many of the colors appeared muted, or worse.
Published: 07/26/15

St. Pete native who co-founded Grooveshark remembered for business contributions

GAINESVILLE – University of Florida officials joined business and community leaders to remember a co-founder of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark as an innovator who helped news businesses flourish.
Published: 07/25/15
Pinellas Park man accused of setting own home on fire

Pinellas Park man accused of setting own home on fire

A Pinellas Park man was arrested this morning on a charge of arson after police say they found him cleaning his motorcycle in a neighbor’s driveway while his own home burned.
Published: 07/25/15
Group sought to study Tropicana Field site isn’t eager to get involved

Group sought to study Tropicana Field site isn’t eager to get involved

If the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit group highly regarded for its expertise in planning and land-use matters, was hired for the study, eight or nine people would have to be brought in from out of town to work on the job. Even then, the group is not sure it could give the city the detailed info leaders say they want.
Published: 07/24/15
Updated: 07/25/15

Lanes open on U.S. 19 in Clearwater after crews replace power lines

All lanes of U.S. 19 have reopened, Clearwater police said.
Published: 07/24/15

Man on dirt bike dies in St. Petersburg crash

A St. Petersburg man, riding a dirt bike, was killed this morning when he struck a car in St. Petersburg.
Published: 07/24/15