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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Sailing turbulent waters near the pier
Boaters often say St. Petersburg’s waterways are too rough to moor vessels. A marine group proposes breakwaters be built as part of any plan regarding a new pier.
Boaters often say St. Petersburg’s waterways are too rough to moor vessels. A marine group proposes breakwaters be built as part of any plan regarding a new pier.
PTEC students are at work as high schoolers take a tour at the St. Petersburg campus. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
Pinellas tech centers consider adding ‘college’ to name
Boats dock off the Leverock’s development site. Madeira Beach commissioners approved changes to the land development code earlier this month that formalize the city’s flexible approach to construction projects.
Boom feels like 'rebirth' for Madeira Beach
Mayor Rick Kriseman, left, cuts a ribbon with Army veteran Stephen Peterson, 23, at the unveiling of Peterson’s new St. Pete home Friday.
Young amputee veteran gets fresh start in new home

City council seeks peek at St. Pete budget

ST. PETERSBURG — There is a new mayor in City Hall, but the annual battle over the city’s budget may be as feisty as ever.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Bicyclist struck, killed by pickup in Countryside

A 52-year-old bicyclist was struck by a pickup truck at a north Pinellas County intersection and later died at a hospital, investigators said.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Pinellas schools budget faces public scrutiny

LARGO — The public will have its first opportunity to weigh-in on the Pinellas County school district’s proposed $1.2 billion budget for 2014-15 after the regular school board meeting tonight at 5 o’clock. ...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Pinellas tourism director leaves for Kissimmee

ST. PETERSBURG — After seven years at the helm of Pinellas County’s tourism promotion arm, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater Executive Director D.T. Minich announced Monday he is moving on.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Group: St. Pete needs breakwaters in any pier plan

Group: St. Pete needs breakwaters in any pier plan

ST. PETERSBURG — Water taxis, kayaking and courtesy boat slips all made the short list for the city’s new pier, reflective of a community eager to turn its signature waterfront into a maritime playground.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Pinellas tech centers consider adding ‘college’ to name

Pinellas tech centers consider adding ‘college’ to name

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County School Board members hope changing the name of Pinellas Technical Education Centers to Pinellas Technical College with boost the school’s enrollment and reputation.
Published: 07/27/14
Boom feels like 'rebirth' for Madeira Beach

Boom feels like 'rebirth' for Madeira Beach

MADEIRA BEACH — Evidence of this city’s increasingly friendly attitude toward development is everywhere.
Published: 07/26/14
New St. Pete police chief greets public

New St. Pete police chief greets public

ST. PETERSBURG — New Police Chief Anthony Holloway left his uniform at home in favor of a yellow dress shirt and slacks Saturday for a casual meet-and-greet at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
Published: 07/26/14
Police: Pinellas Park fire part of suicide

Police: Pinellas Park fire part of suicide

The Pinellas Park Police Department is investigating a deadly house fire today as a suicide.
Published: 07/26/14

Clearwater DUI checkpoint nets 12 arrests

A sobriety checkpoint that stopped drivers near Clearwater High School on Friday night led to twelve arrests and numerous other citations, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 07/26/14