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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Lawmakers target Duke Energy billing practices
Duke Energy killed two nuclear power plant projects but kept the cash customers paid to fund them. The projects: upgrades to the closed Crystal River site, above, and a plan to put a nuclear plant in Levy County.
State lawmakers promised a series of new regulations to curb Duke Energy’s controversial billing practices and make the utility more accountable to its Florida customers.
Cars sported Lyft’s trademark pink mustaches in April before drivers ran the risk of being cited. Now they travel incognito.
St. Pete nears OK of Uber, Lyft ride-share services
The Pinellas County Tax Collector is now processing permits to carry a concealed firearm. The Tax Collector, in partnership with the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, began a pilot program Tuesday that enables people to fill out paperwork, get photographs, pay for their applications and record their fingerprints.
Pinellas residents can apply for gun permits at Tax Collector’s office
The 1 of 1 Customs gallery store inside the Countryside Mall is an expansion from their First Avenue location.
St. Pete artists’ growing gallery opens Countryside location
Clearwater mansion could fetch $8.5 million in auction

Clearwater mansion could fetch $8.5 million in auction

Buyers in the market for an opulent waterfront property in Pinellas County may be able to find a great deal during an auction next week.
Updated: 29 mins ago
Lawmakers target Duke Energy billing practices

Lawmakers target Duke Energy billing practices

State lawmakers promised a series of new regulations to curb Duke Energy’s controversial billing practices and make the utility more accountable to its Florida customers.
Updated: 1 hour ago
St. Pete nears OK of Uber, Lyft ride-share services

St. Pete nears OK of Uber, Lyft ride-share services

Like Hillsborough County, St. Petersburg has fined drivers working for ride-sharing services Uber or Lyft for operating as unlicensed taxi services. But now, St. Petersburg may be about to roll out the welcome mat to the upstart companies.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bypass valve halts leaking sewer water in St. Pete

Bypass valve halts leaking sewer water in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Work crews installed a bypass valve Tuesday to divert the waste water that had been leaking from a broken storm drainage pipe since the weekend.
Updated: 4 hours ago
St. Pete artists’ growing gallery opens Countryside location

St. Pete artists’ growing gallery opens Countryside location

CLEARWATER — A pair of St. Petersburg artists’ recent opening of 1-of-1 Customs art gallery at Westfield Countryside Mall may seem incongruous among the variety of chain stores.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Pinellas residents can apply for gun permits at Tax Collector’s office

Pinellas residents can apply for gun permits at Tax Collector’s office

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County residents now may apply to carry a concealed firearm in the same office where they pay their taxes.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Clearwater aquarium releases two sea turtles

Clearwater aquarium releases two sea turtles

Indiana Jones is back in the wild.
Updated: 17 hours ago
No coins required to play arcade classics at Replay Amusement Museum

No coins required to play arcade classics at Replay Amusement Museum

Brian Cheaney still sounds amazed when he compares what he calls “Point A” to “Point Z” in his life.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Largo man sentenced to eight years on child porn conviction

A Largo man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison after he was convicted in June on child pornography charges.
Updated: 19 hours ago

St. Pete police warn of ID theft ring targeting purses

Police are warning St. Petersburg residents about an identity theft ring that targets women’s purses.
Published: 09/30/14