Friday, Dec 19, 2014

A good deal? Other teams have paid more than Rays to break lease
Even with the Rays playing in Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg loses $1.4 million a year on the ballpark.

— When a professional sports franchise ups and moves away, things tend to get ugly.

Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

A spurned lover led to a confrontation and a serious stabbing in Pinellas Park on Friday afternoon, the Pinellas Park Police Department said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to help identify the man who robbed a Palm Harbor bank at gunpoint this afternoon.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Safety Harbor man, 19, accused of exposing himself to females

A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges of exposing himself to two women and a girl on the streets of Safety Harbor, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 8 hours ago
St. Pete council rejects deal to let Rays look for stadium sites

St. Pete council rejects deal to let Rays look for stadium sites

The future of the Tampa Bay Rays in the area seems more uncertain than ever after the St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday rejected a deal to let the team explore new stadium sites in the region.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Pinellas deputies: Elderly woman attacked over Facebook friend request

Pinellas deputies: Elderly woman attacked over Facebook friend request

A 27-year-old Clearwater woman was arrested on Thursday after she got physical with an elderly woman who wouldn’t accept her Facebook friend request, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 12/18/14

Girl finds parents shot to death in Largo home, police say

A teenage girl arrived at her Largo home this afternoon and found her mother and father dead, the Largo Police Department said.
Published: 12/18/14
Pinellas Park police identify shooter in road rage incident

Pinellas Park police identify shooter in road rage incident

The driver’s voice was calm as he spoke to a Pinellas Park 911 operator this afternoon.
Published: 12/18/14

Motorcyclist killed crashing on I-275 entrance ramp in St. Pete

A 41-year-old man died early Thursday after crashing his motorcycle as he attempted to negotiate an Interstate 275 onramp in Pinellas County, troopers said.
Published: 12/18/14

St. Pete to offer paid leave for new parents

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman, already proposing to boost minimum wage for city workers, is instituting a six-week parental leave program for full-time employees.
Published: 12/18/14
Creativity welcome as ‘Makers’ movement hits St. Pete

Creativity welcome as ‘Makers’ movement hits St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Makers are the sort of people who would rather transform their old PC webcam into an underwater video recorder to explore the bottom of the neighborhood pond rather than sit at home watching an undersea documentary on Netflix....
Published: 12/18/14