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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Total cost for Gateway Express: $454M
The Gateway Express elevated highway project could affect a runway at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
With much fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott announced in February that the state would in 2017 start construction on a $337 million expressway linking Interstate 275 and U.S. 19.
Daniel Slaughter will be sworn as Clearwater police chief in during the Aug. 7 city council meeting.
Clearwater names 22-year veteran Slaughter as police chief
An SPCA summer camp for teens exploring jobs in animal welfare helps students gain insight into the field. This group spent time painting images of dogs at the Largo campus. A wide range of professionals shared experiences with the campers.
SPCA camp gives kids lessons in loving animals
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.
Sailing turbulent waters near the pier
Suspect sought in rash of St. Pete car burglaries

Suspect sought in rash of St. Pete car burglaries

St. Petersburg police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect seen on home surveillance video during a car burglary.
Updated: 42 mins ago
SPCA camp gives kids lessons in loving animals

SPCA camp gives kids lessons in loving animals

Teens from throughout the Tampa Bay area explored their dream jobs this summer in the SPCA Tampa Bay's Animal-Loving Professions summer camp. Students ages 12 to 15 have spent several weeks at the Largo campus for the Society for the Prevention of C...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Price tag for Gateway Express road project: $454 million

Price tag for Gateway Express road project: $454 million

ST. PETERSBURG — With much fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott announced in February that the state would in 2017 start construction on a $337 million expressway linking Interstate 275 and U.S. 19, advancing the unfunded project forward by as much as 20 y...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Any ideas for Pier-less St. Pete?

The bar conversation started out as a debate about what the Rays should do with pitcher David Price. Should he stay or should he go? Will the Rays ever be able to keep a superstar? Would a new ballpark really make a difference?
Updated: 11 hours ago

Pinellas School Board gives early approval to $1.2 billion budget

LARGO — The Pinellas County School Board gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $1.2 billion budget after a public hearing that drew little comment from the public.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Clearwater names 22-year veteran Slaughter as police chief

Clearwater names 22-year veteran Slaughter as police chief

Daniel Slaughter, a veteran of more than two decades with the Clearwater police, was named the 13th chief of the department Tuesday.
Updated: 23 hours ago

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.
Published: 07/28/14

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.
Published: 07/28/14

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. ...
Published: 07/28/14

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.
Published: 07/28/14