Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Rule against driving on beach could put damper on festivals
JUMP IMAGE -- FILE -- Darrin Camerieri, of New Port Richey, wets down sand on a sand sculpture in preparation for the opening of the Sugar Sand Festival Wednesday, April 17, 2013 on Clearwater Beach. The festival opens this Friday and runs through April 28. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
If the artists in this past weekend’s Sanding Ovations festival want to build sand sculptures on Treasure Island beach next year, they may have to haul in their material with wheelbarrows.
This image provided by the Profiles in History auction house shows the cover of an auction catalog, featuring several pages of what has become known as ''The Joan Anderson Letter,'' some 16,000 Benzedrine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lost letter that inspired Kerouac, Beat genre found
Pinellas County deputies take an oath during a swearing-in ceremony at the sheriff’s administration building in Largo on Friday. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri officially welcomed 38 new deputies into the sheriff’s office in front of friends, family members and colleagues.
Pinellas sheriff’s ranks swell by more than 3 dozen
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater has been advertising the county’s sun and beaches in frigid cities in the North.
Pinellas to court tourists from U.K.

Fatal crash closes WB lanes of Ulmerton Road in Largo

A fatal crash this morning has closed westbound lanes on Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Updated: 1 hour ago

St. Petersburg police officer involved in three-car crash

A St. Petersburg police officer was hospitalized with minor injuries after a three-car crash early this morning.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rule against driving on beach could put damper on festivals

Rule against driving on beach could put damper on festivals

TREASURE ISLAND — If the artists in this past weekend’s Sanding Ovations festival want to build sand sculptures on Treasure Island beach next year, they may have to haul in their material with wheelbarrows. ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Lost letter that inspired Kerouac, Beat genre found

Lost letter that inspired Kerouac, Beat genre found

LOS ANGELES – It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre – 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Motorcycle passenger dies after St. Pete crash

A motorcycle passenger died of injuries she received in a crash Saturday morning, St. Petersburg police said.
Published: 11/22/14

Gulfport teenager assaulted, robbed, police say

A teenager was assaulted and robbed while she was walking this afternoon, Gulfport police said.
Published: 11/22/14

Pedestrian hit by SUV on Largo road dies

A man walking across a Largo street was struck by a sport utility vehicle and killed late Friday, police said.
Published: 11/22/14
Largo hospital expands into Clearwater

Largo hospital expands into Clearwater

Largo Medical Center is expanding into Clearwater with a full-service emergency care facility scheduled to open on Monday.
Published: 11/21/14
Updated: 11/22/14
Pinellas to court tourists from U.K.

Pinellas to court tourists from U.K.

CLEARWATER — No one may have booked a vacation to seek out the mythical half dolphin-half manatee creature cooked up by tourism marketers as an April Fools’ prank earlier this year, but the advertising ploy certainly brought unexpected ...
Published: 11/22/14

False alarm fines could increase

ST. PETERSBURG — City police officers have spent less time responding to false alarms from home and business security systems since the city began fining repeat offenders in 1995.
Published: 11/22/14