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Video: Pinellas man told barbecue smoke can’t leave backyard

Video: Pinellas man told barbecue smoke can’t leave backyard

A video of a Pinellas County man being told by an inspector that his barbecue smoke cannot leave his property has been viewed more than 4 million times on Facebook.
Published: 07/27/15
Special glasses help St. Pete man see color for first time

Special glasses help St. Pete man see color for first time

ST. PETERSBURG — When Jeff Quirk entered the Chihuly Collection, an eye-popping display of colorful glass works by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, on Sunday, many of the colors appeared muted, or worse.
Published: 07/26/15

St. Pete native who co-founded Grooveshark remembered for business contributions

GAINESVILLE – University of Florida officials joined business and community leaders to remember a co-founder of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark as an innovator who helped news businesses flourish.
Published: 07/25/15
Pinellas Park man accused of setting own home on fire

Pinellas Park man accused of setting own home on fire

A Pinellas Park man was arrested this morning on a charge of arson after police say they found him cleaning his motorcycle in a neighbor’s driveway while his own home burned.
Published: 07/25/15
Group sought to study Tropicana Field site isn’t eager to get involved

Group sought to study Tropicana Field site isn’t eager to get involved

If the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit group highly regarded for its expertise in planning and land-use matters, was hired for the study, eight or nine people would have to be brought in from out of town to work on the job. Even then, the group is not sure it could give the city the detailed info leaders say they want.
Published: 07/24/15
Updated: 07/25/15

Lanes open on U.S. 19 in Clearwater after crews replace power lines

All lanes of U.S. 19 have reopened, Clearwater police said.
Published: 07/24/15

Man on dirt bike dies in St. Petersburg crash

A St. Petersburg man, riding a dirt bike, was killed this morning when he struck a car in St. Petersburg.
Published: 07/24/15
Flood watch issued with plenty of rain in Tampa-area forecast

Flood watch issued with plenty of rain in Tampa-area forecast

If you were saving something for a rainy day, this weekend might be a good time to spend it. It looks like it’s going to be a major washout.
Published: 07/23/15
Updated: 07/24/15
St. Pete council votes to study Tropicana Field site

St. Pete council votes to study Tropicana Field site

City council members will ask Mayor Rick Kriseman to approve a study assessing the value of the Tropicana Field site — with and without the existing baseball stadium.
Published: 07/23/15
Updated: 07/24/15
Suspect arrested in May 4 beating death of Clearwater man

Suspect arrested in May 4 beating death of Clearwater man

A 35-year-old man was arrested Thursday in the May 4 beating death of another man in Clearwater, police said.
Published: 07/23/15