Saturday, Dec 20, 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.

St. Pete teacher carjacked at gunpoint in school parking lot, police say

St. Pete teacher carjacked at gunpoint in school parking lot, police say

A man with a handgun robbed a St. Petersburg teacher of her car and purse as she arrived for work at Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School Tuesday.
Published: 12/16/14
Video released of suspect in theft of vehicle, credit cards

Video released of suspect in theft of vehicle, credit cards

St. Petersburg police released a video Tuesday of a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle and credit card theft.
Published: 12/16/14
St. Pete receives eight designs for a new Pier

St. Pete receives eight designs for a new Pier

The plans range from futuristic recreations of the existing iconic inverted pyramid to a dramatic reconstruction featuring a lighted tower.
Published: 12/15/14
Updated: 12/16/14

Write-in candidate Matthews to run again in D64

TALLAHASSEE — His campaign platform may be a mystery, but one thing is certain: Daniel Matthews is running to be House District 64’s next representative.
Published: 12/15/14
Clearwater human trafficker sentenced to 30 years

Clearwater human trafficker sentenced to 30 years

After about two hours of testimony, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Nancy Moate Ley sentenced Peter Kitt to prison for 30 years for racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Published: 12/12/14
Updated: 12/15/14
St. Pete police officer arrested in Tampa on DUI charges

St. Pete police officer arrested in Tampa on DUI charges

TAMPA - An off-duty St. Petersburg police officer was arrested early Monday in Tampa on DUI charges, police said.
Published: 12/15/14

St. Pete man assaulted Clearwater officers, K9, police say

A St. Petersburg man faces battery charges after police say he assaulted two Clearwater officers and a police dog early Saturday.
Published: 12/14/14
St. Pete talks of bringing executive jets to Whitted

St. Pete talks of bringing executive jets to Whitted

ST. PETERSBURG — As Albert Whitted Airport’s place in the downtown waterfront’s future remains a topic of discussion, Councilman Jim Kennedy is wondering whether it should be expanded.
Published: 12/14/14
A good deal? Other teams have paid more than Rays to break lease

A good deal? Other teams have paid more than Rays to break lease

ST. PETERSBURG — When a professional sports franchise ups and moves away, things tend to get ugly.
Published: 12/14/14
LGBT ‘welcome center’ opens in St. Pete

LGBT ‘welcome center’ opens in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — The brightly-painted craftsman bungalow on Central Avenue next to the Metro Wellness thrift shop is meant to be a warm, inviting place for LGBT visitors, residents and youths.
Published: 12/13/14