Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Largo hospital expands into Clearwater
Jerry Rodriguez, above right, radiology department manager for the new Clearwater Largo Medical Center, is seen in the reflection of a window as he looks into the hospital’s X-ray room on Thursday.
Largo Medical Center is expanding into Clearwater with a full-service emergency care facility scheduled to open on Monday.
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.
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
Chillounge returns to St. Pete as upscale, acrobatic Cirque du Chill
‘Laughter’ recounts TV’s chaos at American Stage

‘Laughter’ recounts TV’s chaos at American Stage

“Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” playwright Neil Simon's autobiographical tribute to the legendary comic Sid Caesar and “Your Show of Shows,” is the next offering at the American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. ...
Published: 11/20/14
Pinellas woman wins $3 million from scratch-off ticket

Pinellas woman wins $3 million from scratch-off ticket

A Tarpon Springs woman has claimed the $3 million top prize in the Florida Lottery’s Gold Rush scratch-off game.
Published: 11/20/14
Pinellas tourist agency limits its stadium funding

Pinellas tourist agency limits its stadium funding

The tourism board set new spending caps on sports stadiums, aquariums and other capital projects aimed at drawing visitors after a lengthy debate driven by St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman.
Published: 11/20/14
Tribune’s Pinellas Prep Athletes of the Week: Nov. 10-15

Tribune’s Pinellas Prep Athletes of the Week: Nov. 10-15

Ryan Davis, Lakewood
Published: 11/19/14
Volunteers bring careers to Pinellas classroom

Volunteers bring careers to Pinellas classroom

Former Judge Eric Houghton and drummer Logan Barnett were among the dozens of volunteers who took over Pinellas County public school classrooms for a short time Wednesday as part of the county’s 21st annual Great American Teach-In.
Published: 11/19/14

St. Pete hopes to keep federal jobs grant

ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown may be booming, but attracting development and employers to more impoverished parts of the city remains a tough sell.
Published: 11/19/14

Wal-Mart robbery suspects arrested at Clearwater strip club

Clearwater police arrested two men late Tuesday, both accused of robbing a Wal-Mart twice within a week.
Published: 11/19/14
Christmas tree lightings usher in holiday season across Tampa area

Christmas tree lightings usher in holiday season across Tampa area

Beginning with tonight's tree-lighting ceremony in Ybor City with Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, the Tampa Bay area will usher in the holidays with tree lightings across the area featuring food, music and Santa sightings. ...
Published: 11/19/14
Tarpon High marching band crowned national champs again

Tarpon High marching band crowned national champs again

TARPON SPRINGS — It should surprise no one anymore — the Tarpon Springs High School Marching Band is just that consistently great.
Published: 11/19/14
St. Pete police: Suspect burglarizes Tampa cars, steals credit cards

St. Pete police: Suspect burglarizes Tampa cars, steals credit cards

St. Petersburg police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect they say broke into cars in Tampa and using the victims’ stolen credit cards in St. Petersburg.
Published: 11/19/14