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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

St. Petersburg Tribune

WTFork: Best Tampa-area beach eats for Fourth of July

WTFork: Best Tampa-area beach eats for Fourth of July

Headed to the beach for the Fourth of July weekend? You’re not alone. Good luck steering clear of the tourist traps; and remember, there are delicious dining options at every price point in close proximity to the sand.
Published: 07/02/15

Vehicle theft, burglary on rise in St. Pete as drivers don’t lock doors

ST. PETERSBURG — With vehicle thefts and burglaries spiking, police are reminding people to lock their car doors and hide valuables.
Published: 07/02/15
Allegiant flight returns to St. Pete-Clearwater after takeoff

Allegiant flight returns to St. Pete-Clearwater after takeoff

An Allegiant Air flight had to turn around and return to St. Pete-Clearwater Airport after takeoff on Wednesday, the latest in a string of problems affecting the airline in recent days.
Published: 07/01/15
Updated: 07/02/15
Man taken into custody after day-long standoff at Clearwater home

Man taken into custody after day-long standoff at Clearwater home

A Clearwater man with a history of mental illness is in custody after a 12-hour standoff Wednesday with Clearwater police and Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies.
Published: 07/01/15
St. Pete business with drug dealing activity raided, police say

St. Pete business with drug dealing activity raided, police say

St. Petersburg police and the Florida Division of the Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco raided a business today where they suspected drugs were being sold out of a back room, authorities said.
Published: 07/01/15

Undercover prostitution sting nets 13 arrests in St. Pete, police say

St. Petersburg police arrested 13 men on prostitution charges during an undercover sting Tuesday, authorities said.
Published: 07/01/15
Tarpon Springs’ Greeks optimistic on homeland’s financial woes

Tarpon Springs’ Greeks optimistic on homeland’s financial woes

The property tax problem is one of many as debt-ridden Greece totters on the edge of financial crisis. Jobs are scarce, prices are rising, credit has dried up, and many people no longer can afford to pay their bills, said Hatzina and others who live and work in Tarpon Springs’ Greek community.
Published: 06/30/15
Updated: 07/01/15

Fantasy 5 ticket worth $100,000 purchased in Dunedin

TALLAHASSEE — A “Fantasy 5” ticket worth $100,509.28 was purchased in Dunedin, lottery officials said Tuesday.
Published: 06/30/15

Uber driver shoots passenger who was choking him, Clearwater police say

An Uber driver who was being choked by a passenger shot him in the foot Sunday in Clearwater Beach, police said.
Published: 06/29/15
Updated: 06/30/15
Pinellas sees meth activity nearly double in 2015

Pinellas sees meth activity nearly double in 2015

ST. PETERSBURG — An overdose during the weekend and the discovery of a mobile home lab showcase a resurgent crime problem in Pinellas County: Methamphetamine activity, by one measure, has nearly doubled in the past six months.
Published: 06/29/15