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Friday, Sep 19, 2014

41-story condo planned for downtown St. Pete property
A West Palm Beach developer has revealed plans for perhaps the most prime piece of undeveloped real estate in the city’s downtown.
Local Scots also split on vote for independence
Beachgoers take in the day in Madeira Beach, FL on October 30th, 2013. LUKE JOHNSON / STAFF ¬
Red tide nears Bay area after brief retreat
More than 160 naturalization ceremonies are being held across the nation this week in honor of the 227th anniversary of the Constitution.
New citizens sworn in at St. Pete College to honor Constitution’s birth
Last of teen trio goes on trial for murder of St. Pete college student

Last of teen trio goes on trial for murder of St. Pete college student

CLEARWATER — When police discovered Jeremy Mayers’ body, they thought he was a victim of the nearby car crash that brought them to the area.
Published: 09/17/14

Church to revive potluck for homeless after suspension

ST. PETERSBURG — Five years ago, the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg began a potluck picnic every Friday to feed needy families and homeless people.
Published: 09/16/14

Clearwater crossing guard hit by vehicle

A crossing guard was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road in Clearwater this afternoon, Clearwater officials said.
Published: 09/16/14
St. Pete-Clearwater sees 22% growth in air passengers

St. Pete-Clearwater sees 22% growth in air passengers

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport served 22 percent more passengers in August compared to the same month last year. The airport is also seeing a 22 percent increase in passenger growth for the year so far....
Published: 09/15/14
Updated: 09/16/14
Small plane crashes at St. Pete’s Vinoy Park

Small plane crashes at St. Pete’s Vinoy Park Video

ST. PETERSBURG — Charlotte Hernandez was three miles into her morning run along Vinoy Park when a low-flying plane caught her attention.
Published: 09/15/14

St. Petersburg College event will examine role money has had on elections

SEMINOLE — Nearly five years after the U.S. Supreme Court deemed it legal for corporations and unions to spend limitless amounts of cash to help influence elections, the airwaves are awash in nasty attack ads.
Published: 09/15/14

St. Pete NAACP branch ordered to cease operations

ST. PETERSBURG — Local NAACP President Manuel Sykes is preparing to fight state leaders after they ordered the St. Petersburg branch to cease operations citing concerns about how the group is run.
Published: 09/15/14
Capitol Theatre double features include Big Lebowski, Tim Burton

Capitol Theatre double features include Big Lebowski, Tim Burton

The Capitol Theatre is trading ‘70s classics for cult films from the ‘80s and ‘90s and selections from some of the most beloved directors in Hollywood history for its next two film series....
Published: 09/15/14

Detectives: Security cameras spot suspect stealing security cameras in St. Pete Video

Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a grand theft shoplifting suspect they say was captured on security video walking out of a St. Petersburg Wal-Mart with a pair of security camera kits.
Published: 09/15/14
Pinellas charter school Plato Academy builds on success

Pinellas charter school Plato Academy builds on success

Plato Academy started out like many charter schools: broke, failing and struggling to keep students in the classroom. Yet with the dedication of one concerned father, the school now operates at six locations, with six more planned across the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 09/15/14