Friday, Dec 19, 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.

Bus, dump truck collide in Clearwater, injuring seven

Bus, dump truck collide in Clearwater, injuring seven

Seven people went to local hospitals after a dump truck and a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus collided this morning, the Clearwater Police Department said.
Published: 12/13/14

St. Pete man gets 30 years for prostituting teens

A St. Petersburg man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for forcing two teenagers to act as prostitutes, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said today..
Published: 12/12/14

St. Pete man charged with attempted child enticement

A 49-year-old St. Petersburg man has been indicted on charges of trying to entice an undercover agent posing as a mother into letting him has sex with a child, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said today.
Published: 12/12/14
Five face drug charges after Treasure Island investigation

Five face drug charges after Treasure Island investigation

Five suspects were arrested Monday on drug charges following a five-month investigation between the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Treasure Island.
Published: 12/12/14

Police: Friends’ gunplay leads to accidental shooting

A Largo man was accidently shot inside his home by a friend as they were “playing” with a loaded gun late Thursday, police said.
Published: 12/12/14
Mayor tells council Rays stadium deal non-negotiable

Mayor tells council Rays stadium deal non-negotiable

Mayor Rick Kriseman, after agreeing to wait another week for a vote on a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, told the city council that terms of the arrangement are not up for negotiation.
Published: 12/11/14
Updated: 12/12/14
Largo girl, 10, reports abduction attempt near school

Largo girl, 10, reports abduction attempt near school

Largo police are looking for a man who may have tried to grab a 10-year-old girl Monday morning on her way to Mildred Helms Elementary School, authorities said.
Published: 12/11/14
Updated: 12/12/14

Gulfport police deploy GPS to catch bike thieves

Bicycles are relatively low-tech, but thanks to a high-tech device, Gulfport police said they were able to arrest two boys who stole a bicycle today.
Published: 12/11/14
Man rescued after driving into Gulf in Madeira Beach

Man rescued after driving into Gulf in Madeira Beach

A Madeira Beach city employee, who appears to have had a medical emergency while driving along the shoreline, lost control of his pickup and struck another vehicle and a cabana before driving into the Gulf of Mexico, deputies said.
Published: 12/11/14

Man gets two life sentences in 2012 Pinellas murder

A 20-year-old man was sentenced to two life sentences Thursday, a day after he was found guilty in the murder of a Pinellas Park man.
Published: 12/11/14