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Pinellas commissioners weigh value of search for tourism chief
FILE PHOTO ¬ The beach at the end of the causeway in Pinellas County's Fred Howard Park, in Tarpon Springs, is a popular spot for sun-worshippers.
After a prolonged discussion Tuesday about finding a new director of Pinellas County’s tourism agency, several county commissioners questioned whether the hunt for an external candidate would...
Small plane goes down at Vinoy Park in St. Pete
Franco Thomas sits at the defense table during the first day of his first-degree murder trial. He is charged with killing a college student when he was 14.  Two other teens pleaded guilty in the killing and will testify against him.
Last of teen trio goes on trial for murder of St. Pete college student
A St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport spokeswoman attributed the growth in passengers to more flights by its largest airline, Allegiant, which added nonstop service to Cincinnati earlier this year.
St. Pete-Clearwater sees 22% growth in air passengers
Pinellas Prep Notes: Davis adds dynamic dimension

Pinellas Prep Notes: Davis adds dynamic dimension

TARPON SPRINGS — Tarpon Springs High is undefeated and ranked fourth in the Tribune’s Pinellas County rankings. One of the big reasons is senior Daniel Davis, a transfer from Gibbs....
Published: 09/12/14
Pinellas Game of the Week: Lakewood at St. Petersburg

Pinellas Game of the Week: Lakewood at St. Petersburg

WHEN: Tonight, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Stewart Field, St. Petersburg
Published: 09/12/14

Pasco planners deadlock on Greenlight Pinellas

DADE CITY — Hoping to build momentum for the upcoming vote on Greenlight Pinellas, supporters asked Pasco County’s Metropolitan Planning Commission for a letter endorsing the penny sales tax for transportation....
Published: 09/11/14
St. Pete’s hit play ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ channels spirit of Kesey

St. Pete’s hit play ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ channels spirit of Kesey

ST. PETERSBURG — A tie-dye bus driven by the son of late author Ken Kesey is zizagging the nation in homage to the famed sojourn half a century ago when Kesey and his Merry Pranksters helped launch the hippie era.
Published: 09/11/14
Police: Teen found after running away from All Children’s Hospital

Police: Teen found after running away from All Children’s Hospital

A 16-year-old girl being transferred to a mental health facilty ran away from All Children’s Hospital on Thursday but was found a short time later, St. Petersburg police said.
Published: 09/11/14
Erasure will preview new album at St. Pete concert

Erasure will preview new album at St. Pete concert

The last time Vince Clarke visited the Sunshine State, he and his partner in sonic crime, vocalist Andy Bell, were crafting the latest Erasure project. “The Violet Flame,” the tandem's 16th album, was recorded in Florida since Bell splits...
Published: 09/11/14
‘Dolphin Tale 2’ premiere makes a splash in Clearwater

‘Dolphin Tale 2’ premiere makes a splash in Clearwater

The Clearwater community came out in droves Wednesday night to snap photos of the young stars of “Dolphin Tale 2” and get a first look at the sequel to a family film that’s gained a legion of loyal fans around the world.
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Pinellas County events commemorate 9/11

Pinellas County events commemorate 9/11

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Pinellas County has several events planned today to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Boater treats students who rescued his overboard pup

Boater treats students who rescued his overboard pup

ST. PETERSBURG — If it weren’t for a few quick- thinking students, Nick Felts may have never watched his beagle scamper along the waterside again.
Published: 09/11/14
Pinellas deputy disciplined after intoxication arrest

Pinellas deputy disciplined after intoxication arrest

ST. PETERSBURG — A Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy was suspended for five days after being arrested for disorderly intoxication and asking an officer to take him to jail.
Published: 09/10/14