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Pinellas commissioners weigh value of search for tourism chief

Pinellas commissioners weigh value of search for tourism chief

CLEARWATER — 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 be worth the time and money....
Updated: 2 hours ago
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.
Updated: 9 hours ago

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.
Updated: 9 hours ago

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.
Updated: 16 hours ago
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
State prosecutors vow new trial in Tarpon Springs killing after hung jury

State prosecutors vow new trial in Tarpon Springs killing after hung jury

CLEARWATER — State prosecutors aren’t ready to throw in the towel in a first-degree murder case that ended in a mistrial.
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