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Pinellas News

Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies

Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies

ST. PETERSBURG — Dozens of people gathered in downtown Williams Park for a “pitchfork” protest Wednesday aimed at utility giant Duke Energy, whose headquarters is across the street.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Panama City Beach gets tough on rental scooters after accidents

Panama City Beach gets tough on rental scooters after accidents

PANAMA CITY BEACH — One of Florida’s most popular spring break towns is cracking down on one of the most touristy things to do there — taking a breezy ride on a rented scooter.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Nordstrom Rack opening Clearwater location next fall

Nordstrom Rack opening Clearwater location next fall

Nordstrom Rack will open its third location in the Tampa Bay region next year when it moves into the former Sears Auto Center at Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Jilted Pinellas waste plant operator proposes deal

Jilted Pinellas waste plant operator proposes deal

ST. PETERSBURG — The company suing Pinellas County after losing its contract to run the Waste-to-Energy plant has proposed to drop its lawsuit in exchange for one additional year running the plant and a guarantee that plant workers will be hir...
Updated: 15 hours ago

Two separate crashes on U.S. 19; Pasco woman critically injured

Two separate crashes, involving five vehicles, left a Holiday woman in critical condition, seriously injured two others, and closed lanes in both directions on U.S. 19 in Clearwater earlier this morning.
Updated: 19 hours ago

SB lanes of McMullen-Booth Road reopen in Clearwater

Southbound lanes on McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater have reopened after a crash this morning.
Published: 10/29/14
Pinellas reviews ways to keep its schools safe

Pinellas reviews ways to keep its schools safe

Only days after a high school student opened fire on classmates in a Seattle school, Pinellas County public school officials analyzed their own procedures for keeping students safe.
Published: 10/28/14
Updated: 10/29/14
Money from BP fine pays for research into health of gulf

Money from BP fine pays for research into health of gulf

MADEIRA BEACH — The oil gusher that wreaked environmental and economic havoc on the Gulf Coast in 2010 may be only a memory to most, but researchers still are studying its impacts with the help of money from fines from the companies that cause...
Published: 10/29/14

Oldsmar man dies after Oct. 9 auto crash

The driver of a vehicle who suffered a medical condition while driving and crashed into roadway equipment and signs in Safety Harbor earlier this month has died, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 10/28/14

Kriseman replaces arts director in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Less than one week after the city council took steps to boost what they saw as anemic arts funding, Mayor Rick Kriseman has appointed a new arts czar
Published: 10/28/14