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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Pinellas News

Pinellas superintendent earns high marks

Pinellas superintendent earns high marks

ST. PETERSBURG — From boosting the performances at more than a dozen failing schools to improving graduation rates and narrowing the achievement gap between black and white students, Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Michael Grego has a l...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Energy, homeless key in Dist. 69

Energy, homeless key in Dist. 69

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida’s House District 69 is largely defined by its miles of beachfront.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Pinellas waste-to-energy contract stalls

CLEARWATER — The battle over who gets the lucrative contract to run the county’s waste-to-energy plant seems set to rumble on.
Updated: 4 hours ago
St. Pete recruits new tech to help citizens fight crime

St. Pete recruits new tech to help citizens fight crime

ST. PETERSBURG — The police department has spent more than $100,000 to upgrade technology, create a smartphone application and add several new ways for residents to submit anonymous tips.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Largo death briefly spurs Ebola suspicion

LARGO - A Nigerian passport belonging to a man who died recently in his apartment created a brief Ebola scare Tuesday.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Five arrested in St. Petersburg SWAT raid on nuisance house

Five arrested in St. Petersburg SWAT raid on nuisance house

The St. Petersburg Police Department said on Tuesday morning it closed down a “nuisance house” that had been the subject of numerous complaints about drugs and prostitution.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Pinellas wrestling coach accused of assaulting students

Pinellas wrestling coach accused of assaulting students

A wrestling coach assaulted two students after he made take their clothes off, and there may be other victims, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 10 hours ago
St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is planning to introduce a $12.50 per hour minimum wage for all city workers.
Updated: 13 hours ago
USF St. Pete cancels African journalists’ visit over Ebola fears

USF St. Pete cancels African journalists’ visit over Ebola fears

TAMPA — The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has reversed its agreement to host 14 journalists from countries in Africa because of concerns about Ebola.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Few millennials earn the ‘I voted’ sticker

SEMINOLE — Most of the students assembled in a St. Petersburg College classroom to watch the gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could see the connection between what goes on in Tallahassee and in their own lives, from th...
Updated: 18 hours ago