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Men face trial in slaying of St. Pete prostitute
On Christmas Day in 2011, a 42-year-old prostitute named Stacia Berman was found dead in Lake Maggiore. Her body was wrapped in a bed skirt, her neck entwined with an electrical cord, her head covered with two plastic bags.
Published on 06/17/13
Industrial land becoming a precious commodity
Few drivers on a fast-moving stretch of Gandy Boulevard would give a second glance at the 5-acre plot overgrown with weeds and skirted by power lines from a neighboring Progress Energy substation.
Published on 06/16/13
Today's fathers do more around the home
Today's dads take a bigger role in raising kids. They change diapers, take turns in the midnight feedings, drive children to school and soccer practice and play catch and dolls.
Published on 06/16/13
Teachers anxious about change to Common Core
Students will take Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests one more year before switching to tougher standardized tests under the Common Core, a set of nationwide academic standards.
Published on 06/16/13
Nostalgia, subsidies keep Sunken Gardens open
Most old Florida tourist attractions are transformed into something more lucrative, or practical, when they begin to fade. Sunken Gardens, however, has endured.
Published on 06/15/13
St. Pete art scene thrives, but market sags
Many galleries and eclectic boutiques offering local artists' creations have appeared along Central Avenue, Beach Drive and in the Warehouse Arts District in the past decade.
Published on 06/15/13
St. Pete drafting regulations to allow small urban farms
Small urban farms have sprung up in communities across the United States, catering to a growing demand for locally grown and organic produce.
Published on 06/14/13
Life is good on ‘Edge’ near Trop in St. Petersburg
Denise Rispoli didn’t think much of the neighborhood when she moved her organic café into a storefront on Central Avenue near 16th Street in 2009.
Published on 06/14/13
St. Pete bike co-op signals shifting mood on transportation
In an old building nestled in the shuffleboard complex across from Mirror Lake, the St. Petersburg Bicycle Cooperative opened its doors Saturday to a diverse crowd of cyclists.
Published on 06/02/13
Event puts spotlight on historic YMCA building
The rhythm of funk reverberated through the halls and windows of this venerable roaring '20s-era building Saturday.
Published on 06/01/13
Officers honored for bravery in St. Petersburg gunbattle
Congressmen, the police chief and the mayor bestowed the honor and lauded him with words, but receiving a national award for law enforcement bravery was bittersweet at best for St. Petersburg police Sgt. Karl Lounge.
Published on 06/01/13
St. Pete's iconic pier in final hours of operation
It was a day for a last look, a last chance to say goodbye to a treasured city landmark.
Published on 05/31/13
Pier Aquarium fish find temporary home at USF St. Pete
Shop owners aren’t the only ones on the move now that The Pier has finally closed.
Published on 05/31/13
Florida governor signs laws to help sex trafficking victims
Those caught up in sex trafficking now have a path to be recognized as victims in the eyes of the law rather than criminals.
Published on 05/30/13
Proposed St. Pete referendum wouldn’t say “Lens” or “pier”
“Stop the Lens” has been the rallying cry of critics of the city’s new pier, who have collected more than 20,000 signatures to force a referendum on the futuristic $50-million project.
Published on 05/30/13