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To help fix aging sewers, St. Petersburg City Council advances utility rate hike

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg City Council committee voted unanimously Thursday to add either $3.73 or $5.60 to residents' average monthly utility bills. The reason? A sewer syste …

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Four people arrested in suspected home invasion in Clearwater

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Sundial shopping center in downtown St. Petersburg is for sale

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  1. To help fix aging sewers, St. Petersburg City Council advances utility rate hike

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg City Council committee voted unanimously Thursday to add either $3.73 or $5.60 to residents' average monthly utility bills.

  2. St. Pete Beach chooses city activist Deborah Schechner as interim mayor

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — Deborah Schechner, a longtime city activist and foe of tall buildings, was named interim mayor Tuesday after the City Commission interviewed 10 candidates.

    Deborah Schechner says she won’t run in March.
  3. AIDS pharmacy and Seventh-day Adventists pick 34th Street S sites

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG — As a building began going up at the corner of 34th Street and 26th Avenue S, rumors included that it was a Starbucks, or even an apartment complex.

    A new $1.6 million building is rising at 34th Street S and 26th Avenue. The building will include a pharmacy, clinic, wellness center and thrift shop.
  4. St. Pete City Council advances utility rate hike

    Blogs

    A St. Petersburg City Council committee voted unanimously Thursday to add either $3.73 or $5.60 to the average  monthly utility bills. 

  5. Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to still-low 266,000

    Business

    WASHINGTON — More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, but the number of applications was still at a low level that suggested hiring is healthy.

  6. Four people arrested in suspected home invasion in Clearwater

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Four men burst into a home overnight and beat up a resident in an attempted robbery, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

  7. Joe Biden loves the word 'malarkey,' but nobody knows where it came from (w/video)

    Politics

    If Joe Biden had a catchphrase, "a bunch of malarkey" might well be it.

    Vice President Joe Biden waves before speaking during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday. [Paul Sancya | Associated Press]
  8. The WHO says being transgender is a mental illness — but that could soon change

    Research

    According to the World Health Organization, being transgender is a mental illness.

  9. Analysis: In Freddie Gray case, Baltimore prosecutors faced uphill battle from beginning (w/video)

    Crime

    BALTIMORE — Four days after the funeral of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, stood before a cluster of microphones and cameras to declare that she would pursue charges against six officers in the young man's death. During the nationally televised news conference in May 2015, she …

    Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby, center, arrives at a courthouse before opening statements in the trial of Lt. Brian Rice, one of six members of the Baltimore Police Department charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) MDPS105
  10. After suffering fall, Pope leads Mass celebrating Poland's deep Catholic roots (w/video)

    World

    CZESTOCHOWA, Poland — Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praised native son St. John Paul II on Thursday as a "meek and powerful" herald of mercy, and honored the countless "ordinary …

    Pope Francis is helped by Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Mons. Guido Marini as he stumbles on the altar as he celebrates a mass in Czestochowa, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. [Associated Press]

Toxin rule becomes a election tinder in Miami Senate race

Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla said late Wednesday he will ask Gov. Rick Scott to fill the two vacancies on the Environmental Regulation Commission and ask the board to reevaluate its decision, made Tuesday, to increase the limits on cancer causing substances in Florida's drinking water sources....

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"My view is a team that's not good enough,'' Kevin Cash said. "We're not good enough right now.''

Cash on Rays: 'We're not good enough right now'

The frustration of four straight one-run losses and six since the All-Star break led a frank assessment of the Rays team by manager Kevin Cash before today's game:...

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Bucs claim former Nebraska CB Daniel Davie from Colts

Continuing to tweak the bottom of their roster on the eve of training camp, the Bucs on Wednesday waived cornerback Joel Ross and claimed cornerback Daniel Davie, an undrafted rookie from Nebraska who was waived Tuesday by the Colts....

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