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BPW Working Women’s Forum celebrates Business Women’s Week

The BPW Working Women’s Forum at the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USF St. Petersburg recently celebrated National Business Women’s Week. Three local women of influence spoke about their careers and achieving success. Pictured are St. Petersburg College president Dr. Tonjua Williams, Tampa Bay Times editorial writer Molly Moorhead and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Community Engagement Manager Alizza Punzalan-Randle . The panel discussion was moderated by Cathy Unruh, WEDU show host, and author (far left).

Suncoast Voices for Children receives $11K donation from 100 Women Who Care

100 Women Who Care of Pinellas County recently presented Suncoast Voices for Children with a $11,700 donation. The mission of Suncoast Voices for Children is to provide for the physical, psychological, educational and social needs of abused, abandoned and neglected children in Pinellas and Pasco counties. 100 Women Who Care of Pinellas County is a philanthropic group that provides an avenue for women to join together to bring financial support to local, charitable organizations. Members commit to attending four meetings per year and pledge to donate $100 to an elected charity at each meeting. The next meeting is Tuesday at Cove Cay Golf Club (2612 Cove Cay Drive, near Largo) from 6-8 p.m.

CASA hosts Peace Breakfast

CASA recently hosted its 21st Annual CASA Peace Breakfast and recognized three individuals. A woman who triumphed over domestic violence (whose name has been withheld for privacy), Lissette Campos and James Kennedy were recognized for their initiative and roles in the movement to end domestic violence. The Pinellas County Commission and city of St. Petersburg issued proclamations announcing Oct. 12, 2017 as "CASA’s Day of Peace."

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St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

ST. PETERSBURG — The city said not one of the 266,000 gallons of reclaimed water released on Jan. 18 reached Tampa Bay.There was no mention of the waste released from the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility ever reaching the bay in the city’s notice...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Cops used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone. It’s legal, but is it okay?

Cops used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone. It’s legal, but is it okay?

LARGO — Most people agree what the Largo detectives did at the funeral home was legal.What they diverge on is whether it was appropriate."I just felt so disrespected and violated," said Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip., was shot an...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pinellas detention deputy fired for using racial slur

Pinellas detention deputy fired for using racial slur

LARGO — Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired a detention deputy Friday after an internal investigation found he used a racial slur to describe black inmates.A fellow Pinellas County Jail deputy reported Jorge Lopez, 30, after he repeatedly used the s...
Published: 04/20/18
St. Petersburg celebrates with long tables and literacy

St. Petersburg celebrates with long tables and literacy

At 500 feet, this year’s Longest Table really was the longest table yet for the annual WUSF fundraiser. That’s 200 feet longer than last year. More than 1,100 supporters of the radio station ate dinner at the table stretching between the Museum of Fi...
Published: 04/20/18
The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

ST. PETERSBURG — Development of the city’s long-awaited pier advanced another step Thursday.The City Council approved a $15 million construction contract and additional money to design a waterside restaurant, build a playground and ferret out naming ...
Published: 04/19/18
Police: Knife-wielding burglar breaks into house, says ‘I’m the cops’

Police: Knife-wielding burglar breaks into house, says ‘I’m the cops’

LARGO — Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who broke into a home early Thursday morning and confronted the owners with a knife.The incident took place about 3:40 a.m. at a townhouse at 7360 Ulmerton Road, according to Largo...
Published: 04/19/18
Downtown’s success creates noisy problem for St. Petersburg

Downtown’s success creates noisy problem for St. Petersburg

Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown’s rapid growth has not been without tension between its residents and the businesses and events that draw exuberant crowds. The city, which has been attempting to amend its noise ordinance o...
Published: 04/19/18
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

Palm Harbor karate students to represent Team U.S.A. Danielle Martin Fisher, 15; Brandon Liss, 10; Bryanna Voies, 11 and Tristan Gregory, 14, who train at Pro Karate Center in Palm Harbor, will represent Team U.S.A. at the 7th WUKF World Karate Cham...
Published: 04/18/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Largo police release video as State Attorney clears officer in shooting

Largo police release video as State Attorney clears officer in shooting

LARGO — The Pasco-Pinellas state attorney cleared a Largo police officer who fatally shot a 30-year-old man last month.The letter from State Attorney Bernie McCabe said Officer Matthew Steiner was "in imminent fear for his life" during the March 23 e...
Published: 04/18/18
Man said ‘o’ from Hooters sign fell on his foot. Then they played the video.

Man said ‘o’ from Hooters sign fell on his foot. Then they played the video.

MADEIRA BEACHVideo shows ‘o’ on hooters sign didn’t hit manIt doesn’t pay to lie, a St. Petersburg man found out after claiming an "o" from a Hooters sign on John’s Pass fell on his foot when Hurricane Irma struck in September.John Bradley Kane, 54, ...
Published: 04/17/18