Thursday, September 20, 2018

News Roundup

Redington Beach keeps tax rate level

REDINGTON BEACH — Town commissioners voted recently to keep the current property tax rate the same for next year of $1.81 for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. Though the rate remains the same, many property owners will pay mor...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Belleair Beach plans project to bury utility lines

BELLEAIR BEACH — Utility undergrounding in the Bellevue Estates neighborhood will go forward, despite a significant increase in resident assessments. The City Council voted recently unanimously to approve higher assessments and related conditi...
Updated: 5 hours ago
USF’s Randall St. Felix breaking out early, and more Bulls bits

USF’s Randall St. Felix breaking out early, and more Bulls bits

TAMPA — After admiring Randy Moss for years, it's not a coincidence that USF receiver Randall St. Felix's wears Moss' No. 84."I feel like he's the best receiver to ever touch a football," St. Felix said.It's obviously too early and too unf...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Largo signs off on downtown plaza design

LARGO — City commissioners recently signed off on the final design of a new downtown plaza that consultants say represents the past, present and future of Largo.The project, which aims to enhance the triangular piece of property at the southwe...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lucero’s Ben Nichols talks about the band’s 20th anniversary, Michael Shannon’s intensity and more

Lucero’s Ben Nichols talks about the band’s 20th anniversary, Michael Shannon’s intensity and more

Ben Nichols is friendly with Michael Shannon. His brother, director Jeff Nichols, has cast Shannon in all five of his films. And the Oscar-nominated actor stars in a video — a short film, really — for Long Way Back Home, the new single by Nichols’ ro...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

ST. PETERSBURG -- A fight at a bus stop escalated Thursday morning, resulting in a 16-year-old girl being stabbed in the back by a fellow Gibbs High School student.Police say the girls -- ages 15 and 16 -- have been involved in an ongoing disagreemen...
Updated: 6 hours ago
City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

ST. PETERSBURG — Tim Funderburk, traffic signal coordinator for the city, says the problem that was causing traffic to back up at the new Disston Plaza entrance has been solved.The plaza at 3501 49th St. N was recently revamped and an old Publ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Hernando Pet of the Week for Sept. 21

Hernando Pet of the Week for Sept. 21

PET OF THE WEEKSheba is a 3-year-old black and tan female German shepherd. She is sweet, but exceptionally timid, and will need a calm, quiet home with no children. Sheba has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and has a one-year county animal lice...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Cops question viral video about human trafficking at Pinellas Publix

Cops question viral video about human trafficking at Pinellas Publix

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is setting the record straight about a viral Facebook video posted by a Dunedin woman who claimed she almost fell victim to human trafficking. Lynne Knowles took to Facebook to share what happened to her at...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Oldsmar backs readiness initiative for sea level rise

OLDSMAR — The City Council supports the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’ s initiative to create a coalition to address sea level rise and climate resiliency.The purpose is to bind regional governments into a unified approach to appl...
Updated: 6 hours ago
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