Saturday, April 21, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Before firing, St. Petersburg officer apologized about Facebook posts

ST. PETERSBURG — Before he was fired last week, a police officer told investigators he was embarrassed about social media posts he wrote in which he declared gang members "a lost cause" deserving of "death or prison."Officer David Garrett told invest...
Published: 04/17/18
Salons join program to cut waste and increase recycling

Salons join program to cut waste and increase recycling

ST. PETERSBURG — Bambu, The Eco Salon had been recycling for the past five years, but after becoming Green Circle Salon certified, they’ve joined a few other salons in the area in an environmentally friendly initiative that has them cutting their wa...
Published: 04/17/18
Pinellas sergeant didn’t report criminal allegations against deputy, investigation finds

Pinellas sergeant didn’t report criminal allegations against deputy, investigation finds

LARGO — A Pinellas sheriff’s sergeant was suspended Monday after an internal investigation found he didn’t report potential criminal misconduct by a deputy. A separate investigation into the deputy’s conduct concluded that the allegations were unfoun...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18
Dr. Delay: How to find out if you qualify for a speed hump; updates on the Pinellas Bayway

Dr. Delay: How to find out if you qualify for a speed hump; updates on the Pinellas Bayway

I live in St. Pete and would like to know how I could go about getting a speed hump installed on my street. Where do I start?Manuel Reyes, St. PetersburgThe place to start would be by contacting the St. Petersburg Neighborhood Transportation Manager,...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18
St. Pete’s Second Time Arounders band gets call for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

St. Pete’s Second Time Arounders band gets call for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — They’re going to New York. To the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, that is. Next year. In 2019.The Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band got the news Saturday from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade creat...
Published: 04/14/18

Pinellas news briefs

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating course The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 12-week repeating cycle of Safe Boating Program meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. Start at any point in t...
Published: 04/13/18
Updated: 04/16/18
Concrete makes St. Petersburg pier plans more real

Concrete makes St. Petersburg pier plans more real

ST. PETERSBURG As the wind whipped the waves in Tampa Bay on Friday, workers went about their jobs building the city’s next downtown pier.Cranes rose from barges and inside a construction trailer, pictures of a model of the building that will rise at...
Published: 04/13/18
Dog custody battle lands Pinellas neighbors in court

Dog custody battle lands Pinellas neighbors in court

MADEIRA BEACH — What if a dog is a woman’s best friend, but also a man’s best friend?She adopted the black Labrador retriever mix, but he paid for the vet bills.At the end of the day, who is the rightful owner of 4-year-old Elario?It’s a question tha...
Published: 04/13/18
St. Anthony’s Cancer Center installs bell dedicated to survivors

St. Anthony’s Cancer Center installs bell dedicated to survivors

ST. PETERSBURGSister Mary McNally, vice president of mission at St. Anthony’s Hospital, stood in front of a room of cancer survivors to unveil a silver bell surrounded by butterfly stickers mounted to the wall of the Cancer Center lobby. "So often pe...
Published: 04/13/18
Details emerge as Pennsylvania police kill suspect in Pinellas Park orchestra member’s slaying

Details emerge as Pennsylvania police kill suspect in Pinellas Park orchestra member’s slaying

Pennsylvania authorities say a man wanted in the February slaying of a Pinellas Park orchestra member was shot and killed after he fled from an attempted traffic stop, crashed his vehicle and pointed a gun at officers.Pinellas Park police also releas...
Published: 04/13/18