Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pinellas News

Republican Raymond Blacklidge and Democrat Jennifer Webb have similarities, but display stark differences in quest for District 69 state House seat

Republican Raymond Blacklidge and Democrat Jennifer Webb have similarities, but display stark differences in quest for District 69 state House seat

The primary over, party stalwarts have thrown their weight into the battle for the District 69 State House seat.The Republican Party has put almost $60,000 into Raymond Blacklidge’s campaign, hoping to retain the seat Kathleen Peters is giving...
Published: 10/03/18
St. Pete Beach commissioner, former mayor sue American Legion post over theft allegations

St. Pete Beach commissioner, former mayor sue American Legion post over theft allegations

By Sheila Mullane EstradaTimes CorrespondentST. PETE BEACH — A current city commissioner and a former mayor are suing the local American Legion Post 305 for thousands of dollars in damages.The 12-count complaint alleges breach of contract, def...
Published: 10/03/18
Safety Harbor woman runs out of gas, steals someone else's car, police say

Safety Harbor woman runs out of gas, steals someone else's car, police say

LARGO — A Safety Harbor woman’s car ran out of gas in Largo on Monday. So, police said, she walked across the road and stole a different one.According to the Largo Police Department, Amie Lynn Brown, 43, was driving along East Bay Drive...
Published: 10/02/18
St. Pete man accused of sexually battering girlfriend's daughters, 9 and 11

St. Pete man accused of sexually battering girlfriend's daughters, 9 and 11

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man was arrested Monday on charges he molested his girlfriend’s two young daughters, police said.According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, Daniel Morgan Jr., of St. Petersburg, was charged with...
Published: 10/02/18
Glitter Queens raise funds for teens

Glitter Queens raise funds for teens

The Glitter Queens gathered recently to raise money for Starting Right Now, a nonprofit organization that supports homeless teens. The theme of the party was “Copa Caliente: A Night in Old Havana.” It was easy to spot the 28 women who m...
Published: 10/01/18
Living tweed and riding dapper, motorcyclists will raise money for men's health during 'Distinguished Gentleman's' event

Living tweed and riding dapper, motorcyclists will raise money for men's health during 'Distinguished Gentleman's' event

Sunday morning, more than 200 local motorcyclists will don their most dapper duds and wrap their tweed-clad legs around their seats to form a sea of vintage-inspired cycles during the 2018 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.Since 2013, riders acro...
Published: 09/28/18
Pinellas deputy receives minor injuries after driving into car's path, Sheriff's Office says

Pinellas deputy receives minor injuries after driving into car's path, Sheriff's Office says

ST. PETERSBURG — A deputy received minor injuries when he drove into the path of another car while responding to a traffic stop, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.Shawn Livernois, a six-year veteran with the agency, was in the w...
Published: 09/28/18
Driver skids into I-75 pond, climbs onto roof, is rescued, unhurt, by ladder

Driver skids into I-75 pond, climbs onto roof, is rescued, unhurt, by ladder

SEFFNER — Nicholas Fry waited on the roof of his submerged car, calling for help, for more than 30 minutes Thursday night.Rescuers finally reached Fry around 11 p.m. after a witness called 911 saying a car had driven off a ramp and sunk in a p...
Published: 09/28/18
September going out hot this weekend with potential for more record high temps

September going out hot this weekend with potential for more record high temps

As September continues to earn a place among the hottest months in Tampa Bay history, forecasters predict above average highs Friday and into the weekend, including the chance new heat records will be set for the area.On Thursday, the bay area came w...
Published: 09/28/18
Joe Henderson: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

Joe Henderson: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

While the “All For Transportation” sales tax initiative in November is mostly about improving traffic congestion that is choking Hillsborough County, there is an interesting part of the plan that hasn’t gotten as much attention.I...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 09/27/18