Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pinellas News

Radio station WRXB, longtime voice in St. Petersburg’s black community, goes silent

Radio station WRXB, longtime voice in St. Petersburg’s black community, goes silent

ST. PETERSBURG — Radio Station WRXB, a constant in Tampa Bay’s African-American community for more than four decades, offering a staple of R&B, gospel and community news, is no more.The radio station, once black-owned, abruptly went off the air on No...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/08/17

Residents hoping to reach compromise with developers on Old Southeast marina project

ST. PETERSBURG — Developers of a marina project in the Old Southeast are reviewing and adjusting plans after residents rallied against a 54-foot high and dry proposal. The building, which was set to go up in the Salt Creek Marine District, faced crit...
Published: 12/06/17
New lights and action for St. Petersburg’s Christmas tree

New lights and action for St. Petersburg’s Christmas tree

pic.twitter.com/QxY2AiRInK— Divya Kumar (@divyadivyadivya) December 5, 2017ST. PETERSBURG — The towering Christmas tree at the center of North Straub Park is an annual spectacle for those walking and driving down Beach Drive. The 50-foot tree w...
Published: 12/05/17

Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission seeks donations, volunteers

The Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission (1763 Ninth Avenue N, St. Petersburg) is seeking volunteers for its free photo shoots with Santa Claus, who is visiting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Dec. 18-20 and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21-23. Volunteers...
Published: 12/05/17
Rick vs. Rick Coda: No concession call, just a text

Rick vs. Rick Coda: No concession call, just a text

ST. PETERSBURG — When he lost the 1968 presidential election, Hubert Humphrey called President-elect Richard Nixon the next morning to concede the race. "I know how it feels to lose a close one," Nixon told him.PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Rick vs. Rick: St. P...
Published: 12/05/17
St. Pete’s Pier District expected to move forward with more money

St. Pete’s Pier District expected to move forward with more money

ST. PETERSBURG —The pier will take a further step forward Thursday, when the City Council is expected to approve another step in funding for the now $76 million project.Council members will be asked to vote on $18 million for remaining work to compl...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/05/17
The Seaworld Splash Pad? St. Petersburg’s Pier District will offer naming rights

The Seaworld Splash Pad? St. Petersburg’s Pier District will offer naming rights

ST. PETERSBURG — A few months ago, St. Petersburg development administrator Alan DeLisle told City Council members the city could earn about $100,000 annually in naming rights from the yet-to-be constructed Pier District.At least two council members ...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/05/17
Game of Rates: Will St. Pete raise reclaimed water bills?

Game of Rates: Will St. Pete raise reclaimed water bills?

ST. PETERSBURG— Whether or not the city should charge residents more for reclaimed water rates is breaking down along two narratives:PREVIOUS COVERAGE: No criminal charges in St. Pete’s 1 billion gallon sewage crisis (Oct. 27, 2017)Are the city’s 11,...
Published: 12/04/17
Police: Man, 24, facing charges for armed robberies at Largo gas stations

Police: Man, 24, facing charges for armed robberies at Largo gas stations

LARGO — Officials have arrested a man and are seeking another in connection with a string of armed robberies on Monday. The first set of robberies occurred Oct. 4 at a Citgo gas station, 1701 West Bay Drive and a Chevron station, 790 East Bay Drive. ...
Published: 12/04/17

Pinellas woman shot in stomach watching fight at mobile home park

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who investigators said shot a woman in the stomach Thursday night during a fight at a mobile home park.The incident started when Brandon Tartaglia, 21, started a fight with 20-year-ol...
Published: 12/01/17