Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pinellas News

Downtown Auto in St. Petersburg closing Friday

ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown Auto Service Center, 855 Burlington Ave. N, is closing up shop Friday. The auto service and repair center had been owned by Lewis and Ruth Kent since 1976. "It’s like losing a kid or a dog or a best friend," said Max Lewis, ...
Published: 04/12/18

St. Petersburg College hosts poetry event

ST. PETERSBURG — To honor National Poetry Month, St. Petersburg College will host the Value of Poetry, a lunch and learn event, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 26. The keynote speaker will be Florida’s Poet Laureate Dr. Peter Meinke, a nationa...
Published: 04/12/18
Police: Manhunt under way for suspect in Pinellas Park musician murder

Police: Manhunt under way for suspect in Pinellas Park musician murder

PINELLAS PARK — A manhunt is under way in Alabama for a 45-year-old man accused of killing a woman in February after her orchestra practice.Pinellas Park police said Thursday that the agency obtained an arrest warrant for Siddeeq Ma’Shooq, also known...
Published: 04/12/18
Higher parking fees considered for John’s Pass Village

Higher parking fees considered for John’s Pass Village

MADEIRA BEACH — The parking rate at John’s Pass Village and other city-owned lots could be raised from $2 to $2.50 an hour. The 50-cent increase was part of a package of proposed fee increases for city services presented at a recent City Commission w...
Published: 04/12/18

Dry season brings calls for careful use of reclaimed water

ST. PETERSBURG — Residents are being asked to dial back their reclaimed water usage as dry-season demand could threaten the supply."Conservation never goes out of season," Water Conservation Coordinator Chris Claus said in a news release. "But now, d...
Published: 04/12/18
Madeira Beach recall is off; city to pay commissioners’ legal fees

Madeira Beach recall is off; city to pay commissioners’ legal fees

MADEIRA BEACH — The effort to recall two sitting commissioners is over. Bob Preston, chairman of the committee seeking to recall Commissioners John Douthirt and Nancy Oakley confirmed Wednesday that, despite the support of more than 600 voting reside...
Published: 04/12/18
Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, agree on causeway plan

Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, agree on causeway plan

TREASURE ISLAND — The City Commission is expected to approve an agreement with the city of St. Petersburg on Tuesday to reconstruct the East Causeway roadway, including a new bike trail, beginning next year.Informal approval of the agreement was give...
Published: 04/12/18
More stuff than space: Self-storage is the latest boom in St. Petersburg

More stuff than space: Self-storage is the latest boom in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Across the country, more than 50,000 self-storage facilities offer a place for Americans to keep their stuff.City officials are unsure how many dot the St. Petersburg landscape, but say as many as 5,000 new storage units have been pl...
Published: 04/12/18
Clover the puppy survived a fire. Now she’s a firefighter. Sort of.

Clover the puppy survived a fire. Now she’s a firefighter. Sort of.

MADEIRA BEACH — Fire Chief Derryl O’Neal called upon his new hires to approach the City Commission and be sworn in Tuesday evening.First he called two firefighter/paramedics forward. Jared Schenofsky had worked at Pinellas Park. Tom McClave used to w...
Published: 04/11/18
Clothing kids in need started with a purple coat

Clothing kids in need started with a purple coat

4.5.18ST. PETERSBURG—Since it all started with a purple coat, that’s the new logo Clothes To Kids unveiled at its annual fundraising luncheon last week at the St. Petersburg Coliseum.More than 15 years ago, Marie McClung heard from her sister, a teac...
Published: 04/10/18