Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pinellas News

No charges as investigation into ex-Rays doctor is again closed

No charges as investigation into ex-Rays doctor is again closed

ST. PETERSBURG — Police announced Tuesday they have again closed the investigation into the Tampa Bay Rays’ former physician, Dr. Michael Reilly, and the recommendation remains the same: he should face no charges over allegations of sexual misconduct...
Updated: 2 months ago
St. Petersburg City Council learns nothing solid about biosolids

St. Petersburg City Council learns nothing solid about biosolids

ST. PETERSBURG — In 2011, the city had a grand plan: reduce energy expenses and greenhouse gas emissions by producing renewable energy from biosolids.For the uninitiated, biosolids is a polite term for treated sewage sludge. That’s right, human waste...
Updated: 2 months ago
Student crusader pushes plastic straw ban in Gulfport

Student crusader pushes plastic straw ban in Gulfport

GULFPORT — What started as a law school project is now a proposed ordinance that would ban plastic straws in the city.Jennifer Winn, a 24-year-old student at Stetson University College of Law, took an environmental advocacy course this spring that re...
Updated: 2 months ago
Fundraising effort for Echelman art at Pier faces ticking clock

Fundraising effort for Echelman art at Pier faces ticking clock

About $600,000 in private funds still must be raised to help St. Petersburg acquire one of internationally acclaimed artist Janet Echelman’s floating sculptures, planned for Spa Beach. A small group of influential people is working to boost th...
Updated: 2 months ago

St. Petersburg church offers meditation break

ST. PETERSBURG — Christ United Methodist Church is inviting downtown workers and others to bring their lunch and take a meditation break in the church’s courtyard on Wednesdays at noon.The short, informal midweek program will offer music, a message a...
Updated: 3 months ago

Military photograph exhibit to be housed at St. Petersburg history museum

St. PETERSBURG — A collection of historic American military photographs opened May 2 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. "The American Soldier – A Photographic Tribute" features nearly 70 wall-to-wall photographs capturing the essence of America...
Updated: 3 months ago

Belleair Bluffs administration announces changes

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Change is coming to the city administration, with new positions being created and at least one new face. In reality, city government’s day-to-day functioning will likely change little, as the major player will have a new title with ...
Updated: 3 months ago

Largo back online, invites feedback

LARGO — A new Largo.com is scheduled to go online this week, and the city is asking residents for feedback.The website will have a more modern design and allow residents to do business online, look at interactive maps and easily search from all devic...
Updated: 3 months ago
Largo library is tops in Florida

Largo library is tops in Florida

LARGO — When Largo Public Library Director Casey McPhee received a phone call from the president of the Florida Library Association this month, she was prepared to hear that she was going to be assigned to a committee.So, when she checked her message...
Updated: 3 months ago
Tampa Bay Watch gets spot on St. Pete Pier for marine education center

Tampa Bay Watch gets spot on St. Pete Pier for marine education center

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay Watch, the conservation group based in Tierra Verde, will operate an outpost at the new Pier.In a unanimous vote, City Council members voted Thursday to give the nonprofit organization a five-year lease to offer marine edu...
Updated: 3 months ago