Saturday, June 23, 2018

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100 Women Who Care donates to Community Dental Clinic100 Women Who Care of Pinellas County recently presented the Community Dental Clinic with an $11,900 donation. The mission of the Community Dental Clinic is to provide low-income, uninsured or unde...
Published: 06/20/18
Updated: 06/22/18
Safety Harbor is no safe haven from cyberbullying

Safety Harbor is no safe haven from cyberbullying

SAFETY HARBOR — Mayor Joe Ayoub put forth a resolution Monday evening asking the City Commission to condemn cyberbullying.The result? The meeting devolved into shouting and whispering from the crowd and people storming out of chambers.The mayor’s res...
Published: 06/20/18
Updated: 06/22/18
Pinellas County files suit against companies who built Public Safety Complex

Pinellas County files suit against companies who built Public Safety Complex

CLEARWATER –– The Pinellas County Public Safety Complex was built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, but officials now say the $81 million fortress has water leaks and cracked walls.The county filed a lawsuit this month against Harvard Jolly, the S...
Published: 06/20/18
Your guide to St. Pete Pride: What's changed for 2018

Your guide to St. Pete Pride: What's changed for 2018

Pride weekend kicks off in St. Petersburg Friday with a free concert hosted by a RuPaul’s Drag Race star, a parade along the downtown waterfront on Saturday and an expanded expo of vendors and art on Sunday in the Grand Central District that ga...
Published: 06/19/18
Muralist working with huge St. Pete ‘canvas’ to create neighborhood eye-grabber

Muralist working with huge St. Pete ‘canvas’ to create neighborhood eye-grabber

ST. PETERSBURG — They appear to rise out of nowhere — two enormous, reclaimed-water tanks with an artist’s white clouds scudding across a blue background.A closer view reveals silhouettes of a lone coyote howling at the sky, mangrove islands, oak, cy...
Published: 06/19/18
NAACP supporters celebrate and commemorate in St. Pete

NAACP supporters celebrate and commemorate in St. Pete

The St. Petersburg chapter of the NAACP combined its annual Freedom Fund fundraiser with Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery.An estimated 500 people gathered under an air-conditioned tent in Vinoy Pa...
Published: 06/20/18
Pinellas protesters: Stop separating families at the border

Pinellas protesters: Stop separating families at the border

Protests were held on both ends of Pinellas County on Monday in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum at the U.S. border."Children are not pawns," "No kids in cages" and "I would...
Published: 06/18/18
St. Petersburg police make arrest 31 years after sexual assault

St. Petersburg police make arrest 31 years after sexual assault

ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested a man Friday in connection with a 31-year-old sexual assault case and believe he’s connected to other unsolved cases from decades ago.Anthony Stokes, 56, faces a charge of armed sexual battery, according to St. Peters...
Published: 06/15/18
St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of shooting his girlfriend on Tuesday night.James Brown, 52, is being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail on counts of attempted first-degree murder and felon in possession of a fi...
Published: 06/14/18
Back to drawing board for Largo fire chief search

Back to drawing board for Largo fire chief search

LARGO — It’s back to the beginning in the search for a fire chief after City Manager Henry Schubert announced Tuesday that he decided not to make a selection from three finalists.In a memo to city staff, Schubert wrote that the candidates were qualif...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/13/18