Thursday, April 26, 2018

St. Pete Times News

In search for stolen car, the baby inside was the calmest one

In search for stolen car, the baby inside was the calmest one

ST. PETERSBURG ó Photojournalist Michael Egger pulled into the apartment complex off 71st Avenue N on Monday afternoon, waiting for reporter Mark Douglas. The two WFLA-Ch. 8 journalists were looking for someone ó they wouldnít say who ó when they fou...
Published: 04/23/18
Actors, activists, volunteers and doctors take center stage

Actors, activists, volunteers and doctors take center stage

4.20.18Patrons at American Stageís opening night fundraiser and premiere of The Producers might as well have been watching the musical on Broadway. The acting, costumes, sets, choreography and direction were the same caliber as the show that won 12 T...
Published: 04/23/18

Pinellas news briefs

Morton Plant Mease offers free skin cancer screeningsFor the 22nd year, Morton Plant Mease is continuing its tradition of offering free skin cancer screenings on May 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion on the Morto...
Published: 04/23/18

Dr. Delay: What are the unused LED signs for?

Iíve been watching large LED traffic signs go up on Park Boulevard, Bryan Dairy Road, Tyrone Boulevard and others for the past year. To date, there has not been a message on any of them. Is there a plan to use these, or are they only for emergency si...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/23/18
Cops used dead manís finger in attempt to access his phone. Itís legal, but is it okay?

Cops used dead manís finger in attempt to access his phone. Itís legal, but is it okay?

LARGO ó Most people agree what the Largo detectives did at the funeral home was legal.What they diverge on is whether it was appropriate."I just felt so disrespected and violated," said Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip, was shot and...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/21/18
St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

ST. PETERSBURG ó The city said not one of the 266,000 gallons of reclaimed water released on Jan. 18 reached Tampa Bay.There was no mention of the waste released from the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility ever reaching the bay in the cityís notice...
Published: 04/20/18
Pinellas detention deputy fired for using racial slur

Pinellas detention deputy fired for using racial slur

LARGO ó Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired a detention deputy Friday after an internal investigation found he used a racial slur to describe black inmates.A fellow Pinellas County Jail deputy reported Jorge Lopez, 30, after he repeatedly used the s...
Published: 04/20/18
St. Petersburg celebrates with long tables and literacy

St. Petersburg celebrates with long tables and literacy

At 500 feet, this yearís Longest Table really was the longest table yet for the annual WUSF fundraiser. Thatís 200 feet longer than last year. More than 1,100 supporters of the radio station ate dinner at the table stretching between the Museum of Fi...
Published: 04/20/18
The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

ST. PETERSBURG ó Development of the cityís long-awaited pier advanced another step Thursday.The City Council approved a $15 million construction contract and additional money to design a waterside restaurant, build a playground and ferret out naming ...
Published: 04/19/18
Police: Knife-wielding burglar breaks into house, says ĎIím the copsí

Police: Knife-wielding burglar breaks into house, says ĎIím the copsí

LARGO ó Detectives are seeking the publicís help in identifying a man who broke into a home early Thursday morning and confronted the owners with a knife.The incident took place about 3:40 a.m. at a townhouse at 7360 Ulmerton Road, according to Largo...
Published: 04/19/18