Friday, June 22, 2018

St. Pete Times News

One man’s battle over beach access brings a ruling that could affect other Florida towns

One man’s battle over beach access brings a ruling that could affect other Florida towns

ST. PETE BEACH — The city will have to pay a property owner’s estate nearly $1.5 million, a federal appeals court has ruled in a case that could have huge repercussions for coastal cities and beachfront property owners. "We are very disa...
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One with the pigeons. ‘Each one has their own little personality'

One with the pigeons. ‘Each one has their own little personality'

ST. PETERSBURG — For more than 80 years, people have flocked to Haslam’s, the iconic bookstore that calls itself "St. Petersburg’s favorite rainy day attraction." Turns out that pigeons flock there, too. Twice a day, around 10 a.m...
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Anclote Key Lighthouse to reopen for tours in June

Anclote Key Lighthouse to reopen for tours in June

TARPON SPRINGS — For the better part of the last five years, the Anclote Key Lighthouse has essentially been closed to the public due to contaminated soil around the 110-foot tower.It stands three miles offshore from the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, ...
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Along U.S. 19, developers will replace an old Buick dealership with new apartments

Along U.S. 19, developers will replace an old Buick dealership with new apartments

PINELLAS PARK — More than 12 acres of prime real estate along one of the city’s main thoroughfares soon will be the site of a 288-unit gated apartment complex following City Council approval last week.Atlanta-based apartment developer Wood Partners s...
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Mistakes lead to more construction on Ulmerton Road

Mistakes lead to more construction on Ulmerton Road

LARGO — If you drive in Pinellas County, you probably know Ulmerton Road as the poster child for perpetual road work.And now, just as commuters were seeing relief, more construction is on the way for a portion of the busy east-west artery.Thanks to w...
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Clearwater fires firefighter accused of DUI, cocaine possession

Clearwater fires firefighter accused of DUI, cocaine possession

CLEARWATER — A firefighter accused in April of driving under the influence, cocaine possession and resisting arrest has been fired.Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Andrew Leeth, 35, in St. Pete Beach after a concerned citizen noticed him u...
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Pinellas news briefs

St. Pete’s summer food program goes through Aug. 10During the months that Pinellas County Schools are closed, the City of St. Petersburg and Healthy St. Pete are sponsoring the Summer Food Program run by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Depart...
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Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

BAY AREA LEGAL SERVICES RECEIVES $198,526 AWARD: Local trial lawyers Scott Johni, Kent Whittemore, and Erin Lohmiller, along with the lead class plaintiff, Alfred Williams, presented a $198,526.12 "cy pres" award check to Bay Area Legal Services. The...
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Five members of 69ers motorcycle gang indicted on federal charges

Five members of 69ers motorcycle gang indicted on federal charges

Last year three members of the 69ers Motorcycle Club gang were implicated in the execution of a rival gang leader in the middle of rush hour traffic in Pasco County.Now those three and two other 69ers members have been indicted on federal charges tha...
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Two accused of turning St. Petersburg test drive into carjacking

Two accused of turning St. Petersburg test drive into carjacking

MADEIRA BEACH — Two men were arrested Thursday after a carjacking during a test drive led to a crash on Gulf Boulevard less than an hour later, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. According to deputies, 30-year-old Robert Gajate went t...
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