Friday, November 23, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Amid tragedies, adoptions bring hope to Tampa Bay kids

Amid tragedies, adoptions bring hope to Tampa Bay kids

LARGO — They arrived at the courthouse almost matching.The boy’s button-down was the same shade as his mother’s shirt, although that wasn’t planned. The boy’s short blond hair was swept into a miniature mohawk like his dad’s, and that was, perhaps, o...
Published: 11/09/18
St. Petersburg History Museum uses pier construction to jumpstart expansion plans

St. Petersburg History Museum uses pier construction to jumpstart expansion plans

Attendance is down, but officials hope a new look leads to a rebound once the new Pier opens
Published: 11/09/18
Deputies shoot at man suspected in a string of Pinellas County robberies

Deputies shoot at man suspected in a string of Pinellas County robberies

Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting at a Palm Harbor gas station involving a deputy and sergeant after a man committed several crimes across the county, according to the Sheriff's Office.Christopher Kearn...
Published: 11/09/18
Beach access debate lands in Pinellas court

Beach access debate lands in Pinellas court

REDINGTON BEACH — Two homeowners are suing their town over beach access, highlighting ongoing confusion sparked by a new state law making it harder for local governments to guarantee public rights to Florida’s sand.The lawsuit filed recently by Pamel...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/09/18

Largo incentive program clears way for apartments

Largo — The City Commission’s approval of an incentive utilized for the first time has paved the way for the development of a 224-unit apartment complex on an 8.8-acre site at the southwest corner of Clearwater-Largo and Rosery roads.Th...
Updated one month ago

Madeira Beach plans to add floor to City Hall

MADEIRA BEACH — The City Commission agreed to move ahead with adding a first floor to City Hall. Currently, the City Hall offices are at second-floor level, with vacant space below.The proposal came from the city Planning Department. Community...
Updated one month ago

John's Pass Village hotel proposal clears hurdle

MADEIRA BEACH — The City Commission recently decided to hold a second public meeting on a John's Pass Village hotel project and to move the project on to the city Planning Commission for its review.Architect John Bodziak said the first neighbo...
Updated one month ago

PSTA, union agree on contract

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board members recently unanimously approved a three-year labor agreement with Florida Public Service Union.James Bradford, chief operation officer, said the agreement covers PSTA’s 460 front-line employees, ...
Updated one month ago
A 911 call said shots fired. These Pinellas deputies didn't even leave their cruisers.

A 911 call said shots fired. These Pinellas deputies didn't even leave their cruisers.

A Pinellas deputy and corporal were recently disciplined after they didn't thoroughly investigate a possible shooting that turned into a homicide.
Updated one month ago
Former Temple Terrace priest accused of inappropriate contact with minor

Former Temple Terrace priest accused of inappropriate contact with minor

Just a few weeks ago, a man sued the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg alleging that he had been abused as a child by one of its priests.This week the diocese is being forced to respond to another allegation of priest misconduct, this time by the Re...
Updated one month ago