Thursday, January 18, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Hooper: Brockovich inspires local women to be ‘heroes’

Hooper: Brockovich inspires local women to be ‘heroes’

They came to Temple B’Nai Israel on Sunday, drawn by a beacon one woman casts as an environmental warrior. Bonded by a quest for the truth, Cheryl Jozsa and Emerald Cromwell were among the 800 who attended an annual event staged by the Women of Templ...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Gene Smith, St. Pete’s ‘9th council member,’ dies at 68

Gene Smith, St. Pete’s ‘9th council member,’ dies at 68

ST. PETERSBURG— They called him the "ninth council member" around city hall. He leaves behind colorful memories that do not face any term limits.Gene Smith, 68, was found dead in his Fifth Street N apartment on Monday morning, according to St. Peters...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/10/18
Pinellas commissioners refuse to appoint CareerSource board members

Pinellas commissioners refuse to appoint CareerSource board members

CLEARWATER — For years, Pinellas County commissioners provided little scrutiny of governing board candidates for a local agency that spends millions to train displaced workers.The rubber-stamping ended Tuesday.In refusing to approve candidates for Ca...
Published: 01/09/18

E-cigarette battery blaze injures one on Pinellas bus

A lithium battery from an electronic cigarette caught fire Monday on a Pinellas bus, injuring one passenger.Largo police officers were called about 4:30 p.m. to Belcher Road north of Ulmerton Road after the driver of a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Autho...
Published: 01/09/18
Doc Ford’s restaurant chosen for St. Petersburg pier site

Doc Ford’s restaurant chosen for St. Petersburg pier site

ST. PETERSBURG — Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, a popular Sanibel Island restaurant with locations on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach, will now be able to claim a site in St. Petersburg.Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Friday that he has selected the ...
Published: 01/05/18
Planning to apply for a Pinellas school ‘choice’ program? The time has come

Planning to apply for a Pinellas school ‘choice’ program? The time has come

If history is any guide, more than 20,000 applications from some 11,000 students will flow into the Pinellas County school system’s computers over the next two weeks as families seek access to choice programs.Those numbers have been fairly consistent...
Published: 01/05/18
Lawyer who called gay marriage decision ‘abomination’ seeking Pinellas family court judge seat

Lawyer who called gay marriage decision ‘abomination’ seeking Pinellas family court judge seat

During her 2016 congressional campaign in Tallahassee, Lathika Mary Thomas ran as a "constitutional conservative" who supported tax cuts and opposed illegal immigration.She also called the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Affordable Care Act and g...
Published: 01/04/18
Updated: 01/05/18
Finally, St. Petersburg, Duke Energy agree on LED streetlights

Finally, St. Petersburg, Duke Energy agree on LED streetlights

ST. PETERSBURG — After years of impasse, Mayor Rick Kriseman and Duke Energy on Thursday evening celebrated a long-awaited partnership to start replacing all 31,000 of the city’s incandescent streetlights with LED ones.In his inaugural address earlie...
Published: 01/04/18
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

Relative of Clearwater resident re-enlists in NavyNavy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Williams has reenlisted in the Navy. Williams is serving as Command Career Counselor with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and...
Published: 01/03/18
Updated: 01/06/18
Some questions for St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman about his beard

Some questions for St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman about his beard

ST. PETERSBURG — Let’s not pretend like you haven’t seen it and wondered what’s going on with Mayor Rick Kriseman’s beard. He has let his hair grow ever since the election in November — the end to a long, expensive and often nasty campaign.TAMPA BAY ...
Published: 01/03/18
Updated: 01/05/18