Sunday, November 18, 2018

Clearwater and North Pinellas News

New St. Petersburg Pier starting to rise above ground

New St. Petersburg Pier starting to rise above ground

After months of work under the ground and water, construction is becoming more visible as it rises vertically.
Published: 11/14/18
Thousands of Florida greyhounds will need homes as ban nears. But there’s not a panic yet.

Thousands of Florida greyhounds will need homes as ban nears. But there’s not a panic yet.

Before Floridians voted Tuesday to end greyhound racing by 2021, Maryann Tolliver would field maybe three inquiries a week from people looking to adopt a retired dog from St. Petersburg’s Derby Lane. But in less than a week since voters gave the alre...
Published: 11/10/18
Updated: 11/11/18
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
New signs to start popping up in Tarpon Springs

New signs to start popping up in Tarpon Springs

City officials want better looking and more readable signs in some areas.
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
Bicyclist critically injured in crash involving motorcycle near Seminole

Bicyclist critically injured in crash involving motorcycle near Seminole

A bicyclist was critically injured Wednesday night after being struck by a speeding motorcyclist near Seminole.
Published: 11/08/18

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...
Published: 11/08/18

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...
Published: 11/08/18