Sunday, November 18, 2018

Clearwater and North Pinellas News

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, ...
Published: 11/08/18

Belleair seeks input on town's future

BELLEAIR — Residents are about to have a chance to speak up on the future of the town.The town is undertaking a six-month process, involving community forums, to work with residents to develop a vision for the future and a strategic plan to ma...
Published: 11/08/18
Downtown Clearwater parking plentiful, but not alway easy to find

Downtown Clearwater parking plentiful, but not alway easy to find

CLEARWATER — As it turns out, downtown Clearwater has a surplus of parking.That’s what a study presented recently to the City Council indicates, but whether the 6,400 off-street spots are in the right places and effectively marked, and ...
Published: 11/08/18
Clearwater Police search for suspect in convenience store robbery

Clearwater Police search for suspect in convenience store robbery

At 2 a.m. the man entered a Thornton's convenience store and implied he had a weapon. Clearwater Police are still searching for the suspect, who has face tattoos.
Published: 11/08/18
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.
Published: 11/08/18
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...
Published: 11/06/18
Tampa Bay Water Ski Show team searches for new home

Tampa Bay Water Ski Show team searches for new home

The landlord is cancelling the lease on the Oldsmar property where the team performs and practices.
Published: 11/07/18
Pinellas deputy wounds Palm Harbor woman trying to thwart flare gun-wielding boyfriend

Pinellas deputy wounds Palm Harbor woman trying to thwart flare gun-wielding boyfriend

PALM HARBOR — A deputy accidentally shot and wounded a woman during a confrontation with her flare gun-wielding boyfriend on Monday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Deputy Joseph Wodraska was at ground-level when the agency said he ...
Published: 11/05/18
Updated: 11/06/18

Clearwater okays revamped incentive plan for downtown

Under the new rules, businesses will have a deadline to apply and find tenants to be eligible for a grant.
Published: 11/06/18
Clearwater’s strong mayor referendum: How we got here

Clearwater’s strong mayor referendum: How we got here

CLEARWATER —The debate leading up to Tuesday’s ballot initiative to change the city’s form of government has crescendoed the way most political discourse does these days: on Facebook and with blows from each side.It prompted Mayor George Cretekos to ...
Updated one month ago