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  1. Are the victims always to blame in St. Petersburg auto thefts?


    ST. PETERSBURG — Last year, police Chief Tony Holloway launched a campaign to get residents to lock their cars and take their keys, purses and other valuables with them.

  2. WANTED: New home for American League baseball team


    ST. PETERSBURG — Major League Baseball's version of House Hunters premiered Thursday when the Tampa Bay Rays released a one-page wish list for what the club wants in a new stadium.

  3. St. Petersburg gets new public works chief

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kriseman announced a new public works administrator last week, five months after the city's longtime administrator abruptly retired. Claude Tankersley will begin his $149,000 post this month. Tankersely is Bradenton's Public Works Director.

  4. Kriseman's bike share plan draws criticism

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman last week halved his request to bring a bike share program to St. Petersburg.

  5. Kriseman takes inaugural flight from Albert Whitted to Fort Lauderdale

    Local Government

    ST.PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman and St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Steinocher went on a day trip to Fort Lauderdale on Monday. Kriseman and Steinocher were the inaugural passengers on Tropic Ocean Air's first flight from Albert Whitted Airport.

  6. Former Dunedin city manager in running for Largo's top job

    Local Government

    LARGO — The ex-Dunedin city manager who resigned last month amid criticism of his job performance is a semifinalist in Largo's search for a new city manager.

    Former Dunedin City Manager Rob DiSpirito is a finalist for the vacant Largo city manager position.  [Times files]
  7. Walgreens will close St. Petersburg's Gateway store, open across the street the next day


    ST. PETERSBURG — Walgreens in the Gateway Crossings shopping center on Roosevelt Boulevard will close and reopen this month as a freestanding store catty-corner to the old location.

  8. St. Pete Beach moves to create dog beach on Pass-a-Grille

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — "Dog friendly" may soon become a major bragging point for this beach city as it considers establishing a dog beach on Pass-a-Grille.

  9. Daniel Ruth: Gondolas, or more beach traffic jams?


    If you're thinking of enjoying a relaxing day at Clearwater Beach, better leave now. You might get there by Monday. And if you're lucky, you might find a parking spot by Wednesday. And you might get home by Saturday. And yes, we're having way big fun now.

  10. On the town for week of Feb. 5

    Human Interest


    Sister Margaret Freeman was a guiding force at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic for decades. Supporters honored her work and that of another longtime volunteer when the Sister Margaret Freeman Award was presented at the organization's annual donor appreciation reception. Mary Wyatt Allen

    Mary Wyatt Allen
  11. Redeveloper of St. Petersburg's former downtown YMCA envisions sweeping changes

    Real Estate


    Restoration of downtown's historic former YMCA is barely under way, but its new owner is already talking about plans for a multistory annex.

    Several of the first floor interior walls of the historic downtown YMCA are curved near an entrance to the exterior central courtyard.
  12. Seminole rolling out digital arts lab thanks to donation from city official

    Local Government

    SEMINOLE — Mark Ely's office looks less like that of a city official and more like a Best Buy these days, but he's not complaining.

    Mark Ely, 55, is Seminole’s community development director.
  13. Clearwater company helps preserve pieces of baseball history

    Human Interest

    Locked and stored away in heavy-duty filing cabinets, some nearly a century old, in a fireproof room at the headquarters for Minor League Baseball in St. Petersburg, rest some of the most interesting historical documents in the game: the player statistical cards.

    Marshall Stevens is president of the business records firm.
  14. Kriseman's plan to redevelop Midtown raises concerns about gentrification


    ST. PETERSBURG — The South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment area is Mayor Rick Kriseman's ambitious proposition for the mostly poor, majority black neighborhoods south of Central Avenue.

  15. Treasure Island chooses former Chamber of Commerce head to fill vacant commission seat

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — Larry Lunn, a retired lawyer and former chamber of commerce director, is the newest member of the City Commission.

    Larry Lunn’s term will run until 2017.