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  1. Deputies: Woman steals hundreds of dollars worth of feminine products, sex toys

    Crime

    LARGO

    Deputies: Woman steals feminine products, sex toys

  2. Pinellas Park Middle, bursting with students, to get $26 million facelift

    K12

    PINELLAS PARK — The hunt for a lunchroom seat begins at 10:50 a.m. every day at Pinellas Park Middle.

    Harvard Jolly Architects’ rendering of the renovated Pinellas Park Middle School.
  3. Intent of fatal shot is crux of Clearwater teacher's trial

    Criminal

    LARGO — John "J.J." Rush was "out of control" on the day he was shot dead.

     Cara Ryan, shown here at a previous hearing, goes on trial today in the murder of her ex-husband.
  4. Pinellas news briefs

    News

    Seminole Pow Wow Parade seeking floats

  5. Hometown Pinellas

    News

    Largo ranked among best for college grads

  6. St. Petersburg ponders options for Manhattan Casino's next chapter

    Growth

    ST. PETERSBURG — For seven months, a fabled building in Midtown has sat empty.

    The city seized the struggling Sylvia’s restaurant in June.
  7. St. Pete Beach mayoral candidate served time in 1997 murder case

    Elections

    ST. PETE BEACH — A mayoral candidate here served time for being an accessory to murder 20 years ago in Maryland, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.

    John-Michael Fleig was convicted of being an accessory to murder. He’s now an inn owner.
  8. Treasure Island, St. Petersburg join forces on causeway plan

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — The city is seeking state funding for a joint project with the city of St. Petersburg to restructure the east end of the Treasure Island causeway.

  9. Naked man accused of home break-in just wanted "sesame seeds for his hamburger"

    Crime

    LARGO

    A Largo resident woke up Jan. 5 to find a naked man in his kitchen, police said.

  10. New movie 'Hidden Figures' resonates with local black women who pioneered in STEM fields

    Education

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Sandra Gibson's eyes welled.

    During a special screening of the new movie Hidden Figures last week, her thoughts turned to moments in her own life. • In one scene, a teacher tells the parents of Katherine Johnson, a future NASA mathematician, that she has never seen a child so …

    From left, Manitia Moultrie, Dr. Sherrisse Bryant, Dr. Marilyn W. Fudge and Sandra J. Gibson pose for a selfie after seeing the film "Hidden Figures" at Sundial on Jan. 5, 2017. The four are local members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, which organized a special screening of the film to emphasize the importance of STEM careers for women of color. [Photo by Jerrod Douse]

  11. Crowley's pub reopens in downtown St. Petersburg after legal battle

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — Crowley's Pub at 269 Central Ave. has reopened under new owners after legal troubles shuttered the restaurant's doors for a few months.

  12. Defense says killer of St. Petersburg fisherman who cared for eight kids is state's key witness

    Criminal

    LARGO — Moments before the bullets pierced his body, Francis "Frankie" McDermott begged for his life.

  13. Hometown Pinellas

    News

    Nonprofits awarded grants for MLK Day of Service Projects

  14. Epilogue: St. Petersburg arts patron Sonya Miller

    Obituaries

    ST. PETE BEACH — Sonya Miller was known for making people feel like part of the family. From the guests at The Rellim Hotel she owned with husband Irwin Miller, to artists and fellow supporters in St. Petersburg's arts community to members of Temple Beth-El, the 88-year-old who died Sunday connected personally …

    Sonya Miller, right, with Betty Sembler and daughter Jan Sher, at a Florida Holocaust Museum event in 2014.
  15. Ray Neri, persistent and honest 'Mayor of Lealman,' dies at 79

    Obituaries

    Lealman isn't a city, but it had a mayor.

    Ray Neri gathered leaders at Denny’s, the “city hall.’’