First-Responders honored: The Pinellas County Commission announced the recipients of the inaugural Fire Service Professionals of the Year awards at its meeting Sept. 23. The awards honor those who provide exceptional service to the community. Pinellas County 911 Telecommunicator Patrick Lavender was named …
PINELLAS PARK — Council members narrowly approved a zoning change to transform a used car lot into low-cost apartments.
TREASURE ISLAND — Some downtown business owners are asking the city to demolish a gazebo used as a tourist welcome center. They say the homeless are using it as a shelter.
LARGO — City commissioners narrowly approved a car dealer's request to put up a bigger sign than allowed by Largo rules.
He had writhed in pain for 12 years before he reached for the gun.
At least every seven years, the Largo City Commission appoints a committee of residents to review the city charter and suggest changes. A city charter contains the laws under which a city government must operate, and it can only be changed by the voters. Here are the Times recommendations on proposed changes that …
A new mayor, Woody Brown, and a new city commissioner, John Carroll, were automatically elected in Largo when no one filed to run against them, but six candidates are vying for three open commission seats on the Nov. 4 ballot.
ST. PETE BEACH — The five candidates vying for the job as the city's next manager will face a broad number of issues, including unifying a community deeply divided over how the city's tourism sector will be redeveloped.
Dancing With the Stars benefit
Tampa Bay's Dancing With the Stars, which benefits Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, Angels Against Abuse, Housing & Education Alliance, Pepin Academies, Relay for Life, the Kind Mouse and Voices for Children, and Julie Weintraub's Hands Across the Bay, runs from 6 to 11 …
The grounds were too sodden for lawn games and the synchronized swimmers were unable to put in a full performance, but the show did go on at "Great Extravaganza: The Garden Party," the 1920s-themed bash for Great Explorations Children's Museum.
With his 5-foot-10, 140-pound frame, shaggy brown hair and crooked smile, St. Petersburg High School sophomore Austyn Causey looks more like the team's starting kicker than the starting quarterback. Coach Joe Fabrizio calls him "Skinny.'' And sometimes he has to convince classmates that he actually does play on the …
Hey Doc, work on the traffic circle/roundabout at First Street and 30th Avenue N in St. Petersburg seems to be done, but now I see there are sawhorse barricades on the four corners of the intersection. Last week it looked like workers were digging. What in the world is going on now?
City's Property tax rate will hold steady…
ST. PETERSBURG — A city internal investigative report obtained Friday by the Tampa Bay Times concluded that St. Petersburg fire Chief Jim Large made missteps when he hired a rescue chief in April.
ST. PETERSBURG — For months, arts advocates have waited for city officials to discuss a proposal City Council member Charlie Gerdes made this spring to carve out a portion of the Weeki Wachee Fund to use as a permanent source of arts funding.