ST. PETERSBURG — A judge ruled this week that an ordinance regulating two-hour parking restrictions in the city's downtown core violates the law, sparking questions about an often-buzzed-about topic.
ST. PETERSBURG — Organizers of the much-talked-about 2020 Plan have officially kicked off their five-year effort to reduce poverty in the city's poorest neighborhoods by 30 percent.
ST. PETE BEACH — It took the City Commission nearly three hours of debate this week over the meaning of a recent court decision to discover the city is still no closer to resolving its decadelong legal battle over development rules.
At many Pinellas high schools, the percentage of students opting for the traditional curriculum is getting smaller as special programs become more popular. That's the takeaway from a report this week by the Pinellas County School District showing significant enrollment increases over the last three years in high school …
Intoxicated MOtorcyclist tries to drink his way out of arrest
Advocating for Animals
Dogs and cats had their day at Tuesday's Pinellas County Commission meeting. Commissioners agreed to loosen rules covering stray animals to make way for a program designed to reduce the population of feral cats.
MURAL DEBUTS: A new seascape mural celebrating life on the bay was unveiled Sept. 23 at the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. The idea for the mural was proposed a year ago and resident Kay Lahdenpera led fundraising efforts. Donations came in from Fountains clubs such as the Greeting Card club and the Stitch in Time …
LARGO — Parrish Sandefur admitted he worried about the success of his restaurant before it opened. Not too long ago, he and his wife, Alicia Sandefur, opened up the first Culver's in Tampa Bay on East Bay Drive. Although the quick service restaurant was a go-to eatery for him and his family for years back …
A postcard picturing Sunken Gardens flamingos sent "Greetings from St. Petersburg Florida." A snow globe encasing two flamingos in a swirl of white particles served as one visitor's permanent reminder of the botanical garden and its exotic pink residents. Vintage plates, mugs, statues and …
Ghoulwill Bash aids Goodwill
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast will host "Ghoulwill Bash," a Halloween-themed party featuring food, music and a "Cloak & Swagger" runway show of costumes featuring Goodwill store finds starting at 7 p.m. today in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The event benefits …
Patrons at PARC's 45th annual black-tie fundraiser danced to the music of Kool & the Gang and honored this year's 13 Magnetic Men at a sold-out gala in the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort.
LEALMAN — A political newcomer wants to bring a fresh, reasoned viewpoint to the Lealman fire board.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — A St. Petersburg division chief is squaring off against an incumbent for a seat on the Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue Commission.
Some drivers have not noticed that after the refurbishment of Fourth Street, at the intersection of 62nd Avenue N, traffic turning to head north or south on Fourth Street N using Washington Circle now has new stop signs to heed. But when turning off Fourth Street N to go east or west, we still have yield signs. …
GULFPORT — Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman are about to get dirty.