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  1. St. Pete Beach faces millions in sewer repairs

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — The city must spend millions of dollars to repair and refurbish its aging sewer system or pay severe penalties to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

    City Manager Wayne Saunders says the DEP order is fair.
  2. False security alarms may come with a price in St. Petersburg

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Last year, police officers were dispatched to more than 9,700 calls triggered by false security alarms, an average of about 27 a day.

  3. Police: Hotel burglar snags erectile dysfunction meds, ostomy bags



    Police: Hotel burglar snags erectile dysfunction meds, ostomy pouches

  4. St. Petersburg Museum of History's "Hot Havana Nights" sizzles

    Human Interest


    With authentic music from Ybor City's Orquesta Infinidad, and food from Parkshore Grill, the St. Petersburg Museum of History's "Hot Havana Nights" fundraiser also offered spectacular nighttime views of the city's waterfront from inside historic Hangar 1 at Albert Whitted Airport.

    David Jezek, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, left, with Bob Ulrich, former St. Petersburg mayor.
  5. Seminole Mall developer wants city to lobby Pinellas for millions in tax rebates


    SEMINOLE — Developers want millions in tax rebates from Pinellas property owners for redeveloping Seminole Mall and they want the city's help in convincing county commissioners to agree to the deal.

  6. For the Lawrences and the Browns, basketball and friendship run deep


    ST. PETERSBURG — They became friends at Lakewood High School more than 25 years ago, a bond born through basketball.

    Anthony Lawrence Jr., from left, adds a little extra to his layup as Stephon Williams, Cody Carden and Barry Brown Jr. watch during practice at Admiral Farragut Academy in 2006. That year, as members of the Courtside Cavaliers, they won the U9 AAU state title.
  7. Hometown South Pinellas


    Fundraising firefighters: A group of ambitious firefighters from Lealman put down their hoses and trained for Tough Mudder Central Florida on Nov. 8 in Kissimmee. Carl Joyner, Daniel Gregory, Jason Sharpe, Jeremy Graham and Eddie Robertson competed in a challenging series of obstacles as a fundraiser for the …

    Edwin Pinkham, left, and Michael Pagnotta.
  8. South Pinellas community news




    One sprite is soaking in a tub of hot cocoa, while another is diving into a pot of icing. Hey elves, only 35 days until Christmas. Quit smelling the cookies and get back to work.

    SCOTT  KEELER   |   Times
  9. Downtown St. Petersburg residential growth: It's all about the boom

    Real Estate


    Downtown's residential development boom is in full swing. Three apartment buildings are completed, four more are in various stages of construction and six condo projects are under way. • By the time they are all finished, 2,031 new homes will be added within less than a mile of …

    430 Third Ave. S Size: 326 apartments, four stories Monthly rent: $1,275 to $2,700  Status: Near completion, 38 percent preleased  Developer: NRP Group, Cleveland
  10. What's in dispute in St. Pete Beach

    Local Government

    What's in dispute in St. Pete Beach

  11. St. Pete Beach conflict inches closer to resolution

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — A whisper of clarity has entered this city's decade-long debate and legal fighting over its comprehensive plan and development rules.

  12. Intersections are a source of several questions


    Can you tell me what kind of work is going on along 49th Street and about 30th Avenue N?

    Steven Smith

  13. Despite minimum wage hike for workers, St. Petersburg at odds with largest union on contract

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Four weeks ago, Mayor Rick Kriseman stood on the steps of City Hall to announce his city would be the first in the Tampa Bay area to raise the floor on wages for its workers.

    St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced in October a plan to raise the minimum wage for many city employees to $12.50 an hour.
  14. St. Petersburg sees budget surplus, but may return $2.2 million federal grant

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The city will end its budget season with a surplus for the first time in years, despite months of projections about a possible deficit.

  15. St. Petersburg public shows interest in only small changes to waterfront

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — Anyone hoping for a radical makeover on the city's waterfront likely left disappointed from a public meeting held Thursday at the Vinoy Renaissance resort.