Wednesday, February 21, 2018

St. Pete Times News

South Pasadena wonders whether it’s time for a change

South Pasadena wonders whether it’s time for a change

SOUTH PASADENA — Only one municipality in the state of Florida still leaves the daily nitty-gritty of government in the hands of elected city commissioners.Is it time for a change in South Pasadena?Lari Johnson, who as vice mayor oversees the city’s ...
Published: 02/21/18
St. Petersburg regatta to Havana again buffeted by politics

St. Petersburg regatta to Havana again buffeted by politics

The 2017 St. Petersburg-Habana Yacht Race was celebrated as more than a competitive regatta to Cuba’s capital city of Havana.The relaunch of the maritime competition canceled since 1959 was hailed as a reflection of the detente started under former P...
Published: 02/20/18

Pinellas news briefs

Spring Break STEM camp for kidsThe Science Center of Pinellas is hosting a Spring Break STEM camp for children in grades K-6. The camp, which runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., March 26-30, features hands-on activities and costs $200. Before and after care i...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Sheriff’s undercover sting nabs 26 ‘brazen’ unlicensed contractors

Sheriff’s undercover sting nabs 26 ‘brazen’ unlicensed contractors

DUNEDIN –– Pinellas sheriff’s detectives spent their weekend luring in unlicensed electrical, plumbing and other home improvement contractors to a vacant home wired with cameras.It took only hours before a stream of people arrived to work on the outd...
Published: 02/19/18
Pinellas Sheriff’s Office accuses 14-year-old of copycat Snapchat school threat

Pinellas Sheriff’s Office accuses 14-year-old of copycat Snapchat school threat

PINELLAS PARK — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office late Saturday said detectives arrested a 14-year-old boy and accused him of posting a threat to a school on his Snapchat account.Edward Charles Osgood, who attends Lealman Innovation Academy, was a...
Published: 02/17/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Hundreds rally against gun violence in downtown St. Pete

Hundreds rally against gun violence in downtown St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — A red heart-shaped balloon rose above crowd of several hundred people that had gathered at Williams Park on Saturday evening to mourn Wednesday’s school shooting in Broward County and to protest gun violence.Below the balloon, signs ...
Published: 02/17/18
Travel insurance company brings tree houses, beer kegs and creativity to former church

Travel insurance company brings tree houses, beer kegs and creativity to former church

ST. PETERSBURG — Neither the Lutherans who first occupied the 4300 block of Central Avenue, nor the evangelical congregation that followed could ever have imagined tree houses sprouting in their church sanctuary.Yet that’s one of the plans of new own...
Published: 02/16/18
New Madeira Beach manager promises to help city heal

New Madeira Beach manager promises to help city heal

MADEIRA BEACH — Newly appointed City Manager Jonathan Evans says he wants to help this politically torn city to heal.This is a town that is still battling over the scope of future redevelopment, last year’s bitter election that drastically altered po...
Published: 02/16/18
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

BOAT REPLICA DEDICATED TO AMERICAN LEGION POST OFFICER: A replica of PT Boat 562 was dedicated and presented to American Legion Post 273 Madeira Beach executive officer Monte Palmer, 94, who served on the boat during World War II. MENORAH MANOR EMPLO...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Social issues, women speakers combine for new-look international conference at USF St. Petersburg

Social issues, women speakers combine for new-look international conference at USF St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — When more than 70 experts gather in St. Petersburg next week for an annual conference on international affairs, there will be a couple of changes:More focus on social issues and more female speakers."We’ve had some criticism in the p...
Published: 02/15/18