Monday, June 18, 2018

St. Pete Times News

St. Petersburg police make arrest 31 years after sexual assault

St. Petersburg police make arrest 31 years after sexual assault

ST. PETERSBURG ó Police arrested a man Friday in connection with a 31-year-old sexual assault case and believe heís connected to other unsolved cases from decades ago.Anthony Stokes, 56, faces a charge of armed sexual battery, according to St. Peters...
Published: 06/15/18
St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

ST. PETERSBURG ó Police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of shooting his girlfriend on Tuesday night.James Brown, 52, is being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail on counts of attempted first-degree murder and felon in possession of a fi...
Published: 06/14/18
Back to drawing board for Largo fire chief search

Back to drawing board for Largo fire chief search

LARGO ó Itís back to the beginning in the search for a fire chief after City Manager Henry Schubert announced Tuesday that he decided not to make a selection from three finalists.In a memo to city staff, Schubert wrote that the candidates were qualif...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/13/18
St. Petersburg Free Clinic relocates, upgrades Menís Residence

St. Petersburg Free Clinic relocates, upgrades Menís Residence

ST. PETERSBURG ó The night before he showed off his room with the small stack of books on a bedside table, Joshua Carradero stayed up late to savor the privacy and furnishings of his new apartment, and his view of the quiet courtyard.He lives in one ...
Published: 06/13/18
New fire chief starts in Safety Harbor

New fire chief starts in Safety Harbor

SAFETY HARBOR ó Florida was never on the radar for Josh Stefancic, who started his fire service career in the suburbs of Chicago.But then a mentor encouraged him to think bigger, so he applied for a job at Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue. He left a blizza...
Published: 06/13/18

Council approves restaurant lease for restaurant, bar and cafe at St. Pete Pier

ST. PETERSBURG ó As the city pushes toward a fall 2019 opening of the Pier District, contracts for various components are steadily being approved.The latest is a lease with Chuck Prather, owner of the Birchwood, a boutique hotel on Beach Drive NE, to...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/11/18
Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

LARGO ó Improving the evacuation process was the biggest lesson learned in Hurricane Irma, Pinellas emergency officials said Thursday.Interim Emergency Management Director David Halstead said although the department got out evacuation information las...
Published: 06/07/18
Parks Foundation opposes Echelman sculpture on Spa Beach

Parks Foundation opposes Echelman sculpture on Spa Beach

ST. PETERSBURG — An organization whose members include two past mayors and those who trace their heritage to early St. Petersburg families objects to a plan to install one of Janet Echelman’s world famous, aerial net sculptures at Spa Bea...
Published: 06/07/18
Pinellas education news: Summer Bridge, kindergarten registration, jobs program and STEM camps

Pinellas education news: Summer Bridge, kindergarten registration, jobs program and STEM camps

17,000 students start Summer Bridge this weekThe Pinellas County school system on Tuesday kicked off Summer Bridge, an annual program for students who are performing below grade level in reading or math and need extra support, or who are behind in gr...
Published: 06/07/18
Meet Largoís finalists for fire chief

Meet Largoís finalists for fire chief

LARGO ó The search for a new fire chief is nearing the end this week as city leaders meet and interview three finalists.The new top firefighter will fill the role left open by former Chief Shelby Willis, who left in March to take a job in Utah. The j...
Published: 06/06/18