Wednesday, September 19, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Cops question viral video about human trafficking at Pinellas Publix

Cops question viral video about human trafficking at Pinellas Publix

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is setting the record straight about a viral Facebook video posted by a Dunedin woman who claimed she almost fell victim to human trafficking. Lynne Knowles took to Facebook to share what happened to her at the Pu...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

CLEARWATER — It was no coincidence that after 11 years working for the city, Deputy City Manager Jill Silverboard put her name in the hat for two outside jobs within the past three months.After discussions about changing Clearwater’s co...
Published: 09/18/18
Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

ST. PETERSBURG — The $25 million Maximo Marina renovation off Boca Ciega Bay is almost complete, but for a few punch list items.Located in the Skyway Marina District on the city’s southern tip, the facility boasts 212 covered wet slips ...
Published: 09/18/18
Largo names new fire chief

Largo names new fire chief

LARGO — After two nationwide searches that produced 119 applicants, City Manager Henry Schubert didn’t have to look far to find his new fire chief.Schubert announced recently that Chad Pittman, deputy chief of Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, w...
Published: 09/19/18

Dr. Delay: Pinellas Trail bridge to reopen in late fall

When will (the Pinellas Trail Bridge across Alt 19 North of Curlew road) be repaired and reopened? -AJ NicholsThe bridge, which was closed last fall, should be reopened by late fall. The $2 million contract was awarded to GLF Construction earlier thi...
Published: 09/17/18
St. Petersburg gets more financial flexibility for Tropicana Field redevelopment from county

St. Petersburg gets more financial flexibility for Tropicana Field redevelopment from county

The County Commission agreed last week to let St. Petersburg direct about $115 million in tax dollars to help redevelop 86 acres around Tropicana Field, whether the Rays move to Tampa or not.With a 5-1 vote, the commission approved Mayor Rick Krisema...
Published: 09/19/18
As Innisbrook remodels, challenges remain

As Innisbrook remodels, challenges remain

BY JEFF ROSENFIELDTampa Bay NewspapersPALM HARBOR — Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort is known worldwide, particularly for its famed Copperhead Course, site of the PGA’s annual Valspar Championship.But the 950-acre resort, at 36750 U.S. 19...
Published: 09/17/18
Publix fan adds another first

Publix fan adds another first

ST. PETERSBURG — When Publix employees pulled up to the new Disston Plaza store about 4 a.m. Saturday, their first customer, George Mitcheson, was waiting. The ribbon cutting wouldn’t happen for three hours. Mitcheson had been there sin...
Published: 09/13/18

Indian Rocks Beach will lower tax rate as property values increase

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — City commissioners recently agreed to lower the tax rate slightly.The rate, adopted after one of two public hearings, will be set at $1.80 for every $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value. The current rate is $1.90. Many tax ...
Published: 09/13/18

Treasure Island beefs up fines to discourage repeat parking violators

TREASURE ISLAND — People who park on sidewalks, block driveways or violate parking regulations in the city will soon face more hefty fines.During a recent work session, Police Chief Armand Boudreau told commissioners that staff’s proposed doubling of...
Published: 09/13/18