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Top 5 at noon: Trendy downtown St. Pete townhome project scrapped; police make arrest in connection to fatal shooting of store clerk; Tampa's MOSI names president and CEO; and more

This is a rendering of Aspen Venture Group's proposed downtown St. Petersburg development called 801 Conway. The residentail project has been scrapped. [ClearpH Design]

This is a rendering of Aspen Venture Group's proposed downtown St. Petersburg development called 801 Conway. The residentail project has been scrapped. [ClearpH Design]

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TRENDY DOWNTOWN ST. PETE TOWNHOME PROJECT SCRAPPED

In September, developer James Landers said almost two dozen buyers had contracted for townhomes in the planned 801 Conway project in St. Petersburg's trendy Edge District. But now the project is dead, a victim of permitting delays and rising prices sparked by the city's frenetic building boom.

TAMPA POLICE ARREST 24-YEAR-OLD MAN IN CONNECTION TO FATAL SHOOTING OF STORE CLERK

Police have arrested a 24-year-old Tampa man and charged him with murder in connection to Sunday's shooting death of a convenience store clerk. Christopher Antonio Sheffield fatally shot 60-year-old Mohamoud Ibrahim during a robbery at the 29th Street Store, 2802 N 29th St., according to Tampa police. Police arrested Sheffield about 4 a.m. Monday after receiving a tip he might be hiding out in a Tampa apartment complex.

TAMPA'S MOSI NAMES JULIAN MACKENZIE PRESIDENT AND CEO

The Museum of Science & Industry announced Monday that it has promoted Julian Mackenzie to be the organization's president and chief executive officer.

DIVERS SEARCH FOR MAN WHO FELL OFF WATER SCOOTER IN TAMPA LAKE

Divers are searching an East Tampa lake for a man who fell off a water scooter Sunday afternoon and never resurfaced. Eduardo Godfrey, 28, was operating a water scooter in East Lake about 3:30 p.m. when he made a sharp turn and was thrown from the machine along with his passenger, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

EXPECT NEW LIGHTNING DEFENSEMAN TO BRING 'ABRASIVENESS'

Dan Girardi, who signed a two-year, $6 million contract earlier this month, joins forward Chris Kunitz, who brings four Stanley Cup rings to the dressing room, as a pair of veterans who can give the Lightning something the team was missing last season. He was introduced to the Tampa Bay media during a news conference today at Amalie Arena.

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Top 5 at noon: Trendy downtown St. Pete townhome project scrapped; police make arrest in connection to fatal shooting of store clerk; Tampa's MOSI names president and CEO; and more 07/17/17 [Last modified: Monday, July 17, 2017 11:52am]
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