Monday, November 12, 2018

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Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in St. Petersburg crash

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in St. Petersburg crash

A 38-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after he ran a red light and crashed his 1998 Honda motorcycle into another vehicle early Monday morning.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Thousands of Florida greyhounds will need homes as ban nears. But there’s not a panic yet.

Thousands of Florida greyhounds will need homes as ban nears. But there’s not a panic yet.

Before Floridians voted Tuesday to end greyhound racing by 2021, Maryann Tolliver would field maybe three inquiries a week from people looking to adopt a retired dog from St. Petersburg’s Derby Lane. But in less than a week since voters gave the alre...
Published: 11/10/18
Updated: 11/11/18
Amid tragedies, adoptions bring hope to Tampa Bay kids

Amid tragedies, adoptions bring hope to Tampa Bay kids

LARGO — They arrived at the courthouse almost matching.The boy’s button-down was the same shade as his mother’s shirt, although that wasn’t planned. The boy’s short blond hair was swept into a miniature mohawk like his dad’s, and that was, perhaps, o...
Published: 11/09/18
St. Petersburg History Museum uses pier construction to jumpstart expansion plans

St. Petersburg History Museum uses pier construction to jumpstart expansion plans

Attendance is down, but officials hope a new look leads to a rebound once the new Pier opens
Published: 11/09/18
Deputies shoot at man suspected in a string of Pinellas County robberies

Deputies shoot at man suspected in a string of Pinellas County robberies

Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting at a Palm Harbor gas station involving a deputy and sergeant after a man committed several crimes across the county, according to the Sheriff's Office.Christopher Kearn...
Published: 11/09/18
Beach access debate lands in Pinellas court

Beach access debate lands in Pinellas court

REDINGTON BEACH — Two homeowners are suing their town over beach access, highlighting ongoing confusion sparked by a new state law making it harder for local governments to guarantee public rights to Florida’s sand.The lawsuit filed recently by Pamel...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/09/18

Largo incentive program clears way for apartments

Largo — The City Commission’s approval of an incentive utilized for the first time has paved the way for the development of a 224-unit apartment complex on an 8.8-acre site at the southwest corner of Clearwater-Largo and Rosery roads.Th...
Published: 11/08/18

Madeira Beach plans to add floor to City Hall

MADEIRA BEACH — The City Commission agreed to move ahead with adding a first floor to City Hall. Currently, the City Hall offices are at second-floor level, with vacant space below.The proposal came from the city Planning Department. Community...
Published: 11/08/18

John's Pass Village hotel proposal clears hurdle

MADEIRA BEACH — The City Commission recently decided to hold a second public meeting on a John's Pass Village hotel project and to move the project on to the city Planning Commission for its review.Architect John Bodziak said the first neighbo...
Published: 11/08/18

PSTA, union agree on contract

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board members recently unanimously approved a three-year labor agreement with Florida Public Service Union.James Bradford, chief operation officer, said the agreement covers PSTA’s 460 front-line employees, ...
Published: 11/08/18