Monday, October 22, 2018
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PALM HARBOR LIBRARY ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF OPERATING HOURS

The Palm Harbor Library has expanded its operating hours, now open longer on Wednesdays and Fridays. The new hours are as follows:

Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLAM BAYOU NATURE PRESERVE CLEANUP

Keep Pinellas Beautiful, TREE Inc. and the city of St. Petersburg are seeking volunteers to plant native trees and remove invasive plants at at the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve, 4099 34th Ave.S, on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. To register, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/international-coastal-cleanup-clam-bayou-tree-planting-tickets-48912529693

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Did you know the first black explorer of North America landed in St. Petersburg in 1528?

Did you know the first black explorer of North America landed in St. Petersburg in 1528?

The History Council shines a light on the largely unknown historical landing of the Panfilo de Narvaez expedition of 1528 in St. Petersburg
Published: 10/19/18
Record-setting hot streak continues across Tampa Bay, but not for long

Record-setting hot streak continues across Tampa Bay, but not for long

Friday will be another record-breaking day for Tampa Bay.
Published: 10/19/18
Another homicide under investigation in St. Petersburg's Midtown

Another homicide under investigation in St. Petersburg's Midtown

For the second time this week, police are investigating a shooting death in Midtown.
Published: 10/19/18
Deputies: Drunk St. Petersburg man jumps behind wheel of PSTA bus, threatens driver

Deputies: Drunk St. Petersburg man jumps behind wheel of PSTA bus, threatens driver

It wasn't his first unlawful encounter with PSTA, deputies said.
Published: 10/18/18
Man files suit against Diocese of St. Petersburg saying a Tampa priest sexually abused him in the 1980s

Man files suit against Diocese of St. Petersburg saying a Tampa priest sexually abused him in the 1980s

ST. PETERSBURG — A former parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church in Tampa, now a lawyer and magistrate in the Virginia Supreme Court, has filed suit against the Diocese of St. Petersburg alleging that he was sexually abused as a child by a no...
Published: 10/17/18
'The killing has to stop,' Midtown residents say after Tuesday double homicide

'The killing has to stop,' Midtown residents say after Tuesday double homicide

Midtown residents say it's hard to find someone in the neighborhood who hasn't been affected by violence.
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/17/18

St. Petersburg police investigating double-homicide

Midtown residents believe violence is on the rise in their neighborhood.
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/17/18
Largo woman chews, swallows crack pipe during arrest, police say

Largo woman chews, swallows crack pipe during arrest, police say

Dariel Hutton, 52, of Largo, was arrested Friday night after Largo police said she tried to destroy evidence by chewing and swallowing a glass crack pipe.
Published: 10/16/18
St. Petersburg police release videos of coyotes roaming city streets

St. Petersburg police release videos of coyotes roaming city streets

The St. Petersburg Police Department released a video of coyotes roaming the city's streets on Thursday afternoon.
Published: 10/12/18
Pinellas deputies arrest man accused of running Coquina Key drug house

Pinellas deputies arrest man accused of running Coquina Key drug house

Surveillance of a suspected drug house on Coquina Key led to the arrest Thursday of a man on several drug and gun charges.
Published: 10/12/18