Jimena Tavel

Times staff writer

Jimena Tavel is a 2018 web intern for the Tampa Bay Times.

Sirata resort adds mural for local touch

Mural artist Derek Donnelly, Pinellas Park, uses spray paint to complete a mural at the Sirata Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach. The mural work is part of a $15-million renovation for the business. Donnelly said the mural, which features a gecko lizard and tropical plants, took him one week to complete. The mural is located near the beach in an event space which is currently under construction. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
ST. PETERSBURG — He sauntered back about 15 feet away from the wall to look up at the mural, and after a few seconds, confirmed his suspicion: The gecko was too small.It needed to be...

Deputies: Husband assaults driver who crashed into his wife’s car

TAMPA — A 58-year-old man was arrested Friday after deputies said he assaulted a man who rear-ended his wife in a crash.Gregory Harvin faces charges of burglary and battery, according to...

Police: Man painted swastikas in Clearwater neighborhood after Markeis McGlockton rally

The swastikas appeared on the garage door of an auto repair shop at 1101 Seminole St. and the parking lot ground of North Greenwood Library at 905 N Martin Luther King Blvd. The damage to the property was about $100. [Courtesy of the Clearwater Police Department]
CLEARWATER The residents of North Greenwood, who this summer have dealt with the July 19 shooting of Markeis McGlockton that unleashed a controversial stand your ground case and protests headed..

Accident closes 34th Street in South St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — The intersection of 18th Avenue S and 34th Street is closed entirely, including both northbound and southbound lanes, after a collision Thursday afternoon, according to St.

Largo man’s history of domestic violence ends with murder charge

These mug shots are from Nathaniel Yates' arrests (left to right) in 2010, 2011 and 2018. He now faces a charge of first-degree murder, accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend, according to deputies. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
LARGO — A man accused of shooting his girlfriend earlier this month — and then returning to shoot her a second, fatal time — has been repeatedly accused of attacking women in the past, records...