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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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St. Pete trash collection returns to normal Thursday

St. Petersburg trash collection started back up Tuesday. By Thursday, service will be back to normal, according to the city's website, stpete.orgAreas usually serviced Monday will be picked up Tuesday. Areas normally serviced Tuesday will be collecte...
Published: 10/09/17
How should St. Pete make up for dumping all that sewage? How about a street sweeper?

How should St. Pete make up for dumping all that sewage? How about a street sweeper?

Every crisis has a silver lining. In the case of St. Petersburg’s sewage crisis, which spawned state and federal investigations and delivered a state consent decree ordering the city to fix a dilapidated sewer system, the upside is figuring out...
Updated one month ago
Tampa poll rates streets, flooding, police-community relations and transportation as top public priorities

Tampa poll rates streets, flooding, police-community relations and transportation as top public priorities

A city of Tampa online survey of the public's priorities for the next 18 months rated improving streets and easing flooding as the top priority of nearly 89 percent of respondents. Nearly tied for second were police-community relations and transp...
Updated one month ago
City council candidates talk on Rays, solar and sea-level rise

City council candidates talk on Rays, solar and sea-level rise

Candidates for three City Council seats took questions from a polite crowd Wednesday night during a forum organized by the Council of Neighborhood Associations. Residents asked about prominent issues like the Tampa Bay Rays’ quest for a stadium...
Updated one month ago
Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter thanks his former dance instructor from Tampa in touching tribute (w/ video)

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter thanks his former dance instructor from Tampa in touching tribute (w/ video)

TAMPA -- Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter appeared at a meeting of the Hillsborough County commission on Wednesday. Tell me why. County commissioners presented a commendation Wednesday morning to Sandy Karl, a local dance instructor retiring after ...
Updated one month ago
Vinoy seeks to educate voters before November referendum

Vinoy seeks to educate voters before November referendum

 The high profile match between Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker has cast a long shadow over other candidates and issues on the St. Petersburg residents' Nov. 7 ballot. One of the campaigns pretty much flying below the radar i...
Updated one month ago
Tampa Electric rules, Duke Energy drools, Hillsborough commissioners declare

Tampa Electric rules, Duke Energy drools, Hillsborough commissioners declare

TAMPA — The pile on of Duke Energy continued Wednesday in Hillsborough County, where commissioners boasted how quickly most of their constituents had power after Hurricane Irma. During a debriefing of the storm’s aftermath, commissioners ...
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough okays $1.25 million in Hurricane Irma-related spending with more to come

Hillsborough okays $1.25 million in Hurricane Irma-related spending with more to come

TAMPA -- Hillsborough County commissioners approved $1.25 million in expenses related to Hurricane Irma on Wednesday with many more costs expected to come. The county will spend $750,000 on overtime for employees who worked throughout the storm and a...
Updated one month ago
St. Pete realtor Brandi Gabbard hopes to bring housing experience to city council

St. Pete realtor Brandi Gabbard hopes to bring housing experience to city council

ST. PETERSBURG — City Council candidate Brandi Gabbard looks at details and the long-term consequences when evaluating political decisions. “There’s so many times in these huge policies that there’s an unintended consequence l...
Updated one month ago
St. Pete council member Darden Rice talks Duke, hurricanes, sewage

St. Pete council member Darden Rice talks Duke, hurricanes, sewage

City Councilwoman Darden Rice is running for re-election in District 4, and believes the lessons she's learned in her first term in office will serve her well in a new term. Rice spoke Monday with the Tampa Bay Times editorial board on a ra...
Updated one month ago