Sunday, June 17, 2018

Pinellas News

St. Petersburg police make arrest 31 years after sexual assault

St. Petersburg police make arrest 31 years after sexual assault

ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested a man Friday in connection with a 31-year-old sexual assault case and believe he’s connected to other unsolved cases from decades ago.Anthony Stokes, 56, faces a charge of armed sexual battery, according to St. Peters...
Published: 06/15/18
St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of shooting his girlfriend on Tuesday night.James Brown, 52, is being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail on counts of attempted first-degree murder and felon in possession of a fi...
Published: 06/14/18
St. Petersburg Free Clinic relocates, upgrades Men’s Residence

St. Petersburg Free Clinic relocates, upgrades Men’s Residence

ST. PETERSBURG — The night before he showed off his room with the small stack of books on a bedside table, Joshua Carradero stayed up late to savor the privacy and furnishings of his new apartment, and his view of the quiet courtyard.He lives in one ...
Published: 06/13/18

Council approves restaurant lease for restaurant, bar and cafe at St. Pete Pier

ST. PETERSBURG — As the city pushes toward a fall 2019 opening of the Pier District, contracts for various components are steadily being approved.The latest is a lease with Chuck Prather, owner of the Birchwood, a boutique hotel on Beach Drive NE, to...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/11/18
Parks Foundation opposes Echelman sculpture on Spa Beach

Parks Foundation opposes Echelman sculpture on Spa Beach

ST. PETERSBURG — An organization whose members include two past mayors and those who trace their heritage to early St. Petersburg families objects to a plan to install one of Janet Echelman’s world famous, aerial net sculptures at Spa Bea...
Published: 06/07/18
St. Petersburg neighborhoods rally to revitalize Skyway Plaza shopping center

St. Petersburg neighborhoods rally to revitalize Skyway Plaza shopping center

ST. PETERSBURG — Neighborhoods in the southernmost section of the city have grown increasingly impatient about the bleak, expansive Skyway Plaza shopping center that’s been largely vacant since 2013.That was the year the Sweetbay supermarket closed, ...
Published: 06/05/18
Pasadena Avenue combines blight with opportunity

Pasadena Avenue combines blight with opportunity

SOUTH PASADENA — Along the heavily traveled segment of Pasadena Avenue S between Gulfport Boulevard and the Corey Causeway, two restaurants have been closed for years.It’s a familiar tale in thousands of cities and towns.Buildings that look like they...
Updated one month ago
Two accused of turning St. Petersburg test drive into carjacking

Two accused of turning St. Petersburg test drive into carjacking

MADEIRA BEACH — Two men were arrested Thursday after a carjacking during a test drive led to a crash on Gulf Boulevard less than an hour later, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. According to deputies, 30-year-old Robert Gajate went t...
Updated one month ago
Largo considers rate hike for trash, recycling

Largo considers rate hike for trash, recycling

LARGO — Residents may see the first trash and recycling rate hike in more than a decade next year as the city faces changes in the global recycling landscape and rising costs.The potential 20 percent increase, which would bring the rate for residenti...
Updated one month ago
St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authority’s Jordan Park plans

St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authority’s Jordan Park plans

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council rejected a request from the St. Petersburg Housing Authority for a letter the agency said would help it proceed with a $43 million makeover of Jordan Park.There’s also a question about whether the housing authority, ...
Updated one month ago