Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pinellas News

St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

ST. PETERSBURG — The city said not one of the 266,000 gallons of reclaimed water released on Jan. 18 reached Tampa Bay.There was no mention of the waste released from the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility ever reaching the bay in the city’s notice...
Published: 04/20/18
St. Petersburg celebrates with long tables and literacy

St. Petersburg celebrates with long tables and literacy

At 500 feet, this year’s Longest Table really was the longest table yet for the annual WUSF fundraiser. That’s 200 feet longer than last year. More than 1,100 supporters of the radio station ate dinner at the table stretching between the Museum of Fi...
Published: 04/20/18
The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

ST. PETERSBURG — Development of the city’s long-awaited pier advanced another step Thursday.The City Council approved a $15 million construction contract and additional money to design a waterside restaurant, build a playground and ferret out naming ...
Published: 04/19/18
Downtown’s success creates noisy problem for St. Petersburg

Downtown’s success creates noisy problem for St. Petersburg

Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown’s rapid growth has not been without tension between its residents and the businesses and events that draw exuberant crowds. The city, which has been attempting to amend its noise ordinance o...
Published: 04/19/18
Man said ‘o’ from Hooters sign fell on his foot. Then they played the video.

Man said ‘o’ from Hooters sign fell on his foot. Then they played the video.

MADEIRA BEACHVideo shows ‘o’ on hooters sign didn’t hit manIt doesn’t pay to lie, a St. Petersburg man found out after claiming an "o" from a Hooters sign on John’s Pass fell on his foot when Hurricane Irma struck in September.John Bradley Kane, 54, ...
Published: 04/17/18

Before firing, St. Petersburg officer apologized about Facebook posts

ST. PETERSBURG — Before he was fired last week, a police officer told investigators he was embarrassed about social media posts he wrote in which he declared gang members "a lost cause" deserving of "death or prison."Officer David Garrett told invest...
Published: 04/17/18
St. Pete’s Second Time Arounders band gets call for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

St. Pete’s Second Time Arounders band gets call for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — They’re going to New York. To the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, that is. Next year. In 2019.The Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band got the news Saturday from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade creat...
Published: 04/14/18
Concrete makes St. Petersburg pier plans more real

Concrete makes St. Petersburg pier plans more real

ST. PETERSBURG As the wind whipped the waves in Tampa Bay on Friday, workers went about their jobs building the city’s next downtown pier.Cranes rose from barges and inside a construction trailer, pictures of a model of the building that will rise at...
Published: 04/13/18
St. Anthony’s Cancer Center installs bell dedicated to survivors

St. Anthony’s Cancer Center installs bell dedicated to survivors

ST. PETERSBURGSister Mary McNally, vice president of mission at St. Anthony’s Hospital, stood in front of a room of cancer survivors to unveil a silver bell surrounded by butterfly stickers mounted to the wall of the Cancer Center lobby. "So often pe...
Published: 04/13/18
Details emerge as Pennsylvania police kill suspect in Pinellas Park orchestra member’s slaying

Details emerge as Pennsylvania police kill suspect in Pinellas Park orchestra member’s slaying

Pennsylvania authorities say a man wanted in the February slaying of a Pinellas Park orchestra member was shot and killed after he fled from an attempted traffic stop, crashed his vehicle and pointed a gun at officers.Pinellas Park police also releas...
Published: 04/13/18