Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pinellas News

Deputies: No injuries after reported gunshot near Seminole schools

SEMINOLE — Deputies are investigating a report of a gunshot that resulted in two schools being put on lockdown Friday morning. About 8:24 a.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office received a call at Rita’s Italian Ice, 13147 86th Ave., in Seminole. ...
Published: 11/17/17
Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Bishop Rogers Sanders Harris, the first Episcopal bishop to allow female Episcopal priests in Southwest Florida, died Wednesday in South Carolina. He was 87.He became bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida on Sept. 9, 1989, at the Cathedral Churc...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
St. Petersburg property owners seek historic status to protect traditional neighborhoods

St. Petersburg property owners seek historic status to protect traditional neighborhoods

ST. PETERSBURG — A pocket of the Old Northeast and another in Kenwood are seeking to become local historic districts.Their quests come just months after a previous section of the Old Northeast, a block of 10 homes, won City Council approval for what ...
Published: 11/15/17
St. Petersburg officials recoil at offer of help from Weinstein attorney David Boies

St. Petersburg officials recoil at offer of help from Weinstein attorney David Boies

ST. PETERSBURG — What does disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein have to do with the city’s fight against the influence of money in politics?Believe it or not, there is a connection.Last month the City Council approved an ordinance limiting ...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17

Motorcyclist, 50, dies in Treasure Island crash

TREASURE ISLAND — A 50-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a Monday morning crash, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.The incident took place at about 8:38 a.m. at the intersection of Gulf Boulevard and 104th Avenue.Gary Orsley, of Lar...
Published: 11/13/17
St. Pete police employee fired after personal rifle ‘accidentally’ fired inside HQ

St. Pete police employee fired after personal rifle ‘accidentally’ fired inside HQ

ST. PETERSBURG — Scott Hughes, a St. Petersburg police forensic technician, wasn’t allowed to bring his personal Colt AR-15 semiautomatic rifle into headquarters. Nevertheless, the civilian employee did so for years, according to the department.Then ...
Published: 11/13/17
Star Wars makes for a bright night at the Museum of Fine Arts

Star Wars makes for a bright night at the Museum of Fine Arts

11.17.17Museum of Fine Arts patrons toured the "Star Wars and the Power of the Costume" exhibit before it opened to the public at the "First Look Cantina" party where "intergalactic cocktail" was the suggested attire.Erin Aebel, a member of the board...
Published: 11/13/17
South Pasadena refuses to increase offer for fire station site

South Pasadena refuses to increase offer for fire station site

SOUTH PASADENA — A plan for a new fire station in South Pasadena has a pivotal missing piece: The city needs a place to build it.The South Pasadena Fire Department’s longtime home on Oleander Way needs extensive repairs and renovations, including a n...
Published: 11/10/17
Updated: 11/13/17
Running on empty: plane ran out of fuel before landing on St. Petersburg road

Running on empty: plane ran out of fuel before landing on St. Petersburg road

ST. PETERSBURG — The pilot who landed on a city street on Oct. 18 told air traffic controllers he was nearly out of fuel only minutes after takeoff.Pilot Manuel Izquierdo, 36, radioed air traffic controllers that he was "fuel critical" and had only 2...
Published: 11/10/17
The Cross Bay Ferry won’t come back this fall. What about 2018?

The Cross Bay Ferry won’t come back this fall. What about 2018?

Still waiting for the Cross Bay Ferry to return? It’s going to be a while — say, 2018 at the earliest.The ferry’s supporters, most notably St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, had hoped to bring the boat back for another season after the first six-mon...
Published: 11/10/17