Saturday, December 16, 2017

St. Pete Times News

Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

LARGO — A Pinellas sheriff’s child protective investigator has been fired and could face criminal charges after an investigation found she made a child custody recommendation to a judge as a favor to a friend.Jayne Johnson, who has worked for the She...
Published: 12/15/17
Pinellas jury: Clearwater man representing himself is guilty of killing his mother

Pinellas jury: Clearwater man representing himself is guilty of killing his mother

LARGO — A jury found Daniel Richards guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the fatal beating of his 83-year-old mother.Richards, a 61-year-old who represented himself during his trial, was sentenced to life in prison.On the night of July 17, 2...
Published: 12/15/17
St. Petersburg’s Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement set to be complete in 2019

St. Petersburg’s Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement set to be complete in 2019

ST. PETERSBURG — The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, under construction since 2015, is scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2019.The five-story, 137,100-square-foot building will house businessman and collector Rudy Ciccarello’s...
Published: 12/15/17
Dolls come in all colors at St. Petersburg’s Woodson museum

Dolls come in all colors at St. Petersburg’s Woodson museum

ST. PETERSBURG — As a little girl, Terri Lipsey Scott played with a baby doll named Sindy in Savannah, Ga. Scott is black, Sindy was white. Dana Battle, also black, had a white doll named Toni, in Los Angeles. There weren’t many affordable dolls that...
Published: 12/15/17
St. Pete will pay developer to build and run Edge District garage

St. Pete will pay developer to build and run Edge District garage

ST. PETERSBURG — The booming Edge District has received the initial green light for a parking garage that will be built with public dollars and then be turned over to a private owner.The St. Petersburg City Council gave unanimous approval Thursday to...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17

Hometown Pinellas

Pinellas native graduates basic trainingU.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brett M. Williams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipl...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17
Pinellas judge: U.S. Army major found incompetent to stand trial can leave Florida

Pinellas judge: U.S. Army major found incompetent to stand trial can leave Florida

LARGO — A Pinellas circuit judge ruled this week that Roman Izzo, a U.S. Army major charged with murder but found incompetent to stand trial after he was injured in a motorcycle crash, can move to Kansas with his family.Izzo was released on $1.5 mill...
Published: 12/14/17

Palm Harbor woman, 23, killed while crossing Seminole Boulevard

SEMINOLE — A 23-year-old Palm Harbor woman was fatally injured when she was struck by a sport-utility vehicle while crossing Seminole Boulevard on Wednesday night, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.The incident took place at about 8:4...
Published: 12/14/17
Old Northeast Community Garden asked to vacate with sale of land

Old Northeast Community Garden asked to vacate with sale of land

By DIVYA KUMARTimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURGThe chickens still strutted in their coop hours before the community garden at 725 Second St. N would be required to vacate.Lyn Van Voorst, who had run the garden for three and a half years since she appr...
Published: 12/13/17
Unusual paddle design earns worldwide market

Unusual paddle design earns worldwide market

Paddling on the heels of the last supermoon of 2017, Phil Hughes navigated an uncommonly low tide off Dunedin through St. Joseph Sound on an effortless but lengthy glide.This is not easy water, nor an easy paddle, and could be especially daunting for...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/13/17