Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

St. Petersburg Tribune

Diesel vs. hybrid: Pinellas weighs options for new buses

Diesel vs. hybrid: Pinellas weighs options for new buses

ST. PETERSBURG – Buying buses isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Updated: 1 hour ago
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Don’t blame schools’ problems on ‘resegregation’

Back in 2007, when Pinellas County schools were about to end decades of court-ordered busing, many in the black community feared a return to the bad old days when black schools were shamefully and deliberately underfunded. During a number of communit...
Published: 08/29/15

St. Pete man guilty in murder of Grooveshark exec

CLEARWATER - A St. Petersburg man accused in the shooting death of an online music service executive has been convicted of second-degree murder.
Published: 08/28/15
Pinellas’ campus police favor presence over intimidation

Pinellas’ campus police favor presence over intimidation

ST. PETERSBURG — With classes now in session, the police chief for Pinellas County schools said he is confident local campuses are safe.
Published: 08/28/15

Sandbags available for St. Pete residents as Erika threatens

Sandbags are being made for St. Petersburg residents with the approach of Tropical Storm Erika, which could produce flooding around the region.
Published: 08/28/15

St. Pete police vehicle catches fire after crash involving stolen pickup truck

Two St. Petersburg police officers suffered minor injuries early this morning when they were struck by three juveniles driving a stolen pick-up truck, causing their police vehicle to catch fire.
Published: 08/28/15

Juveniles arrested after stolen pickup hits St. Pete police vehicle

A stolen pickup truck crashed into a St. Petersburg undercover police vehicle early Friday on St. Pete Beach, authorities said.
Published: 08/28/15

Pinellas teen arrested after he’s caught with BB gun on school bus

A Largo High School student was arrested today after displaying a BB gun on a school bus, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 08/27/15
St. Pete leaders launch review in wake of sewer water spill

St. Pete leaders launch review in wake of sewer water spill

Torrential rains that for three weeks saturated the city overwhelmed its stormwater system, forcing about 16 million gallons of storm and sewer water into Tampa and Boca Ciega bays.
Published: 08/27/15
Ousted, imprisoned Clearwater fire chief says he did not molest girl

Ousted, imprisoned Clearwater fire chief says he did not molest girl

CLEARWATER — The city’s former fire chief, imprisoned since 2012 after he was convicted of sexually abusing a child, is asking a judge to reconsider his case.
Published: 08/27/15