Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

St. Petersburg Tribune

Portion of 54th Ave. N. closed in Seminole due to sewer line leak

Portion of 54th Ave. N. closed in Seminole due to sewer line leak

All lanes on 54th Avenue North will be closed at least four weeks between Seminole Boulevard and 100th Way in Seminole as crews repair a sewer line leak.
Published: 08/25/15
Safety message greets parents, students on first day of school

Safety message greets parents, students on first day of school

ST. PETERSBURG — As Melrose Elementary students arrived for their first day of school sporting fresh polo shirts and new backpacks, their parents got a reminder to put safety first.
Published: 08/24/15
St. Pete public works director quits after meeting with mayor

St. Pete public works director quits after meeting with mayor

ST. PETERSBURG – City Public Works Administrator Mike Connors, who has headed the city’s largest and most controversial projects, retired Monday after meeting with Mayor Rick Kriseman.
Published: 08/24/15

St. Pete voters to narrow field of city council candidates

ST. PETERSBURG – The field of five candidates seeking to replace City Councilman Wengay Newton in District 7 will be pared to two Tuesday as voters go to the polls.
Published: 08/24/15
St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts names new chief curator

St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts names new chief curator

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg has appointed a new chief curator.
Published: 08/24/15

Motorcycle passenger killed in crash on I-275 in St. Petersburg

A motorcycle passenger from Port Charlotte was killed Sunday night and the driver was critically injured when he driver lost control on Interstate 75 in St. Petersburg and drove off the roadway.
Published: 08/24/15
Crossing guards hit the streets for start of school

Crossing guards hit the streets for start of school

CLEARWATER — Dressed in a reflective orange vest and matching hat, Norm Runkles Jr. surveyed his domain outside Belleair Elementary School: whirling cars, the muffled hum of stereos behind rolled-up windows, and blacktop simmering in August he...
Published: 08/23/15
Updated: 08/24/15
Pennsylvania woman accused of wrong-way DUI in Palm Harbor

Pennsylvania woman accused of wrong-way DUI in Palm Harbor

A Pinellas County K-9 deputy spotted a Pennsylvania woman driving west in the eastbound lanes of Alderman Road near Rolling Woods Drive early Sunday. Jan Lee Witherite was stopped and subsequently arrested at approximately 12:39 a.m.
Published: 08/23/15
Education, jobs take center stage in election for south St. Pete seat

Education, jobs take center stage in election for south St. Pete seat

The downtown residential boom has fed the economy and revitalized an area that continues to thrive and grow. So as the District 7 City Council primary election comes Tuesday, community leaders are looking for similar efforts from their council member to improve their neighborhoods, some of the poorest in the city.
Published: 08/23/15

Clearwater man charged with fleeing traffic stop, hit-and-run

A 28-year-old Clearwater man was arrested Saturday, accused of speeding off during a traffic stop before crashing into two cars and then attempting to flee on foot, Pinellas County sheriff’s officials said.
Published: 08/23/15