Friday, November 24, 2017

Pinellas News

Websites vanish, tipping St. Petersburg business to crime from the inside

Websites vanish, tipping St. Petersburg business to crime from the inside

ST. PETERSBURG — David Scott decided he had to cut ties with one of his contract workers.A Web developer, the man was proving unreliable, said Scott, owner of the small St. Petersburg-based Web design and marketing company Cosmic Digital Design. Scot...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/23/17
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
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital expands to IMG AcademyJohns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is expanding its reach to IMG Academy, a boarding school and sport training site, to help keep its young student-athletes healthy. The Johns Hopkins All...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/13/17
Utility bills will rise for St. Pete residents -- and keep rising

Utility bills will rise for St. Pete residents -- and keep rising

ST. PETERSBURG — Start saving up that couch change. City residents might need it to pay steeper utility bills starting in January.PREVIOUS COVERAGE: No criminal charges in St. Pete’s 1 billion gallon sewage crisis (Oct. 27, 2017)A City Council commit...
Published: 11/09/17