Pinellas News

Council cool to Clearwater Beach spring break parking plan

CLEARWATER — A chamber of commerce proposal to relieve traffic congestion along Clearwater Beach during spring break received a tepid reception from some city council members at a Monday work session.
Published: 02/04/16
Oldsmar man pleads guilty to defrauding federal bank

Oldsmar man pleads guilty to defrauding federal bank

TAMPA — A 60-year-old former Oldsmar man pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the federal Export-Import Bank through his airplane brokerage business.
Published: 02/04/16
Forecast: Rain today ahead of cooler temperatures

Forecast: Rain today ahead of cooler temperatures

Have an umbrella handy if you plan of being outside today as a batch of showers and storms ahead of front is moving toward the Tampa area. Then prepare for a shot of cold Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Published: 02/04/16

Bag accidentally left in St. Pete city hall after Uhuru protest triggers brief evacation

St. Petersburg City Hall was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after a backpack was accidentally left behind as protesters were escorted out of a council meeting, police said.
Published: 02/04/16
Learn to be a better steward of local waterways

Learn to be a better steward of local waterways

EAST LAKE — Monitoring the health and well-being of area water bodies is a never-ending responsibility for natural resource managers.
Published: 02/04/16
Oldsmar Cares hosting annual wine and food gala

Oldsmar Cares hosting annual wine and food gala

OLDSMAR — Oldsmar Cares, a local nonprofit group assisting needy members of the surrounding community, will host its 6th Annual Wine and Food Gala Thursday evening.
Published: 02/04/16
Coolside Gelato Bar is a PH hot spot for traditional flavors

Coolside Gelato Bar is a PH hot spot for traditional flavors

Mario and Leila Barbara really know their stuff. Gelato, that is. Their business was voted the No. 1 dessert destination in Pinellas County by Trip Advisor, No. 13 on business review app Yelp out of the top 100 places to eat in the Tampa Bay region a...
Published: 02/04/16
Pinellas Pet of the Week

Pinellas Pet of the Week

Missy, an 8-year-old Maltese
Published: 02/03/16
State agency probing complaint about Tarpon official

State agency probing complaint about Tarpon official

TARPON SPRINGS — City officials revealed that an anonymous complaint has been filed to the state regarding the building code administrator license of the director of the municipal Building Department.
Published: 02/03/16
Sanctuary serves as retirement home for animals

Sanctuary serves as retirement home for animals

Over 60 years ago, the beginnings of the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary took hold off Alt. 19, in Palm Harbor. Mae and Robert Noell bought the property to house chimpanzees that were the stars of their traveling show around the U.S. The husband-and-wife ...
Published: 02/03/16