Pinellas News

Earth Day brings frustrations about energy in Pinellas

Earth Day brings frustrations about energy in Pinellas

LEALMAN — Some Pinellas County politicians spent Earth Day checking out recently installed solar panels on the roof of a local manufacturing facility and lamenting state laws they say give business leaders no incentive to do the right thing....
Published: 04/25/16
Police uncover grow house in vacant St. Petersburg residence

Police uncover grow house in vacant St. Petersburg residence

St. Petersburg police, investigating an unrelated case, uncovered a grow house in a vacant St. Petersburg residence on Sunday.
Published: 04/25/16
Companies pitching for Tropicana Field site redevelopment

Companies pitching for Tropicana Field site redevelopment

Seven companies bidding to create a redevelopment plan for the Tropicana Field site — with or without a new baseball stadium — will make their pitch today before a City of St. Petersburg committee....
Published: 04/22/16
Driver who killed St. Pete cook pleads guilty

Driver who killed St. Pete cook pleads guilty

CLEARWATER — A man who killed a popular St. Petersburg chef in a hit-and-run crash last year pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide and other charges that could put him in prison for up to 46 years.
Published: 04/22/16
St. Pete rolls out bike share program

St. Pete rolls out bike share program

ST. PETERSBURG – Downtown workers, patrons, residents, sightseers and others will have the option to move about city streets on two wheels rather than four by this fall.
Published: 04/22/16

PH teen hurt when hit by pickup near school

A 15-year-old Palm Harbor University High School student is in serious but stable condition Friday morning after he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing a street near his school, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 04/22/16
Flamingos arrive at Sunken Gardens

Flamingos arrive at Sunken Gardens

ST. PETERSBURG – For years George and Lucy have been empty nesters at Sunken Gardens, but this week the elderly birds were in for a surprise when a young flock of 20 Chilean flamingos moved in. ...
Published: 04/22/16
Watch This: Tribute sculpted in sand for Prince

Watch This: Tribute sculpted in sand for Prince

The city of Clearwater and the organizers of the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival honored the musical genius of Prince, who died Thursday, by sculpting a memorial.
Published: 04/22/16

Crash involving school bus closes Memorial Causeway in Clearwater

Traffic on Memorial Causeway in Clearwater was blocked Thursday afternoon following a head-on crash involving a school bus from Georgia and a sport utility vehicle.
Published: 04/21/16
Cemetery, funeral business embraces customers’ needs

Cemetery, funeral business embraces customers’ needs

Keenan Knopke, 65, began his apprenticeship in the cemetery and funeral home business at the age of 5 in the late 1950s. His father owned Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa, and the youngster regularly witnessed the pain and sorrow of relatives pay...
Published: 04/21/16