Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pinellas News

Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

ST. PETERSBURG — World and national tragedies are changing the city’s approach to security for special events at North Straub Park.With the approach of the holidays, concrete barricades have been erected at a section of the park’s perimeter, where Fo...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Charity supporting 9/11 victims’ families is model for many

Charity supporting 9/11 victims’ families is model for many

Edie Lutnick initially was relieved to receive a call from her brother Gary, who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald finance firm in One World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001."I said ‘Thank God you aren’t there,’ and he said, ‘Edie, I am here,...
Updated: 9 hours ago
St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council on Monday approved a lease for the Manhattan Casino, a landmark building in the city’s historic African-American business and entertainment community.It was a controversial decision for some of the city’s black resid...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Deputies: No injuries after reported gunshot near Seminole schools

SEMINOLE — Deputies are investigating a report of a gunshot that resulted in two schools being put on lockdown Friday morning. About 8:24 a.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office received a call at Rita’s Italian Ice, 13147 86th Ave., in Seminole. ...
Published: 11/17/17
Hometown South Pinellas

Hometown South Pinellas

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital receives $2.5 million NIH grant to study childhood obesity: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and four other institutions received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to stu...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Bishop Rogers Sanders Harris, the first Episcopal bishop to allow female Episcopal priests in Southwest Florida, died Wednesday in South Carolina. He was 87.He became bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida on Sept. 9, 1989, at the Cathedral Churc...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
St. Petersburg property owners seek historic status to protect traditional neighborhoods

St. Petersburg property owners seek historic status to protect traditional neighborhoods

ST. PETERSBURG — A pocket of the Old Northeast and another in Kenwood are seeking to become local historic districts.Their quests come just months after a previous section of the Old Northeast, a block of 10 homes, won City Council approval for what ...
Published: 11/15/17
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