Sunday, November 19, 2017

St. Pete Times News

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
Developer changes approach as downtown Largo project lags in financing

Developer changes approach as downtown Largo project lags in financing

LARGO — Driving down West Bay Drive, you may notice some changes to downtown Largo.A new 29-unit apartment complex on Ridge Road stands finished and ready for residents. South of the complex, land that was formerly home to a community of rundown cott...
Published: 11/17/17
Prince of Peace Lutheran’s music director retires after 42 years

Prince of Peace Lutheran’s music director retires after 42 years

LARGO — The church service was over, but the congregation did not leave the sanctuary. Standing, they watched the man in the white robe, Don Rolander, playing the pipe organ. The song was Allegro Vivo E Maestoso, an intense piece by Dom Hall Benoit.R...
Published: 11/16/17
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
Holiday events begin, annual traffic snarls follow

Holiday events begin, annual traffic snarls follow

A few favorite holiday events are gearing up and that means impact to traffic, starting with the annual Times Turkey Trot, which will temporarily close streets Thanksgiving morning in Clearwater beginning at 6 a.m. until approximately noon. The follo...
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
Attention Pinellas readers: Stay up-to-date with our new Facebook group

Attention Pinellas readers: Stay up-to-date with our new Facebook group

We at the Tampa Bay Times know how overwhelming it can be to find the news most useful to you in today’s constant churn of information.We also know decisions made by your mayor, city council, police chief and other representatives have the biggest po...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/14/17

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