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What do kids need to stay away from deadly auto theft epidemic?

What do kids need to stay away from deadly auto theft epidemic?

ST. PETERSBURG — More than a dozen black teenagers told U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist on Wednesday that children need stronger mentors and youth programs to steer clear of the auto theft epidemic plaguing Pinellas County. "I don't want to sit ...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Manahattan Casino choice causes political headache for Kriseman

Manahattan Casino choice causes political headache for Kriseman

ST. PETERSBURG — Days before the mayoral primary, Mayor Rick Kriseman's decision to let a Floribbean restaurant open in Midtown's historic Manhattan Casino has caused political angst within the voting bloc he can least afford to lose: the black...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
For the first time in Florida, a white person is set to be executed for killing a black person

For the first time in Florida, a white person is set to be executed for killing a black person

GAINESVILLE — For the first time in state history, Florida is expecting to execute a white man today for killing a black person — and it plans to do so with the help of a drug that has never been used before in any U.S. execution. Barring...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Richard Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

Richard Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, may not be running for governor — not yet anyway — but his latest idea will get the attention of those who are.On Wednesday, Corcoran called on the Constitution Revision ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Polk sheriff: Veterinarian who abused animals practiced in Gulfport, Port Richey

Polk sheriff: Veterinarian who abused animals practiced in Gulfport, Port Richey

A veterinarian who practices part-time in Gulfport and Port Richey was arrested Tuesday along with her husband after the Polk County Sheriff's Office said it found more than 30 severely abused animals at the couple's Lakeland home.Gail Anne Nichols, ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Can the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl thrive in competitive sports market?

Can the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl thrive in competitive sports market?

ST. PETERSBURG — It's a funky name: the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. But the new sponsors for the former St. Petersburg Bowl might need more than an eye-catching name to create a thriving, profitable contest.With a proliferation of college f...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Celebrity chef/priest comes to town to cook with bishop

Celebrity chef/priest comes to town to cook with bishop

BRANDON — Gluttony may be one of the seven deadly sins, but Father Leo Patalinghug believes food can break barriers and bring people together.And it works."What's at the center of all churches? It's an altar. And, that's where people are litera...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Courtesy busing cuts continue to cause problems for parents, students

Courtesy busing cuts continue to cause problems for parents, students

Let's not wait until someone dies. This year, the Hillsborough County School Board voted to end courtesy busing for thousands of students. After years of providing buses to select students within two miles of their school, the school district elimina...
Updated: 3 hours ago
WATCH: Heroic Hooters manager helps two sheriff's deputies subdue unruly customer

WATCH: Heroic Hooters manager helps two sheriff's deputies subdue unruly customer

BRANDON — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office praised a heroic Hooters Restaurant manager Wednesday for coming to the aid of two deputies struggling to subdue an unruly customer. Jim Nolte, manager of the Brandon Hooters on East Adamo Driv...
Updated: 4 hours ago
UPS relocates express operations from St. Pete-Clearwater to TIA

UPS relocates express operations from St. Pete-Clearwater to TIA

TAMPA — United Parcel Service Inc. is switching airports for its express air operations. Beginning in October, UPS will relocate from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Tampa International Airport."This will have no impact (on service...
Updated: 4 hours ago