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'Today is not a dream;' St. Petersburg ready to start building new pier

'Today is not a dream;' St. Petersburg ready to start building new pier

ST. PETERSBURG —Three years ago, with the now demolished inverted pyramid still standing stubbornly in the background, Mayor Rick Kriseman laid out a plan to replace or renovate the iconic pier.He'd do so by 2017, he told the crowd, and within ...
Published: 06/28/17
Protesters, politicians urge Rubio to vote no on Senate health care plan

Protesters, politicians urge Rubio to vote no on Senate health care plan

TAMPA — Even as experts struggle to grasp the cost and impact of the latest proposed replacement bill for Obamacare, Tampa resident Delores Grayson knows this much: "My medication is very important, and if they pass something I can't afford I m...
Published: 06/28/17
Hillsborough and Pinellas officials can't even agree that they agreed to meet

Hillsborough and Pinellas officials can't even agree that they agreed to meet

Tampa Bay political leaders often tout taking a regional approach to solve the area's most pressing issues. But the challenge has been getting Hillsborough County and Pinellas County leaders together on the same page.Or in this case, in the same room...
Published: 06/28/17
DOT shows alternatives to former Tampa Bay Express toll lanes

DOT shows alternatives to former Tampa Bay Express toll lanes

TAMPA — State transportation officials are evaluating at least a half-dozen alternatives to the controversial Tampa Bay interstate plan that they will workshop with the community over the next 18 months.The Florida Department of Transportation ...
Published: 06/28/17
Tampa Bay woman, 11-year-old boy had sex up to 20 times the year their baby was born, detectives say.

Tampa Bay woman, 11-year-old boy had sex up to 20 times the year their baby was born, detectives say.

TAMPA — A woman sexually battered an 11-year-old Brandon boy, got pregnant and raised the baby for three years before a tip led to her arrest, Hillsborough County sheriff's officials said.Marissa Mowry, 25, was jailed in Tampa late Tuesday, fir...
Published: 06/28/17
Last steel beam marks construction milestone for Tom and Mary James' museum

Last steel beam marks construction milestone for Tom and Mary James' museum

ST. PETERSBURG — Tom and Mary James on Wednesday signed their names to the last steel beam framing the 105-ton stone mesa that will be built at the entrance of the museum that bears their name: the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art.PREVI...
Published: 06/28/17

Pinellas Park Police: 15-year-old driver hits tree, kills passenger in possible street race

PINELLAS PARK — A 15-year-old slammed a car into a tree Tuesday night, killing her 36-year-old passenger after driving at a high rate of speed in what could have been a street race, police said.Glenis Mullins III of St. Petersburg died at the s...
Published: 06/28/17
Florida's school grades improve as educators get the hang of a new system

Florida's school grades improve as educators get the hang of a new system

Following a trend, Florida's school grades showed strong gains in the third year after the state changed its grading formula and the standardized tests that students take every year.Statewide, the number of schools earning A's and B's jumped 20 perce...
Published: 06/28/17
With home demolition, Pasco begins effort to alleviate Holiday Hills flooding

With home demolition, Pasco begins effort to alleviate Holiday Hills flooding

PORT RICHEY — Year after year, from his front porch, Jeff Ward has watched yards flood and rivers form in the streets carrying canoes instead of cars after heavy rain.Inside his home in the Holiday Hills neighborhood, which has been in the fami...
Published: 06/28/17
The hits keep coming for former Lakewood standout Bo Bichette

The hits keep coming for former Lakewood standout Bo Bichette

Bo Bichette's rapid ascension up the Toronto Blue Jays’ organizational ladder is due in large part to his hitting ability. The former Lakewood High standout, who was selected in the second round (66th overall) by Toronto in last year’...
Published: 06/28/17