Monday, Aug 31, 2015

St. Petersburg Tribune

Crossing guards hit the streets for start of school

Crossing guards hit the streets for start of school

CLEARWATER — Dressed in a reflective orange vest and matching hat, Norm Runkles Jr. surveyed his domain outside Belleair Elementary School: whirling cars, the muffled hum of stereos behind rolled-up windows, and blacktop simmering in August he...
Published: 08/23/15
Updated: 08/24/15
Pennsylvania woman accused of wrong-way DUI in Palm Harbor

Pennsylvania woman accused of wrong-way DUI in Palm Harbor

A Pinellas County K-9 deputy spotted a Pennsylvania woman driving west in the eastbound lanes of Alderman Road near Rolling Woods Drive early Sunday. Jan Lee Witherite was stopped and subsequently arrested at approximately 12:39 a.m.
Published: 08/23/15
Education, jobs take center stage in election for south St. Pete seat

Education, jobs take center stage in election for south St. Pete seat

The downtown residential boom has fed the economy and revitalized an area that continues to thrive and grow. So as the District 7 City Council primary election comes Tuesday, community leaders are looking for similar efforts from their council member to improve their neighborhoods, some of the poorest in the city.
Published: 08/23/15

Clearwater man charged with fleeing traffic stop, hit-and-run

A 28-year-old Clearwater man was arrested Saturday, accused of speeding off during a traffic stop before crashing into two cars and then attempting to flee on foot, Pinellas County sheriff’s officials said.
Published: 08/23/15

Pedestrian struck, killed on Central Ave. in St. Pete

A 46-year-old woman died overnight after she was struck by an pickup truck while crossing Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, police said.
Published: 08/23/15
Renaissance ahead for Clearwater’s aging Marina area

Renaissance ahead for Clearwater’s aging Marina area

CLEARWATER – The local foot traffic in the North Fort Harrison Avenue area included a fair share of drug addicts and prostitutes when Nancy O’Neill gambled and decided to open a restaurant five years ago.
Published: 08/22/15
Ky. priest arrested in Pinellas on child porn charges

Ky. priest arrested in Pinellas on child porn charges

A priest was arrested Friday on child pornography charges, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and a Kentucky television station.
Published: 08/22/15
COLUMN

Mapmakers trying to get it right — again

Some quick research into the history of the science reveals that when ancient mapmakers first began representing the Earth’s surface on a map, they simply drew geographic features as they saw them or as travelers and explorers described them. ...
Published: 08/22/15
Jury rejects insanity plea, convicts Oldsmar man of killing mom, her boyfriend

Jury rejects insanity plea, convicts Oldsmar man of killing mom, her boyfriend

CLEARWATER — Hours after an argument, a schizophrenic Oldsmar man killed his mother and her boyfriend in October 2012, a jury determined Friday night.
Published: 08/21/15
Updated: 08/22/15
St. Pete Beach brawler gets 35 years in prison for fatal 2013 confrontation

St. Pete Beach brawler gets 35 years in prison for fatal 2013 confrontation

CLEARWATER — A St. Pete Beach man convicted of second-degree murder for inflicting ultimately fatal injuries on another man in the back of a van bound for the Pinellas County Jail has been sentenced to 35 years in prison....
Published: 08/21/15