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  1. Work under way on next leg of Pinellas Trail


    I have heard that at long last, construction on the Duke Energy trail has finally started up. What is the expected completion date for this project?

    Bob Miller

  2. Treasure Island's proposal to outsource fire protection draws no bids

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — Lack of interest by surrounding fire departments in taking over Treasure Island's fire and emergency medical services means the city will keep operating its own service, at least for now.

  3. Young St. Petersburg entrepreneur orchestrates a growing business

    Human Interest


    You could say that the entrepreneur in Lauren Davenport began to emerge in middle school.

    Lauren Davenport and her dog, Bella.
  4. Maintenance work to cause delays on bridge to Indian Shores


    INDIAN SHORES — The Park Boulevard Bridge will be reduced to one lane during a two-week maintenance project that starts Wednesday, according to a Pinellas County news release.

  5. Serving seniors a calling for Largo police officer who is retiring this month

    Public Safety


    The police officer strolled into the assisted living home on a mission to find Miss Betty.

    Rayshall Poinsette, 61, is retiring at the end of the month as the senior services officer for Largo police.
  6. Clerk complaint raises questions about Pinellas judicial candidate's demeanor in court


    For 11 years, Pinellas County judge candidate Curtis Korsko had an unblemished track record as a traffic hearing officer — until last year in May, when a clerk sent a scathing email to court officials.

    Curtis Korsko is a Tampa civil litigation lawyer and a judicial candidate.
  7. Police: Credit card skimmer found at one St. Petersburg gas station


    Times staff

    ST. PETERSBURG — Credit card skimmers were found at one of 15 local gas stations checked on Friday, police say.

  8. Price tag of new St. Petersburg police headquarters, shooting range grows to $81 million

    Public Safety

    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG — When Mayor Rick Kriseman announced in 2015 that there was enough money to construct a new, but long-delayed police …

    This is an artist's rendering of the St. Petersburg Police Department's new $70 million headquarters. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017 and the project is set to be finished by the end of 2018. The new building will go up across from the old police station on the other side of First Avenue N. [Courtesy of City of St. Petersburg]
  9. Clearwater to ask residents for vision of downtown

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — The city is hosting three public forums to gather citizen input for the ongoing master planning process of revitalizing the downtown waterfront.

  10. RaceTrac on its way to Kenneth City


    KENNETH CITY — City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a RaceTrac convenience store and gas station set to open at the end of the year.

  11. St. Petersburg singer to launch album

    Human Interest

    LARGO — Keona Jordan, the daughter of pastors Jerome and Kisha Jordan, will debut her album, Misfit, during a concert Saturday at her parents' City of Refuge Christian Church, 13272 66th St. N.

    Keona Jordan, an independent singer and song writer, is releasing her debut album.
  12. Interfaith presenters sought


    ST. PETERSBURG — Organizers of Interfaith Week 2016 are seeking participants for the event that will be held in September.

  13. Promoter sues title company over former St. Petersburg YMCA


    ST. PETERSBURG — Music promoter Tom Nestor, who tried to buy the historic former YMCA building downtown, is suing a title company because of the failed transaction.

    Music promoter Tom Nestor is suing over the failed purchase of the former YMCA.  JAMES BORCHUCK  |   Times
  14. St. Petersburg City Council member has new name, same initials


    ST. PETERSBURG — When the St. Petersburg City Council returned from its monthlong vacation last week, a string of well-wishers congratulated one council member on her recent nuptials.

    The former Lisa Wheeler-Brown, a St. Petersburg City Council member, married Lynnie Bowman on June 24. SCOTT KEELER   |   TIMES
  15. Midtown wants say in what come next for Tropicana Field site


    ST. PETERSBURG — The city kicked off its public discussion this week on how to reimagine the 85 acres around Tropicana Field as planners and city officials promised a dense, walkable destination that, for now, includes a baseball stadium.