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  1. Work below ground affects duration of Ulmerton Road project


    I wonder how many more years it will take to finish Ulmerton Road? The traffic cones from Seminole Boulevard to the Bayside Bridge have been on Ulmerton Road for so long, I think that's where they are stored. If we had snow and a short season to get it done, I could understand it, but this is Florida!

    Ann …

  2. Fewer chases under new Pinellas Sheriff's policy; other Pinellas news briefs



    Sheriff's office Pursuits fall 78%

    Pursuits by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputies have declined 78 percent since a new chase policy was implemented last year.

    George Lulgjuraj of Dunedin fishes off the Dunedin Causeway as dense fog envelopes the area recently.
  3. Mary Maloof is 2015 Queen of Hearts

    Human Interest


    Former Treasure Island Mayor Mary Maloof is the 2015 Queen of Hearts, a distinction that recognizes her extensive service even beyond that role in communities in Pinellas County and Tampa Bay.

    Mary Maloof, the 2015 Queen of Hearts, is surrounded by princesses from the court. They are, from left, Shirley Bonney, Kay Brown, Elaine Mikurak, Alison Lescarbeau, Sarah Galiger and Rachael Russell.
  4. Luncheon, fashion show, benefit All Children's

    Human Interest

    Social datebook

    Hospital guild luncheon

    The Beach and St. Petersburg branches of the All Children's Hospital Guild will present a spring luncheon and fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Bayou Country Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. Entrepreneur Lindsay Phillips, creator …

  5. Treasure Island mayoral candidates differ on spending, policing


    TREASURE ISLAND — Voters will decide Tuesday on whether to keep their current mayor or go with a political newcomer who advocates change in policing and spending.

  6. Indian Shores fire station in line to reopen

    Local Government

    INDIAN SHORES — County officials shuttered Fire Station 26 in Indian Shores almost five years ago to save money, over protests from beach officials who said the move would reduce service.

  7. Deal on St. Pete Beach development rules may be finalized on Monday

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — The long and expensive wars over development rules here may end Monday when the commission takes a final vote on changes to the city's comprehensive plan.

  8. St. Pete mulls votes on historic neighborhoods

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The distinct histories and architecture of the city's neighborhoods have been credited with fueling its recent renaissance, but a battle has started over what kind of balance to strike between preservation and development.

  9. Should St. Pete spend more as co-sponsor of city events?

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — At least three times in the past year, Mayor Rick Kriseman had to deal with flareups over the city's co-sponsored events process.

  10. Tampa Bay Rays president moves past public stumble before City Council

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Forty-two seconds was all it took for Brian Auld to make a bad first impression on greater St. Petersburg.

    Rays president Brian Auld holds up his 1-year-old, Jack, at Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Feb. 21. At left is his wife, Molly. His meeting with City Council in December derailed, for now, the team’s plan to expand a search for stadium sites.
  11. Spring training kicks off in Clearwater and Dunedin


    Baseball is a game of tradition — hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack, the crack of the bat, the seventh-inning stretch, and rooting for the home team. • Around here, there's a local baseball tradition that's about to return: an annual migration of Northerners arriving to escape the brutal winter weather in …

    Philadelphia Phillies players report on the first day of spring training at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater on Monday. The first home game is against the University of Tampa Spartans at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Bright House Field. 
  12. Celebrating Tuskegee Airman Willie Rogers, who is turning 100 (w/video)


    ST. PETERSBURG — Days before his 100th birthday, Willie N. Rogers spoke with reverence about Eleanor Roosevelt and her sense of racial justice. He mentioned what he said was a prevailing sentiment of the time, that black people were incapable of understanding complex machines, much less fly a plane.

    Willie Rogers, a grandfather of four and great-grandfather of three, was wounded slightly during World War II.
  13. Boys and Girls Club transforms lives

    Human Interest

    Kassindjaa Montague's academic success had taken a dreadful turn.

    Kassindjaa Montague is the Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year.
  14. Ruth: Stalemate on Rays stadium compromise requires new tactics


    If this well gets poisoned any further, the relationship between the Tampa Bay Rays and the St. Petersburg City Council is going to make the Ukraine dustup look like a neighborly spat over a borrowed lawn mower.

  15. Hometown South Pinellas, Feb. 27


    A SERVICE DOG FOR SAMANTHA: Samantha Singh of Treasure Island received a Diabetes Alert Dog, Kali, after a fundraising effort spread over three years. The Singh family raised $25,000 through Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers of Madison, Va., to send both a dog and trainer for Samantha. Bill Edwards of the Edwards …

    Samantha Singh and her service dog, Kali.