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Construction sparks two-alarm roof fire at St. Petersburg High School  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

A two-alarm fire at St. Petersburg High School caused two firefighters to go to the hospital for heat exhaustion Tuesday afternoon.



Groundbreaking to Kickoff St. Petersburg HS Renovation Project  Bay News 9

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg High School is a landmark: It was the nation's first $1-million high school when it was originally built in the last century.



Chamberlain High Football Learns the Meaning of Sacrifice  Bay News 9

TAMPA — Sacrifice. It's a word Chamberlain High's football head coach, Jason Lane repeats constantly in practice. His practices are tough. “That's a tough dude ...



Pinellas County Crews respond to 2-alarm fire at St. Petersburg High School WFTS Digital Staff  ABC Action News

Crews are working to take down to a fire at St. Petersburg High School Tuesday afternoon.



Historic St. Pete High School To Get Modern Upgrades  St. Pete, FL Patch

Renovations To Take 2 years - St. Pete, FL - St. Petersburg's oldest high school is about to get some 21st-century upgrades.



St. Petersburg High to host groundbreaking | Schools  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG — Historic St. Petersburg High School first opened in 1898. The current campus was built in 1926, and the school was listed on the National ...



Pinellas County schools announce graduation dates | Schools  Tampa Bay Newspapers

High school seniors throughout Pinellas are preparing to receive their diplomas. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled during the month of May throughout the ...



Free bus rides offered for St. Pete Pride Yesterday The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has also  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The city expects more than 250,000 people to turn out for Florida's largest pride celebration. And to prepare for the massive crowd, the ...



'You get numb to it.' Two dead in St. Petersburg shootings. But only one arrest.  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Two men were shot and killed just an hour and five blocks apart early Tuesday morning. "It's draining," said neighbor Doris Hester, 51.



Another day, another downpour floods St. Petersburg's streets  Tampa Bay Times

Friday’s torrential rain flooded several streets around St. Petersburg. The intersection of Ninth Street N and 62nd Avenue N, shown here, was turned ...



Brothers arrested in connection with Sunday St. Pete shooting July 16 Darrell Simmons Jr., 31, was  Tampa Bay Times

The St. Petersburg Police Department has arrested brothers Antonio Ruffin (left) and Eric Ruffin (right) in connection to a Sunday shooting in St. Petersburg.



Bay Area Schools Race to Beat Deadlines For First Day of School  Bay News 9

The clock is ticking to get Bay Area schools ready for students on Wednesday.



St. Petersburg hopes to have scooters in the fall, city says  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — A drove of electric scooters could be whizzing around St. Petersburg this fall if the city meets its goal, just don't expect to find them on ...



Pinellas County Schools install district's first-ever artificial turf  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Schools began work March 20 to install the first-ever artificial turf in the district, as well as a rubberized track, at St.



Original Rays franchise owner Vince Naimoli dies at age 81  Tampa Bay Times

He was known for leading the effort that finally got a team for Tampa Bay, and some controversy in operating it.



As flood risk rises in St. Petersburg, city weighs whether to allow increased development in flood zones  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The risk of flood damage is on the rise in the city. So is the number of new construction projects, including in flood zones. Soon, the city ...



'To hell with gay pride,' says St. Pete City Council candidate  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Chico Cromartie says homosexuality is a choice. He doesn't honor the Pride flag, promises he won't bow to "their agenda" and thinks the ...



St. Pete drama teacher made an impact at a critical stage for his students  Tampa Bay Times

Standing backstage, Becca McCoy started to sing. It was the 13-year-old's call back audition for St. Pete High's 1993 spring production of Fiddler on the Roof.



St. Petersburg suffers recent spate of minor wastewater spills  Tampa Bay Times

Signs at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg went up in 2016 to warn people to stay out of the water due to contamination from leaked wastewater from the ...



St. Petersburg's District 5 City Council race off and running with candidate forum  Tampa Bay Times

Five of the six candidates vying for St. Petersburg’s District 5 seat faced off at a candidate forum Monday at the Enoch Davis Recreation Center. From left ...



Work on a 'gateway' to St. Pete's Pier District will mean a six-month street closure downtown  Tampa Bay Times

In this scene from January 2018, dense fog shrouds the intersection of Second Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. It’s one of ...



St. Petersburg officer disciplined for using Taser on man lying on ground  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Two city police officers were disciplined for using excessive force in two recent incidents, and a third officer was disciplined for failing to ...



Two more file for St. Petersburg City Council  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Two more candidates recently filed to run for City Council. Trenia Cox, 68, is running for the District 5 seat, which includes Lakewood ...



Stolen car leads to murder charge in death of St. Petersburg woman, police say  Tampa Bay Times

Tavirus Rasheed Walters, 21, faces charges of third-degree murder, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, grand theft auto, driving without a valid ...



St. Petersburg has a plan to tackle affordable housing. Here's what's new — and not new — about it.  Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announces his 10-year affordable housing plan on Wednesday. The plan features new goals, though many of the ...



Boley Centers' project for homeless families upsets some St. Petersburg neighbors  Tampa Bay Times

A Boley Centers housing project is under construction at 9625 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. Boley has purchased vacant land in St. Petersburg to build homes near ...



Robots will soon invade St. Petersburg's sewer pipes. Do not fear them.  Tampa Bay Times

Four of RedZone Robotics’ “Solo” devices are shown. The devices help engineers map out sewer systems and prioritize which pipes ...



St. Petersburg denies historic status for Holiday Motel  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Preserve the 'Burg, the group whose mission is "to keep St. Pete special," lost a fight recently. The Community Planning and Preservation ...



Dixie Hollins High School student arrested for threatening mass shooting after not winning award  WFLA

A student was arrested for making threats regarding a mass shooting at a St. Petersburg high school on Tuesday.



Video: Police seek two men in fatal St. Petersburg shooting  Tampa Bay Times

Roderick Johnson, 28, who was fatally wounded by gunfire, according to St. Petersburg police. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at ...



Guide to Pride: St. Pete Pride parties, parades and festivals  Tampa Bay Times

Florida's largest Pride celebration returns with a concert by Lisa Loeb, parties, art shows, a street festival and a 170-unit parade.



The St. Pete Pier, now with a price tag of $87 million, has a new opening date in the spring of 2020  Tampa Bay Times

Photo of the nighttime concrete pour of the fourth floor of the Pier head building, which began on April 16. The operation involved 80 workers, 77 concrete trucks ...



Raw sewage discharged from manhole on Eden Isle in St. Petersburg  Tampa Bay Times

Partially treated sewage contamination prompted warning signs at St. Petersburg’s North Short Park in September 2016. On Monday, state ...



New St. Petersburg police unit helps homeless by getting to know them  Tampa Bay Times

Betty Newmon, 77, talks with officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department’s Police Assisting the Homeless team in a homeless camp between ...



Contaminated soil to cost St. Petersburg $1 million, 15 years after dredging project  Tampa Bay Times

Muck pulled from Lake Maggiore in 2004 is still causing problems for the city of St. Petersburg 15 years later. [CHRIS URSO | Times (2009)]. By Waveney Ann ...



Despite opposition, Driftwood has become St. Petersburg's newest historic district  Tampa Bay Times

Driftwood is St. Petersburg’s latest neighborhood to be officially designated historic, though opinions vary both in the neighborhood and on the City ...



Snell Isle and Shore Acres face flooding from rain  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — After 3 to 4 inches of rain in the past week, several Snell Isle roads were deeply flooded Tuesday afternoon around high tide. With the ...



St. Petersburg church's change of heart kills affordable housing deal  Tampa Bay Times

A deal to tear down Grace Connection Church, 635 64th St. S, to build affordable housing is apparently dead after the church made a deal with another ...



Grants available in South St. Pete Community Redevelopment Area  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — City officials are soliciting applications from businesses within the South St. Pete Community Redevelopment Area for matching grants for ...



Pregnant shooting victim remembered: 'All she wanted was to have a family.'  Tampa Bay Times

Joi Nicole Spencer, 36, was seven months pregnant when she was fatally shot in the chest by her husband on May 24, according to St. Petersburg police.



Speeding driver arrested after striking pedestrian in crash, St. Petersburg police say  Tampa Bay Times

Anthony Seafus, 19, faces charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident in the death of a 71-year-old woman who was strcuk while ...



Answer to rising waters? Raise the house  Tampa Bay Times

David Noah stands outside his Shore Acres home, which is in the process of being permanently elevated to avoid future flood damage. Flooding is common in ...



St. Petersburg's plan for affordable housing in a mostly single-family neighborhood angers residents  Tampa Bay Times

An exterior view of the Grace Connection Church, 635 64th St. S, in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg's plans to buy a church near Bear Creek for affordable housing ...



The St. Pete Pier marketplace application gets revision Yesterday The initial application to lease a small  Tampa Bay Times

While the city takes applications for vendors for the St. Pete Pier marketplace, work continues on the building on the waterside end. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE ...



Students to Represent St. Pete in Japan for Exchange Program  Bay News 9

Students will spend 10 days in Japan, living with a host family.



Driftwood historic designation to be revisited  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council, which voted on March 7 to designate the Driftwood neighborhood a historic district, agreed recently to rehear the ...



Luxury apartments will rise in Skyway Marina District  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG – Demolition has begun at the former K-Mart on 34th Street S, in the Skyway Marina District. In its place will rise the Addison at Skyway ...



Three St. Petersburg Housing Authority board members removed for neglect, misconduct  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Three St. Petersburg Housing Authority board members were removed from office Thursday for their roles in allowing the CEO to live in ...



St. Pete's Holiday Motel, known for its colorful doors, will be demolished  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG —The cottage-like motel with colorful doors on Fourth Street N seems destined for demolition, fated to be replaced with a retail strip.



St. Petersburg NAACP re-elects Maria Scruggs as president  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The St. Petersburg NAACP re-elected Maria Scruggs president Thursday, despite a campaign to oust her. Scruggs, 61, had been ...



St. Petersburg police search for armed bank robbery suspect  Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg police are searching for the masked gunman who robbed the Republic Bank at 6300 Fourth St. N at about 9:40 a.m. Friday. Anyone with ...



Firefighters respond to gas leak on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg  Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg fire personnel are seen along Central Avenue near the intersections of 4th Street and 5th Street on Tuesday, July 16 in St. Petersburg. (BOYZELL ...



Another tower planned for downtown St. Petersburg  Tampa Bay Times

The parking lot for the Christ United Methodist Church is being sold to a developer, who plans a mixed-use building from 18 to 25 stories. [Times 2017].



She led the great St. Pete parking garage revolt. Then she was arrested.  Tampa Bay Times

Kathryn Socash, 63, of Clearwater, was arrested March 16 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. St. Petersburg police said she broke a gate at the ...



Fourth Street's former Durango Steakhouse demolished, but no replacement yet  Tampa Bay Times

The former Durango Steakhouse structure at 3901 Fourth St. N has been demolished. Plans were submitted in 2017 for a Pollo Tropical, but the popular chicken ...



Pedestrian left with life threatening injuries after he was struck by car in St. Petersburg  Tampa Bay Times

The city's first high school has a history that stretches back a century with many moves along the way. St. Petersburg police investigating shooting death of man ...



Mayor Rick Kriseman, St. Pete Housing Authority on legal collision course  Tampa Bay Times

The St. Petersburg Housing Authority board is warning that it will sue the city if Mayor Kriseman follows through on his plan to remove three board members who ...



The Callaloo puts down roots at St. Petersburg's Historic Manhattan Casino  Tampa Bay Times

Cousins and neighbors Cora Georgas (middle) and Chase Carter (right) wait for their made-to-order waffles from George Jones at Callaloo restaurant on ...



St. Petersburg's NAACP branch in turmoil as it heads into an election  Tampa Bay Times

Maria Scruggs, President of the St. Petersburg Branch of the NAACP, says she wants to “stop the foolishness.’’ [DIRK SHADD | Times ].



St. Petersburg's future lies beneath Tropicana Field. Do the Rays stand in the way?  Tampa Bay Times

This rendering from New York’s HKS Architects shows what a redeveloped Tropicana Field site could look like if it includes a new baseball stadium.



New, higher bridge carries hopes for safety, increased property values  Tampa Bay Times

SCOTT KEELER | Times The deteriorated 40th Avenue NE Bridge, St. Petersburg, will be rebuilt and raised by the City. Boaters will be able to navigate under ...



St. Petersburg spills 70,000 gallons of wastewater over the weekend  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — About 73,000 gallons of wastewater have leaked from city pipes over three separate spills since Friday, city water officials reported to state ...



St. Petersburg has spilled 2 million gallons of wastewater in the last three months  Tampa Bay Times

The lake inside St. Petersburg’s Walter Fuller Park was contaminated by up to 1.7 million gallons of wastewater from a summer spill at the nearby ...



Man shoots wife, is then killed hours later by SWAT team, Pinellas Park police say  Tampa Bay Times

PINELLAS PARK — A 47-year-old man who repeatedly shot his wife outside her workplace on Wednesday morning died hours later in a confrontation with a ...



Battle over St. Petersburg's historic, or not, properties gets hotter  Tampa Bay Times

Neighbors sue neighbors, owners sue city over what's historic and what's not.



Free Book Giveaway for Kids in Pinellas County  Bay News 9

Pinellas County School Board to give away books to kids this afternoon.



St. Petersburg High School history in the making –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – In the 119-year history of St. Petersburg High School, no African American has ever been the ...



Epilogue: Mary Jean Bonfili, owner who upheld El Cap's throwback charm, dead at 66  Tampa Bay Times

Flowers sit on the bar at El Cap restaurant in memory of the owner, Mary Jean Bonfili, on Thursday in St. Petersburg. Bonfili died on Tuesday. (ALLIE GOULDING ...



St. Petersburg man dies hours after being shot in apartment complex dispute  Tampa Bay Times

Zaki Tyre Starks, 23, was shot on Wednesday during a dispute at the Flagler Pointe apartment complex, 2540 Roy Hanna Way S, in St. Petersburg. He died of ...



Latest spat about St. Pete Pier is over signs  Tampa Bay Times

Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin and the City Council get into a testy discussion over the number and type of signs.



Janet Echelman reveals billowing sculpture for St. Pete Pier  Tampa Bay Times

The Massachusetts-based artist unveils her design during a speech in Tampa.



Janet Echelman's reveal strategy, design for St. Pete Pier sculpture draw mixed reaction  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — When it meets on Thursday, the City Council will be asked to approve $300,000 to allow internationally renowned artist Janet Echelman to ...



St. Petersburg City Hall set to temporarily move this summer  Tampa Bay Times

City Hall is set to undergo renovations, so staff will move into the old police building. City Council meetings will be held at the Sunshine Center.



Pier monument to honor historic Tony Jannus flight over Tampa Bay  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The city is counting on its next generation pier to make a splash on the world stage, a goal that could be boosted by a planned monument ...



US News Best High Schools 2019: Tampa Bay High School Rankings  Tampa, FL Patch

Local High Schools Make Elite US News List - Tampa, FL - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how schools in ...



St. Petersburg's historic buildings get more attention  Tampa Bay Times

DIRK SHADD | Times Maria Harvard Rawls, 44, the granddaughter of William Harvard Sr., pictured in front of the Williams Park band shell that her grandfather ...



Tampa Bay Watch dedicates the first building in St. Petersburg's $80 million Pier District  Tampa Bay Times

The amphitheater outside the front of the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center begins to take shape at the St. Pete Pier on Tuesday. The amphitheater will seat ...



Hometown Pinellas  Tampa Bay Times

The Clearwater Community Volunteers recently donated 240 backpacks to foster children. The volunteers filled the backpacks with supplies and distributed them ...



Red chair artwork at county court building disappears, for now  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The red chairs that have drawn attention on the lawn of the Pinellas County court system's 501 Building in St. Petersburg since 2006, have ...



St. Petersburg police change tactics for MLK Day following last year's controversial strategy  Tampa Bay Times

Members of the Tuskegee University Marching Crimson Piper Band march through downtown St. Petersburg during the annual MLK Dream Big Parade in 2017.



The faces of Vyrle Davis' legacy –  Weekly Challenger

The Vyrle Davis Student Achievement Awards dinner honored African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence April 18 at the historic ...



Art O'Hara: A life of service –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG — Art O'Hara, executive director of R'Club Child Care, Inc. and Louise Graham Regeneration Center passed away on June 25, 2019.



Hot shop and concert venue could be newest additions to booming St. Pete neighborhood  Tampa Bay Times

Left to Right: Business partners Ken Jobson and Bob Beaman, both of St. Petersburg, pose on property Beaman owns at 415 20th St. S in St. Petersburg.



Car stolen in Hillsborough kills woman, 26, while speeding in St. Petersburg, police say  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are searching for the occupants of a stolen car that struck and killed a 26-year-old St. Petersburg woman as it was speeding ...



2019 Men and Women of Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Gathering of Women, Inc. 2019 Men and Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony kicked off ...



St. Pete's holiday boat parade seems sunk  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — The city's annual illuminated boat parade apparently will be taking a hiatus this year. Despite announcing that it can't put on the ...



Old Northeast shooting suspect fascinated by mass shootings, stockpiled weapons, police say  Tampa Bay Times

The day after he is accused of firing on two men stopped next to his vehicle in a St. Petersburg neighborhood, police said William Shutt typed out a suicide note ...



Pinellas uses summer lull to make headway on $158.5 million in school projects  Tampa Bay Times

About $35 million is being spent at Pinellas Park Middle, where new construction will offer space for a media center, cafeteria, additional classrooms, ...



Students win awards at National History Day competition  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Fourteen students received special awards or ranked first, second or third at the National History Day competition in Tallahassee May 5-7.



The man behind the college admissions scandal has joined a Tampa Bay pool club  Tampa Bay Times

William “Rick” Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on March 12 after he pleaded guilty to ...



Nationwide timeshare scam based in Tampa Bay claims millions — plus one lawyer's reputation  Tampa Bay Times

Ten years ago, Sandi Breding bought a week in a Las Vegas timeshare resort. She used it less than expected so, nearing retirement and needing some cash, ...



Show the Rays what public money is available for a stadium? One St. Petersburg council member thinks that's a good idea  Tampa Bay Times

Council member Charlie Gerdes said giving the baseball team a clear financial picture could help them decide to stay.



2019 First Ladies in African-American History honored –  Weekly Challenger

Sunday, April 28, the Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum celebrated trailblazing black women in Pinellas County at the St. Petersburg Marriott ...



Altis Cardinal builds what it describes as hip, cool apartments on the edge of Historic Kenwood  Tampa Bay Times

South Florida developer builds 251 new apartments, bringing the total it owns in the neighborhood to 429.



Florida Holocaust Museum founder dead at 94.  Tampa Bay Times

Walter Loebenberg, a German native who fought for the U.S. in World War II, founded the museum in 1992.



New St. Petersburg Pier starting to rise above ground  Tampa Bay Times

DIRK SHADD | Times Steel that will become the structure for the pavilion from Spa Beach to the pier is pictured looking west with the city in the background as ...



Planned St. Petersburg concert venue clears hurdle  Tampa Bay Times

The outdoor space in the Warehouse Arts District got the okay from the City Council.



Lawyer announces bid for St. Petersburg City Council  Tampa Bay Times

Scott Orsini joins Anthony Cates III and Deborah Figgs-Sanders as the three candidates who have filed their campaign paper work.



One-time mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons sues city over 18th Avenue S property  Tampa Bay Times

Amscot executive's TLM Investment Group in dispute with St. Petersburg over land he hoped to develop.



A hall of fame night to remember –  Weekly Challenger

By Dexter McCree, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — A packed crowd filled the St. Petersburg High School gymnasium last Friday as the Green Devils ...



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