Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

St. Petersburg Tribune

About 30 guests evacuated during hotel fire in Clearwater

About 30 guests were evacuated due to a second-floor fire at a Clearwater hotel early today, officials said.
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Oldsmar man who killed mom, her boyfriend, gets two life prison terms

Oldsmar man who killed mom, her boyfriend, gets two life prison terms

CLEARWATER — An Oldsmar man convicted in the October 2012 shooting deaths of his mother and her boyfriend has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison — the maximum possible sentence.
Published: 09/01/15

Pedestrian hit by car, dies on U.S.19 in Palm Harbor

A 42-year-old man was struck by a car and killed as he walked across U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor late Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 09/01/15
Kriseman, seeking consulate, got high-level meetings in Cuba

Kriseman, seeking consulate, got high-level meetings in Cuba

Tampa may have a centuries-old connection to Cuba through its cigar industry and freedom fighter José Martí, but St. Petersburg has a mayor willing to travel there.
Published: 08/31/15
Updated: 09/01/15
Pro wrestler Bram Render choked girlfriend during fight in Gulfport, police say

Pro wrestler Bram Render choked girlfriend during fight in Gulfport, police say

A professional wrestler with TNA Impact Wrestling faces domestic battery charges after police say he choked his girlfriend during an argument this morning in their Gulfport home.
Published: 08/31/15
Hulk Hogan seeks forgiveness, says he’s not a racist

Hulk Hogan seeks forgiveness, says he’s not a racist

A month after Hulk Hogan was fired by World Wrestling Entertainment following the leak of a racist rant from a video tape in 2006, he asked his fans for forgiveness today while attributing the offensive word heard on video to growing up in a “...
Published: 08/31/15

Three injured in kitchen fire in Clearwater apartment

Three people were injured in a fire that started in the kitchen of a Clearwater apartment early Monday morning, firefighters said.
Published: 08/31/15
Diesel vs. hybrid: Pinellas weighs options for new buses

Diesel vs. hybrid: Pinellas weighs options for new buses

ST. PETERSBURG – Buying buses isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Published: 08/30/15
Updated: 08/31/15
COLUMN

Don’t blame schools’ problems on ‘resegregation’

Back in 2007, when Pinellas County schools were about to end decades of court-ordered busing, many in the black community feared a return to the bad old days when black schools were shamefully and deliberately underfunded. During a number of communit...
Published: 08/29/15

St. Pete man guilty in murder of Grooveshark exec

CLEARWATER - A St. Petersburg man accused in the shooting death of an online music service executive has been convicted of second-degree murder.
Published: 08/28/15