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St. Pete News
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
What are you doing this weekend, St. Pete?
1. Kenny Loggins at the Rays Are you a fan of the 80s? After Saturday's Tampa Bay Rays game against the San Diego Padres 80s music star Kenny Loggins will be performing as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series. Loggins is known for writing the hit theme songs for Caddyshack, Top Gun and Footloose. All Rays postgame concerts are free with the purchase of a game ticket. The game begins at 6:10 p.m. 2. Second Saturday Art Walk The 2nd Saturday Art Walk / Gallery Walk is Saturday evening. Participating Galleries open their doors for extended hours on the second Saturday evening of every month. A full list of participating galleries can be found online. The walk is free and is from 6 - 9 p.m. 3. Pet Pal's Puppy Love Fundraiser Pet Pal Animal …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Work will proceed east along Eighth Avenue Southeast to the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility during July and August.
Beginning Wednesday, May 8, on-street parking along First Street South between Sixth and Eighth Avenue South will be closed off to accommodate work on utility pipe construction. According to the city of St. Petersburg, one lane of traffic and property access will be maintained in each direction during the project, which is expected to last six weeks. Work will proceed east along Eighth Avenue Southeast to the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility during July and August. Get the St. Pete Patch delivered to your email for free.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
It seems an argument turned violent Friday, deputies say.
Philip Lawson got into an argument with a man at the Walgreens at 1841 Little Rd. in Trinity on Friday night, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies. The argument turned physical, and Lawson pulled a pocket knife and stabbed the man several times, according to an arrest report. The victim was cut on his left arm and the left side of his body. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Lawson, 41, admitted to deputies that he used the knife against the victim but claimed it was in self-defense. However, Lawson’s friend said he tried to get her to hide the knife. He also tried to put it in her purse. It was found in the bushes next to the Walgreen’s. The case is still under investigation, said Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Doug Tobin. A …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Each week, the St. Petersburg Police Department has been releasing a red light camera video of the week.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Two men held a gas station clerk at gunpoint Tuesday night. Police are searching for the suspects
Two men entered the Kenwood Citgo Gas Station Tuesday night and held the clerk at gunpoint while taking cash, change and lottery tickets from the register. According to St. Petersburg Police, the robbery took place at 10 p.m. Tuesday night at 900 34th St. N. During that time two suspects, police said both males in their late teens to early twenties, entered the store trying to conceal their identities. One suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun reached over the counter and threatened the clerk while the second suspect moved around the counter and took cash, loose change and lottery tickets. Both suspects then fled the store and no getaway vehicle was seen, police said. Police said the second unarmed suspect is wearing a dark blue …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Patch Audience Engagement Editor will hold office hours Thursday at the Starbucks on 4th St North and 8th Ave.
Hello, We may not know each other, but I want to get to know you. Yes, it's all about you, the Patch user who finds that his or her passion lives here on St. Pete Patch. I'm Charles Schelle, who is taking the role of the Audience Engagement Editor to help you find exciting ways to use our site, highlight your awesome submissions to Patch and if something goes awry with the system, I'm here to help, too. We're trying something new to see how the community responds. Don't worry—St. Pete Patch Editor William Mansell isn't going anywhere. He is still covering government, schools and countywide issues. You will also see Gulfport Patch Editor Cherlene Willis on St. Pete Patch, too. I invite you to come say hello and catch me up on all …
Monday, February 4, 2013
According to St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue, 11 people will be temporarily homeless as a result of the fire. The complex is located at 2018 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
St. Petersburg Police have arrested 47-year-old Paula J. Ayer and charged her with arson Sunday after allegedly setting fire to her apartment complex. According to St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue, 11 people will be temporarily homeless as a result of the fire. The complex is located at 2018 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. Firefighters said due to the fire in the attic area of all 10 units involved, Red Cross would assist with relocation of nine adult males and two adult females. According to the report, the fire started around 6:50 a.m. Sunday in Unit 10 and quickly spread to the common attic area. The fire forced the evacuation of all 10 units, a news release said. Police said Ayer resides in Unit 10. There were no injures at this fire, …
The Second Annual So Classic Car Show lured enthusiasts, collectors and more to the Tangerine Greenway in Gulfport.
Classic Chevy's, Ford's, Bentley's and more filled the Tangerine Greenway in Gulfport on Saturday. The Second Annual So Classic Car Show featured everything from a 1916 Ford Model T to a 1955 Bentley called "Her Mjstys." Danny and Pat Green, of Riverview, brought "Her Mjstys" to the show. Danny bought the 1955 White Bentley about two years ago from a museum. Since they, "Her Mjstys" has won about 75 awards. Danny says "Best in Show" is her most popular title. While this is their first time entering in the So Classic Car Show, they say they will be back next year. Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent brought out his Green 1970 Chevy Caprice and Gulfport Police Sgt. Robert Burkhart parked his Red 1965 Chevy Corvair Mazda Convertible on the …
Police and deputies are still searching for alleged doulble murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins, wanted for the shooting deaths of Destynee Burkes and Tieyannie Hollis.