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  1. Old Northeast Community Garden asked to vacate with sale of land



    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The chickens still strutted in their coop hours before the community garden at 725 Second St. N would be required to vacate.

  2. St. Pete losing two assistant police chiefs; one will join Rays

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — Two assistant police chiefs are stepping down next month, leaving two of the three second-in-command jobs vacant at the St. Petersburg Police Department.

  3. Pinellas construction board prepares to lose independence

    Local Government

    LARGO — Members of the Pinellas County agency that oversees contractor licensing cried foul in January when elected officials sought to fold the board into county government.

  4. Unusual paddle design earns worldwide market


    Paddling on the heels of the last supermoon of 2017, Phil Hughes navigated an uncommonly low tide off Dunedin through St. Joseph Sound on an effortless but lengthy glide.

  5. Every little thing they do is magic



    I first saw Sting when I was 16 during the Police Synchronicity tour. I was wearing jeans, standing on my seat and screaming my lungs out. Now he's 66 and some of us, wearing heels and evening gowns, wondered how we all got so old as we left a reception for patrons before the singer took the stage …

  6. Pinellas news briefs


    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla offers Safe Boating Course

  7. Defendant asks jurors: Do I look like Charles Manson?


    LARGO — Daniel Richards, on trial for the murder of his 83-year-old mother, began his own criminal defense on Tuesday by asking a few questions to the pool of prospective jurors.

  8. Dr. Delay: St. Petersburg road projects for bikes and wastewater


    What is the city of St. Petersburg doing on First Avenue S between Pasadena Avenue and Park Street? They have installed a concrete bumper in the middle of the road for some reason. Also on Ninth Avenue N, they are installing something from 71st Street all the way to 49th Street in the middle of the road.

  9. Hometown Pinellas


    Fountains resident's art selected for national calendar

  10. Video gives animated tour of new Pier District

    Local Government

    Eager to see what the new Pier District will look like? A new animated video takes you on a bird's eye and close-up tour of the $76 million waterfront attraction.

  11. Mother, sons lose everything in fire -- except her daughter's urn


    ST. PETERSBURG — The day after a fire claimed most of Jahmeshia Jackson's possessions, the 27-year-old mother returned to the house she and her sons had escaped, trying to salvage what she could. She hoped her washer and dryer still worked. But most everything else inside the soot-stained walls were gone: their …

  12. St. Pete takes small steps on the way to sustainability



    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a big promise made by Mayor Rick Kriseman more than two years ago: Get the Sunshine City to eventually run on 100 percent renewable energy.

  13. Radio station WRXB, longtime voice in St. Petersburg's black community, goes silent


    ST. PETERSBURG — Radio Station WRXB, a constant in Tampa Bay's African-American community for more than four decades, offering a staple of R&B, gospel and community news, is no more.

  14. A gift of hands: After loss, a man finds hope from healing ones


    ST. PETERSBURG — Francisco Piedra fixed his eyes on the man sitting beside him. His name was Richard Brown, and in his hands he held Piedra's new ones.

  15. Epilogue: Anthony Acosta, 67, remembered for love of ER, family


    ST. PETE BEACH — Anthony Acosta, the former medical director of the emergency room at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, spent more than four decades in an ER he was remembered for loving second to only his family.