Boosters promise library funding
Supporters say they have "the energy and the passion" to raise $3.4-million to build a larger facility in downtown Clearwater.
New restaurant fills void in Safety Harbor
Many hope the new Green Springs Cafe will be as popular as Blue Gardenia, which moved to Tampa last month.
Plug pulled on county electric bill tax
The 6 percent tax would have paid to light streets. The county wanted to start it by Oct. 1, but Florida Power felt rushed. Many residents are relieved.
City chips in again for school program
Largo High and Largo Middle School will get $40,000 for their in-school suspension programs. But officials say this may be the last year for the contribution.
County tosses in money for stadiums
The commission approves $7-million for Clearwater and $3-million for Dunedin to upgrade or replace the stadiums for their baseball teams.
'Explosive device' at complex turns out to be flare
PALM HARBOR -- A cleaning crew found what first appeared to be an explosive device in a vacant apartment at the Harbor Club Downs complex on Alt. U.S. 19 Tuesday morning, but the object turned out to be a U.S. Navy flare. Cleaners found the flare in a box in an otherwise empty apartment, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Fearing the 4-inch-long oval cylinder was an incendiary device or grenade, the workers called the Sheriff's Office at 10:17 a.m. While some neighboring apartment residents were requested to leave for several hours Tuesday morning, there was no mandatory evacuation, said sheriff's Sgt. Greg Tita. Sheriff's deputies and Palm Harbor firefighters responded, and a Hillsborough County bomb squad was called in to take control of the device.
Testing offered to find hepatitis
It's a disease that many people have, but few may realize.
Divided benches afflict comfortable, homeless
Re: Benches divided to prevent homeless from lying down, Sept. 1 story.
Victim, free from jail, flees again
A woman who accused the police chief's brother of rape is arrested, released and nowhere to be found on trial day. The case is continued.
Pinellas County fires parks director
"Nobody saw it coming," said Diana Kyle of her termination after two years on the job.
Teachers' pay rises; school tax rate falls
School Superintendent Howard Hinesley praises the $1.1-billion spending plan approved Tuesday.
Mobile medical scans flag the danger signs
Dick Barros was sitting in his Punta Gorda home with a cup of coffee reading the paper one morning when he saw an advertisement that caught his eye.
Pennington takes helm of PHRF administration
Beth Pennington, a well-know and respected figure on the regional sailing scene for her work as a race official, has been appointed administrator of the West Florida Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF).
Shopping center is sued over killing
CLEARWATER -- The husband of a woman beaten to death inside the couple's dry cleaning business in February sued the Coquina Key Plaza shopping center Tuesday for failing to provide security he says might have prevented the killing.
Tampa Bay headlines
Everyday tiff erupts in ultimate ugliness
Trial to wait as doctors probe suspect's sanity
HMO protest takes on feel of a funeral
Reward program puts educators on the spot
Proposed electric bill tax killed
Road rage murder suspect denied bail
Food Network show tastes Tampa
A boy sunny amid storms still missing
Super Bowl cab plan steams Tampa drivers
Missing housemate is stopped in Georgia
St. Petersburg woman sues over tire blowout
Al-Najjar case will revert to prior court
South Pinellas headlines
Planning for park colored by concerns
Townhome plan tees up on golfers' former turf
Man's loan threatens his home, stability
Central Avenue nightclub owners face possible fines
Neighborhood business briefs
North Shore townhomes shift in size and price
Police captain attacks handling of department
Early developer gambled and left his mark on city
Mansion by the Bay about to turn 100
Police dispute finding of bias
Official draws heat, praise
Good for you
Shop is blueprint of an era gone by
Magnet school beefs up and won't lose teachers
11 St. Pete league players win titles
Gulfport to buy land for vehicle parking
Political flier ties suicide to opponent
Cab driver loses contract after pricing taxi meters
School district gets charter status
News of Florida
Senate candidates trade verbal volleys