Public computers are available for St. Pete residents to complete the 2020 Census at the following City of St. Petersburg sites: St. Petersburg Main Library (3745 9th Ave. N.) James W. Johnson Library (1059 18th Ave. S.) North Community Library (861 70th Ave. N.) South Community Library (2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S.) Mirror LakeContinue Reading

skin cancer

The Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour is a partnership between Moffitt and the Tampa Bay Rays offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues throughout Florida. Screeners look for early signs of skin cancer and promote sun safety with help from Moffitt’s Mole Patrol® team. Free giveaways include Blue Lizard sunscreen,Continue Reading

This week, former St. Petersburg police officer, 34-year-old Matthew Enhoffer pleaded guilty to distribution and possession of child pornography. According to court documents, agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual had distributed child pornography on aContinue Reading

The City of St. Petersburg Sanitation Department will collect undecorated Christmas trees during the one-time citywide collection event on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Collected trees will be turned into mulch, which is free to residents at the City’s brush sites. How to Participate:  Remove all lights, ornaments, tree stands, plastic treeContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Robbery & Homicide Unit reported on the arrest of 59-year-old St. Petersburg man, Wilbert Henderson. According to officials, on January 2, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a private residence in unincorporated St. Petersburg, for a reported burglary and sexual battery. TheContinue Reading

Experience an adventure of a lifetime with ‘WE WILL ROCK YOU’ as they embark on their North American tour in remembrance of one of the greatest bands of all time, ‘Queen’. Follow two revolutionaries, Scaramouche and Galileo, as they fight to save rock ‘n roll in a post-apocalyptic world withoutContinue Reading

Gregory Porter and Ledisi are hitting the road for their 10-city co-headline tour. Gregory Porter, two-time Grammy winning vocalist, and Ledisi, 12-time Grammy nominated vocalist, will be headlining at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on February 21st at 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, OctoberContinue Reading

St. Petersburg police are reporting a pedestrian traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday evening. According to police, on Oct 17 at about 7:30 p.m, a pedestrian, Quynh Van Pham, 89, was walking westbound across 34th Street North, mid-block, in the 3400 block. A 2018 Audi, four door sedan, was southboundContinue Reading

amoeba awareness

The Fourth Annual Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness Beach Walk is scheduled for Saturday, November 2 at St. Pete Beach. The beach walk benefits the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness (research and community education) & the USF Foundation Philip T. Gompf Memorial Fund (I-4 billboards). Sponsorships are availableContinue Reading

miltefosine

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. Of the 140 or so documented cases in the US since 1962,Continue Reading

On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after receiving a classified Federal Bureau of Investigation briefing on a Russian intrusion into two Florida counties during the 2016 Election: “The Russian intrusions revealed to Florida’s delegation today are deeply concerning, and investigators shouldContinue Reading

Clearwater Arby’s The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at Arby’s Restaurant in north Pinellas, FL. The employee may have exposed patrons between April 5 – 20, 2019. Officials conducted an epidemiological investigation and determined the individualContinue Reading

Since 2013, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have all sharply increased – with more than two million of these infections reported in 2017 alone. Each April, federal, state and local health departments observe STD Awareness Month to spread the word about what sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are and how they impact people’s lives,Continue Reading