City Councilwoman Darden Rice of St. Petersburg, Florida, will introduce this coming Thursday a proposed ordinance before the St. Petersburg City Council to abolish super PACs and to prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in city elections.  The proposed ordinance is the first of its kind in the nation. “This proposedContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is offering no-cost hepatitis testing 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 in recognition of World Hepatitis Day. Screening, educational materials, counseling and rapid testing for hepatitis C are available at two locations: Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave. St. Petersburg: 205Continue Reading

St. Petersburg Police arrested and charged a 22-year-old woman with aggravated child abuse Friday after two young children were allegedly found in “deplorable conditions.” Chyanne Davis was taken into custody after police officers and a child protection investigator found a 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl in her apartment “ull of rotting garbage, soiledContinue Reading

Authorities have now identified the body discovered on Thursday afternoon in the Intracoastal Waterway as Mary Ellen Dyer. Dyer was killed in a St. Pete Beach crash around 3 a.m. Thursday morning near Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant at 75th Avenue and Sunset Way. Dyer, 66, was found by a fisherman about two milesContinue Reading

A St. Petersburg couple, John Riggins and Sheron Pasco, remains hospitalized Wednesday with serious burn injuries as police are still investigating how and why a man set the woman on fire. Riggins and Pasco live with the woman’s uncle, Ernest Neal, who told police that the couple’s argument escalated out of control andContinue Reading

The 41st Annual Mainsail Art Festival converges on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17. The two-day visual art show also presents the following entertainment lineup with sounds of Gospel, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Hot Sax, Swing, Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm and Blues:Continue Reading