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St. Petersburg man sentenced to ten years in prison for investment scheme

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber has sentenced Thomas Coelho (53, St. Petersburg) to 10 years in federal prison for wire fraud. As part of his sentence, the court also entered an order of forfeiture in the amount of $1.8 million, the proceeds of the wire fraud scheme. Coelho had pleaded guilty on March 24, 2022.

Man carrying 2 children hit by SUV while on crosswalk

SARASOTA, Fla. — A man and two young children were seriously injured after they were hit by a car while crossing the road Thursday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol wrote in a release. Troopers say a 47-year-old man was carrying a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl while walking...

10 Best Cuban Sandwiches in St. Petersburg FL 2022

The Cuban Sandwich was invented in Ybor City in the late 1800s by Cuban immigrants with some influence from Italian immigrants. The original included a Spanish dried sausage that was later replaced with salami. Later, when Miami picked up on the Cuban Sandwich, they left the salami off. Oddly, ironically,...

USGS remains one of St. Pete’s best-kept secrets

The nearly century-old historic red brick Studebaker building belies the highly technical marine research emanating from inside the federal facility. Built in 1925, the downtown building has served as the U. S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) St. Petersburg Coast and Marine Science Center since 1988. As the need to solve local and global research problems has increased, so have the facility’s numbers. The facility opened with six staff members and the staff has since ballooned to 100, all dedicated to protecting one of the area’s most precious resources – its water.

Timmy McClain Comes Home

SANFORD, FL- The hits keep on hitting for UCF on the recruiting trail, as the UCF Knights land former Seminole High School quarterback Timmy McClain through the transfer portal. McClain’s heart was set to join the Knights after entering the portal earlier this week, following a controversial quarterback battle. McClain becomes the second player to cross the War on I4 rivalry through the transfer portal after offensive lineman Mike Lofton mad the opposite switch in December.

Powerboat P1 Grand Prix returns to St. Pete

August 19, 2022 - The inaugural Powerboat P1 Grand Prix will be returning to the St. Pete Pier. On Facebook, the group wrote, “The 2nd annual St Petersburg Powerboat Grand Prix is returning to the St Petersburg Pier. Come watch the adrenaline pumping action as Competitors from across the USA and from all over the world, compete for the top spot in the APBA National Championships!!" It will be held on Sept. 2-4. The race was first introduced at the St. Pete Pier last year. Powerboat P1 has held races offshore at Sarasota, Fort Myers, St. Pete Beach and other coastal cities.

Clearwater will increase utility rates starting Oct. 1

CLEARWATER — Utility rates for residents will increase on Oct. 1 and every year through fiscal year 2027 following two studies that recommended the adjustments to cover increased costs and long-term improvements. The city’s stormwater rates will increase 1.75% annually for the next five years. The flat monthly fee...

Operation: Military Matters: Pinellas realtors give back

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Pinellas County Realtors Association helped give back on Friday with a donation drive for Operation: Military Matters. Operation: Military Matters will pack the items into care packages to send to troops overseas. “We are so thankful for the Pinellas County Relators Association and their affiliates. They did a donation drive […]

13300 Indian Rocks Road , #1602

Location, amenities, and privacy! This updated, well-maintained villa in Largo is a rare find that has it all. Located in the coveted Randolph Farms Condominium neighborhood, this pristine property is minutes from beautiful beaches, nature parks, dining, and shopping. This two bedroom, two bath, attached two-car garage unit features the following upgrades: 2021 HVAC & Smart Thermostat, 2020 Electrical Box and Commercial Breakers ready for electric car hookup, 2017 Main Bedroom and Bath remodel, 2017 Water Softener, 2016 Hurricane-Rated Garage Door, newly updated Courtyard with Custom Pavers, Granite Countertops and Hardwood Cabinets in the Kitchen, and Blown-in Attic Insulation to decrease the cost of your energy bills. Enjoy the view of the outdoors from your screened-in back porch or venture outdoors to experience all this waterfront community has to offer! The community features lush grass and mature trees along with a community dock with boat slips (1st come, 1st serve), fishing pier, water access to drop in your kayak, a waterfront clubhouse, fitness center, waterfront heated pool, brand new tennis and pickleball courts (currently being installed), and west-facing views of the Intracoastal and its gorgeous nightly sunsets. Your dream home awaits!

Council approves reallocation for South St. Pete housing

As part of continued efforts to mitigate the housing crisis, St. Petersburg is using funding earmarked for other programs to increase its stock of affordable units and revitalize existing properties. During Thursday’s meeting, city council members unanimously approved amending the fiscal year 2022 project plan for the South St. Petersburg...

City approves DevMar’s planned 20-story tower

The St. Petersburg City Council has unanimously approved DevMar’s newest project – a 20-story residential tower. DevMar, which is behind the 11-story Vantage St. Pete apartment building and The Metro, a 100-unit apartment project underway in the Edge District, has submitted plans to build Sky St. Pete, which will consist of 246 apartment units and a 241-space parking garage located at 1624, 1642, 1650 and 1662 Burlington Avenue North.