HCA St. Petersburg Hospital lauded for hospital safety
CLEARWATER — Plans for a new public transit center downtown will move forward after the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority secured its final piece of funding Nov. 15, with county commissioners voting to put up to $8 million toward the project.
For Richard Frank, it’s normally the insects that are buzzing. But in the weeks after Hurricane Ian’s landfall, the incessant buzzing now comes from his phone.
Nicole was downgraded to a tropical depression as it made its way through Georgia early Friday, leaving behind some damage and the possibility of flooding in the Tampa Bay area.
LARGO — Pinellas County teachers are on track to get more money in their paychecks before winter break, after representatives for their bargaining unit and the school district reached a contract deal late Nov. 2.
Pinellas County is under a tropical storm warning, and the area may experience winds of up to 65 miles per hour overnight tonight into Thursday afternoon. While Wednesday evening and Thursday morning will have lower-than-usual tidal levels, coastal flooding is anticipated on Thursday evening…
Conservative candidates swept Pinellas County on Tuesday night as the Republican challenger for the lone open county commission seat and the right-leaning candidates for two nonpartisan school board seats all claimed victories.
Pinellas County School Board candidate Dawn Peters amended her response to questions about a handful of 2020 social media posts linking her to the QAnon group and conspiracy theories.
Dawn Peters has made no secret of her strong support for the Republican education agenda in her bid for an at-large seat on the Pinellas County School Board.
CLEARWATER BEACH — Longtime Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel — jokingly referred to as “the queen of U.S. 19” for longstanding efforts to improve Pinellas’ main north-south roadway — has been named the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.
Florida homeowners and renters in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties who were affected by Hurricane Ian may now apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
TAMPA — AAA is mobilizing hundreds of insurance claims professionals from around the country to begin processing claims throughout Florida, as soon as it's safe to do so.
Drivers began to see sharp drops in prices at the pump, at least briefly, thanks to the state's Florida Motor Fuel Tax Relief Act of 2022, which went into effect Oct. 1.
Bishop Gregory Parkes is asking the 79 parishes and missions in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to hold a special collection during the month of October for the needs of people affected by natural disasters, including Hurricane Ian that has caused damage and devastation in its wake.
When early forecasts predicted Hurricane Ian would gain strength after passing over Cuba and make landfall in the bay area, Pinellas County residents and officials quickly took action.
• County parks and preserves will remain closed Friday for debris removal. A decision will be Friday as to which parks will reopen this weekend since some are currently without electricity. The Parks & Conservation Resources administrative offices and Heritage Village will reopen Monday.…
Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for all evacuation zones, mobile home communities and residential health care facilities effective 9 a.m. Thursday. Access to the barrier islands has been reopened to the public
According to the 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Ian remains a Category 4 storm, but has slightly weakened with maximum sustained winds now of 140 mph and is moving north-northeast at 8 mph.
Hurricane Ian has intensified overnight to become an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane that will likely make landfall just below Tampa Bay today.
To help ensure everyone’s safety and best serve the community, BayCare announced it is making service adjustments and closing some facilities. Below are the latest changes for inpatient and outpatient facilities.
As of 8 p.m. Monday, Hurricane Ian is a Category 2 storm moving toward the north-northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced that deputies will be restricting access to the barrier islands starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Ian. Only residents or citizens with legitimate business will be allowed access.
LARGO — Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center on Ulmerton Road in Largo on Monday, Sept. 26, to update Floridians on Hurricane Ian.
In response to the threat of Hurricane Ian, Pinellas County Schools has announced all schools and district offices will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Sept. 30.
While it is still too soon to tell the exact path Tropical Storm Ian will take in the coming days, National Hurricane Center forecasters are fairly certain that the storm will strengthen into a major hurricane as it passes through the Gulf of Mexico next week.
Tropical Storm Ian could become a hurricane sometime tonight and then a major hurricane by Monday night or early Tuesday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in Tampa Bay by Tuesday night with hurricane conditions likely by Wednesday.
As Florida’s residents and guests make preparations for the arrival of potentially devastating tropical weather, National Hurricane Center forecasters continue to fine tune their tracking and intensity maps to accommodate ever-changing computer models.
National Hurricane Center forecasters say there is “increasing confidence” that Tropical Storm Ian will strengthen into a major hurricane as it approaches the west coast of Florida early next week.
The eight and ninth named storms of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season formed Sept. 23. Residents and guests all along the west coast of Florida are asked to stay tuned to the tropical weather forecast as a possible major hurricane could approach the state on Monday or Tuesday.
The Pinellas County School Board put the finishing touches on the district’s 2022-23 budget Sept. 13, approving a $1.8 billion spending plan with a property tax rate that is 36 cents per $1,000 of taxable value lower than a year ago.