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  1. Dolls come in all colors at St. Petersburg's Woodson museum

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — As a little girl, Terri Lipsey Scott played with a baby doll named Sindy in Savannah, Ga. Scott is black, Sindy was white. Dana Battle, also black, had a white doll named Toni, in Los Angeles. There weren't many affordable dolls that reflected their race in the late 1950s and early 1960s, said …

  2. St. Petersburg4s Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement set to be complete in 2019


    ST. PETERSBURG — The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, under construction since 2015, is scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2019.

  3. Pinellas judge: U.S. Army major found incompetent to stand trial can leave Florida


    LARGO — A Pinellas circuit judge ruled this week that Roman Izzo, a U.S. Army major charged with murder but found incompetent to stand trial after he was injured in a motorcycle crash, can move to Kansas with his family.

  4. Palm Harbor woman, 23, killed while crossing Seminole Boulevard


    SEMINOLE — A 23-year-old Palm Harbor woman was fatally injured when she was struck by a sport-utility vehicle while crossing Seminole Boulevard on Wednesday night, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

  5. Old Northeast Community Garden asked to vacate with sale of land



    Times Staff Writer


    The chickens still strutted in their coop hours before the community garden at 725 Second St. N would be required to vacate.

  6. Meant for short hops, some St. Pete cyclists pedal longer than marathons on Coast bikes

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — When the Coast bikes first started popping up in St. Petersburg last year, the idea was for residents to use them for short hops around town.

    But some users had more ambitious plans.

  7. St. Pete losing two assistant police chiefs; one will join Rays

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — Two assistant police chiefs are stepping down next month, leaving two of the three second-in-command jobs vacant at the St. Petersburg Police Department.

  8. Pinellas construction board prepares to lose independence

    Local Government

    LARGO — Members of the Pinellas County agency that oversees contractor licensing cried foul in January when elected officials sought to fold the board into county government.

  9. Unusual paddle design earns worldwide market


    Paddling on the heels of the last supermoon of 2017, Phil Hughes navigated an uncommonly low tide off Dunedin through St. Joseph Sound on an effortless but lengthy glide.

  10. Every little thing they do is magic



    I first saw Sting when I was 16 during the Police Synchronicity tour. I was wearing jeans, standing on my seat and screaming my lungs out. Now he's 66 and some of us, wearing heels and evening gowns, wondered how we all got so old as we left a reception for patrons before the singer took the …

  11. Pinellas news briefs


    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla offers Safe Boating Course

  12. Defendant asks jurors: Do I look like Charles Manson?


    LARGO — Daniel Richards, on trial for the murder of his 83-year-old mother, began his own criminal defense on Tuesday by asking a few questions to the pool of prospective jurors.

  13. Dr. Delay: St. Petersburg road projects for bikes and wastewater


    What is the city of St. Petersburg doing on First Avenue S between Pa sadena Avenue and Park Street? They have installed a concrete bumper in the middle of the road for some reason. Also on Ninth Avenue N, they are installing something from 71st Street all the way to 49th Street in the middle of the …

  14. Hometown Pinellas


    Fountains resident's art selected for national calendar: Stella Szemela, a 95-year-old resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, has been featured in the Expressions 2018 Calendar, a calendar that celebrates active aging and the arts. Her oil painting, titled "Magnolias," was selected from …

  15. Video gives animated tour of new Pier District

    Local Government

    Eager to see what the new Pier District will look like? A new animated video takes you on a bird's eye and close-up tour of the $76 million waterfront attraction.