Gulfport seeks Gecko Queen candidates
ST. PETERSBURG — A former pest control worker was arrested for burglarizing 12 homes over the last five weeks, according to St. Petersburg police.
DUNEDIN — In a unanimous vote Monday, the City Commission chose Jennifer Bramley as the next city manager.
WOA collects backpacks for human trafficking victims
ST. PETERSBURG — For nearly two years, the political stench of a sewage crisis has permeated City Hall.
ST. PETERSBURG — A 25-year-old motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when he crashed into a car Thursday afternoon, according to St. Petersburg Police.
SEMINOLE — For weeks, Glenn Holland, 67, crawled out of bed before the sun rose to look for a dead man.
The murder of a St. Petersburg man will be featured this week on a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery.
When Lillian Dunlap moved to Florida at age 52 in 1999 she could finally breathe. The journalism professor from the University of Missouri and Indiana University hadn't been able live openly as a gay woman until then. She had considered coming out before but never did.
CLEARWATER — The city awarded a $5.7 million contract last week to Largo-based Caladesi Construction Co. to build the Morningside Recreation Center, replacing the former facility that was demolished in 2009.
CLEARWATER — The city secured a contract last week to host the 2017 USA Softball Gold 18- under and 16-under Fast-Pitch tournaments July 16 to 22, boosting the city's name as softball destination.
LARGO — Largo Fire Rescue is adding a rescue truck to help alleviate the call load at the fire station that responds to Pinellas Safe Harbor and the Pinellas County Jail.
This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on July 15, 1975. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Weaver Tripp.
TREASURE ISLAND — City commissioners, disappointed with the number and quality of applicants for city manager, decided Tuesday to start over and hire an executive search firm.
ST. PETERSBURG — As the city prepares for the largest LGBT celebration in Florida this weekend, this year's St. Pete Pride parade will march right into the midst of the heated election battle between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker.