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  1. St. Petersburg collector gets all wound up over vintage toys

    Human Interest

    Wade Hamby doesn't have a favorite. Each one of the 50-plus windup toys he sets up around his St. Petersburg home every holiday season makes him smile.

  2. Mixed-use development project well under way at former Nielsen site in Dunedin

    Growth

    DUNEDIN — After a vacancy extending more than a decade, the former Nielsen Media Research campus is well on its way to being occupied again.

  3. Pinellas construction licensing board rebukes its own director for vulgar tirade

    Local Government

    LARGO — The Pinellas County board that oversees construction contractors voted Thursday to issue a letter of warning to its own executive director for his profanity-laced tirade directed at a Tampa Bay Times reporter who inquired about nominations to that board.

  4. Success: Rescue operation finds three trapped manatees, plus a fourth to be saved today

    Environment

    EAST LAKE — A team of state wildlife officials went three for three Thursday, capturing each of the manatees reported to be trapped in Lake Tarpon and in danger of becoming ill as water temperatures …

  5. Developer in prison, but Clearwater condo owners still paying the price

    Growth

    CLEARWATER —When Wayne Chase retired from his nuclear plant job in 2012 and bought a waterfront condo overlooking Tampa Bay, he knew he'd pay the typical fees that come with gated community living.

  6. Hometown North Pinellas

    News

    Teachers recognized by University of Chicago: Palm Harbor University High teacher Line Mercier and St. Petersburg High teacher Karen Vann were selected for the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award. Each year, the University of Chicago invites students entering their first year of studies at the …

  7. Armed Forces History Museum in Largo to close in January

    Business

    LARGO — John Piazza Sr. first became interested in collecting military artifacts when he received a gift, a World War I German mortar from a friend's father.

  8. Pinellas Sheriff's sergeant, lieutenant suspended for roles in high-speed chase

    Public Safety

    A sergeant and lieutenant were suspended from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office after one of them chased a car going up to 100 mph and the other failed to stop it, according to an internal investigation.

  9. Consultants unveil plan for transformed Clearwater waterfront

    Growth

    CLEARWATER — A downtown waterfront transformed into a greener space with a garden, marsh pond and picnic areas. Trails for biking or strolling with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. A gathering space surrounded by cafes, retail and a splash pad to replace the Harborview Center eyesore currently taking up prime …

  10. Dunedin home tour offers decorating ideas with a dash of charity

    Events

    DUNEDIN — When it comes to Christmas trees, Phyllis Gorshe had a novel idea.

  11. Treasure Island adds humor to info

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — It's a call from City Hall about trash pickup changes, but it leaves people chuckling.

  12. Gregory Parkes, new bishop of Diocese of St. Petersburg, heard call to priesthood at Tampa's Christ the King

    Religion

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Tampa Bay's almost half-million Roman Catholics have a new leader.

  13. With new ownership, Clearwater Tower highrise to be exclusively tech firms

    Growth

    CLEARWATER — Call it the new tech hub of the city.

  14. War of words continues over Pinellas construction licensing board

    Local Government

    Days after being blamed for submitting questionable nominations to a Pinellas County board, the Tampa Bay Builders Association says the construction board's executive director provided the names to select.

  15. Bayfront CEO raises concerns about free food for paramedics

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — Most Pinellas County hospitals offer paramedics free drinks. Some provide snacks. At least one gives the first responders free meal vouchers worth $8.