Sunday, September 21, 2014

Swedish Rocker to Front St. Petersburg's Queerfest


Swedish Rocker to Front St. Petersburg's Queerfest


ST. PETERSBURG — Queerfest, an annual celebration of LGBT art and culture has returned to downtown St. Petersburg after being forced last year to relocate to the city's northeastern outskirts. Due to an increase in hostility toward the LGBT community in ...


Thousands March Against War In Moscow, St. Petersburg


Thousands of people have gathered in St. Petersburg and Moscow to take part in antiwar demonstrations protesting Russia's role in eastern Ukraine. A few thousand people assembled for the unsanctioned St. Petersburg march while hundreds were at Moscow's ...


Franklin Powers Rays to 3-1 Win Over White Sox


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Franklin connected against ...


Chicago White Sox manage just 3 hits in 3-1 loss to Archer, Tampa Bay Rays


ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Chicago managed just two hits against Chris Archer, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura was impressed by the young right-hander. Marcus Semien's pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth against Jake McGee accounted for Chicago's only ...


St. Petersburg has seldom approved increases for some ex-firefighters


ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Christy put out fires in St. Petersburg for 21 years until retiring from St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue in 2006 and receiving a pension worth about $16,000 per year. Since then, Christy has not received a single increase in his pension.


St. Petersburg airport's waterfront location could be reconsidered


ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman recently told the Tampa Bay Times that he thought Albert Whitted Airport, home to about 200 planes, wasn't the best use of so much valuable waterfront land. But he remembers the will of 75 percent of voters, who in ...


St. Petersburg Lawmaker Leads Mob Attack On LGBT Festival


A group of around 20 people assaulted the opening of St. Petersburg QueerFest on Thursday, dousing participants with a green antiseptic and an unidentified “putrid gas” that caused many to fall ill, according to statement issued by Polina Andrianova ...


It’s official, red light cameras in St. Pete are coming down


Beginning October 1, drivers in St. Pete will no longer have to worry about red light camera citations. Assistant city attorney Macall Dyer emailed a memo to city council Friday outlining the terms of an agreement to dismantle the program beginning ...


QueerFest St. Petersburg a Success Despite Evictions, Attacks


In a stunning show of poise, purpose, and power, organizers of the International Queer Culture Festival made the event — also known as QueerFest — a reality in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday even as thugs and public figures tried to stop them.


Road rage at St. Petersburg McDonald's lands father and son behind bars


A father and son were arrested on Friday following a road rage incident in the drive thru of McDonald's. The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. According to police, a 50-year-old man honked at the BMW in front of him after they received their ...



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