Cicada’s Buzz Finally Explained: Powerful Protection Magic Keeping Florida Safe

If you’ve been in Florida for a couple of years, then you’re probably familiar with the buzzing sound of cicadas. Their electricity-like call can often be heard during the summer months, but the bugs themselves are rarely seen, earning them the nickname “Florida Fairies.” A new study has revealed that the nickname may be more … Continue reading Cicada’s Buzz Finally Explained: Powerful Protection Magic Keeping Florida Safe

Kenwood Witch Coven Protests Proposed Canal

A women's group based in St. Petersburg's historic Kenwood neighborhood protested a new canal planned for the area yesterday morning. The women, who call their group the Muskeg Occult Preservation Society, or MOPS, gathered outside City Hall with signs painted with “Justice for Swamp Witches,” and “For the Love of God, Stop Draining the Swamp,” … Continue reading Kenwood Witch Coven Protests Proposed Canal

St. Pete Business Owner Held Overnight by Brandon PD After Mistaken for Skunk Ape

Curtis O’Hallaran-Price was held overnight by Brandon PD after he was mistaken for the legendary Skunk Ape, a type of sasquatch native to Florida. O’Hallaran-Price, who owns a gluten-free soap crafting co-op in St. Petersburg’s warehouse district, was visiting his husband’s family in Brandon when a nervous neighbor spotted him in the woods behind her … Continue reading St. Pete Business Owner Held Overnight by Brandon PD After Mistaken for Skunk Ape

Glass Museum Goes Missing in Daring Art Heist

St. Petersburg’s Visualize Museum of Clear Glass, previously on the corner of 1st Ave N and 14th St N, has gone missing according to Barb Janowski, deputy director of the museum. The museum, which not only features the largest exhibit of clear glass art in the world, but is also constructed entirely out of clear … Continue reading Glass Museum Goes Missing in Daring Art Heist

Florida Attorney General Demands Face-to-Face Meeting with Facebook Execs

A top deputy at Attorney General Pam Bondi's office wants to meet face-to-face with Facebook to discuss the release of more than 50 million users' personal data. Patrice Malloy, AG Bondi's Privacy Bureau chief, wrote a letter to Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg detailing her plans to set up a meeting with Facebook leadership … Continue reading Florida Attorney General Demands Face-to-Face Meeting with Facebook Execs

Body of Bradenton Woman Found Burning in Woods

The smoldering body of Veronica Polite, 50, was discovered by rescue workers around 1:15 a.m. in a wooded area near 18th St. E. Authorities are currently treating the case as a homicide, although an autopsy is still pending. Anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers … Continue reading Body of Bradenton Woman Found Burning in Woods

Last Weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival

This weekend will be your last chance to visit the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa. Pre-purchased general admission tickets are $18.95 for adults and $10.95 for children, but you can expect to pay slightly higher prices at the door. The theme for this weekend is "High Seas Adventure," although the promise of swashbuckling pirates … Continue reading Last Weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival

County Commissioner Ken Welch Expresses Interest in 2021 St. Petersburg Mayoral Race

There are still Rick Baker yard signs waiting to be picked up on bulk trash day, but that didn't stop Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch from expressing his interest in a 2021 mayoral bid. No formal announcement has been made, but when put on the spot about a possible 2021 mayoral campaign while meeting with … Continue reading County Commissioner Ken Welch Expresses Interest in 2021 St. Petersburg Mayoral Race

Woman, 62, Dies in 25th Street N House Fire

Saint Petersburg Fire Rescue responded to a house fire this morning on 25th St. N and 10th Ave. N at around 7:30 a.m. The woman, who has yet to be identified, died on 2nd floor of the wooden structure. The cause of the house fire is still being investigated. This is a developing story. Stay … Continue reading Woman, 62, Dies in 25th Street N House Fire