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Later bar hours keeping St. Petersburg officers busy

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Article appearing in tomorrow’s St. Petersburg Times: In the city’s first weekend with longer drinking hours, police saw a marked uptick in calls for service. They responded to 131 calls after 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings, a 22 percent increase from the previous weekend. Those calls resulted in 38 incident reports after 2 a.m., up from 23 last weekend. The increase validates St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon’s warning to the City Council before its May 6 vote…

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