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Man wounded in controversial 2013 shooting by St. Pete Police claims negligence

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A man shot in 2013 by police executing a search warrant in St. Petersburg is suing both the department and the officer who shot him, claiming negligence. Danardrick Rashad Chance is a 23-year-old St. Petersburg resident. According to police records, he has an arrest record dating back to 2007. In 2013, Chance was involved in a controversial shooting incident with police that was widely reported in local news. Shannon Michele Halstead, 40, serves as a law-enforcement officer with the St.…

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St. Pete Chamber of Commerce celebrates 2015 as year of successes, looks to 2016

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a productive 2015 during its annual meeting Thursday night at Mahaffey Theater. Batons were passed. Backs were patted. New ideas were shared. The meeting hosted more than 1,000 Chamber members in an ornate format. The stage was set with LED illuminated podiums and laser light blocks on each side with a giant screen zoomed in on 2015 Chamber Chairman Bill Ulbricht as he handed the gavel over to his successor, Greg Holden. “In…

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If you live on an alley and want to recycle, read this

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After a long and hard-fought battle, residents in traditional St. Pete neighborhoods will finally have their recycling picked up from the alley, not the curb. Beginning Monday residents whose trash is collected in an alley will have their blue recycling containers collected from that same location. To get ready, the city mailed out information packets to residents with specific instructions on where to place the blue bins on pickup day. Residents with alley pickup should place the rolling recycling bins…

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Leadership St. Pete announces local executives for Class of 2016

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Leadership St. Pete, one of the nation’s oldest leadership programs, announced three dozen local executives that will become its Class of 2016. The six-month program, a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed to promote community leadership with an in-depth overview of the social, economic, business and political issues facing the St. Petersburg area. The goal of LSP is to identify, recruit and develop leaders representing the diversity of the city and will be looked upon…

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In wake of Connie Deneault’s withdrawal, former U.S. Army officer Jeff Brandes files to run against Bill Heller in H-52

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Press release from Jeff Brandes, the brand spanking new candidate in House District 52: Today local businessman, and former U.S. Army Officer, Jeff Brandes announced his candidacy for State House District 52, challenging incumbent Democrat Representative Bill Heller. – As his motivation for running, Brandes cited the need for a representative with real world business experience, and a proven record of getting results, to help jump- start Florida’s economy. – “I am on a mission…to get Florida moving again,” Brandes…

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In wake of Connie Deneault’s withdrawal, former U.S. Army officer Jeff Brandes files to run against Bill Heller in H-52

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Press release from Jeff Brandes, the brand spanking new candidate in House District 52: Today local businessman, and former U.S. Army officer, Jeff Brandes announced his candidacy for state House District 52, challenging incumbent Democrat Representative Bill Heller. – As his motivation for running, Brandes cited the need for a representative with real world business experience, and a proven record of getting results, to help jump- start Florida’s economy. – “I am on a mission…to get Florida moving again,” Brandes…

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