Eviction finally arrives for last residents of Mosley Motel

Eviction day finally came Monday for residents at the Mosley Motel in St. Petersburg.
  • Residents of the Mosley Motel are being evicted
  • Deputies arrived at 8 a.m. to escort remaining residents off property
  • They were notified in August that evictions were imminent
Although residents had months to leave and most had already done so, a few residents remained at the facility Monday.
Pinellas County deputies arrived just before 8 a.m., going door-to-door to make sure residents were out. The Sheriff’s Office said the majority of the rooms were in deplorable conditions.
Deputies said there were still three occupied rooms when they arrived. Those people were escorted off the premises.
Pinellas County animal control services also responded to the motel to help residents with pets.
Some families have been able to secure new, permanent housing. Others said they will be staying at shelters. A few who were still at the motel Sunday said they still have no place to go.
The Mosley Motel, at 401 34th St. N., has repeatedly been fined by the city’s nuisance abatement board. New owners purchased the 110-room facility in August and notified residents they would have to go.  

 Man found floating in St. Pete lake

The body of a 60-year-old man was discovered floating in a St. Petersburg lake Saturday morning.
Police say someone walking at Booker Creek Park discovered him.
  • Man discovered floating in St. Pete lake
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Foul play is not suspected
First responders were called, but the man, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to detectives with the St. Petersburg Police Department, foul play is not suspected.

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