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3 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Local Government Pinellas administrator LaSala's legacy? Good hire, good fire

Do not read too much into the unanimous vote of Pinellas commissioners to terminate their county administrator, and do not infer anything from the lack of debate.

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4 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

County OKs plan for new Beckett Bridge

With little discussion April 15, Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously approved a consultant's plan for replacement of Beckett Bridge over Whitcomb Bayou in Tarpon Springs.

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Related Topix: Tarpon Springs, FL

5 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Video released in Palm Harbor pharmacy patron attack

Pinellas County detectives are asking for the public's help locating a robbery suspect who attacked a Palm Harbor pharmacy customer for drugs on Tuesday, April 8. Palm Harbor, Florida -- Pinellas County detectives are asking for the public's help locating a robbery suspect who attacked a Palm Harbor pharmacy customer for drugs on Tuesday, April 8.

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Related Topix: Palm Harbor, FL

5 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

Senior housing complex opening soon

Pinellas Heights, a new 153-unit complex built for low-income seniors, is nearing completion.

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Related Topix: Largo, FL, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Man pleads guilty to fatal hit-and-run crash

A Tampa Bay area man has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that killed a couple riding a tandem bicycle.

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8 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

Indian Shores mayor recovering at home

After nearly two weeks in Largo Medical Center with a lung infection, Indian Shores Mayor Jim Lawrence is now home recuperating, according to Town Clerk Elaine Jackson.

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Related Topix: Indian Shores, FL

13 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Interview: Proposed Budget Cuts To EMS Cause Worry

AM 820 News anchor Roger P. Schulman spoke to Mark Rivera of WTSP 10 News about commissioners being up in arms about proposed budget cuts to EMS.

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17 hrs ago | Warwick Courier

Black ring in sky above Warwick was probably caused by pyrotechnics

Sightings of a black ring in the sky above Warwick last Friday have been the cause of much mystery this week.

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20 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Low algebra scores lead to summer 'boot camp' for Pinellas ninth graders

Pinellas is launching its second new summer program in as many years, targeting hundreds more students atop the thousands already enrolled in summer learning.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Residents fear being flooded without storm drains

Pinellas County, Florida -- Charles Zidar loves his horses, but has to keep them stabled.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Tarpon Springs, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Jaywalkers drawing attention of Clearwater police

It's Friday afternoon and Clearwater police Officer Andrew Anderson is on the prowl for jaywalkers on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Clearwater, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Pinellas County fires administrator

Pinellas County Commissioners voted unanimously April 15 to terminate the services of Administrator Bob LaSala.

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St. Petersburg Times

Sink will not run for Congress against Jolly in fall

Democrat Alex Sink has decided not to run for Congress again this year, meaning there will not be a rematch of the nationally watched and extraordinarily costly campaign that Sink lost in Pinellas County a little over a month ago by less than 2 percentage points.

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Related Topix: US News, Alex Sink, US Governors, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Young

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Bicyclist injured in crash in Belleair Beach

A 66-year-old Largo man was transported to a local hospital via Bayflite with life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon after he was hit by a truck in Belleair Beach.

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Related Topix: Belleair Beach, FL, Largo, FL, Dunedin, FL

WFLA-AM Tampa

Person rescued 75 feet above stage at East Lake High School

Firefighters said the Pinellas County Technical Rescue Team assisted in lowering the person to the ground using specialized equipment and was then transported to

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Related Topix: East Lake, FL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

a Operation Guardiana nets 18 arrests

Eighteen individuals, ranging in age from 22 to 70, were arrested during a four-day operation conducted by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Clearwater Police Department and personnel from 10 supporting agencies.

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St. Petersburg Times

Jailing of Pinellas child porn convict followed discovery of more porn

Cancer patient and convicted child-porn trader Michael D. Meister was found last week with additional illicit images that appear to depict teen boys, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

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Creative Loafing Tampa

Tampa Bay Times wins 2014 Pulitzer for Hoe Brown exposé

Reporters Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times have taken home the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for their exposé of William 'Hoe' Brown, the Tampa Port Authority chairman and Republican fundraiser whose lucrative sideline as a slumlord was essentially subsidized by the county's Homeless Recovery ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

News Talk Florida

Driver Charged With DUI After Fatal Crash

Casandra Renita Hafford, 47, was charged with DUI manslaughter. She was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and remains there this morning.

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Related Topix: Clearwater, FL

Tallahassee Democrat

Shipwreck slated to become a preserve

A 19th century shipwreck in the waters off St. Petersburg is slated to become the state's 12th underwater archaeological preserve.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, Boat Disaster

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