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Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

Thompson, Stephen

Tribune Staff

Suspect named in deadly hit-and-run

- St. Petersburg police say they know who caused a fiery hit-and-run wreck that left three people dead.

Hit-and-run victims inseparable, relatives say

- Two women were killed and their aunt badly injured in the crash Thursday in St. Petersburg. Officials continue to search for the other driver.

Pinellas man pleads guilty to killing woman, 91


CLEARWATER — After he was kicked out of the house in Clearwater because he was suspected of stealing, Dominic Panzin...

Tampa police attend training at Holocaust museum


— Tampa Police Officer Derek Lang acknowledged officers were a tad flummoxed when told they had to take a half-day course at the Florida Holocaust Museum on the role of...

Arrest made in shooting at St. Pete nightclub


ST. PETERSBURG — A man surrendered at his attorney’s office Monday to face charges that he shot a man during a brawl at a south St. Petersburg club, police said.

St. Pete man guilty of murdering stepdaughter's baby's father

- It was no secret Danny Papaleo had little use for Bob Greaves, a restaurant worker with a drinking problem who fathered a girl with Papaleo’s stepdaughter.

St. Pete chief finalists take questions from public


ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Assistant Police Chief Melanie Bevan took a selfie with a former student who had stopped by, as she spoke of the importance of mentoring.

St. Pete driver gets 15 years in fatal crash


CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that eventually claimed the life of the other motorist, an 88-year-old man.

Clearwater man gets 35 years in murder plea


CLEARWATER – A Clearwater man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday for fatally shooting a man and wounding the man’s wife two years ago.

Public can meet St. Pete police chief finalists Thursday


ST. PETERSBURG — Residents will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the four finalists for the St. Petersburg police chief on Thursday.

Manatee rescued from St. Pete spillway

- Fish and Wildlife Research Institute crews rescued a manatee that had been stranded in a St. Petersburg spillway for nearly two weeks.

Defendant in Dunedin killing says victim tried to rape him


A Kentucky man accused of killing his male roommate has told police he really isn’t gay and that he killed the man with a hatchet after he tried to tie him up and ...

Dental records can be used in St. Pete slaying


— Detectives have received permission to get dental impressions from two brothers accused in the death of an Army veteran to match bite marks left on the victim’...

St. Petersburg police alter promotion rules


— While releasing a review of the promotions process at the St. Petersburg Police Department, Mayor Rick Kriseman on Friday took a swipe at Assistant Police Chief Luke ...

Doctor’s death in waterfront home a mystery

- Tarpon Springs police detectives remain tight-lipped about what they know about Steven Schwartz’s death, except to say the nephrology physician died of trauma to the upper body.

Pinellas County Judge Caddell remembered for wit, wisdom and interesting cases


CLEARWATER — Like any judge, Patrick Caddell had his share of widely publicized cases.

Businesses worry about effects of shootings

- A gun battle outside the Hyatt Regency resort left visitors and business owners wondering if it will damage Clearwater Beach's reputation.