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Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

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Pinellas to court tourists from U.K.

Pinellas to court tourists from U.K.

CLEARWATER — No one may have booked a vacation to seek out the mythical half dolphin-half manatee creature cooked up by tourism marketers as an April Fools’ prank earlier this year, but the advertising ploy certainly brought unexpected ...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Like he did at Jefferson, Williams puts up big numbers at B-CU

Like he did at Jefferson, Williams puts up big numbers at B-CU

Quentin Williams was the unequivocal leader of Jefferson High’s 2010 undefeated, nationally-ranked, state-championship football team.
Updated: 18 hours ago

False alarm fines could increase

ST. PETERSBURG — City police officers have spent less time responding to false alarms from home and business security systems since the city began fining repeat offenders in 1995.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Pinellas sheriff’s ranks swell by more than 3 dozen

Pinellas sheriff’s ranks swell by more than 3 dozen

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri welcomed 38 new deputies to his ranks during a swearing-in ceremony Friday at the sheriff’s administration building in Largo.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Pedestrian injured in Hernando hit-and-run crash

A pedestrian was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run crash Friday morning in Hernando County, and the Florida Highway Patrol is searching for the driver.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Carjacking suspect arrested after crash

Carjacking suspect arrested after crash

A man who carjacked a person in Clearwater on Friday morning was arrested in Hillsborough County hours later after crashing the vehicle, the Clearwater Police Department said.
Updated: 21 hours ago

Clearwater woman charges in shooting; two suspects sought

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an afternoon shooting today where one person has been arrested and two more people are being sought.
Updated: 21 hours ago
General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

The man leading the U.S. military’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State said he is “very pleased” with the results of a 10-day conference of nearly 200 military planners from 33 nations held at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the ...
Updated: 22 hours ago
Hometown Hero: Attorney devotes life outside work to helping others

Hometown Hero: Attorney devotes life outside work to helping others

TAMPA — Lisa Esposito doesn’t get much sleep.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Hillsborough deputies track where drivers had last drink

Hillsborough deputies track where drivers had last drink

Deputies ask each driver charged with DUI where they were coming from and keep track of which bars appear most often on the “last drink surveys.” Here are the results.
Updated: 22 hours ago