Happy 20th birthday, TBO.com! Here is the logo at launch in 1994.
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Manatees’ tale has a happy ending
Water is poured over Creedence the manatee to hydrate her as wildlife experts from the state and Lowry Park Zoo prepare to release her and her calf. Creedence received antibiotics and care for wounds she received when she got tangled in a crab trap line.

Dozens of people gathered around a boat ramp at Cove Cay Golf Club Wednesday morning to watch the release of a manatee and her calf.

The crane tipped as the boom was hoisting the tree and crushed a Honda Civic, 2003 Chevy Venture, 2003 Dodge 2500 van and a 2011 Rockwood trailer. All of the vehicles were owned by neighbors. A neighbor’s home, at 9142 Dream Way also sustained damage to the roof and base, deputies said. PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Crane topples in Largo damaging home, vehicles
$12.50 minimum wage planned for St. Pete workers
St. Petersburg police said they had received numerous complaints about drugs and prostitution at the home located at 232 35th St. N. GOOGLE MAPS
Five arrested in St. Petersburg SWAT raid on nuisance house

Pinellas schools to start teaching elementary students Spanish

ST. PETERSBURG — Students never are too young to begin learning a foreign language, Pinellas school officials said Tuesday — even if they’re just starting to read and write in their native tongue.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Incumbent, newcomer seek 65th

Incumbent, newcomer seek 65th

DUNEDIN — The moderate Democrat who represents North Pinellas County in the Florida House faces a challenge from a young Republican running for the first time in a general election.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Greenlight passage anything but certain

Greenlight passage anything but certain

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority leaders expected a tough political battle when they decided to back a sales tax increase to pay for an overhaul of the county’s transportation network.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Texts, rap lyrics key in Largo killing tied to drug deal

CLEARWATER — Text messages and rap lyrics are at the center of a Largo homicide case.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Manatees’ tale has a happy ending

Manatees’ tale has a happy ending

Dozens of people gathered around a boat ramp at Cove Cay Golf Club Wednesday morning to watch the release of a manatee and her calf.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Porter leads Shorecrest to region title

Porter leads Shorecrest to region title

Shorecrest Prep won the Class 1A-Region 5 boys golf tournament Monday at East Lake Woodlands with a team score of 309, edging runner-up Saddlebrook Prep (312).
Updated: 5 hours ago
Last shot for East Lake senior standout

Last shot for East Lake senior standout

TARPON SPRINGS — At 6 years old, Grant Sanders said he knew he wanted to swim competitively.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tribune’s Pinellas Prep Athletes of the Week: Oct. 13-18

Tribune’s Pinellas Prep Athletes of the Week: Oct. 13-18

Brandon Swift, Palm Harbor
Updated: 5 hours ago
Free flu shots in Pinellas Park

Free flu shots in Pinellas Park

It’s no trick! The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas Park is treating citizens to a free flu shot right before Halloween.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Two hurt in St. Pete hit-and-run involving stolen SUV

A hit-and-run crash involving a stolen vehicle sent the occupants of the other vehicle to a hospital early Wednesday, St. Petersburg police said.
Updated: 12 hours ago