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Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Old cold cases are never closed for Clearwater homicide detectives
Detectives Tom Dawe, left, and Michael Hasty work cold cases at the Clearwater Police Department. The department has 25 unsolved homicides, the oldest dating to 1968.

For homicide detectives, DNA, family support and a bit of luck are keys to solving murder cases that have gone cold.

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
Lakewood High is one of 10 schools to receive Shockbox sensors for their helmets in an effort to better monitor concussions. Lynden Ostrander photos
Helmet sensors helping tackle concussions
Suspect in Pinellas rape of teen turns himself in
Pro, amateur folk artists gather in St. Pete

Pro, amateur folk artists gather in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Folk art takes a lot of forms for Creative Clay artist Dolores Murawski.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Pinellas schools use ‘co-teachers’ to meet class size requirements

ST. PETERSBURG — With student enrollment increasing for the first time in a decade, Pinellas County school officials have bolstered their unusual methods of complying with strict student-teacher ratios mandated by the state Legislature....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Residents will get a say on Pier’s new design

Residents will get a say on Pier’s new design

ST. PETERSBURG — As the eight teams shortlisted to submit designs for The Pier hone their ideas, city officials are finalizing how they will choose a winning design they hope the public will get behind.
Updated: 21 hours ago
District 66 foes differ vastly

District 66 foes differ vastly

LARGO — For voters in Florida House District 66, the question of which candidate to have represent them in Tallahassee comes down to one question: whether they like the way things are going up there.
Published: 10/24/14
Old cold cases are never closed for Clearwater homicide detectives

Old cold cases are never closed for Clearwater homicide detectives

CLEARWATER — For homicide detectives, DNA, family support and a bit of luck are keys to solving murder cases that have gone cold.
Published: 10/24/14
Helmet sensors helping tackle concussions

Helmet sensors helping tackle concussions

ST. PETERSBURG — Concussion prevention is a hot-button issue in football these days.
Published: 10/24/14

Pilot program will give teens more control over schoolwork, schedule

ST. PETERSBURG — Next school year, students at several Pinellas County high schools will plan their own school days.
Published: 10/23/14
Pinellas Game of the Week: Tarpon Springs at Lakewood

Pinellas Game of the Week: Tarpon Springs at Lakewood

WHEN: Tonight, 7:30 WHERE: Lakewood High, St. Petersburg
Published: 10/24/14

St. Petersburg planning funding boost for the arts

ST. PETERSBURG — Since arts funding was slashed in the recession, St. Petersburg artists have complained that city is benefitting from its Bohemian reputation while doing little to help the local arts community survive....
Published: 10/23/14
Suspect in Pinellas Park rape of girl, 15, turns himself in

Suspect in Pinellas Park rape of girl, 15, turns himself in

A suspect in the rape of a Pinellas Park girl was in custody Thursday after he turned himself in to a television crew that recognized him from a surveillance image, police said.
Published: 10/23/14