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Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Suspect in Pinellas rape of teen turns himself in
A suspect in the rape of a 15-year-old girl was in custody after he approached a TV news crew that recognized him from a surveillance image, police said.
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
Comedian Bill Maher, 58, has a loyal following and has garnered 32 Emmy nominations for his hit TV shows and specials. Maher is not afraid of controversial topics, speaking up about Islam and the Ebola threat.
Get ready to spend real time with Bill Maher in Clearwater
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.
Manatees’ tale has a happy ending
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.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Helmet sensors helping tackle concussions

Helmet sensors helping tackle concussions

ST. PETERSBURG — Concussion prevention is a hot-button issue in football these days.
Updated: 5 hours ago
District 16 foes differ vastly

District 16 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.
Updated: 5 hours ago

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.
Updated: 7 hours ago
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
Updated: 8 hours ago

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....
Updated: 9 hours ago
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.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Get ready to spend real time with Bill Maher in Clearwater

Get ready to spend real time with Bill Maher in Clearwater

Expect Bill Maher to come out swinging when he takes the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday night.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Pinellas schools to start teaching elementary students Spanish

A new pilot program will teach elementary school students languages, beginning with Spanish, before and after school. The program, which will be run like a district academy program, will be voluntary and could begin as early as next month in 10 elementary schools.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Greenlight passage in Pinellas anything but certain

Greenlight passage in Pinellas 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: 22 hours ago