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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

St. Pete Pride parade gets cooler, moves to sunset
In recent years, St. Pete Pride has drawn well over 100,000 people to the city’s Grand Central District.
FILE, CHRIS URSO/STAFF
With a Friday concert kicking off the show, the weekend-long event may become an even bigger draw for tourists who want to spend a few days enjoying the city’s restaurants, arts scene and...
Defendant Christopher Weed, 30, center, plead guilty, Tuesday, April 16, 2014, at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center to leaving the scene of a accident. Weed struck a tandem bicycle on Clearwater's Memorial Causeway, September 2, 2013, after leaving work at Shephard's Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach. Victims Rob Lemon, 25, and his girlfriend Hilary Michalak, 27, died as a result of the accident. Weed had been drinking at Shepard's prior to the accident. On the right is Assistant Public Defender Adam Pylitt.  POOL PHOTO
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed bicyclists
At left, St. Petersburg Assistant Police Chief Melanie Bevan carries the torch outside the city police department at the beginning of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida. The torch run stopped at local schools to bring awareness about the games before afternoon rain forced an early ending.
Torch run gets Pinellas fired up for Special Olympics
The driver died and a passenger was critically injured Wednesday when this SUV  rolled over on the I-275 southbound exit for 118th Avenue. LUKE JOHNSON/STAFF
Driver dies, passenger injured in rollover on I-275 in St. Petersburg

Possible sinkhole reported in Dunedin

Pinellas County emergency personnel have been called to a Dunedin residence amid reports of a possible sinkhole. A call was received at 1:13 p.m. from 1311 Powderpuff Drive, according to the Pinellas County Safety and Emergency Services website.
Updated: 0 mins ago

Police ID drunk pedestrian killed in St. Pete

St. Petersburg police have identified a homeless man who had a high blood-alcohol content when he was struck and killed Tuesday night while attempting to cross the road.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies seek suspect in Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery

Deputies seek suspect in Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery

Pinellas County deputies are seeking the suspect seen on video tackling a woman and stealing her medication outside a Palm Harbor pharmacy.
Updated: 5 hours ago
St. Pete Pride parade gets cooler, moves to sunset

St. Pete Pride parade gets cooler, moves to sunset

With a Friday concert kicking off the show, the weekend-long event may become an even bigger draw for tourists who want to spend a few days enjoying the city’s restaurants, arts scene and nearby beaches.
Updated: 7 hours ago
LaSala firing leaves void at top

LaSala firing leaves void at top

ST. PETERSBURG — The departure of Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala means the county could be without a top executive for months as commissioners search for his replacement.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Flood insurance rates to recede soon

Flood insurance rates to recede soon

Flood insurance rates will return to more affordable levels for many people come May 1, as the federal government’s insurance program looks to quickly enact changes passed last month.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed bicyclists

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed bicyclists

CLEARWATER — After he finished his shift as a barback at Shepard’s Beach Resort, Christopher Weed had three to four shots of liquor, drank one or two beers, and, when a friend failed to show up to give him a ride, hopped into his pickup...
Updated: 17 hours ago
Driver dies, passenger injured in rollover  on I-275 in St. Petersburg

Driver dies, passenger injured in rollover on I-275 in St. Petersburg

A 35-year-old man was killed and his passenger was seriously injured Wednesday morning when their vehicle rolled over on Interstate 275 at 118th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Published: 04/16/14
Drivers hurt in crash  on eastbound Gandy Boulevard

Drivers hurt in crash on eastbound Gandy Boulevard

Two people were injured Wednesday morning in a crash on eastbound Gandy Boulevard in St. Petersburg that caused a rush-hour backup and delays for commuters trying to get to Tampa.
Published: 04/16/14

Police: Drunk pedestrian killed in St. Pete

A pedestrian was killed Tuesday night after police said he stepped into the roadway outside the crosswalk.
Published: 04/16/14