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Former bookkeeper accused of embezzling $292,000
Mary Buffano is accused of stealing more than $292,000 from Frenchy's restaurants, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Police say they found $48,000 in cash at her home.
Bonita Copeland, far left, the mother of Leshawn Williams, stands with Schenique Harris, Coach Jeremy Srioud and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Leonard Johnson to pose for a photograph with Williams. Williams suffered an injury to his right leg Friday during Northeast's game against Clearwater High School. Due to blood clots the leg had to be amputated. ANITA GERHART
Support, donations flow in for amputee football player
Christopher Roberson (File photo)
Man charged with 2012 St. Petersburg murder
JUMP MAIN -- Patti Ustas from Pinellas Park  participates during a protest against Duke Energy at Williams Park in St. Petersburg, FL on October 29th,  2014.  LUKE JOHNSON/ STAFF
Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies
Film festival’s stars are Earth’s oceans

Film festival’s stars are Earth’s oceans

ST. PETERSBURG — Hollywood stars and famed ocean explorers are among those expected at a weeklong international film festival coming to the St. Petersburg waterfront next week.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Scary St. Pete event benefits program for teenagers

Scary St. Pete event benefits program for teenagers

ST. PETERSBURG — The Teen Arts, Sports and Culture Opportunities program is hosting its ninth annual Field of Screams Halloween event this weekend at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Environmental Studies Area.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Campaign donor motives called into question

ST. PETERSBURG — Candidates in Pinellas County’s state House and state Senate districts have accepted millions from a broad spectrum of donors — everything from individuals and small craft beer brewers to Duke Energy, the sugar i...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Pregnant woman killed in three-vehicle St. Petersburg crash

A pregnant woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Friday, St. Petersburg police said.
Updated: 7 hours ago
UT’s marathon man runs to cure cancer

UT’s marathon man runs to cure cancer

ST. PETERSBURG — Dan Huber’s running shoes beat a rhythmic path in the darkness, around Coffee Pot Bayou then south along Beach Drive through downtown St. Petersburg.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Man charged with 2012 St. Petersburg murder

Man charged with 2012 St. Petersburg murder

St. Petersburg police have charged a 32-year-old man with a 2012 murder.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Motorcyclist, 77, dies in crash with pickup in Pinellas Park

A 77-year-old motorcyclist died early Friday when he drove head-on into a pickup truck at a Pinellas Park intersection, police said.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Former Frenchy’s bookkeeper accused of embezzling $292,000

Former Frenchy’s bookkeeper accused of embezzling $292,000

A Palm Harbor woman was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing more than $292,000 over the past four years from Frenchy’s restaurants, where she worked as a bookkeeper.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Seminole man accused of shopping with credit card he stole

Seminole man accused of shopping with credit card he stole

Deputies have charged a Seminole man with armed burglary and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Pinellas plan needed to add, expand businesses

Pinellas plan needed to add, expand businesses

There’s scarcely any land left in this built-out peninsula. So rather than gaining 28,000 high-paying jobs during the past 10 years, as some had projected, Pinellas has lost about 8,000, says an economic consultant who helped craft the county’s development master plan.
Updated: 22 hours ago