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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Witness: Tarpon Springs killing was ‘for family honor’
Jeremy Brown, 24, could face life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder in the June 24, 2011, death of Paul Wiggins. Wiggins was stabbed 108 times at his mobile home off U.S. 19.  Prosecutors say Brown killed his Hillside Mobile Home Park neighbor because he was told that Wiggins had tried to rape his aunt.
Jeremy Brown, 24, could face life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder in the June 24, 2011, death of Paul Wiggins.
The refund will appear as a credit on next month's bills.
Duke to refund customers for extended bills
July 31, 2014 Seminole - Pinellas County School Board District 2 candidate Chris Tauchnitz answers questions during a forum Thursday night in the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Digitorium.  JASON BEHNKEN / STAFF
Lerner wins record Pinellas school board term
Jack Latvala -- TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 4/23/14-Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, speaks during the Senate session April 23, 2014 at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Latvala and Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, are in the process of seeing who can collect the most votes from their colleagues to become Senate President in 2016.  COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO
Sen. Latvala, four newcomers win Pinellas Legislative races
Music, food, crafts and more await visitors to GeckoFest

Music, food, crafts and more await visitors to GeckoFest

GULFPORT — More than 30,000 visitors are expected to wander up and down Beach Boulevard in Gulfport Saturday, some of them dressed like lizards.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Pinellas Park school on lockdown as police investigate nearby shooting

Pinellas Park Elementary School is on lockdown as police search for the shooter in a robbery and attempted homicide that happened several blocks away, near 70th Avenue and 52nd Street N., Pinellas Park police said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Female suspects sought in Clearwater lobster theft

Female suspects sought in Clearwater lobster theft

Pinellas County deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating two women they say are seen on surveillance video stealing lobster tails from a Clearwater seafood market while caring for two young children.
Updated: 3 hours ago
St. Petersburg police arrest suspect in woman’s beating

St. Petersburg police arrest suspect in woman’s beating

A St. Petersburg man faces an attempted first-degree murder charge after police say he beat a prostitute in her motel room.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Condo owners plead for fix to forced apartment sales

Homeowners from across the state packed state Rep. Carl Zimmermann’s district office Wednesday to call on Gov. Rick Scott to fix a law they say is causing thousands of Floridians to lose their homes.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Duke to refund customers for extended bills

Duke to refund customers for extended bills

Customers being charged a higher rate for electricity this month because of changes to Duke Energy’s billing cycle will get a refund on their next bill.
Updated: 6 hours ago

PSTA stands with two beleaguered officials

ST. PETERSBURG — Under-fire Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority leader Brad Miller received a unanimous vote of confidence from his governing board Wednesday, which rejected calls for him and board Chairman Ken Welch to resign over the agency&...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Witness: 2011 Tarpon Springs killing was ‘for family honor’

Witness: 2011 Tarpon Springs killing was ‘for family honor’

CLEARWATER — The prosecutor called it a “brutal, brutal bashing.”
Updated: 14 hours ago

Clearwater murder suspect’s living plans change

CLEARWATER — The Army major charged with first-degree murder and permitted to post bond has changed his local release address after complaints from community members.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Dyer’s passion for golf comes naturally

Dyer’s passion for golf comes naturally

ST. PETERSBURG — Most people have to find their calling in life. For St. Petersburg High senior Blake Dyer, his came to him.
Updated: 16 hours ago