Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Dunedin Causeway bridges due for replacement

Dunedin Causeway bridges due for replacement

After 51 years of exposure to cars, boats, weather and sea spray, time is running out for the two Dunedin Causeway bridges that connect the mainland to Honeymoon Island State Park.
Updated: 41 mins ago
Jury ponders fate of Pinellas man who killed girlfriend’s toddler

Jury ponders fate of Pinellas man who killed girlfriend’s toddler

CLEARWATER — Joel Cruz already has been convicted of first-degree murder, but exactly what’s next for him remained unknown late Tuesday night.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Some local hotels reduce rates for stranded visitors

ST. PETERSBURG — Travelers marooned at the beach due to a massive winter storm that has cut off flights to the Northeast United States can enjoy discounted rates at various area hotels this week.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Boy, 16, charged in shooting death of teen on Pinellas Trail

Boy, 16, charged in shooting death of teen on Pinellas Trail

A 16-year-old La Belle boy faces murder charges in the Oct. 11 shooting death of another teen on a Pinellas Trail bridge in St. Petersburg, police said.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Exonerated of rape, former St. Pete man also free of attempted murder charge

Exonerated of rape, former St. Pete man also free of attempted murder charge

Alan Crotzer, a former Tampa Bay resident exonerated of rape and robbery after 24 years in prison, has now also been released from an attempted murder charge.
Published: 01/26/15
Updated: 01/27/15

In Pinellas, it’s time to put a number on the homeless problem

ST. PETERSBURG — They will be out before the sun comes up, heading to the day-labor agencies where the homeless go each morning to find work.
Published: 01/26/15

Roommate’s trial begins in Clearwater stabbing death

CLEARWATER — Paul Denk had already had a few beers, he told investigators, when he came home from a day at the beach to find his roommate passed out on the floor of their Clearwater duplex.
Published: 01/26/15
Bond denied for East Lake stabbing suspect who triggered manhunt

Bond denied for East Lake stabbing suspect who triggered manhunt

The suspect in a fatal stabbing Friday in the East Lake area of Palm Harbor, who triggered a two-day manhunt after he hid from authorities, will remain in jail after he was denied bond today....
Published: 01/26/15
Manhunt ends; homicide suspect captured in East Lake

Manhunt ends; homicide suspect captured in East Lake

A two-day manhunt in the East Lake area of Palm Harbor ended Sunday night when the suspect in a fatal stabbing Friday was taken into custody....
Published: 01/25/15
Updated: 01/26/15
Missing Clearwater man found safe in Dunedin

Missing Clearwater man found safe in Dunedin

A mentally disabled 20-year-old man who went missing on Sunday has been found safe in Dunedin, police said.
Published: 01/26/15