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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Pair sentenced in videotaped beating of homeless man
Zuzu Vargo  can been seen choking a homeless disabled man in a  video shown in court on Monday. POOL PHOTO
A producer in the 2011 videotaped beating of a mentally disabled homeless man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday, while the woman who beat the man was sentenced to about three years.
SPCA Tampa Bay CEO Martha Boden holds Toby during a press conference at the Pinellas County Animal Services. Animal Services Director Maureen “Moe” Freaney looks on. They were sharing their first two years of animal statistics data collected countywide. JAY CONNER/STAFF
Number of homeless animals falls in Pinellas
The  84 well-appointed units of the Water Club with granite counter tops, jet bathtubs and a private elevator start at a half-million. LUKE JOHNSON/STAFF
Demand rising for Pinellas condos
Treasure Island, condo work on dog beach

Pinellas schools to use surplus

LARGO — Extra federal money from last school year will give Pinellas County a jump start on several new programs for the most struggling students.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Plan to raze Fenway Hotel, build modern version is back

Plan to raze Fenway Hotel, build modern version is back

DUNEDIN — A multimillion dollar plan to raze the historic Fenway Hotel and rebuild it in the same architectural style is back on track after a delay in the property sale killed the project last year.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Pinellas risks losing grant to build homeless clinic

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County leaders have suspended spending on a new $5 million health clinic for homeless people because of fears the county will lose federal money for the project.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Assistant Pinellas administrator fills fired boss’ shoes

Assistant Pinellas administrator fills fired boss’ shoes

CLEARWATER — One week after firing his boss, Pinellas County commissioners Tuesday appointed Mark Woodard to serve as acting county administrator.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Report: Glitch led to slain inmate being housed with violent suspect

CLEARWATER — Inmate Kelly Harding was put into a cell by himself because he had been disruptive, making racial remarks and throwing water at another inmate, when the staff at the Pinellas County Jail decided to give him a roommate, Scott Green...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pair sentenced in videotaped beating of homeless man

Pair sentenced in videotaped beating of homeless man

CLEARWATER — A producer in the 2011 videotaped beating of a mentally disabled homeless man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday, while the woman who beat the man was sentenced to about three years.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Changes for U.S. 19 commuters in Clearwater

Commuters along U.S. Highway 19 in Clearwater are facing a major change starting this morning as they access businesses in the Countryside area.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Number of homeless animals falls in Pinellas

Number of homeless animals falls in Pinellas

LARGO — Fewer dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and hamsters are being surrendered to shelters or taken in as strays, animal welfare organizations’ data suggests.
Published: 04/21/14

Grego has nominees to lead new elementary schools

ST. PETERSBURG — Classrooms have been filled and Superintendent Michael Grego has his eye on two principals for Pinellas County's newest schools to open in a decade.
Published: 04/21/14
Demand rising for Pinellas condo towers

Demand rising for Pinellas condo towers

Buyers around St. Petersburg again are willing to pay top dollar, especially on the water.
Published: 04/20/14
Updated: 04/21/14