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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Torch run gets Pinellas fired up for Special Olympics
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.

Multiple law enforcement agencies ran the Special Olympics torch across Pinellas County for the 25th time Tuesday, stopping at local schools to bring awareness about the games before afternoon...

Alex Sink won’t run for Congress in 2014
County Administrator
 Robert S. LaSala
Pinellas commissioners fire administrator LaSala

Largo bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by pickup

A 66-year-old bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon when the driver of a pickup veered to the right and struck the bicyclist in Belleair Beach, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 04/14/14
Pinellas ninth-graders might get summer  help with algebra

Pinellas ninth-graders might get summer help with algebra

ST. PETERSBURG — Registration is underway for Pinellas County Schools Summer Bridge extended learning program, but the anticipated thousands of students eligible for the six-week summer school aren’t the only ones who will spend their s...
Published: 04/14/14
Clearwater shop offering  taste of Cincinnati to close

Clearwater shop offering taste of Cincinnati to close

CLEARWATER – For the past 13 months, Cincinnati transplants from across the state have traveled to an obscure storefront in Clearwater to get a fresh taste of home.
Published: 04/14/14
Teenager rescued from East Lake High auditorium catwalk

Teenager rescued from East Lake High auditorium catwalk

TARPON SPRINGS — Two days after the musical “Peter Pan” closed, a 17-year-old boy was somehow pulled 75 feet off the floor in the East Lake High School auditorium Monday afternoon as students and staff were disassembling rigging...
Published: 04/14/14

Pinellas sheriff, Clearwater police arrest 18 suspects in online sex investigation

Eighteen people have been arrested after a four-day investigation by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Clearwater police to locate people who chat with minors online to arrange sex....
Published: 04/14/14
Dali extends Warhol exhibit until June 1

Dali extends Warhol exhibit until June 1

Andy Warhol enthusiasts, who may have been putting off visiting an exhibit featuring more than 100 of his works at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, will get an extra month to check it out.
Published: 04/14/14
Pedestrian-friendly U.S. 19 coming to Clearwater

Pedestrian-friendly U.S. 19 coming to Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Getting in and out of shopping centers and strip malls along U.S. 19 near busy spots like Drew Street can be nerve-wracking for motorists.
Published: 04/13/14
Updated: 04/14/14
DUI manslaughter arrest in Clearwater motorcyclist’s death

DUI manslaughter arrest in Clearwater motorcyclist’s death

A Clearwater woman faces a DUI manslaughter charge after her car was involved in the crash Sunday night that left a motorcyclist dead, police said.
Published: 04/13/14
Updated: 04/14/14
Tampa Bay Blues Festival still jamming in 20th year

Tampa Bay Blues Festival still jamming in 20th year

ST. PETERSBURG — Brandon Niederauer wasn't expecting to spend Sunday afternoon performing in front of hundreds at the 20th annual Tampa Bay Blues Festival, but as soon as the seasoned soul man hit the stage he erupted in guitar riffs bluer than...
Published: 04/13/14
Police: Gunman held after shooting kills one, wounds two

Police: Gunman held after shooting kills one, wounds two

A St. Petersburg man, who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, is charged with killing one man and wounding two others Saturday because he believed they were dealing drugs in his neighborhood, police said....
Published: 04/13/14