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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

St. Pete women arrested in road rage incident
Amber Lynn Beckwith, left, and Ariel Anareshea Young were each charged with one count of burglary with battery. PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

— Two women were arrested and charged with pulling a woman out of a car and beating her after she honked her horn at their car, according to...

Darnell Grisby, Policy Director at the American Public Transportation Association speaks to a reporter Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority headquarters in St. Petersburg. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
Mass transit investment now pays off later, advocate says
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 driver of this SUV was critically injured after striking a utility pole in St. Petersburg. 
ST. PETERSBURG FIRE RESCUE
Driver critically injured after hitting utility pole in St. Petersburg

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.
Published: 04/23/14
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.
Published: 04/22/14

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...
Published: 04/22/14
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.
Published: 04/21/14
Updated: 04/22/14

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.
Published: 04/22/14
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
Oldsmar doctor charged after Tampa pill mill investigation

Oldsmar doctor charged after Tampa pill mill investigation

An Oldsmar doctor was charged on several counts Friday after a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation determined the pain management clinic where he worked was operating as an illegal pill mill.
Published: 04/21/14

Transformer catches fire at Duke Energy plant in St. Pete

Firefighters are battling a blaze this morning at the Duke Energy plant in St. Petersburg.
Published: 04/21/14