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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

Bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by truck in Clearwater

A 54-year-old Clearwater man is hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit by a truck late Saturday.
Published: 04/13/14
1860s shipwreck near Skyway to become preserve

1860s shipwreck near Skyway to become preserve

TAMPA — An 1866 winter storm near Egmont Key did what fierce naval battles in the northern Gulf of Mexico and a torpedo in Mobile Bay could not: Send the USS Narcissus to its final resting place and a crew of more than two dozen to their deaths...
Published: 04/13/14

Hill: Dog Tag Heroes of St. Pete dedicated to veterans

No doubt Kismet played a major role in our meeting.
Published: 04/13/14
St. Pete Chamber of Commerce rises from ashes

St. Pete Chamber of Commerce rises from ashes

ST. PETERSBURG — Just three years ago, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce was on life support.
Published: 04/13/14
Rowdies fans say momentum growing for St. Pete soccer team

Rowdies fans say momentum growing for St. Pete soccer team

ST. PETERSBURG — The city might not make as much fuss about soccer stadiums as it does baseball facilities, but fans of the Tampa Bay Rowdies are becoming a bigger — and louder — presence every year.
Published: 04/13/14

Police: Three wounded in St. Pete shooting

St. Petersburg police are investigating a shooting that took place late Saturday.
Published: 04/12/14
Investigators check St. Pete shop for paranormal activity

Investigators check St. Pete shop for paranormal activity

Like many buildings in and near downtown, the ones housing Patty and Friends Antiques are big, old, lofty and, some believe, haunted.
Published: 04/12/14
‘Dr. Beach’ searches for solutions to coastal erosion

‘Dr. Beach’ searches for solutions to coastal erosion

FORT DE SOTO PARK — Soft white sand, gentle waves and no hotels — these were among the reasons Fort De Soto Park was once named the No. 1 beach in America on the popular Dr. Beach list.
Published: 04/12/14

Pinellas commissioners slam county administrator

CLEARWATER — Bob La­Sala’s future as county administrator is in jeopardy following a series of scathing evaluations from some county commissioners.
Published: 04/11/14
Pinellas Humane Society has six pups saved from dogfight ring

Pinellas Humane Society has six pups saved from dogfight ring

CLEARWATER — Zayla took a liking to the plush, squeaky ladybug that was lying in the yard. She'll have some competition for it, though, because Bill likes it, too.
Published: 04/09/14
Updated: 04/11/14