Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Largo hospital expands into Clearwater
Jerry Rodriguez, above right, radiology department manager for the new Clearwater Largo Medical Center, is seen in the reflection of a window as he looks into the hospital’s X-ray room on Thursday.
Largo Medical Center is expanding into Clearwater with a full-service emergency care facility scheduled to open on Monday.
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater has been advertising the county’s sun and beaches in frigid cities in the North.
Pinellas to court tourists from U.K.
Pinellas County deputies take an oath during a swearing-in ceremony at the sheriff’s administration building in Largo on Friday. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri officially welcomed 38 new deputies into the sheriff’s office in front of friends, family members and colleagues.
Pinellas sheriff’s ranks swell by more than 3 dozen
Chillounge returns to St. Pete as upscale, acrobatic Cirque du Chill
St. Pete police: Suspect burglarizes Tampa cars, steals credit cards

St. Pete police: Suspect burglarizes Tampa cars, steals credit cards

St. Petersburg police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect they say broke into cars in Tampa and using the victims’ stolen credit cards in St. Petersburg.
Published: 11/19/14
Youngster takes to ice in Busch Gardens holiday show

Youngster takes to ice in Busch Gardens holiday show

OLDSMAR — Last year, 6-year-old Talia Deka was just happy to be part of a troupe skating several times a week at a Busch Gardens holiday show.
Published: 11/19/14
Overturned truck backs up Gulf to Bay Blvd. at U.S. 19

Overturned truck backs up Gulf to Bay Blvd. at U.S. 19

Spilled dirt from an overturned hauler has clogged eastbound traffic on Gulf to Bay Boulevard under the U.S. 19 overpass this morning, Clearwater authorities said.
Published: 11/19/14

Pinellas deputy rear-ends two vehicles, sheriff’s office says

A Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy rear-ended two vehicles Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 11/19/14

See Click Fix pothole app gets jazzed up

CLEARWATER — Roughly 3,000 potholes, burned-out streetlights, graffiti and other problems have been reported to the county by residents using their smartphones since Pinellas County launched its See Click Fix app two years ago....
Published: 11/19/14
Ailing child’s dolphin dreams come true

Ailing child’s dolphin dreams come true

A little Arkansas girl fighting a serious illness got a little Hope today. And some Winter too.
Published: 11/18/14

Trop likely won’t survive without Rays

I hate to drop any more bad new on local fans of the Tampa Bay Rays, but the team’s former manager, Joe Maddon, is currently the toast of Chicago, even though he’s yet to manage a game as the new skipper of the Chicago Cubs.
Published: 11/19/14
Pinellas’ new commissioners take oath as panel tilts to Dems

Pinellas’ new commissioners take oath as panel tilts to Dems

CLEARWATER — Two weeks after their election victories, new county Commissioners Pat Gerard and Dave Eggers were sworn into office Tuesday to begin their four-year terms.
Published: 11/18/14
Suspect sought in Oldsmar bank robbery

Suspect sought in Oldsmar bank robbery

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of a bank robbery suspect and are asking for the public’s help to find him.
Published: 11/18/14
Assistant police chief DeKay to retire after decades serving St. Pete

Assistant police chief DeKay to retire after decades serving St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Exactly 32 years after he was sworn in at the St. Petersburg Police Department, Assistant Chief of Investigative Services Bureau David DeKay is retiring.
Published: 11/18/14