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Source of counterfeit bills caught, Pinellas deputies say

Source of counterfeit bills caught, Pinellas deputies say

Deputies have arrested the source of counterfeit bills that have been the center of an investigation that stretches back to August, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Jurors recommend death for Clearwater man in girl’s death

Jurors recommend death for Clearwater man in girl’s death

CLEARWATER — Jurors who last week convicted Joel Cruz of killing his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter voted 10-2 on Tuesday night to recommend a judge sentence him to death.
Updated: 4 hours ago
World Liquors’ renovation a sign of times in St. Pete

World Liquors’ renovation a sign of times in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — The neon “Drive-In” lights outside World Liquors have been glowing along Central Avenue for more than 50 years, but the store’s giant globe stopped spinning decades ago.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Pinellas sheriff backs much of state senator’s medical marijuana bill

Pinellas sheriff backs much of state senator’s medical marijuana bill

LARGO — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, a fierce opponent of the medical marijuana ballot measure in November, says he supports a bill filed this week in the state Legislature to legalize a medicinal form of the drug....
Updated: 6 hours ago
Pinellas deputies seek Walmart shoplifter

Pinellas deputies seek Walmart shoplifter

Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to find a man who shoplifted from a St. Petersburg Walmart earlier this month.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Jury recommends death for Pinellas man who killed girlfriend’s toddler

Jury recommends death for Pinellas man who killed girlfriend’s toddler

CLEARWATER — Jurors who last week convicted Joel Cruz of killing his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter voted 10-2 on Tuesday night to recommend a judge sentence him to death.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Dunedin Causeway bridges due for replacement

Dunedin Causeway bridges due for replacement

After 51 years of exposure to cars, boats, weather and sea spray, time is running out for the two Dunedin Causeway bridges that connect the mainland to Honeymoon Island State Park.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Some local hotels reduce rates for stranded visitors

ST. PETERSBURG — Travelers marooned at the beach due to a massive winter storm that has cut off flights to the Northeast United States can enjoy discounted rates at various area hotels this week.
Published: 01/27/15
Boy, 16, charged in shooting death of teen on Pinellas Trail

Boy, 16, charged in shooting death of teen on Pinellas Trail

A 16-year-old La Belle boy faces murder charges in the Oct. 11 shooting death of another teen on a Pinellas Trail bridge in St. Petersburg, police said.
Published: 01/27/15
Exonerated of rape, former St. Pete man also free of attempted murder charge

Exonerated of rape, former St. Pete man also free of attempted murder charge

Alan Crotzer, a former Tampa Bay resident exonerated of rape and robbery after 24 years in prison, has now also been released from an attempted murder charge.
Published: 01/26/15
Updated: 01/27/15