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Pinellas News

Volunteers bring careers to Pinellas classroom

Volunteers bring careers to Pinellas classroom

Former Judge Eric Houghton and drummer Logan Barnett were among the dozens of volunteers who took over Pinellas County public school classrooms for a short time Wednesday as part of the county’s 21st annual Great American Teach-In.
Updated: 3 hours ago

St. Pete hopes to keep federal jobs grant

ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown may be booming, but attracting development and employers to more impoverished parts of the city remains a tough sell.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Wal-Mart robbery suspects arrested at Clearwater strip club

Clearwater police arrested two men late Tuesday, both accused of robbing a Wal-Mart twice within a week.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Christmas tree lightings usher in holiday season across Tampa area

Christmas tree lightings usher in holiday season across Tampa area

Beginning with tonight's tree-lighting ceremony in Ybor City with Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, the Tampa Bay area will usher in the holidays with tree lightings across the area featuring food, music and Santa sightings. ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Tarpon High marching band crowned national champs again

Tarpon High marching band crowned national champs again

TARPON SPRINGS — It should surprise no one anymore — the Tarpon Springs High School Marching Band is just that consistently great.
Updated: 13 hours ago
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.
Updated: 14 hours ago
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.
Updated: 14 hours ago
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.
Updated: 14 hours ago

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