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Jury convicts driver in St. Pete police chase death
Frank Roberto Jr. took the witness stand in his own defense this week, explaining why he sped from St. Petersburg police last year, eventually wrecking his car and killing his passenger: The passenger threatened to shoot hi...
Published on 06/13/13
Updated on 06/14/13
Minor EMS changes could save Pinellas $6.3 million, report says
A long-awaited report aimed at calming Pinellas County’s long-brewing emergency medical service battle was released Thursday.
Published on 05/30/13
Stingray season starts slow on Pinellas beaches
For the unsuspecting swimmer, encountering a stingray can be harrowing.
Published on 05/29/13
Updated on 05/30/13
Summer camp options abound in Pinellas County
Parents and children in Pinellas have a wide variety of summer camp options from the academic to the athletic. And, a hands-on version of summer school.
Published on 05/27/13
St. Pete man convicted of murdering and raping 78-year-old woman
Jurors this afternoon convicted a St. Petersburg man of felony murder in the death of a 78-year-old woman he raped six years ago.
Published on 05/24/13
Updated on 05/25/13
Pinellas tourism officials leverage “best” beach titles
Pinellas County didn't make the cut this year in an annual ranking of America's best beaches, but you won't hear tourism officials complaining.
Published on 05/24/13
400-pound tiger has surgery to remove giant hairball
Ty, the 17-year-old Tiger, had not been eating for the past couple of weeks.
Published on 05/22/13
Updated on 05/23/13
St. Pete man stands trial for rape, murder
With his DNA matched to semen left behind, along with a newspaper splotched with his fingerprints, there was little doubt Virgil DeBose sexually assaulted 78-year-old Audrey Mulligan six years ago, a prosecutor strongly sug...
Published on 05/22/13
Updated on 05/23/13
East Lake library goes it alone with dedicated funding
East Lake residents are about to start funding their library on their own through a local taxing district.
Published on 05/21/13
Pinellas and Florida see little improvement on FCAT retakes
As students across Pinellas County prepare for high school graduation ceremonies, hundreds of others found out last week that they won’t be receiving their diplomas.
Published on 05/20/13
Updated on 05/21/13
Scott vetoes funding for cross-Florida bike trail
The $50 million Coast to Coast Connector would have run from St. Petersburg to Titusville.
Published on 05/20/13
Updated on 05/21/13
Pinellas bolstering ineffective champion for minority students
The District Monitoring and Advisory Committee, created to make sure the needs of minority students weren’t being ignored, rarely meets or makes recommendations to the School Board.
Published on 05/19/13
Palm Harbor girl injured by lawnmower meets Winter the dolphin
When she first saw the big gray creature right in front of her in the pool, Ireland Nugent cried.
Published on 05/18/13
Man who suffocated wife guilty of manslaughter
A jury on Thursday found a St. Petersburg man guilty of manslaughter in the death of his ill wife last year.
Published on 05/16/13
Pinellas commissioners survive term-limits challenge
An effort to oust four Pinellas County commissioners came to an end today when a judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to enforce a 1996 term-limits referendum.
Published on 05/16/13