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Pinellas child protective investigator posted case details on Reddit

Pinellas child protective investigator posted case details on Reddit

A Reddit thread asked investigators what's the worst child protection case they've seen? Taylor Pittman responded, and was suspended for five days.
Published: 01/18/19
Clearwater parking lot shooter may skip stand-your-ground hearing, argue self-defense before jury

Clearwater parking lot shooter may skip stand-your-ground hearing, argue self-defense before jury

Michael Drejka's lawyers said they are more likely to follow the route George Zimmerman's legal team took when they won him acquittal in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Published: 01/11/19

St. Pete bicyclist dies after riding into passing car on 64th Street S

Sheldon Wagner Jr., 64, made a sudden attempt to cross 64th Street S, police said. He collided with a Nissan Altima.
Published: 01/10/19
Late businessman's philanthropy creates a duty for friends to carry on

Late businessman's philanthropy creates a duty for friends to carry on

Business magnate and philanthropist Richard O. Jacobson died in Belleair in 2016. But the charitable gifts he is still providing through three close friends are building a legacy.
Updated one month ago
Lawsuit: Man slain by Tarpon Springs officer had escaped from hospital

Lawsuit: Man slain by Tarpon Springs officer had escaped from hospital

If Nicholas Provenza had been adequately supervised at Largo Medical Center, according to his family's wrongful death lawsuit, he wouldn't have died in an encounter with an officer.
Updated one month ago
St. Pete home a haven for men with mental illness. Now it's closing.

St. Pete home a haven for men with mental illness. Now it's closing.

Catholic Charities said it's closing Benedict Haven because of financial constraints. Family members believe more could have been done.
Updated one month ago
McMullen Booth Road reopens in Clearwater after gas leak

McMullen Booth Road reopens in Clearwater after gas leak

A chunk of McMullen Booth Road reopened early Tuesday morning after it was shut down due to a gas leak.
Updated one month ago
Trial date set in Clearwater parking lot shooting: August 2019

Trial date set in Clearwater parking lot shooting: August 2019

The state and defense also signaled that each side will bring up the past of the defendant and shooting victim during the manslaughter trial of Michael Drejka.
Updated one month ago
As temperatures drop for outdoors debate, Tampa's mayor's race heats up

As temperatures drop for outdoors debate, Tampa's mayor's race heats up

Seven candidates will gather at Sparkman Wharf tonight to debate transportation issues, the latest sign that activity in advance of the March 5 election is picking up.
Updated one month ago
Mike Suarez formally kicks off campaign for Tampa mayor with a trolley tour

Mike Suarez formally kicks off campaign for Tampa mayor with a trolley tour

The Tampa City Council member trails in fundraising so far, but says his grassroots effort will win the day on March 5.
Updated one month ago