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The Boys and Girls Club, known nationwide for its quality of after-school care, is actively stepping up security protocol for its Pinellas County locations thanks to a free program offered by the Pinellas Park police Department. When we visited the Pinellas Park center, we quickly found out anyone entering the ...
... high school just four hours away, Pinellas County schools are dealing with a rash of rumored safety threats, all of which have determined to be unfounded. ... a vague safety threat involving Gibbs and Dixie Hollins high school was investigated by St. Petersburg police and Pinellas County Schools police.

Broward County schools superintendent and Florida Association of District School Superintendents Robert Runcie (left) named Pinellas County superintendent Mike Grego (center) as the 2018 Florida Superintendent of the Year in November. Grego said he reached out to Runcie this morning in light of the ...
A local couple -- both altruistic living organ donors got to meet one of the recipients on Valentine's Day. Steven Schmitz and his wife April Scott both decided to donate their kidneys after watching an episode of Grey's Anatomy about living organ donors. The donor and recipient surgeries took place at Largo ...
At St. Petersburg High, Pinellas County school officials talked to 25 students about allegations that biology teacher Eugene "Skip" Walker acted inappropriately. Some came forth with statements like the one above, which told of Walker's pet names for students and actions that made some of them ...
If you ask her Principal, Carmela Haley, she will tell you that Bauer is a problem-solver. Bauer has proven that skill isn't just used in the classroom. She noticed there was a serious issue among her and her friends and the answer was not in a textbook.

Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) - The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is calling Richard J. Niger a "predator of the elderly." Investigators accuse the unlicensed contractor of collecting money for remodeling projects, doing shoddy work or not finishing work and then disappearing. "He's not going to get ...
A peacock has been euthanized in Pinellas County after it was shot with a pellet gun multiple times. Nancy Murrah with Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue tells ABC Action News they found two different peacocks with wounds. The birds were discovered on Thursday near Albermarle Court around two in the ...
DOH Pinellas County offering free flu shots in response to flu epidemic, Tamiflu shortage. Mary Stringini. 4:31 AM, Feb ... The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is offering flu shots at no cost at its centers with immunization clinics, as of Tuesday, February 13. No appointment is ...
Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) - Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri believes someone at CareerSource forged his signature. Now we're learning the culprit may have been incentivized to do so. "They forged my signature and they forged Evelyn Jones' signature on those forms so that they could get ...
The Sheriff of Pinellas County is accusing a job placing agency of forging his signature on several documents. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri made the accusation in a written response to a request for information by an Ad Hoc committee investigating Ed Peachy, the Chief Executive Office of CareerSource Pinellas ...
Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) -- Sheriff's deputies have identified the man who died in a fire at a Pinellas County condominium complex. The sheriff's office says flames broke out around 9 p.m. Friday at 7233 Parkside Villas North in unincorporated St. Petersburg. The location is in the Lealman fire ...
Breaziel also stole a Taser, a bullet-resistant vest and a helmet, Largo police said. Breaziel ran from the cruiser, police said, which was parked at the Largo home of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Detective Jerry Creaser. A Largo police officer driving on Starkey Road saw Breaziel running across the road ...
SEMINOLE, Fla. -- Pinellas County deputies are investigating after two Tampa Bay area churches were hit by vandals. Deputies say there were 2 small fires and they consider both fires "suspicious." The first incident happened at First United Methodist Church in Seminole. Deputies received a call around ...
Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) - The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is looking into how a car burglar was able to steal guns and ammo from a deputy's vehicle over the weekend. According to an arrest report, two witnesses watched 18-year-old Devon Breaziel enter the deputy's unmarked vehicle and ...
Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to remove Aundre Green from the CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors. The move could affect whether or not the agency's embattled CEO retains leadership, after Green placed Ed Peachey on paid administrative leave last week following ...
"I can't imagine a better way to share the beauty of our coastal waters and support our troops than this unique, first of its kind memorial," said Pinellas County Commission Chair Ken Welch. "Circle of heroes will be an iconic attraction for the region, highlighting the service and sacrifices of those who have ...

Applications are being accepted for one appointment to the Board of Directors of the Housing finance Authority of Pinellas County. Applicants should have experience with affordable housing. Mandatory applications found at www.pinellascounty.org/boards must be received no later than Feb. 12, at 4 p.m..
DUNEDIN -- An accused robber escaped from a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office cruiser, prompting punishment for the sergeant and deputy responsible. According to an internal investigation, Deputy Compton Persaud didn't check to see if the back windows were disabled in his cruiser during a December ...
Congressman Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, visited Pinellas County's veterans treatment court on Monday morning in the midst of his push in Washington D.C. to expand funding for these kinds of programs nationwide. The Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act would create a partnership between the ...
Florida's Pinellas County covers the full range. More than two dozen communities populate the gulf Coast peninsula anchored by St. Petersburg. Most are divided between what's locally known as "The Burg," meaning the city and adjacent suburbs, and "The Beach," a string of barrier islands near Tarpon ...
Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) -- On Saturday, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D - St. Petersburg) will meet with community leaders, parents and teenagers to try and find a solution for the growing problem of teens stealing cars in Pinellas County. The Pinellas County Sheriff has called this issue an ...
Plans for a new veterans memorial near Clearwater were revealed Friday, but potential visitors will need an oxygen tank to get there. Called "Circle of heroes," the memorial aims to be the nation's first underwater dive memorial and will be situated roughly 10 miles off the Pinellas County shore. The site will ...
"If you were born on (or around) June 24, 1986 in Pinellas County and you are adopted, you might be my sister," Jones posted to a facebook page he shares with his wife. "You have a brother and biological father who would very much love to meet you! She was likely named baby Girl Dowding at birth.".
Clearwater -- A 29-year-old man died in Pinellas County Jail on Sunday morning, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reported. Stephen Gregory James was found unresponsive in his sleeping area about 7:10 a.m, deputies said. Medical staff responded and administered CPR to the St. Petersburg man ...
Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) - A Pinellas Sheriff's deputy patrol car was involved in a crash Thursday while responding to an emergency call in Tarpon Springs. The crash happened at the intersection of Pinellas Avenue (Alt 19) and East Curlew Place. Deputy Natalie Williams, 48, was on-duty and ...
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who is also a lawyer, has led discussions with ICE officials to work out a legally sound solution in his role representing the National Sheriffs' Association and Major County Sheriffs of America. "The vast majority of sheriffs want to cooperate with ICE," Gualtieri told the ...
ICE officials say they work closely with federal, state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws and say this will help keep local communities safer and more secure from criminals. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd were among the county ...
"These agreements will make communities here in the Sunshine State safer and more secure from criminal activity perpetrated by individuals with no legal standing to be in this country in the first place," Homan said at a news conference held at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. But immigrant and civil ...
"flu activity is increasing throughout the state. There are more cases in the northern part of the state right now, and Pinellas is still listed as moderate. But we're only in mid-January," said Maggie Hall, a spokeswoman with Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. "We will most likely see increases in ...
Authorities: Inmate dies in Pinellas County Jail .... The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 59-year-old Johnny Mack Amons was pronounced dead Sunday. ... Authorities say he was booked into the Pinellas County Jail after being arrested by police in reference to drug charges.
Now, the veteran Pinellas County commissioner is worried about losing his alma mater to the control of administrators in Tampa. And, more importantly, he's worried about losing a university attuned and committed to the higher education needs of its community. "As a fellow Bull, I understand the unique and ...
PETERSBURG -- Pinellas County commissioners said they don't have the power to fire CareerSource Pinellas leader Edward Peachey, but they plan to ask the agency's board of directors to oust the embattled leader. During a workshop Tuesday, commissioners agreed that Peachey should, at a minimum ...
Clearwater -- A 59-year-old inmate was found dead Sunday night in the county jail, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Johnny Mack Amons was pronounced dead at about 6:28 p.m. on Sunday, the Sheriff's Office said, at the Pinellas County Jail at 14400 49th St. N. Detectives do not ...
The 4-hour standoff closed 126th Avenue west of 49th Street where many businesses are located. People could not get to work and waited in gas station parking lots. PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) - A stretch of a Pinellas Park road was closed for much of Monday morning while police negotiated with an ...
Pinellas County, Fla. - A Spring Hill man was arrested Friday night in Pinellas County in connection with a triple murder investigation in Louisville, Ky., officials said. Christopher Cruz Olivo, 46, was taken into custody by members of the Violent crimes Task Force at about 10:30 p.m., the Pinellas County ...
Clearwater - Pinellas County Commissioners began their Nov. 28 meeting with a moment of silence in remembrance of an employee who died on the job the day before. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to McKay Creek in Taylor Park just north of 134th Avenue North between Adams ...
Pinellas County, Fla. -- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has a new person of interest in mind for a string of armed robberies in Pinellas County. police are searching for 23-year-old Willie Cunningham for probable cause in the Largo and Oldsmar armed robbery cases. The first robbery happened at ...
Deputies investigating three related armed robberies in Pinellas County; one arrest made. 3:57 AM, Dec 4, 2017. 11:00 AM, Dec 4, 2017 ... Deputies are investigating a series of armed robberies at Pinellas County gas stations on Sunday night. The Sheriff's Office reports an armed robbery occurred at 8:47 p.m. at the ...
(WFLA) - Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a man for sexual battery and lewd or lascivious molestation of a 13-year-old on Friday. According to detectives, the investigation began in Dec. 2015 when the then 13-year-old girl informed an adult of inappropriate sexual activity. Detectives say ...
Anderson, 63, became the latest victim in Pinellas County's juvenile auto theft epidemic, yet another person whose life was upended by teens in a stolen car. He'd heard of the problem before, but only vaguely, through stories and neighborhood meetings. The Tampa Bay Times has chronicled the ...
Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) - A man and woman were killed in a crash on northbound US-19 on Friday. According to the Florida highway patrol, a man driving a Jaguar was traveling on US-19 south of Curlew Road and attempted to turn left into the driveway of Doral Village. A second vehicle was ...
Clearwater, FL - While many communities in the area celebrate the holiday season with parades, Pinellas County takes to the water to light up the nights during December. In the holiday spirit, several communities across the county invite the public to share their waterfront views of their lighted boat ...
Pinellas County EMS Chief Terry Tokarz said the boy had burns on his body and was sent to the burn unit at Tampa General hospital.
Pinellas County, Fla. - Voters passed the Penny for Pinellas 1% sales tax Tuesday, renewing it an additional 10 years. The tax is used to ...
Clearwater - Pinellas County commissioners began their Oct. 31 meeting with a proclamation marking veterans Day on Nov. 11.
Troopers found Sanders in Bresie's car after they received reports of an impaired man along Interstate 275 in Pinellas County. When a trooper ...
Pinellas County collected $3.2 million in the tourism development tax in September, about a 10 percent increase from last year, according to ...
A contentious and close political race is coming to a close. The office of the St. Petersburg mayor is up for grabs where the current mayor, Rick ...
A 3-year-old boy suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening after a dog bit him while trick-or-treating Tuesday night, Pinellas County deputies ...


 

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