A 54-year-old woman who was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on May 20 died Monday, according to authorities. Theresa Tooni was taken to an area hospital for medical reasons on Monday, and she was pronounced dead there around 4 p.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday evening.
Border Patrol released suspected terrorist who crossed into U.S. illegally, ICE took weeks to rearrest him
EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement didn't rearrest a suspected terrorist who was released into the United States by Border Patrol agents until two weeks after he was flagged by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The suspected terrorist, Isnardo Garcia-Amado, 35, was released into the United States by Border Patrol...
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – On May 19, the Pinellas County courts received a class action lawsuit against Goodwin Insurance Advisors,
A 21-year-old Virginia man drowned in Madeira Beach near the popular Johns Pass area on May 18. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said rescue teams responded to the beach after at approximately 6:40 p.m. after reports of four people struggling to swim. The swimmers were 100 hundred west of...
The shift to at-home learning was one of the biggest shifts to daily life brought by the coronavirus pandemic. More than two years after it began, students — and their teachers — are still dealing with impacts. This month, WUSF is airing Tampa Bay's teachers' voices, in their...
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help with finding a stolen ice cream cone display.
The ruling from Monday's hearing sides with the state's motion to dismiss the case. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper has ruled to dismiss the case brought by Pinellas County against a new statute that would put two of the Commission’s single-member seats up for election in 2022. The...
LARGO, Fla. - More than a dozen cats were rescued thanks to the efforts of a prominent Pinellas County pet rescuer, but she had to be hospitalized after suffering burns and smoke inhalation during the early morning fire Saturday. Laura Kile woke up to the sounds of smoke alarms blaring...
May 23, 2022 - Pinellas County's April 2022 unemployment rate has set a new record at 2.1%. The last record low was 2.2% back in April 2006. The new rate represents a drop from 2.4% in March, and a 4.2% increase in the labor force over the past year.
Coast Guard Saves 3 People Clinging To Buoy In Tampa Bay. All happened around Egmont Key. The boaters were stranded after they abandoned ship that was taking on water. They were able to radio for help before the 24 foot vessel sank. No medical issues were reported. Coast Guard wants...
A St. Pete construction company is suing a former Pinellas County employee who was arrested on charges of bribery and official misconduct. The business says she cost them at least a million dollars.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A St. Petersburg construction business is suing a former county employee after they said she cost them at least $1 million. Last week, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested construction and building investigator Andrea Wagner. Wagner is being charged with bribery and official misconduct. Detectives said...
A 3-foot-tall vanilla ice cream cone has gone missing in Madeira Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and people can’t stop talking about who took it and what could be their nefarious intent. The fiberglass display was a landmark of sorts, prominently displayed at The Sand Bar, an ice...
May 21, 2022 - The Pinellas County Jail is on lockdown until June 6 due to a sharp increase in Covid cases. According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, 26 inmates recently tested positive for the virus. The trend mirrors an uptick in the county, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 3,930 new Pinellas County cases over the last week. The organization rated Pinellas as a medium level of community impact. The sheriff’s office did not provide details on the severity of the inmates’ illnesses. The last time Covid forced the Pinellas County Jail into lockdown was in January.