Judge revokes bond, sends Pinellas man accused of double fatal crash back to jail
After minutes of back and forth, a judge revoked Andoni's bond and Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies led him away to the jail, but not before Andoni made a statement.
Additional tax relief proposed for Pinellas County seniors
At a recent Pinellas County Commission strategic planning session, County Commissioner Charlie Justice introduced an idea for a new proposal aimed at providing additional tax relief for low-income seniors. The proposal would focus on expanding the homestead tax exemption for some of the county’s most vulnerable citizens. Justice seeks...
Pinellas schools prepare new cell phone rules for the fall
Get 3 months of unlimited access for $3. Enjoy the many benefits of a Tampa Bay Times digital subscription. Pinellas County public school students could face added restrictions on their cell phone use when they return to classes in the fall. Following a state and national trend, school district officials...
Juvy guard 'planned to build a life' with 16-year-old boy she met in jail: Deputies
A sergeant for a juvenile detention center is out of a job and facing a criminal charge for allegedly pursuing a sexually abusive, long-term relationship with a 16-year-old inmate. The post Juvy guard ‘planned to build a life’ with 16-year-old boy she met in jail: Deputies first appeared on Law & Crime.
Juvenile detention sergeant arrested for soliciting teen inmate
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - A Juvenile Justice Detention Center Sergeant has been arrested for soliciting sexual activity with a teen inmate. The arrest happened on Wednesday at the Pinellas Regional Juvenile Detention Center. According tot he Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, detectives responded to the Detention Center, in Clearwater, after...
Gateway Expressway project opening delayed again, FDOT says
Get 3 months of unlimited access for $3. Enjoy the many benefits of a Tampa Bay Times digital subscription. In November, David Gwynn, the Florida Department of Transportation secretary for the Tampa Bay area, came to the Pinellas County Commission with what he said was good news: The Gateway Expressway project would finally open to drivers in February.
Demolish I-175? Forward Pinellas explores the possibility
A new group in Pinellas County is advocating for the removal of Interstate 175 in St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County Residents: Boost Your Health in National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month, a time to promote healthy eating and exercise. The goal is not to make drastic changes, but to eat more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. This can help fight obesity and prevent diseases like heart disease and diabetes. It's about adjusting favorite foods to meet nutritional needs.
'I was afraid to die that day' — Pinellas heart attack survivor thanks team that saved his life
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Feb. 29 wasn't just Leap Day, it also marked the last day of American Heart Month. Bayfront Health chief nursing officer Lorraine Parker said 365,000 people not already in hospitals have heart attacks every year, and 60-80% of them never make it to emergency rooms.
March Brings Two Free Art Exhibits to Pinellas County: Student Visual Movement and Embracing Our Differences
In March, Creative Pinellas will host two free exhibits. The first, running from March 2-31, will display the work of K-8 students from Pinellas County Schools at the Creative Pinellas Gallery. This exhibit, in collaboration with the Clearwater Arts Alliance, is themed 'Visual Movement', focusing on the depiction of motion in visual art.
Animal Shelters in Pinellas County
Safe Paws is a small, non-profit, all-volunteer staff with neither buildings, employees, nor benefactors. Their compassionate mission is “to rescue, help, rehabilitate and re-home needy pets.”. FLUFF Animal Rescue https://www.fluffanimalrescue.org. This nonprofit organization out of Seminole seeks to help find homes for homeless pets and to educate and create...
Pinellas County school nurse says low wages put kids at risk
Right now, nurses in Pinellas County have to cover multiple schools at once.
Local law enforcement gear up for busy Spring Break
With so many people coming to the Tampa Bay area for vacation, Clearwater Police said you should make some safety preparations.
Historical Gems from Pinellas County’s South Gulf Beach Communities
Pass-a-Grille’s resort debut occurred during the last year of the third and final Seminole War (1856-57). “Old settler John A. Bethell conceded in 1914 that Pass-a-Grille was making good at last.” Excursion boats (from Disston City, now Gulfport to P-a-G), usually running Wednesdays and Sundays from 7am to 10pm, were bringing thousands of visitors to Pass-a-Grille in the era of the 50-cent shore dinner.