Pinellas News

Largo man jailed on 22 child porn counts

Largo man jailed on 22 child porn counts

A 28-year-old Pinellas County man was arrested Friday morning and charged with 22 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, the Largo Police Department said in a release.
Published: 02/05/16
Lawmakers advance bill banning red light cameras

Lawmakers advance bill banning red light cameras

TALLAHASSEE — Red light cameras would be banned statewide if lawmakers approve a proposal by Sen. Jeff Brandes to eliminate what he calls a back-door tax for local governments.
Published: 02/05/16

Credit union to open ‘Paw Park’ in Dunedin

DUNEDIN — This Saturday, Achieva Credit Union will open “Paw Park,” a spacious community dog park near downtown, and will celebrate with Super Bowl-themed events for puppy — and kitten — lovers....
Published: 02/04/16

Council cool to Clearwater Beach spring break parking plan

CLEARWATER — A chamber of commerce proposal to relieve traffic congestion along Clearwater Beach during spring break received a tepid reception from some city council members at a Monday work session.
Published: 02/04/16
Oldsmar man pleads guilty to defrauding federal bank

Oldsmar man pleads guilty to defrauding federal bank

TAMPA — A 60-year-old former Oldsmar man pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the federal Export-Import Bank through his airplane brokerage business.
Published: 02/04/16
Forecast: Rain today ahead of cooler temperatures

Forecast: Rain today ahead of cooler temperatures

Have an umbrella handy if you plan of being outside today as a batch of showers and storms ahead of front is moving toward the Tampa area. Then prepare for a shot of cold Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Published: 02/04/16

Bag accidentally left in St. Pete city hall after Uhuru protest triggers brief evacation

St. Petersburg City Hall was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after a backpack was accidentally left behind as protesters were escorted out of a council meeting, police said.
Published: 02/04/16
Learn to be a better steward of local waterways

Learn to be a better steward of local waterways

EAST LAKE — Monitoring the health and well-being of area water bodies is a never-ending responsibility for natural resource managers.
Published: 02/04/16
Oldsmar Cares hosting annual wine and food gala

Oldsmar Cares hosting annual wine and food gala

OLDSMAR — Oldsmar Cares, a local nonprofit group assisting needy members of the surrounding community, will host its 6th Annual Wine and Food Gala Thursday evening.
Published: 02/04/16
Coolside Gelato Bar is a PH hot spot for traditional flavors

Coolside Gelato Bar is a PH hot spot for traditional flavors

Mario and Leila Barbara really know their stuff. Gelato, that is. Their business was voted the No. 1 dessert destination in Pinellas County by Trip Advisor, No. 13 on business review app Yelp out of the top 100 places to eat in the Tampa Bay region a...
Published: 02/04/16