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Female pedestrian struck, killed in early-morning Clearwater crash

A woman pedestrian was killed early Wednesday in Clearwater. According to Clearwater police, the crash happened on U.S. 19 around 1 a.m. She was struck by a tractor-trailer headed south on U.S. 19 just north of Sunset Point Road. The U.S. 19 lanes were closed for several hours. The crash remains

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-20 11:56:41

Clearwater firefighters sue siren manufacturer over hearing loss

CLEARWATER - Five current and former Clearwater firefighters are suing a siren manufacturer, claiming that some of the Illinois-based company's sirens were so loud they caused hearing loss. Pat Scanlon, 64, who retired from Clearwater Fire & Rescue in 2008, says that when he goes to sleep at night,

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 08:47:00

Lanes closed after pedestrian fatally struck by semi-tractor on U.S. 19 in Clearwater

CLEARWATER - Southbound lanes on U.S. 19 were closed early Wednesday morning after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a semi-trailer. Clearwater police say the unidentified woman was struck around 1 a.m. near Sunset Point Road. Traffic is being diverted north of Sunset Point Road near Celebration St

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 09:39:00

Man in critical condition after falling off road striping machine in Clearwater

Clearwater Police Department photo CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) - A road worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after falling off of a moving striping machine in Clearwater early Thursday morning. Clearwater police say it happened around 1:30 a.m. A road crew was doing some striping alon

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-21 11:15:20

2017 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival: What To Know Before You Go

CLEARWATER, FL - Tampa Bay area restaurateur Frank Chives fell in love with the Super Boat International Races in Key West - so much in fact that he brought them to Clearwater Beach. For the ninth year, Chives' dream will come true in the form of the 2017 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

PATCH - 2017-09-21 00:45:39

Clearwater business has power after 8 On Your Side help

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) - A Tampa Bay area business owner, frustrated with no power for eight days, has electricity now. Owner Ted Dialinakis called 8 On Your Side and we took his concerns to the top Duke Energy official in Florida. It took a bucket crew a half hour to fix the power at the auto bod

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-20 00:21:44

Flooding causes fish kills in Withlacoochee River

Source: Hernando County HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Low to moderate fish kills happening in the Withlacoochee River are being blamed on flooding from Hurricane Irma. The Hernando County Waterways Department says the fish kills are a result of lower dissolved oxygen levels caused by the flooding

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-19 19:44:40

First death attributed to Hurricane Maria on Guadeloupe

A road is empty in Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte) MIAMI (AP) - Officials say one person has died on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe after being hit by a

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-19 17:39:03

Bay area pilots deliver supplies to Florida Keys, first crew to arrive

Operation Airdrop is a program that allowed some Bay area pilots to provide services to help people in Florida Keys impacted by Hurricane Irma Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Clearwater, Fla. - Terry

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2017-09-20 13:58:02

Construction worker injured in work-related fall

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A construction worker was taken to the hospital after he fell off the back of a construction vehicle in Clearwater early Thursday morning. Leonard Singh, 63, was riding on the back of a road construction vehicle when he fell and hit his head on the pavement, sustaining potentiall

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 10:18:44

IRMA: Feature film crew shoots scenes in Pinellas after Irma delay

Though their plans to shoot in the Bay area were almost washed out by Hurricane Irma, an international film crew working on an upcoming action film will indeed go forward, shooting scenes in and around Pinellas County.Scenes for "Dead Ringer" also shot in LondonSt. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission he

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-21 00:13:00

SoundBytes: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Living Colour, Diana Krall and more

-- As reported by our bretheren at Stuck in the '80s, British electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are coming to the State Theatre in St. Petersburg on April 13. Tickets are $35. Click here. -- The lineup for this year's 92.5 Maxima Hispanic Heritage concert is out: Farruko, Victor

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

WEDU PBS Announces Donation of Multimedia Library Corner to Hardee County Public Library and University Area Community Library

TAMPA, FL (September 20, 2017) - WEDU PBS announced today that Hardee County Public Library and University Area Community Library will be the recipient of multi-media library corners that the public broadcasting station is donating to area public libraries. The station plans to donate more than 16 m

WEDU.ORG - 2017-09-20 15:54:24

Proclamations tackle emerging issue of grandparents being cut off

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - All over the country, local and state governments are acknowledging a big family issue affecting millions of people -- grandparents getting cut off from seeing their grandchildren. It might sound crazy to you if you grew up with grandparents in your life. But, more and more chil

10NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:26:40

Largo waives permit fees to speed up post Irma cleanup

Flood Warning issued September 20 at 9:08AM EDT expiring September 22 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Hardee Flood Warning issued September 20 at 9:08AM EDT expiring September 21 at 9:08AM EDT in effect for: DeSoto Flood Warning issued September 20 at 9:08AM EDT expiring September 21 at 9:08AM EDT

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2017-09-20 22:49:51

Withlacoochee River expected to crest today

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A lot of us would like to believe hurricane Irma is behind us, but for our neighbors on the Withlacoochee River, the worst is yet to come. That river is expected to finally crest today and it could be two more days before it goes back down. "This is not a way to live,

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-20 13:51:53

Search On For Largo Bank Robbery Suspect

LARGO, FL - The Largo Police Department is asking for help locating a man its detectives say is responsible for a Wednesday robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank location. According to the agency, Erik Michael Durkin, 35, went into the 5250 East Bay Drive branch, walked up to a teller and demanded cash. Af

PATCH - 2017-09-20 20:40:39

Pinellas County takes Citizen Information Center on the road

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - The Pinellas County Citizen Information Center is going on the road in an initiative to further assist residents with post-Irma recovery. The county government is bringing resources on the road after two weeks of offering live phone assistance to more than 55,000 callers. Cou

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:56:30

Thursday's letters: Doing better the next time around

Steps on shelters, infrastructure A few practical points to add to your list of Irma's lessons: Keep a telephone landline that doesn't quit when cells and Internet quit. Enact building standards to require subsidized charter schools to qualify as shelters, as are public schools. We need more shelt

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 18:32:00

Pinellas sheriff's office seeking public's help finding attempted Seminole bank robber

SEMINOLE, Fla. (WFLA) - Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are seeking the public's help in finding a suspect who tried to rob a BB&T Bank in Seminole. According to detectives, the suspect entered the bank located at 7600 Seminole Boulevard at 4 p.m. We

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-21 01:42:55