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IRMA: Books missing from Dunedin school after use as shelter

Pinellas County Schools are back in session, but one teacher is dealing with a loss of resources in her classroom as a result of Hurricane Irma.Dunedin Highland Middle used as shelter during stormTeacher returned after storm to find 80 books missingBooks were a special collection, many signed by aut

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-20 05:59:00

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

What you need to know for Wednesday, Sept. 20

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today. Low rain chance today, with temperatures peaking in the low 90s, according to 10Weather WTSP. As you head out for your morning commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa

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

80 books disappear from classroom that sheltered Irma evacuees

DUNEDIN - When Martha Hereford-Cothron returned to her classroom at Dunedin Highland Middle School on Monday morning, her heart sank as her eyes scanned the room and landed on a white bookshelf, empty except for a broken DVD player and a thermal blanket. The school had been used as an evacuation sh

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weathering the storm in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs first-responders and city officials work in the city's emergency operations center during Hurricane Irma.CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS TARPON SPRINGS - Life is getting back to normal in Tarpon Springs, with city offices and parks reopening after Hurricane Irma mad it's unpredictable path up

SUNCOASTNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:47:00

Odessa teacher arrested on theft charges after deputies say she stole from fellow teacher

A Odessa elementary school teacher is facing theft charges after Hillsborough County deputies said she swiped money and a credit card from another teacher on the playground. Earlier this month, a Hammond Elementary School teacher was watching her students play during recess. Sylvia Clark, 58 and ano

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

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

Bowen: Water's rising? I must be in Worthington Gardens

Take a drive up Old Cypress Creek Road from State Road 54 and you'll see where Old Florida is about to be encroached upon by the new. On the west side of the narrow road sit low-lying homes abutting a swamp. Signs proclaiming "Private property,'' "No trespassing'' and ''Beware of dog'' are common dr

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

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

Long-time CEO Retires from Lighthouse of Pinellas

Largo, FL - The Board of Directors at Lighthouse of Pinellas (LHP) announced the retirement of Dan Mann after leading the organization as President and CEO for over 15 years. With a successful 61-year history, solid organizational stability and the strength of the Lighthouse staff and board leadersh

PATCH - 2017-09-18 15:14:26

IRMA: Storm unearths casket at Largo cemetery

Hurricane Irma uprooted two dozen trees and a casket at a cemetery in Largo. "When we came here, it was like a battle zone," Chapel Hill Memorial Park Chairman Doug Negretti said. The casket in question is entangled in the roots of a giant eucalyptus tree that Negretti estimates to be at least 100 y

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-19 00:53:00