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Pedestrian seriously injured in crash on Belcher Road in Dunedin

DUNEDIN, Fla. (WFLA) – Deputies assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash that seriously injured a man in Dunedin on Tuesday.


North Florida Man Pleads Guilty to DUI Charges After Hitting 8 Navy Sailors

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving crash that injured eight Navy sailors. News outlets reported this week that 58-year-old Eric Watt has pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury and two counts of DUI damage to property or person. He faces up to five years in


2 Florida women accused of running sex trafficking rings out of day spas

STUART, Fla. - Two women are accused of running separate sexual trafficking operations out of local day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound. In a news conference Tuesday, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder announced the results of an 8-month, multi-agency investigation resulting in the arrests of Ruim


2 people injured when helicopter crashes in Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Two people escaped with just minor injuries after a helicopter crash Tuesday in Clearwater. The chopper was doing flight maneuvers near the ground right before it crashed near the Clearwater Airpark on North Hercules Avenue, according to Clearwater police.


Pinellas County Sheriff arrests 39 unlicensed contractors in undercover sting

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office is cracking down on unlicensed contractors. Investigators arrested 39 suspected unlicensed contractors during undercover operation over the weekend.


Largo Police Release Names Of 2 Women Killed At Avalon RV Resort

LARGO, FL -- Largo Police have released the names of two women found dead in a burned-out mobile home on Feb. 8. However, there is still no news on how the women died. Largo Police say Diane Marie Morrocco, 52, and Carol Ann Benton, 50, were found dead at 16860 U.S. 19 in the Avalon RV Resort after


Florida ranked 2nd most sinful state in US

MIAMI - Oh, Florida... you little devil, you!. In what will come as an absolute shock to literally no one, Florida is ranked the second-most sinful state in all of America. Congrats, Sunshine State! Our pure greed, lust, vanity and just plain laziness makes us the envy of all those not-so goody two


Pythons run amok, but Florida hopes to stop anacondas before they eat the Everglades

Invasive pythons run rampant in the Everglades and imported iguana burrow into canal banks with abandon, but Florida is trying to keep additional exotics from gaining a foothold in the state with new rules considered this week.


Elderly Pinellas Sex Offender Arrested For Indecent Exposure

Pinellas Park,Fl.(NewsRadio WFLA)-A registered sex offender is in trouble again for an incident involving children in Pinellas County. 89-year-old Edward Boelsche of Clearwater, allegedly exposed and fondled himself in front of children in Pinellas Park.


Gov. DeSantis requesting Space Force be headquartered in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WFLA) - Gov. Ron DeSantis is requesting Florida be the home of the headquarters for President Trump's proposed Space Force. Gov. DeSantis tweeted Tuesday requesting the headquarters of the Space Force Combatant Command be NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The gover


Dunedin prepares to set boundaries for short-term rental;s

DUNEDIN, Fla. (FOX 13) - A large portion of Florida’s economy has always been tourism, but the industry has evolved. More visitors opt to stay in short-term rentals, instead of hotels, creating a conundrum for towns that rely on hospitality taxes to operate.


Victims identified in Largo mobile home fire

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) - We now know the names of the two women who died in a mobile home fire in Largo nearly two weeks ago. Investigators are still calling the fire "suspicious."


Peabody Cafe, Karma Juice Bar Cited By Inspectors

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – Dead insects, undercooked food, lack of required training and a floor covered with standing water are some of the violations that Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors found in Pinellas County restaurants.


Roger Stone's FBI-raided Florida home now up for rent

The Florida house where Roger Stone was arrested in a dramatic predawn raid by the FBI in January is now up for rent. The longtime associate of President Trump is moving out of the Fort Lauderdale residence he leased and into a smaller nearby apartment to save money for his legal defense, his wife w


Resident alleges nursing home operators' negligence caused fall

CLEARWATER — A resident is suing Pinellas Park nursing home operators, alleging breach of duty and negligence. Rebecca Hennen filed a complaint Feb. 1 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Pinellas Park Facility Inc., doing business as The Care Center at Pinellas Park and administrator Suresh Pai


Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies after training exercise

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after taking part in a training exercise in Fort Myers Tuesday. FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton was rushed to Gulf Coast Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during a training exercise.


Clearwater man charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition

PINELLAS PARK — Police arrested an 89-year-old Clearwater man about 3:10 p.m. Feb. 17 on one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition. Pinellas Park police say Edward Albert Boelsche had called out to three children, all under the age of 16, who had been walking down a sidewalk. When the three girls


Gulfport voters face stark choice in mayor’s race

GULFPORT — One candidate is a rumpled extrovert who writes poetry, drives an 18-year-old car and favors newsboy caps and untucked shirts. For years, he sang in a rock band and tended bar to supplement his government salary.


“Gay Conversion” Camp is Setting for Next LGBTQ Film

“ GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library continues its monthly free LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, March 14 with a prize-winning film about how life changes for a teenage girl after she is sent to a gay-to-straight conversion camp. The Film Series is a free gathering


Florida Woman Caught Threatening Black Cop With KKK Attack After Being Pulled Over for DUI

A Florida woman arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence worsened her situation by threatening the deputy who detaining her with violent action from the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).