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Motorist alleges negligence by vehicle driver, caused Pinellas County crash

CLEARWATER — A motorist is suing a vehicle driver and owner, alleging their negligence caused a crash in Pinellas County that injured the plaintiff. Virgil Havice filed a complaint Jan. 29 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Carolina Barnett and Clifton Barnett, alleging Clinton Barnett, as veh


Largo man took hatchet to strip club after he was kicked out

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A man damaged a strip club in Clearwater when he took a hatchet to the business after being kicked out of the establishment for not paying his tab, authorities said.


Pinellas sheriff: Undercover drug operation targeted U.S. 19 motel

LARGO — A six-month undercover narcotics investigation resulted in the arrest of 19 people on Friday at a motel that the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said was plagued by drugs and overdoses. More arrests are expected.


GrillSmith recognizes completion of Clearwater remodel with celebration

The pubic is highly encouraged to attend. GrillSmith has completed the makeover of its original location in Clearwater. To commemorate the Countryside outpost's new look, the refined-casual restaurant brand, which experienced its most recent brand refresh last year, will host a remodel celebration a


Silver Alert issued for 73-year-old Largo woman

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) - A Silver Alert was issued for a 73-year-old woman from Largo. Police said Pamela Anderson was reported missing this week, but provided few details regarding the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.


Florida man got $980k tax refund, but he shouldn't have, feds say

A Florida man received a huge IRS refund by falsely claiming he paid $1 million in taxes, authorities said Friday. The IRS has recouped much of the $980,000 refund from Tampa resident Ramon Christopher Blanchett, who federal prosecutors said told a seven-digit lie on his 2016 income tax returns.


Woman tells deputies her name is 'Blacksheep Squarepants'

LARGO, Fla. — A Dunedin woman was arrested after she identified herself as "Blacksheep Trouble Squarepants," Pinellas County deputies said. According to an affidavit, the sheriff's office got a call about a man and a woman walking through Largo backyards Wednesday afternoon on 62nd Street N.


Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 found in Florida high school

(WBBH) - Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 people, along with cocaine and marijuana, were found in a student's book bag at Florida's Lehigh Senior High School on Tuesday.


Sugar Sand Festival To Expand To 17 Days

From The City of Clearwater: Take a trip around the world in 17 days. Do that and more when you make a visit to the 2019 Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater on Clearwater Beach April 12-28. Celebrating some of the greatest landmarks across different countries, the them


Apartment roof collapses, resident warns of construction problems

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Imagine waking up to a bucket of water crashing through your roof, just feet away from where you’re sleeping. That's exactly what happened to a Clearwater couple Thursday night at the Park at Gibraltar apartments. Worried for their safety after what they described as “never-ending


Jonchuck case back in court today as days tick down toward trial

LARGO — The case against John Jonchuck is heading back to court today, where lawyers are set to argue over the rules governing the very beginning and the very end of the trial.


2 Dead, 2 Wounded From Shooting at Florida Basketball Court

Authorities says two people were killed and two others were wounded from a gun fight at an outdoor basketball court in Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted Friday that multiple people started shooting at each other Thursday night at a basketball court in a city park.


Pinellas County economic developers see big opportunity in land near airport

A 130-acre former golf course adjacent to the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is the biggest development opportunity ahead for Pinellas County, said Mike Meidel, director of Pinellas County Economic Development.


Cruisin’ at the Cap Street Party set

CLEARWATER – Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road will present the sixth annual Cruisin’ at the Cap Street Party Sunday, Feb. 17, noon to 5 p.m., on Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater.


John's Pass Village: a scenic destination for both locals and tourists alike

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. (FOX 13) - John’s Pass is just a little slice of Madeira Beach, and it’s one of Pinellas County’s top attractions for both tourists and locals. It was created back in 1948. There was a hurricane that came through that actually split what is now known as Treasure Island and Madeir


Largo Police Baffled By Deaths Of 2 Women Found In Mobile Home

LARGO, FL -- Largo Police are continuing to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the death of two women whose bodies were discovered in a burnt-out mobile home. The bodies were discovered after a mobile home at 16860 U.S. 19 in Avalon Mobile Home Park caught fire at 5:17 a.m. on Friday,


Courtney Campbell Causeway Crackdown; Police Target Bad Drivers

CLEARWATER, FL -- Following a succession of serious and fatal crashes caused by speeders and wrong-way drivers, the Clearwater Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol spent Wednesday targeting bad drivers on U.S. 19 and the Courtney Campbell Causeway.


Michael Drejka lawyer John Trevena walks back allegations, apologizes about Reginald Roundtree connection

The Largo criminal defense lawyer who accused a woman of stealing from him and getting his wife addicted to drugs is taking it all back. Rather than trying to obtain a no contact order against the woman, lawyer John Trevena, whose highest-profile client is accused parking lot shooter Michael Drejka,


Hickey on girl's neck leads to arrest of South Florida man

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A man accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl at a South Florida park last summer, giving her a hickey, was arrested on Valentine's Day. Terrence Wilkins, 28, faces a charge of lewd or lascivious battery on a 13-year-old girl.


Clogged dryer vent blamed for Clearwater home fire

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A woman in Clearwater lost everything in a fire that officials say started with her dryer. “My dryer was on fire. That’s all I know," said Melody Snow.