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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

Largo's property tax rate to rise

Sound Check Largo Mayor Woody Brown favored a smaller tax increase than some other commissioners. The rate of about $5.74 for every $1,000 of assessed, taxable value will cost a resident with a home valued at $100,000, after exemptions, $574, about $37 more than this year's rate of $5.37. The over

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-21 15:21:00

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

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

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

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

Maria regains major hurricane status as Category 3 storm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 a.m. Hurricane Maria maintained its major hurricane status as a Category 3 storm. It has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. Maria is about 70 miles north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as of the 5 a.m., Sept. 21 update fr

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 09:11:17

Feeling mental fatigue after Hurricane Irma and other disasters? It's real.

Footballpreps Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:12pm TAMPA- Blackness. Eyes closed or open, the same. Imperfect silence, a faint hum that might be the purr of tires on Nebraska Avenue or the susurration of your breath passing through ten inches of water and foam ear plugs. When your body stills you los

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-21 17:12:00

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

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

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

Road construction worker seriously injured in accident in Clearwater

A road construction worker was seriously injured Thursday morning in Clearwater while on the job. Clearwater Police and Fire Rescue responded to the accident on Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. near Old Coachman Road around 1 a.m. Officials said a worker riding on the back of a road construction vehicle fell and

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-21 14:44:51

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

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

Singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer is the new America's Got Talent champion

The votes are in, and your America's Got Talent season 12 champion is...Darci Lynne Farmer! The 12-year-old won the night with her incredible singing ventriloquist act, bringing her puppet, Petunia, back Wednesday for a performance of Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) with fellow ventriloquist T

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 08:45:36

10th person from S. Florida nursing home that lost A/C during Irma dies

Officials say a 10th patient has died from a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma. Hollywood police said Thursday in a news release that 94-year-old Martha Murray died Wednesday. They said her death was related to the problems at the facility following Irma. Th

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:40:50

The Hall on Franklin has something for everyone

TAMPA - The Hall on Franklin, a food hall with 7 different restaurants, opened in August. Since then, business has been booming. Part of the draw is the variety of food. Poke Rose serves up Hawaiian poke bowls. Heights Melt Shoppe features signature melt sandwiches. Bake'N Babes has delicious baked

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:34:36

Lineman killed while working in Florida after Hurricane Irma

Today, we're remembering a worker killed while helping to restore power after Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida. Scott Christopher Reid, Jr., 26, died Sunday in Ft. Lauderdale while working storm damage. He was born in Arcadia, Florida, and was an avid Gators fan, according to his obituary. He

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:01:58