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Palm Harbor: 5 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

PALM HARBOR, FL — Do you feel like affordable houses are pretty tough to find in your community? You might consider checking out the foreclosures on the market. You may just find something really special!


Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man who reported $18,497 in wages is in trouble after he received a $980,000 tax refund based on a false tax return that he filed, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida.


5 Pinellas Beaches Area Foreclosures Selling Now

PINELLAS BEACHES, FL — Do you feel like reasonably priced houses are pretty tough to find in your community? . A tour of the latest foreclosures in the Pinellas Beaches area might be just the place to start!


Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Locking your keys in the car, we've all done it. But, for one Florida father, the urgency to get back in his SUV was all the more dire because his one-year-old daughter was locked inside.


Council of North County Neighborhoods looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019

PALM HARBOR — Traffic concerns, Penny for Pinellas uses and sidewalk repairs are among the topics the Council of North County Neighborhoods hopes to address this year. Officials for the Council of North County Neighborhoods held their annual organizational meeting on Jan. 21 at the Harbor Hall in Pa


Man Dies In Single-Car Crash In Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR, FL -- A 79-year-old Lady Lake man was killed Friday in a crash on County Road 611 north of Tampa Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Donald Eugene Keller was driving his Nissan Altima north on C.R. 611 at 8:50 p.m. when he lost control, entered the center media and hit a ligh


Pinellas Trail Bridges in Palm Harbor Open Again

PALM HARBOR – Enthusiasts of the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail in Palm Harbor have reason to celebrate this weekend. After a successful final inspection, Pinellas County reopened the pedestrian bridges over Alt. U.S. 19 and Orange Street on Friday (Feb. 15) afternoon. Walkers, runners, bicyclists and


Body found in pool at Mezrah Family Aquatic Center

Tampa, Fla (WFLA) - Tampa Police officials have confirmed to WFLA that a body was found in the pool at Mezrah Family Aquatic Center. The center is located at the corner of Armenia Avenue and Grey Street.


Tarpon Springs: 5 New Foreclosures On The Market

TARPON SPRINGS, FL — Don't have a lot to spend, but still need to buy a home nearby? Why not look at foreclosures in the area? They could be just the thing!. Each week, we compile a list of five new foreclosures on the market near you — many of them surprisingly affordable for their size and locatio


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


Florida boy, 11, arrested after refusing to recite ‘racist’ Pledge of Allegiance: report

A Florida middle school student was arrested earlier this month after allegedly getting into a confrontation with school officials and a law enforcement officer following reports that he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.


Humans: The most ‘harmful invasive’ of all? Human waste adds millions of pounds of phosphorus and nitrogen to Florida’s ecosystems

OKEECHOBEE — For decades, South Florida has been plagued by harmful invasive plants and animals that wreak havoc on the native ecosystems. Waterways are choked with hydrilla, originally imported from Asia for aquariums. Melaleuca, imported from Australia in a misguided plan to “drain the swamp,” gro


Axford makes 'ideal' return to Blue Jays for '19

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Blue Jays officially added another veteran to their bullpen Saturday morning by signing right-hander John Axford to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.


Florida Italian restaurant employee infected with Hepatitis A

A worker at an Italian restaurant in a Miami hotel has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to Florida's Department of Health. The employee worked at Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Biscayne Bay, sometime between Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. and officials warn


Florida runner attacked by 80-pound dog near half-marathon's end

Julie Stackhouse, 40, was in third place and a mile away from finishing the Donna Half-Marathon race in Atlantic Beach, Florida, when a bull-terrier mix aggressively attacked and latched on before she got away. Still dripping with blood and adrenaline, she managed to finish the Feb. 10 race, but pas


Park Purchase Secures Protection Of Oldest Tree In Pinellas

SAFETY HARBOR, FL – An ancient oak tree soon will be under the City of Safety Harbor's permanent protection. The city will celebrate the purchase of the property containing the Baranoff oak tree on Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. The Baranoff Park property is located in downtown Safety Harbor at the nort


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Florida Good News: Stolen Monkey, Marrow Donor, 4 Wealthy Towns

BRADENTON, FL -- A stolen monkey in West Palm, a bone marrow donor in Clearwater, a vacant supermarket with a new life in Valrico and four of the richest Florida communities are among the good news stories we found around the Sunshine State.


Florida Senator Darryl Rouson got $1 million in state budget for his wife’s employer

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida Sen. Darryl Rouson sought $1.7 million in the state budget two years ago for a daycare center associated with his church. He eventually got it $1 million.


Sheriff’s Office targets drug activity at Rodeway Inn, 19 arrested

CLEARWATER — As of Feb. 15, Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives had arrested 19 of the 28 suspects identified in a six-month undercover operation, they’re calling “End of the Rodeway.” Narcotics Division detectives conducted the operation Aug. 6, 2018, through Jan. 29. It focused on narcotics sales