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Slideshow: Latest from Pinellas County
  • Sent via Bay News 9+ app: Viewer Scott Reed submitted a photo showing the sunrise as seen from St. Pete Beach.
  • Viewer Jake Dean sent in a photo of Thursday night's storm clouds as seen from the Clearwater Memorial Causeway. (Photo: Jake Dean)
  • Cara Ryan leaves the Pinellas County jail Friday morning with her attorney Roger Futerman. She is accused of fatally shooting her former husband, an ex-St. Pete police sergeant.
  • The Pier Selection Committee began the process of selecting three finalists for the Pier design this morning at 8:30 a.m. (Photo: Caitlin Constantine, staff)
  • K-9 Officer Joe Lehmann is comforting his partner Ajax at the vet. (Photo: St. Petersburg Police)
  • The Bay area is among the Top Ten real estate markets in the country, according to one of the leading measures of U.S. residential real estate market.
  • The new ferry service will launch from Coachman Park and dock along the marina on Clearwater Beach. (Photo: Roger Johnson, staff)
  • Judy Bordignon created Sirius K9 Service Dogs and Training Center, a non-profit that trains dogs to be service dogs for those with PTSD.
  • This five-week-old puppy is in training to become a service dog for a wounded Army veteran.
  • The water leak happened near the corner of 7th Street and Central Avenue. The hole opened up underneath the Underground building at 670 Central Avenue and building partially collapsed, leaving a gaping hole in the wall.
  • The hole in the building is about 50 feet wide while the ground collapse is about 20 feet deep. There were no injuries reported.
  • Guitarist Cole Allen and Singer Sena Ehrhardt are playing the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival this weekend.
  • Police say store-employed security guards killed a man who produced a gun at the Obama Express Food Market on 18th Avenue S in St. Petersburg early Tuesday. (Photo: Chris Hopper, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Pam Ora is the director of Random Acts of Flowers, which reuses flowers and sends them to hospital patients.
  • Everyday Hero: Veturia Colquett started the non-profit,
  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Fine Arts, the institution is hosting 'Monet to Matisse: On the French Coast,' opening on Feb. 7.
  • Christina Rosetti, an Eckerd College junior, recently traveled to Cuba, where her mother was born.
  • After campaigning against Amendment 2 last year, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri now says he supports a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The wording of the bill makes all the difference, he says.
  • Elizabeth Rivera said she left the car running because of the cold. Her 6-year-old son was in the back seat when the car was stolen. The car was found with the boy safe inside sleeping.
  • A 20-year-old man was killed Friday morning in Clearwater when he lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle. (Photo courtesy City of Clearwater)
  • The victor holds up the cross after retrieving it from Spring Bayou as part of the 109th Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs.
  • Five teenage boys await the annual throwing of the cross into Spring Bayou as part of the 109th Epiphany Celebration.
  • A crowd gathers around Spring Bayou to watch the cross dive, which will take place Tuesday as part of the 109th Epiphany Celebration. Some 20,000 people are expected to turn out for the event. (Photo: Roger Johnson, staff)
  • The dinghies that will hold the teenage boys participating in the Epiphany cross dive are anchored in Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. (Photo: Roger Johnson, staff)
  • The Florida Department of Transportation is making a damage assessment to the roadway and bridge from Tuesday's tanker crash. (Photo courtesy FDOT)
  • Cleanup after the crash, which happened just after midnight, took hours at Gandy Boulevard at Fourth Street N near Roosevelt Boulevard.
  • Daniel Undhammar is the Director of Product Development for the new St. Petersburg Distillery.
  • Fireworks were lit over Tampa Bay near the St. Petersburg Pier during the city's New Year's Eve celebration. (Photo: Stephen Waldron)
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