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  • St. Petersburg police said a single-passenger plane that crashed into the water near Albert Whitted Airport belonged to an advertisement banner towing company based at the airport.
  • A small single-person banner plane crashed in the water about 75 yards south of the seawall at Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg on Sunday.
  • More than 100 people showed up to Home Depot on Tyrone Boulevard to take part in the store’s workshop for the developmentally disabled.
  • Police are investigating a shooting in connection to a robbery/attempted homicide in the area of 70th Ave & 52nd Street N. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, Staff)
  • The big push is for substantial renovations, like a new roof, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and heating. The minimum rehab investment is $10,000. The program has already led to renovations and even new construction.
  • Bill Young said that now that he's won the Republican primary for District 68, he's looking forward to the general election: 'It's going to be a tough race. This is the ultimate swing district.'
  • Chris Latvala hugs his mother while giving his speech after winning the Republican primary for the state House District 67 seat. Latvala will face Democrat Steve Sarnoff in the November general election.
  • Fire crews work to put out a fire in a second-floor unit at a condo building on 47th Avenue North Monday morning.
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As Dolphin Tale 2 gets ready to hit theaters, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium released the final details of its planned multi-million downtown expansion.
  • St. Petersburg police began using mounted patrols to monitor a stretch of the Pinellas Trail on Thursday that has seen a rash of thefts and beatings.
  • A school bus pulls into Tarpon Springs High School for the first day of school on Monday. Students returned to classes in Pinellas and most other area counties. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • Reporter Cheryl Glassford interviews local blogger Nancy Cernak and Cernak's niece, Autumn, before they take in a screening of 'Dolphin Tale 2.'
  • A dolphin that had beached itself was rescued by two FWC biologists and a Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy. The dolphin is now recovering at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. (Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  • According to Dunedin Fire Rescue, a fire broke out before 6 a.m. Monday at a condominium complex at 444 N. Paula Drive. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • An early morning police chase in south St. Petersburg ended with the suspects crashing a stolen Volkswagen Jetta and being taken into custody.
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A monthlong police investigation of a Pinellas Park mobile home park led to the arrests of seven people.
  • Sundial St. Pete, a mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment at the former Bay Walk location, has announced a lineup of 18 stores coming to the soon-to-open plaza.
  • Sky on fire: A viewer sent in this photo of the sun rising over Tampa Bay on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Photo: Maria Lementowski, viewer)
  • Police say they found these marijuana plants in the back seat of a car they pulled over for another reason. (Courtesy: Clearwater Police Department) (Aug. 6, 2014)
  • Yes, that's what it looks like, according to Clearwater police. Officers say they pulled over this car after a burglary and found the back seat loaded with potted pot plants. (Courtesy: Clearwater Police Department) Aug. 6, 2014
  • This sea turtle hatching is in the ICU at Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being found in the skimmer of a condo’s swimming pool in Indian Shores. (Photo: CMA)
  • Shephard's Beach Resort owners will celebrate a grand reopening Friday after completing a long awaited multimillion dollar, 18-month expansion.
  • The new Sheriff's Administration Building and Public Safety Complex at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo
  • Delilah Gagliardi said she thought her female shepherd mix, Allie, had run away when she didn't come home on Saturday.
  • Lee Ellison shakes hands with members of the U.S. Coast Guard who saved his life when he was having a heart attack on a tugboat May 16th in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • New Chief Daniel Slaughter, addressing the media Tuesday morning, was the major in charge of patrol operations for the past two years.
  • Tuesday in St. Petersburg, former Republican governor Charlie Crist, now running for the office as a Democrat, promised Tuesday to sign five executive orders on his first day on the job if elected.
  • Homeowner Karen Elfallah is the first homeowner in Pinellas County to have a new Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingle roof installed.
  • A woman was found dead by firefighters extinguishing a house fire on 71st Avenue N in Pinellas Park early Thursday. Detectives say she shot herself and set the home on fire. July 26, 2014.
  • St. Petersburg College will hold its 125th commencement ceremony this year. This picture shows the campus, formerly known as St. Petersburg Junior College of the building at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. (Photo: SPC)
  • A 50-year-old man was injured by a lightning strike on Sand Key Park in Clearwater.
  • According to Pinellas County deputies, Robert Reed, 73, of Dunedin, was driving his 2010 Audi northbound through the parking lot and for an unknown reason accelerated, striking a concrete block wall in front of the Dunedin Family Fitness Center.
  • Cozi Zuehlsdorff is turning 16 on August 3, and plans to have a laid-back get-together with a few close friends for some pool time and movie watching. She does not have plans to get her license, as she is so busy with the upcoming movie premiere.
  • Actors Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, and Austin Hightower are introduced by Dolphin Tale 2 Executive Director and Clearwater Marine Aquarium Director David Yates for a media meet and greet at Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure in downtown Clearwater.
  • Bay News 9's Virginia Johnson interviews Austin Highsmith about returning at Phoebe, Winter the Dolphin's trainer.
  • According to St. Petersburg police, the person suffered upper torso injuries in the crash at Jefferson Circle North and Fourth Street North. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • The Mary Grizzle Building at 11351 Ulmerton Road was evacuated after someone sprayed an unknown irritant into an office.
  • Some residents of Kenneth City say they are embarrassed by run down houses, streets, city facilities, and businesses.
  • The 701 Tap House in Tarpon Springs was destroyed when fire swept through the building Tuesday night.
  • A St. Petersburg Fire Rescue crew rescued a man from a 25-foot-deep hole near 92nd Avenue North and 3rd Street N in St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Melissa Eichman, staff)
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