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Slideshow: Latest from Pinellas County
  • Since late Saturday, an estimated two million gallons of raw sewage has leaked from the broken pipe. Crews have been routing the spill down a drainage ditch into Joe's Creek, out into Boca Ciega Bay and eventually out into the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Officials said a Largo woman lost control of her SUV Monday morning and crashed into an unoccupied office building on Johnson Boulevard in Seminole. (Photo: City of Seminole Fire Rescue)
  • Crews continued working on the ruptured sewer line Monday morning in St. Petersburg. The line ruptured Saturday at 11:30 p.m. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Work started today on the bridge, which connects Seminole to Indian Shores. The span will be locked in the upright position for at least a month as crews replace parts. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Earl Barker spent a lifetime collecting soda pop tabs and selling them to a recycling plant. The proceeds went to the Shiner's hospital.
  • Senior faculty member at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Kenny Irby, will be featured on PBS after winning the American Graduate Champion award for his work mentoring minority middle school boys through a program called The Write Field.
  • A 1-year-old girl was killed Thursday evening when her father accidentally backed over her in his SUV. And now, the child's 22-year-old father Kristian Brown is behind bars.
  • According to authorities, James Anthony Smith, was the driver of the Chevy Cruze that crashed. He later died. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • A view of Downtown St. Petersburg from a viewer who used our new Bay News 9+ app.  (Courtesy:  Caitlin Wilkerson)
  • A great sunset of Boca Ciega Bay in Pinellas County sent via the Bay News 9+ app.  (Courtesy: Dan Walker)
  • Great morning sunrise at the Wentworth Golf Club in Tarpon Springs. (Courtesy:  Christopher Neally)
  • Palm Harbor fire officials said the fire was limited to a kitchen and a vestibule adjacent to the church sanctuary. Most of the damage was caused by smoke, officials said.
  • Two of the three people in the town car were taken to area hospitals, including one person that was a trauma alert and airlifted from the scene. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • A car and the truck crashed on eastbound East Bay Drive at Fulton Drive. The chain reaction crash ended with the front part of the truck and RV smashed into the insurance business. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Preliminary reports indicated a two residents made it out of the home before the smoke and flames engulfed the structure. The home was destroyed. (Photo: Roger Johnson, staff)
  • Heavy rains brought flooding to the cul de sac at the end of Dahlia Place in Largo. (Photo: Nechamah Singer, viewer)
  • Spend any amount of time near the intersection of US 19 and Gandy Blvd. and you'll witness cars that want to turn left blocking access to the lane dedicated for traffic turning right.
  • The Stetson Law Republicans placed 2,996 American flags - one for each life lost on Sept. 11, 2001 - on the college's lawn in Gulfport. (Photo: Tyler Payne)
  • Members of Dunedin High's NJROTC conducted a gun salute during the school's ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Photo: Demorris Lee)
  • Dunedin High's NJROTC presented the colors as part of the school's ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Photo: Demorris Lee)
  • Members of the Dunedin Fire Department stand with members of the student body during the school's Sept. 11 memorial ceremony. (Photo: Demorris Lee)
  • Two members of the school's band play 'Taps' during a 9/11 ceremony held outside Dunedin High School on the 13th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo: Demorris Lee)
  • Zachary's grandmother, Carole Bernhardt, met with Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter at Florida Missing Children's Day in Tallahassee. Zachary has been missing since 2000. (Photo: Quintin Wynn, staff)
  • Hotels along Pinellas County's beaches are handing out pedestrian safety information cards that are the size of a standard room key to the area's visitors.
  • People on both sides of the Greenlight Pinellas issue gathered at the St. Petersburg Community Church Tuesday to listen to a debate. (Photo: Laurie Davison, staff)
  • Avery Bishop, 8, hugs Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The boy's doctors said he only has days to live, so his parents brought him to Clearwater so he could have his photo taken with the dolphin. (Photo: Clearwater Marine Aquarium)
  • Avery's parents said once Avery saw Winter, he underwent an immediate change in his awareness and temperament, and for the next hour, the boy had the kind of energy his family said they hadn't seen in two years. (Photo: Clearwater Marine Aquarium)
  • Investigators said a fire that broke out on the roof of a Palm Harbor home was apparently caused by lightning. The house is located in the 700 block of Timuquana Lane. (Photo: Topher Noun, viewer)
  • Actor Dan Matisa portrays a grown-up Reuven, reflects on his childhood with best friend Danny in the play 'The Chosen.' 'The Chosen' is playing at American Stage Theatre through Sept. 28.
  • 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.

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)
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