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Slideshow: Latest from Pinellas County
  • 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)
  • Fireworks were lit over Tampa Bay near the St. Petersburg Pier during the city's New Year's Eve celebration. (Photo: Stephen Waldron)
  • World War II veteran Frank Bartlett holds a new set of medals, which were given to him to replace ones he had lost during a recent move. (Photo: Cheryl Glassford, staff)
  • More than 200 people attend the weekly handicapable service at the Saint Paul United Methodist Church.
  • Everyday Hero: Horton Townes is the director of the 'handicapable ministry' at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Largo.
  • Cousins Brazienna, left and Haley, right, started Operation Snuggle Up two years ago.
  • Everyday Hero: Cousins Brazienna and Haley collect blankets, gloves and socks to hand out to the homeless on cold nights.
  • Deputies pose with members of the 'COPS' crew before heading out on the last ride-along. From left to right: Deputy Jason Willis, Mike Tingley, Joe Obeso, Robbie Stephens, Mike Bryan, Deputy Nick Mandakunis, Captain David Danzig. (Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  • The Florida Orchestra's new record label, TFO Live, released its first album from the 2013 Holiday Pops Live concerts held at the Mahaffey.
  • The shooting happened just before midnight at a home in the 15000 block of Topaz Lane in Largo.
  • Deputies say a city worker accidentally drove his truck into the water off Madeira Beach, and that he was pulled from the sinking truck by two bystanders. (Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  • Parents and staff at Mildred Helms Elementary will be keeping a much closer eye on students before and after school, following reports of attempted child abductions in the Largo area.
  • Some clouds paint the Saturday morning sky in St. Petersburg. (Photo: Matthew Apthorp/Staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Amos, a miniature horse, visits with school children and nursing home residents.
  • Check out this amazing shot of a dolphin taking during a dolphin cruise in Clearwater.  It was uploaded using the new Bay News 9+ app.   (Courtesy: Troy Finch)
  • Fog obscures the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Madeira Beach Tuesday morning. (Photo: Sea Marshall-Barley, viewer)
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