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Slideshow: Latest from Pinellas County
  • 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.
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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.
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