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  • 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.

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)
  • According to authorities, the 57-year-old man fell in some sort of hole near 92nd Avenue North and 3rd Street North.  (Photo: Melissa Eichman, staff)
  • Caden Wilson, 7, got to throw the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game Tuesday night. The Lakeland boy has cystic fibrosis, and his family has been struggling financially, especially after lightning destroyed the house they built with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Smoke engulfs the Tarpon Tap House, which caught on fire Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Kari Lopez, viewer)
  • A firefighter sprays water onto the fire at the Tarpon Tap House, which broke out Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Kari Lopez, viewer)
  • Witnesses say the Tarpon Tap House is engulfed in flames, and that nearby trees have caught on fire. (Photo: Kari Lopez, viewer)
  • Emergency crews are responding to a fire that broke out at the 701 Tarpon Tap House Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Chris McGuirk, viewer)
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium biologist Hada Herring (left) and senior trainer Abby Stone (right) care for a dolphin calf that was rescued over the weekend on Redington Beach. (Courtesy: Clearwater Marine Aquarium)
  • A waterspout was spotted off Madeira Beach on the Fourth of July.
  • A local runner gets a patriotic start to the Fourth of July near U.S. 19 and Keystone in Tarpon Springs. (Photo: Ken Fafrak, viewer)
  • The Aqua Quest boat pulled into port in Tarpon Springs just after 10 a.m. Wednesday. The crew had been held in a Honduras prison since early May.
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