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Slideshow: Latest from Pinellas County
  • 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)
  • A precious Pinellas County resource once in a fight to protect its property is now on the verge of lifetime preservation. Jim House is a friend of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in south St. Petersburg.
  • The crash happened in the 3100 block of 34th Street N just before 12:30 a.m. Details have not been released, but authorities said the crash was not a result of a chase or any police activity.
  • A gorgeous Pass-A-Grille sunset was taken on November 19, 2014.  (Courtesy:  Debbie Davis)
  • A pair of elephant statues appeared in St. Petersburg's Straub Park on Wednesday in anticipation of the upcoming annual Chilllounge event.
  • A viewer sent in a photo showing just how cold the temperatures got Wednesday morning in Gulfport. (Photo: Sierra Wooten)
  • A viewer sent in a photo of storm clouds rolling in over the Intracoastal Waterway in Indian Shores. (Photo: Paul St. Ajanta)
  • The line of storms brought heavy rainfall to Oldsmar Monday afternoon. (Photo: Sarah St. Clair, viewer)
  • The mobile command bus will be at Freemont Terrace South and 28th Street S, in the middle of a neighborhood police say is plagued with drugs and prostitution. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Larry Henderson flips the The Love Tree book. Henderson encouraged his family to give acts of charity, instead of presents, during the holidays.
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  • Adrian Wyllie isn't showing any signs of letting up. It is less than a week before Election Day and the Libertarian candidate for governor is still stumping in Florida.
  • Northeast High School football players made a banner for lineman Leshawn Williams, who was injured in a game, and as a result has had to undergo a partial leg amputation.
  • Alan Landers, 7, dressed up as Captain America for the second annual Superhero Fun Run, which he organized as a way to raise money to send veterans on Honor Flights to Washington DC. (Photo: Linda Landers)
  • More than 600 Boy Scouts spent the weekend sanding and painting picnic tables at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County. (Photo: Chris Hopper, staff)
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate (and ex-governor) Charlie Crist exits the Pinellas County government center in downtown St. Petersburg after early voting Monday. (Photo: Fallon Silcox, staff)
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