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Pinellas schools getting $1.1M to go digital

LARGO — Pinellas County classrooms will get more than $1 million in computers, bandwidth access, programs and training to prepare for the new state standards for digital learning.
Published: 09/24/14
Offenders’ dental care program gets underway

Offenders’ dental care program gets underway

LARGO — Brian Bunch had been experiencing a pain in his mouth he described as “kind of horrible” for years. The feeling grew worse a few months ago when a tooth in the upper right side of his mouth broke off....
Published: 09/24/14

Fast-track concealed weapon process to debut in Pinellas

The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s office will implement a fast-track state concealed weapon permit application process early next week.
Published: 09/25/14
Area human trafficking task force earn state recognition

Area human trafficking task force earn state recognition

The Clearwater-Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force received state recognition this month for work on a 2013 online sexual predator case.
Published: 09/24/14

Bicyclist hit by car in Clearwater

Accident occurred on SR 590
Published: 09/23/14
Greenlight Pinellas campaign becomes social

Greenlight Pinellas campaign becomes social

ST. PETERSBURG — With overseas ballots already mailed and some 252,000 mail ballots scheduled to arrive on Pinellas County doorsteps next week, supporters of the Greenlight Pinellas launched a new social media campaign on Monday to boost suppo...
Published: 09/23/14
Florida Aquarium helps sea turtle  return to Gulf at Tarpon

Florida Aquarium helps sea turtle return to Gulf at Tarpon

TARPON SPRINGS — With umbrellas shielding them against Monday's rain, volunteers and staff from the Florida Aquarium waded into the water at Fred Howard Park to send Freud, a green sea turtle, off into the Gulf of Mexico surf. ...
Published: 09/23/14

Lawsuit: Bouncer used ‘unnecessary force’ in man’s death

CLEARWATER — Almost a year after her husband died during a struggle with a bouncer with a criminal history at The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille, a local woman has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the establishment and its mana...
Published: 09/23/14
Suspect in New Hampshire homicides sought in St. Pete

Suspect in New Hampshire homicides sought in St. Pete

Authorities say a man who is suspected of killing his parents and setting their house on fire in New Hampshire is believed to be in the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 09/23/14

Pinellas teachers to get pay boost

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County public school teachers are in line to receive a 2.5 percent pay increase, officials said.
Published: 09/23/14

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