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Pinellas County (Florida)

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Top Pinellas County (Florida) Articles

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  • Unabridged version of Sen. Don Gaetz on Senate Republican primaries

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Don Gaetz put out a nearly 1,000-word statement tonight on the five GOP candidates that emerged from primaries — some of them hard-fought and dirty ones — in which he hailed the victors … and...
  • Mike Grego is finalist in Pinellas County superintendent search

     
    Mike Grego, the former Osceola County superintendent, is a finalist to lead the Pinellas County school district. The Tampa Bay Times said Grego is one of three finalists picked despite some concern from some School Board members who were disappointed in...
  • RPOF continues to nail Crist for changes in party and principle

     
    This is gonna get old real quick. Now that Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat — he changed his registration this morning in Pinellas County — the Republican Party of Florida is ramping up its efforts to expose Crist as an unprincipled...
  • Latvala on early voting, ideology and the Legislature’s ethics (and lack thereof)

     
    The News Service of Florida had an interesting Q-and-A with veteran legislator Jack Latvala, where the Tampa Bay Republican opined on everything from early voting to the ideology of the Senate. He also teed off on the legislative “bad apples”...
  • Mack announces his ‘conservative coalition’

     
    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV has announced a seven-member “conservative coalition” that's backing his Republican U.S. Senate candidacy, a group of mostly fundamentalist Christian activists whose function will apparently be to assail rival George...
  • AT&T, ADT lobby for faster, cheaper installation of home alarms

     
    Urged on by lobbyists for AT&T Inc. and The ADT Corp., the Florida Legislature is close to passing a bill this spring that would make it faster and cheaper for the companies to sell and install home-alarm systems. The legislation, sponsored in the House...
  • Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Overton dies

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton, a Green Bay, Wisc., native who was the first justice elected after merit-retention reforms in the 1970s, died Saturday in Gainesville after complications from heart surgery, the...
  • Embattled election supervisors get their day in Tally

     
    TALLAHASSEE – County election supervisors taking heat for last fall’s elections woes pointed the finger Monday at two sources of confusion and angst outside of their control — the length of last fall’s ballot and limits on early...
  • ‘The View’ showcases funniest teacher; he’s from Florida

     
    A Florida teacher, named the funniest in the country by “The View,” will perform on the ABC chatfest. Mike Rivera of Osceola Middle School in Pinellas County won the “How Funny Are You?” contest. He taped his performance Thursday,...
  • Florida Beach Guide: Fort De Soto Park (Near St. Pete Beach)

    Florida Beach Guide: Fort De Soto Park (Near St. Pete Beach)
    For an escape from the hustle of normal Tampa Bay civilization, set your sights on Fort De Soto Park, an absolutely stunning retreat. It's part of St. Petersburg, but seems to be from a faraway world. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, it bears a military...
  • Police: Cop impersonator demanded free fast food

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man flashed a fake gun and badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald's drive-thru. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say Joseph Pineda told employees Friday that he deserved free food,...
  • FWC: Trio nabbed for felony possession of net, 574 pompano

    FWC: Trio nabbed for felony possession of net, 574 pompano
    During an early morning stakeout last Monday FWC officers busted a trio of Tampa Bay area men for possession of 574 pompano and an unmarked entanglement net, according to a news release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)....