A Tampa man, Muhammad Al-Azhari, is being indicted for assisting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and violating the U.S. firearm laws. Al-Azhari, 23, charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, Islamic State, and violating the National Firearms Act, a ccordingContinue Reading

As a result of Philadelphia Phillies announcing Friday five players had tested positive for COVID-19, every team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press (AP) reports that all of the spring complexes in Florida and Arizona will temporarilyContinue Reading

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced the indictment of a two people from Clearwater, Courtney Marie Michaelis and Nicholas Andrew Ham, with the illegal distribution of fentanyl. Michaelis, 37, and Ham, 21, have been charged with distributing fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury to anContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Sheriff’s Office Detention Deputy was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), then was subsequently fired. On Sunday evening, Clearwater Police Department officers responded to a single vehicle crash at 26200 US Highway 19 North, where 24-year-old Brittany O’Leary had driven her 2019Continue Reading

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Clearwater man, Gerard Graves, 27, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for unlawful possession of firearms in a school zone. According to court documents, on May 27, 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration learned through a confidential informant (CI) that Graves, a convicted felon, was attempting to sell aContinue Reading

Scott Lippert

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of 54-year-old Scott Lippert of Clearwater for a multitude of crimes to include possession of child pornography and video voyeurism. According to detectives, their investigation began in October 2018, after receiving tips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).Continue Reading

We turn on the faucet and clean water flows. Most of us don’t give it much thought. But for civil engineers, urban planners, developers, and other professionals, maintaining a reliable water supply takes expertise, planning and constant vigilance. A water-resilient city must be prepared to address a wide range ofContinue Reading

Clearwater police in Florida have arrested Falo Kane for sexual assaulting senior citizens in a health facility, one woman being disabled by a stroke. Kane, 32, was arrested after police investigated incidents during the unidentified victims’ adult diaper changes. One woman assaulted was in a wheelchair and another was disabledContinue Reading

Bluewater Media, was named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Viral Video category in the 17th Annual American Business Awards®. Bluewater Media is a Clearwater, Florida-based converged advertising and marketing agency that utilizes digital and broadcast creative, media strategy and transactional e-commerce to introduce products to marketContinue Reading

Clearwater Arby’s The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at Arby’s Restaurant in north Pinellas, FL. The employee may have exposed patrons between April 5 – 20, 2019. Officials conducted an epidemiological investigation and determined the individualContinue Reading

Since 2013, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have all sharply increased – with more than two million of these infections reported in 2017 alone. Each April, federal, state and local health departments observe STD Awareness Month to spread the word about what sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are and how they impact people’s lives,Continue Reading

While voters will take to the polls in Pinellas, Manatee and Polk counties to cast ballots for mayor and/or various referendums, the big race in the area is in St. Pete: Rick Kriseman, the mayor of St. Petersburg versus the former mayor Rick Baker taking back the office. The two candidates have raised $2.6 millionContinue Reading

Police arrested and chared a woman with DUI early Sunday after she drove the wrong direction on U.S. 19, barely missing some of the other vehicles headed directly towards her. Anna Marie Sosa, 43, was driving north in the southbound lanes near Klosterman Road. Police released a video of the incident on Facebook. SosaContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is offering no-cost hepatitis testing 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 in recognition of World Hepatitis Day. Screening, educational materials, counseling and rapid testing for hepatitis C are available at two locations: Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave. St. Petersburg: 205Continue Reading