34-year-old Justin Roberson of Clearwater was recently sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl. Roberson had pleaded guilty on September 20, 2022. According to court documents, the Clearwater Police Department (CPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) were involved in
Grammy-winning Songwriters Hall of Fame member Don McLean celebrates the 50th anniversary of his global hit “American Pie” reaching #1 on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for four weeks! To commemorate the anniversary, McLean has coined his international 50th Anniversary “American Pie” World Tour which will visit multiple destinations in N.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested 28-year-old Lonnie Smith for 11 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. According to detectives, their investigation began after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. An online account was
The man who drowned at Clearwater Beach on Monday, trying to save his son and niece in the water, has been identified as Thanh Nguyen, from Atlanta, Georgia. Nguyen, 55, was declared dead at Morton Plant Hospital where he was taken after being pulled from the water. Clearwater Police Department
St. Petersburg Police Department announced that a Clearwater man, Sean Peter Brewer, has been arrested for attempting to lure a 15-year-old girl into having sex with him. Brewer, 32, was charged with one count each of Luring or Enticing a Child, Traveling to Meet a Minor, and Unlawful Use of a
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 ccording
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 temporarily
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Pinellas County Jail. Within the last couple of days there have been 13 staff members and five inmates test positive for COVID-19. The staff members are predominately from Inmate Records and deputies working in North Division. All five
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 an
Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a pair for racing their sports cars across the Courtney Campbell Causeway as fast as 130 mph Saturday night. Abraham Othman Yacoub and Mohammad Bages Elghassal were both arrested and told the trooper that they were fasting that day and were trying to quickly get
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two 19-year-old men for armed robbery on New Year’s Day. At approximately 5:20 a.m., on January 1, 2020, deputies responded to an armed robbery that had occurred at the CVS located at 30387 US Highway 19 North in unincorporated Clearwater. According
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 2019
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 a
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).
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 of
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 disabled
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 market
In order to determine the best summer vacation spots, WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated metro areas (or Metropolitan Statistical Areas, as identified by the U.S. Census Bureau) across six key categories: 1) Travel Costs & Hassles, 2) Local Costs, 3) Attractions, 4) Weather, 5) Activities and 6) Safety.
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 individual
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,
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 million