The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced today the arrest of 35-year-old Largo man, Steven Homol, for Sexual Battery on a minor. Detectives learned of the investigation in July 2020, after a female victim reported she had been sexually battered on multiple occasions by Homol. The victim stated the abuse
Seminole City Center, the premier shopping and entertainment destination in Pinellas County, FL, is excited to officially welcome back Earth Fare! The grocery store that specializes in organic and health food is returning to the shopping center located at 11201 Park Blvd N in Seminole, FL. A grand re-opening celebration
Florida Department of Health officials announced that more 12,300 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to date and people who are 65 years old or older are on deck next week. Officials say the county’s 68 Skilled Nursing Facilities were reached within five days of the arrival of the Pfizer
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 72-year-old Gordon Aber of Palm Harbor for Possession of Child Pornography on Tuesday. Detectives began their investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify the suspect.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg man for two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child Under 16-years-old. According to detectives, their investigation began at 1:46 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020, after deputies responded
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced that Sheriff Bob Gualtieri tested positive for COVID-19 Friday afternoon. Sheriff Gualtieri’s symptoms are mild and began with a loss of taste and smell. He has no fever or respiratory issues. Sheriff Gualtieri will follow direction provided by the Department of Health and remain home for
The Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted their virtual political ‘Hob Nob’ event and ended with a straw poll that included Florida’s 13th Congressional race. Overwhelmingly, the pick for voters was Amanda Makki, Republican primary candidate. Amanda Makki received 23% of the vote, while her opponents trailed far behind ranging
Conservative Republican Amanda Makki’s 2020 Q2 campaign finance report continues to demonstrate why she is the strongest choice to be the Republican nominee for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Makki ended the quarter with twice as much cash on hand than the rest of the Republican candidates combined. Her fundraising and
A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site is now open Tuesday through Saturday each week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st St. S. Testing will be available for individuals regardless of symptoms. The test site is drive-thru only.
Today, Amanda Makki, Republican candidate for Congressional District 13, racked up two more important endorsements from local leaders, Belleair Bluffs Mayor Chris Arbutine and Treasure Island Mayor Larry Lunn. “Amanda Makki is the conservative leader Pinellas County can count on to stand up for us in Congress and the only
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
On Monday, Amanda Makki received the endorsement of Republican State Representative James Grant to replace ineffective and extreme liberal Charlie Crist and bring conservative representation to Congress. Representing parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas County in the Florida House, Representative Grant has been a strong, conservative voice for our community in
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1061, expanding Florida’s new aquatic preserve about 800 square miles along the Gulf Coast, its first new aquatic preserve in over 30 years. This bill creates the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which will protect approximately 400,000 acres of aquatic habitat stretching from Pinellas County
On Tuesday evening, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners passed an emergency ordinance requiring that citizens wear face coverings in most indoor public places, and restaurants and bars to implement new safety and anti-crowding measures. The ordinance passed 6-1, with Commissioner Kathleen Peters dissenting. The countywide ordinance takes effect
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,926 new positive COVID-19 cases (2,908 Florida residents and 18 non-Florida residents) out of more than 37,000 tests Sunday, bringing to case tally for the state to 100,217 total cases. 12 additional deaths were reported bringing Florida’s death toll to 3173. A look
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former probation officer, Rutherford Jean, charging him with two counts of sexual battery and blackmailing victims for sexual favors. An inmate at the Pinellas County Jail filed a complaint in October 14, 2019 to detention deputies that her probation officer had blackmailed her
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Temple Terrace fire inspector has been arrested and accused of possessing “thousands of images and videos of child pornography, ranging in ages from infants to young teenagers,” Casey Dwayne Hannah, 40, of Seminole, was charged with 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
Former Florida House Rep. Larry Ahern filed to run against Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long Wednesday for the at-large District 1 seat representing northeast and mid-Pinellas. Ahern brings name recognition to the race to challenge the incumbent Democrat, serving Florida’s 66th District in northwestern Pinellas County from 2012 to 2018. He also served in Florida’s