The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Robbery & Homicide Unit reported on the arrest of 59-year-old St. Petersburg man, Wilbert Henderson. According to officials, on January 2, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a private residence in unincorporated St. Petersburg, for a reported burglary and sexual battery. TheContinue Reading

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Head Start services in Pinellas County have delayed the January return to school to address possible mold concerns found in the following centers: Clearwater Center  Connie L Marmaro  Dunedin Center Friendship Center  Good Samaritan Center Gulley Center High Point Center Jordan Park Center  Los Caminos Rainbow Center Tarpon Springs Center Florida facilities are more proneContinue 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

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies report investigating an explosion at a bank ATM in Oldsmar.    According to detectives, at about 3:27 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019, they responded to the BB&T bank, located at 3209 Tampa Road, in Oldsmar, for an alarm call. When deputies arrived, they discoveredContinue 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

St. Petersburg police are reporting a pedestrian traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday evening. According to police, on Oct 17 at about 7:30 p.m, a pedestrian, Quynh Van Pham, 89, was walking westbound across 34th Street North, mid-block, in the 3400 block. A 2018 Audi, four door sedan, was southboundContinue 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

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

Dr. Anthony Baldizzi, 54, of Largo, FL pleaded guilty to conspiracy and receiving illegal kickbacks related to a federal health care benefit program. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, Baldizzi, a medicalContinue Reading

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida Pinellas County Chapter presents its 26th Annual Bill of Rights Dinner featuring a keynote address by Susan Hernan, National ACLU President, to honor Floridians fighting for freedom within the community. The dinner, which takes place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:00–9:00pm at Banquet MastersContinue Reading