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

St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman has declared the Pinellas County community a sanctuary city in response to President Trump’s plans to crackdown on immigration. “While our county sheriff’s office is ultimately responsible for notifying the federal government about individuals who are here illegally, I have no hesitation in declaring St.Continue Reading

With the reports of five additional locally transmitted Zika virus infections in the state of Florida, including the first case in Pinellas County, US Representative for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, David Jolly had some things to say about calling on Congress to return to Washington, D.C. to pass a long-term Zika fundingContinue 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

The Florida Medical Association PAC (FMA PAC), Florida’s leading advocate for electing pro-medicine candidates to office, today endorsed candidate Eric Lynn in his bid for Florida House District 68. Chris Pittman, M.D., President of Florida Medical Association’s PAC, stated, “The FMA PAC is proud to stand with Eric Lynn forContinue Reading

Six candidates running for office in Pinellas County have confirmed their participation in a candidate forum hosted by the Libertarian Party of Pinellas County. Three county races will be represented: one for county commission and two for county judge. The only Pinellas County Commissioner with opposition is the District 3 At-LargeContinue Reading

St. Petersburg Police have arrested and charged the man they say is responsible for a hit and run that killed Jeron Davis. Taurus Frederick surrendered to St. Petersburg Police Saturday morning and was officially charged in court on Sunday. Police reported that Frederick argued with Davis, 29, near 22nd Avenue and Martin Luther KingContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department says they are still investigating the car crash involving Ronald Barlett, who collided into a power pole Wednesday morning. Barlett, 54, was alone, driving in the 18300 Block of Gulf Boulevard when he collided with a wooded pole just after 4 a.m. in Indian Shores. Officers detailed theContinue Reading

The body of 80-year-old Edwin Barthold was found outside his Oldsmar home Saturday night. Deputies say a neighbor shot him six times and then turned the gun on himself. Deputies say there was a history of the two arguing. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report that Steven Larson, 75, was found deadContinue 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

Authorities have now identified the body discovered on Thursday afternoon in the Intracoastal Waterway as Mary Ellen Dyer. Dyer was killed in a St. Pete Beach crash around 3 a.m. Thursday morning near Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant at 75th Avenue and Sunset Way. Dyer, 66, was found by a fisherman about two milesContinue Reading

According to deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Alcalde is the man who invaded a Clearwater home in a drug-crazed episode that couldn’t be stopped by officers when they arrived. Alcalde, 31, broke into the home of Heather and Steven Aiosa through the couple’s front window. Steven Aiosa grabbedContinue Reading