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Slideshow: Latest from Pinellas County
  • Deputies pose with members of the 'COPS' crew before heading out on the last ride-along. From left to right: Deputy Jason Willis, Mike Tingley, Joe Obeso, Robbie Stephens, Mike Bryan, Deputy Nick Mandakunis, Captain David Danzig. (Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  • The Florida Orchestra's new record label, TFO Live, released its first album from the 2013 Holiday Pops Live concerts held at the Mahaffey.
  • The shooting happened just before midnight at a home in the 15000 block of Topaz Lane in Largo.
  • Deputies say a city worker accidentally drove his truck into the water off Madeira Beach, and that he was pulled from the sinking truck by two bystanders. (Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  • Parents and staff at Mildred Helms Elementary will be keeping a much closer eye on students before and after school, following reports of attempted child abductions in the Largo area.
  • Some clouds paint the Saturday morning sky in St. Petersburg. (Photo: Matthew Apthorp/Staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Amos, a miniature horse, visits with school children and nursing home residents.
  • Check out this amazing shot of a dolphin taking during a dolphin cruise in Clearwater.  It was uploaded using the new Bay News 9+ app.   (Courtesy: Troy Finch)
  • Fog obscures the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Madeira Beach Tuesday morning. (Photo: Sea Marshall-Barley, viewer)
  • A precious Pinellas County resource once in a fight to protect its property is now on the verge of lifetime preservation. Jim House is a friend of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in south St. Petersburg.
  • The crash happened in the 3100 block of 34th Street N just before 12:30 a.m. Details have not been released, but authorities said the crash was not a result of a chase or any police activity.
  • A gorgeous Pass-A-Grille sunset was taken on November 19, 2014.  (Courtesy:  Debbie Davis)
  • A pair of elephant statues appeared in St. Petersburg's Straub Park on Wednesday in anticipation of the upcoming annual Chilllounge event.
  • A viewer sent in a photo showing just how cold the temperatures got Wednesday morning in Gulfport. (Photo: Sierra Wooten)
  • A viewer sent in a photo of storm clouds rolling in over the Intracoastal Waterway in Indian Shores. (Photo: Paul St. Ajanta)
  • The line of storms brought heavy rainfall to Oldsmar Monday afternoon. (Photo: Sarah St. Clair, viewer)
  • The mobile command bus will be at Freemont Terrace South and 28th Street S, in the middle of a neighborhood police say is plagued with drugs and prostitution. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Larry Henderson flips the The Love Tree book. Henderson encouraged his family to give acts of charity, instead of presents, during the holidays.
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  • Adrian Wyllie isn't showing any signs of letting up. It is less than a week before Election Day and the Libertarian candidate for governor is still stumping in Florida.
  • Northeast High School football players made a banner for lineman Leshawn Williams, who was injured in a game, and as a result has had to undergo a partial leg amputation.
  • Alan Landers, 7, dressed up as Captain America for the second annual Superhero Fun Run, which he organized as a way to raise money to send veterans on Honor Flights to Washington DC. (Photo: Linda Landers)
  • More than 600 Boy Scouts spent the weekend sanding and painting picnic tables at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County. (Photo: Chris Hopper, staff)
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate (and ex-governor) Charlie Crist exits the Pinellas County government center in downtown St. Petersburg after early voting Monday. (Photo: Fallon Silcox, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Todd Hoover and his best friend, Alonzo Sullivan, created First 25. The program encourages
  • Alonzo Sullivan, a commercial real estate agent, helped create First 25. The program aims to encourage
  • Everyday Hero: Todd Hoover and his best friend, Alonzo Sullivan, created First 25. The program encourages
  • According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened at 86th Ave North near 131st Street North, involving the female student and a red pick-up truck. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Investigators said a late model red Toyota sedan was seen in the area at the time of the crash. On Thursday, investigators were able to make contact with Adelina Marie Mucciolo. (Photo courtesy Pinellas Park Police)
  • Firefighters and police officers rescued a dog Monday from a concrete drainage canal in Pinellas Park. (Photos: Pinellas Park Fire Department)
  • Everyday Hero: Charter captain Tommy LaRonge co-founded 'A Reel Future'. The group takes foster children out on free fishing excursions.
  • Deputies have cordoned off an area of beach area behind the Sirata Hotel, located at 5300 Gulf Boulevard, after a possible grenade was found in the Gulf.
  • Since late Saturday, an estimated two million gallons of raw sewage has leaked from the broken pipe. Crews have been routing the spill down a drainage ditch into Joe's Creek, out into Boca Ciega Bay and eventually out into the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Officials said a Largo woman lost control of her SUV Monday morning and crashed into an unoccupied office building on Johnson Boulevard in Seminole. (Photo: City of Seminole Fire Rescue)
  • Crews continued working on the ruptured sewer line Monday morning in St. Petersburg. The line ruptured Saturday at 11:30 p.m. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Work started today on the bridge, which connects Seminole to Indian Shores. The span will be locked in the upright position for at least a month as crews replace parts. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Earl Barker spent a lifetime collecting soda pop tabs and selling them to a recycling plant. The proceeds went to the Shiner's hospital.
  • Senior faculty member at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Kenny Irby, will be featured on PBS after winning the American Graduate Champion award for his work mentoring minority middle school boys through a program called The Write Field.
  • A 1-year-old girl was killed Thursday evening when her father accidentally backed over her in his SUV. And now, the child's 22-year-old father Kristian Brown is behind bars.
  • According to authorities, James Anthony Smith, was the driver of the Chevy Cruze that crashed. He later died. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
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