Pinellas County

Pinellas Schools Pull Plug On Students' Free WiFi For some students in Pinellas County there as a real disconnect when they returned to school to start the new year.
Deputy Suspended, Accused Of Taking Gun Into Holding CellOfficials say they suspended a Tampa Bay area deputy 120 hours because she carried a loaded gun into a maximum security holding cell.
Pedestrian Hit By Sheriff's Patrol CarA pedestrian is recovering after being hit by a sheriff's patrol car while crossing the street in southwest Florida.
Residents Clean Up After Pinellas County FloodsDozens of people in Pinellas County are drying out after more than four feet of flood water rushed through their homes on Monday.
Evacuations Ordered For Some In Tampa Area As Heavy Rain ContinuesAuthorities say a mandatory evacuation order is in effect for people living in a flood-prone area near New Port Richey.
Aquarium, Deputies Rescue Giant Leatherback TurtleA several-hundred pound leatherback sea turtle – found tangled in a crab trap – was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium employees and Pinellas County deputies.
Teen Arrested After Authorities Say He Choked DeputyAn 18-year-old southwest Florida man has been arrested after authorities say he struck a deputy several times and choked him.
Man Gets 30 Years For A Deadly, Reckless Driving CrashA judge sentenced an Uruguayan man to 30 years in prison in connection to a Tampa Bay area crash that killed two people.
Man Convicted Of Fatally Beating Ex-Girlfriend's DaughterA Tampa Bay area man convicted of killing his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter could be facing the death penalty.
Study Raises Questions About Group Homes For KidsA new study shows that placing children in group homes instead of with foster families is much more expensive – and many children's advocates say it's also worse for the kids.
Florida Man Arrested For Allegedly Decapitating His MotherSheriff’s officials in Pinellas County have charged a man with first-degree murder after his mother was found decapitated outside their home on New Year's Eve.
Dead Cruise Ship Worker Found On Clearwater BeachThe body of a cruise ship worker reported missing washed up on a Clearwater Beach, according to authorities.