Pinellas County

(Source: AP)

Deputy Suspended, Accused Of Taking Gun Into Holding Cell

Officials say they suspended a Tampa Bay area deputy 120 hours because she carried a loaded gun into a maximum security holding cell.


(Source: CBS)

Pedestrian Hit By Sheriff’s Patrol Car

A pedestrian is recovering after being hit by a sheriff’s patrol car while crossing the street in southwest Florida.


Dozens of people in Pinellas County are drying out after more than four feet of flood water rushed through their homes on August 4, 2015. (Source: WTSP)

Residents Clean Up After Pinellas County Floods

Dozens of people in Pinellas County are drying out after more than four feet of flood water rushed through their homes on Monday.


Several areas around Tampa, Florida have been effected by flooding in recent days. (Source: WTSP)

Evacuations Ordered For Some In Tampa Area As Heavy Rain Continues

Authorities say a mandatory evacuation order is in effect for people living in a flood-prone area near New Port Richey.


UNSPECIFIED:  A leatherback turtle is seen in this undated handout photo from the Marine Conservation Society.  The Marine Conservation Society launched a survey encouraging the public to report sightings of jellyfish in an attempt to track and protect a very rare leatherback turtle.  A main part of the research is to understand the lives of the endangered turtles which feed on jellyfish when they migrate from the Caribbean to the UK in the summer.  (Photo by Peter Richardson via Getty Images)

Aquarium, Deputies Rescue Giant Leatherback Turtle

A several-hundred pound leatherback sea turtle – found tangled in a crab trap – was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium employees and Pinellas County deputies.


(Source: AP)

Teen Arrested After Authorities Say He Choked Deputy

An 18-year-old southwest Florida man has been arrested after authorities say he struck a deputy several times and choked him.


Source: CBS4

Man Gets 30 Years For A Deadly, Reckless Driving Crash

A judge sentenced an Uruguayan man to 30 years in prison in connection to a Tampa Bay area crash that killed two people.


(Source: AP)

Man Convicted Of Fatally Beating Ex-Girlfriend’s Daughter

A Tampa Bay area man convicted of killing his former girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter could be facing the death penalty.


(Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Study Raises Questions About Group Homes For Kids

A 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.


Christian Gomez (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Florida Man Arrested For Allegedly Decapitating His Mother

Sheriff’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.