Pinellas County

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.

5 hours ago

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.

05/01/2015

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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.

03/22/2015

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.

02/28/2015

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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.

01/22/2015

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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.

01/10/2015

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.

01/01/2015

An image of a cruise ship.  (Source: CBS4)

Dead Cruise Ship Worker Found On Clearwater Beach

The body of a cruise ship worker reported missing washed up on a Clearwater Beach, according to authorities.

12/26/2014

October 2012: State Sen. Maria Sachs  (Source: CBS4)

Sachs Holding Off Bogdanoff; Other Incumbents Win

In a bitter rematch Tuesday in a district that includes parts of Palm Beach and Broward counties, state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, appeared headed toward beating former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff in the highest-profile Senate race of the year.

11/04/2014

Absentee ballots (Source: CBS4)

Early Votes Pour In From Central Florida

More than half of Central Florida residents who voted with absentee ballots have sent them back.

10/25/2014

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