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John Michael Mosher, 21, is charged with felony sexual battery on a victim older than 12. Police say he paid $40 and a bottle of liquor to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.Associated Press

Police: Students led Florida high school prostitution ring

VENICE — Three people — two of them teenage students — have been arrested in connection with a prostitution ring involving three Florida high schools, police announced Tuesday. Alexa Nicole De Armas, 17, a Sarasota High School student, was charged Friday with felony human trafficking of a person younger than 18. Po …


    Vinyard retires at DEP; Gov. Scott names WIlson interim secretary

    After a four-year tenure punctuated by considerable controversy, Herschel Vinyard announced his retirement Wednesday as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection....


    Should Safety Harbor charter changes be decided on the March ballot?

    SAFETY HARBOR| The City Commission will consider whether a list of recommended city charter changes should be decided this March via voter referendum....


    Pinellas is closer to naming a communications director

    Pinellas County Schools is expected to name a new communications director in December....