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Teens accused of vandalizing several vehicles

Two teens were arrested Thursday on suspicion of using slingshots to damage several vehicles in Largo and Belleair last month. Maxwell Wesley Houser of Largo and Jeffrey Dylan Judy of Chuluota, both 19, used the slingshots to bombard the vehicles with marbles and pellets, police said. At least four vehicles sustained damage, including a Belleair garbage truck. Most of the incidents occurred on or near Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Judy and Houser, who face charges of criminal mischief, were linked to the incidents after the garbage truck was hit on Dec. 21. While riding in the truck, Belleair employees noticed that something hit the windshield, causing a spiral fracture several inches wide. Police were called after one of the workers spotted the youths in a nearby back yard. Police found that they bought the slingshots on Dec. 18 from a local Walmart. The youths told police they went through Belleair shooting marbles at various objects, including an SUV on Bayview Drive, according to arrest affidavits. They also shot at vehicles at the Belleair Towers Assisted Living Facility on Dec. 18, police said. Damages for the vehicles have been estimated at more than $2,700. Both teens have been released on their own recognizance.

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Largo man jailed in robbery of shopper

A Largo man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a 68-year-old woman last month. Police say 29-year-old Jesse Carlisle stole a woman's purse from her cart in the Publix grocery store parking lot at 12022 Indian Rocks Road on Dec. 30. About 7:30 p.m., the woman was pushing her cart from the store when she was confronted by Carlisle, who demanded her purse, police said. When she refused, he pulled her purse from the cart and left the area. Within an hour, he tried to access her bank account with her debit card, police said. He's charged with suspicion of strong arm robbery, grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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Meet and greet greyhounds free

Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay is hosting a free meet-and-greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents. They're inviting the public to visit and learn more about these dogs. It's at 1 p.m at Petco, 30697 U.S 19.

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Deadline for Daisy Grants is Monday

The last chance to apply for the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club 2012 Daisy Grants is fast approaching. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to Pinellas County nonprofits that have demonstrated service to the community. However the deadline to apply is Monday. The awards will be presented at the 41st annual Daisy Grants Fashion Show at the Belleair Country Club on March 22. Applicants can access the 2012 application through the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club Web site, clearwatercwc.org.

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Want to own St. Pete’s World Liquors sign? Let the bidding begin

Want to own St. Pete’s World Liquors sign? Let the bidding begin

ST. PETERSBURG — Want to own a piece of city history?Okay, the iconic World Liquors sign is, after all, a big sign for a liquor store. Still, it’s a historic liquor store sign, one that has stood at the corner of Central Avenue and 16th Street for 57...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Starbucks gives workers raises, stock grants due to tax law

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Updated: 21 minutes ago
The Daystarter: Pasco man carries out execution; prepare for Carmageddon II in Tampa; own a piece of St. Pete history; Stamkos, Lightning come up big

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Forecast: Cold front leaves clear skies, return to cooler conditions for Tampa Bay

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Sheriff: Two dead, one seriously injured in Hernando shooting

Sheriff: Two dead, one seriously injured in Hernando shooting

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Changing the shape of food

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Published: 01/24/18
Dan Ruth: Autopsy On A Stick? Six Feet Under Souffle? Welcome to the state fair!

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Well it’s that time of year again, the arrival of the Florida State Fair, or as it might otherwise be known — the yearly gastronomical death march.As always, the fair, which runs from Feb. 8-19, will feature the usual assortment of thrill rides, carn...
Published: 01/24/18
Real, homemade lasagna is worth every minute of your time in the kitchen

Real, homemade lasagna is worth every minute of your time in the kitchen

I grew up on my mom’s lasagna alla Bolognese, composed of emerald green spinach noodles layered with robust ground meat sauce and creamy bechamel. To many Italian food lovers, this is the ideal against which all others are measured. But the world of ...
Published: 01/24/18
Lightning beats Predators in overtime

Lightning beats Predators in overtime

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Updated: 7 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Jan. 23

Tuesday’s scoreboardBoys basketballBoca Ciega 55, Canterbury 53Girls basketballBoca Ciega 65, Largo 19
Updated: 8 hours ago