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  1. Fight at Tarpon Springs High leads to arrests of 10 students

    Crime

    TARPON SPRINGS — Officers arrested 10 students at Tarpon Springs High after a large fight broke out Tuesday morning, police said.

  2. Arrest report: Drug dealer fell asleep in car in police parking lot, had drugs on him

    Crime

    INDIAN SHORES

    The police officer was just outside department headquarters when he noticed a parked car, motor running. The driver looked like he was asleep behind the wheel.

  3. Two Pinellas commissioners draw opposition

    Elections

    CLEARWATER — Only two of the four Pinellas County Commission incumbents have so far drawn challengers for the Nov. 6 election as qualifying approaches next month.

    Republican Martin Hughes, 43, is running for Pinellas County Commission District 1 against incumbent Janet Long. Photo by Megan Reeves.
  4. Pinellas news brief

    Briefs

    SOCIAL SERVICE GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE: Social service agencies may now apply for $333,500 in competitive grants from the city of St. Petersburg. Funding is limited to social service programs that provide homeless services and/or homeless prevention services. Priority for funding: homeless …

  5. Administrative judge denies challenge to Clearwater Marine Aquarium expansion

    Growth

    CLEARWATER — An administrative law judge rejected a challenge to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's expansion plans on Friday, saying the city provided residents ample notice to voice their disapproval.

  6. Pinellas County Commission talks strategy for BP money

    Growth

    CLEARWATER — With the help of dry-erase boards, cushy chairs, boxed lunches and wide-screen computer projectors, Pinellas County commissioners spent almost six hours in a St. Petersburg College classroom Thursday deciding criteria for the $7.2 million BP settlement.

  7. HiFi Homebrew in Clearwater lets you make your own beer

    Bars & Spirits

    Every serious beer drinker should try their hand at brewing beer.

    Kevin Hess of Tampa, under the supervision of Robb Larson of Clearwater, left, uses a coarse mesh cheesecloth that allows him to create his own steeping bag for grains during a session in April.
  8. Forums tackle zoning changes along U.S. 19 in Clearwater

    Roads

    CLEARWATER — The city will host four community forums this month to discuss proposed zoning updates and explain how the changes will guide the future development of the 7-mile stretch of the U.S. 19 corridor in Clearwater.

  9. Countryside High officer chosen as school resource officer of the year in Pinellas

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater police officer Cathi Long has been named School Resource Officer of the Year for Pinellas County Schools.

  10. Pinellas County seeks residents' feedback on U.S. 19

    Roads

    Pinellas County residents can give feedback of what they'd like to see on the U.S. 19 corridor from Curlew to East Klosterman roads through a study being conducted by county officials.

  11. St. Petersburg High student's photo chosen for countywide campaign

    Human Interest

    A photo taken by St. Petersburg High School student J.C. Pritchett III was chosen as the centerpiece of Pinellas County's 2016 Watershed: LiveWorkPlay campaign.

    In celebration of the 46th anniversary of Earth Day today, Pinellas County is recognizing St. Petersburg High School student J.C. Pritchett III, whose photo of hands in silhouette in the shape of a heart at St. Pete Beach is the centerpiece of the 2016 Watershed: LiveWorkPlay public outreach campaign. Photo by J.C. Pritchett III

  12. Crabby Bill's on Clearwater Beach to be upgraded

    Retail

    CLEARWATER — Crabby Bill's Clearwater Beach recently served the final meal in its home of 16 years, but the well-known beach staple won't be gone for long.

  13. Downtown Clearwater business advocates honored

    Business

    CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Downtown Partnership recently honored businesses and individuals that are contributing to the enhancement of downtown at its 9th annual Momentum Awards.

  14. State okays $10M in renovations at Tarpon Springs High

    Education

    TARPON SPRINGS — The Pinellas County School District has received state approval for a $10 million renovation project that will give more space to students in the Tarpon Springs High School magnet arts program.

    Dance director Jason Herrington, left, watches students, including Leah Francis and Stephen Sliwoski, in the foyer of the auditorium.
  15. 'A Funny Thing' becomes funnier when improv is added

    Stage

    LARGO

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened on Broadway in 1962 and won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The farce was made into a film in 1966, has experienced several Broadway revivals and has played in many a high school auditorium.

    Ashlyn Bigley, playing Vibrata, emerges from the house of Marcus Lycus past a gawking Kurt Gawlik, playing a Protean.