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Kirk Ray Smith, president and CEO of Hope Villages of America resigned this week. It comes after every member of a volunteer fundraising committee resigned saying that he "ranted" at them for more than 20 minutes on a video call.
Under Kirk Ray Smith, the Clearwater nonprofit was sued and lost funding for homeless shelter.
A hearing master will take a side or broker a compromise, but the final decision will rest with the School Board.
Prosecutors say Jeremy Brown, suspected in the Jan. 6 insurrection, had documents detailing military tactics and a search for a soldier in Afghanistan.
Harding sponsored the Parental Rights in Education bill, which opponents called “don’t say gay.”
Dead fish wash up at Pass-a-Grille Beach on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in St.Pete Beach. The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was detected along Florida’s Gulf Coast over the past week.
Handfuls of dead fish were scattered at Pass-a-Grille Beach Wednesday and Thursday as Red Tide creeps into the area.
Timothy Allen Coppola, 54, faces a charge of sexual battery.
Courtney Clenney must remain behind bars until she’s tried for the April 3 slaying of Christian Obumseli at their luxury Miami apartment, a judge said.
Five years after Jack Latvala’s stunning fall from grace, his son joins the Pinellas County Commission as the family businesses benefit.

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