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Kathryn Varn - Breaking News Reporter — Pinellas Courts

Breaking News Reporter — Pinellas Courts

Before coming to the Times in 2015, I was a student at the University of Florida studying journalism. I picked the major as a prerequisite for law school, but once I started covering crime for my college newspaper, I couldn’t get enough. When I’m not sweating under deadline, I’m singing with my rag-tag adult A Cappella group, Weird and Wonderful, or hanging out with my fat cat, Rose. Phone: (727) 893-8913

  1. Mari Anne Hernandez, 43 poses with her children Jailyn Stewart 21, Zander Hernandez, 9, and Maia Hernandez, 11, as Maia holds a wedding photo of her mother and father, 37-year-old Conrad Hernandez, in front of their home on Thursday in Parrish. Conrad Hernandez was killed Dec. 17 in a crash on Interstate 275.
  2. Former Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe, who died Jan. 1 at 73.
  3. January 6, 2021, Washington Dc, District of Columbia, United States: Protesters seen all over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used buttons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Credit Image: © Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)
  4. Epiphany 2021 winner Colten Sakadales, 16, Tarpon Springs.
  5. Seating for potential jurors on Oct. 19 at the start of the murder trial of defendant Erin Lee Robinson at the George Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa can be seen. A rise in coronavirus cases led the chief judges on Tuesday to suspend trials in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
  6. Sara Mollo, chief assistant to Pinellas Public Defender, Bob Dillinger, who will take over the role upon Dillinger's retirement at the end of the year, poses for a portrait at the Public Defender's Office, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Clearwater.
  7. Bayshore Blvd in Tampa fills with protesters Saturday, June 13, 2020.
  8. Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe died Friday, according to Pinellas County Clerk and personal friend Ken Burke.
  9. Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender Bob Dillinger, 69 is retiring after a 40-career as a defense attorney, an activist, an advocate and a philanthropist.
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  11. Syringes with the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine can be seen at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
  12. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal five-vehicle crash that took place Thursday night on southbound Interstate 275 near Gandy Boulevard N in St. Petersburg.
  13. A vial of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech sits near a nurse preparing to administer the medicine to health care workers at AdventHealth Tampa on Wednesday. The hospital got its initial doses from Tampa General Hospital but expects to receive its own shipments of the vaccine later in the process.
  14. St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway announces the launch of the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force app.
  15. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualitieri points to the semi-automatic pistol he said Dominique Harris used to shoot a St. Petersburg Police officer during a Wednesday shootout with officers in St. Petersburg. The sheriff held a news conference on Thursday to discuss the incident, which ended when police officers fatally shot Harris after he wounded an officer. Harris was struck by 38 bullets fired by six officers, the sheriff said. St. Petersburg officers fired a total of 50 rounds. Harris is also a "person of interest" in a 2019 homicide, the sheriff said.
  16. An outbreak. Evacuations. Forty families shattered.
  17. A St. Petersburg police officer and another person were wounded in a shooting that took place Wednesday. Officers can be seen here gathering at the scene of the shooting at in the 1400 block of 18th Avenue S.
  18. For use with daily coronavirus numbers.
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  20. Council member Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, holding the microphone, spoke at a recent vigil for her cousin, Arnieceia Milton, 23, who was shot and killed this month. She stood next to Angela Wheeler, Milton's mother. "I just feel so empty," Wheeler said after the vigil.
  21. Nurses test one of 600 motorists at St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field in June. That month, the number of coronavirus cases in Florida hit 100,000.
  22. Nov. 26, 2020• Breaking News
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  23. Flooded furniture and personal belongings of Diane Carr, 59, remain in her yard at the Twin City manufactured home community at 10636 Gandy Blvd N., in St. Petersburg, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The community was flooded overnight by Tropical Storm Eta forcing some to be rescued by local fire fighters and law enforcement.