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Surveillance footage shows thieves breaking into the Trulieve medical marijuana dispensary on U.S. 19, according to Clearwater police. The break in happened less than an hour after a similar burglary at a store on Clearwater Beach. [Clearwater Police]
A trio of thieves hit Trulieve locations in Clearwater Beach and Clearwater in a joint operation, police said.
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He ran a red light and rear-ended a car on U.S. 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Three people in the other vehicle died.
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Dontae Antonio Thomas, 34, turned himself in on a charge of aggravated child abuse. He is the second AMIkids school staffer to face charges in the assault of a 12-year-old boy.
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Law enforcement officers are dedicating their efforts to a man who was killed by an impaired driver in St. Pete Beach in 2018.
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  1. Localtopia is St. Pete's largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local,” showcasing over 200 independent businesses and community organizations. [Courtesy of Keep St. Pete Local]
  2. A wooded area is seen near Calvary Chapel located at 8900 U.S. 19 Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Pinellas Park. A planned multifamily development is creating tension between the property owner and Mainlands of Tamarac  by the Gulf, located directly across the street. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  3. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor answer questions during a meeting of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club Friday. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
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  5. Law enforcement officers, Pinellas sheriff's deputies and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol, whose patrol car is pictured above, will be in a wolf pack looking for impaired driver this week. (Sgt. Steve Gaskins, Florida Highway Patrol)
  6. A "for sale" sign beckons Friday along Sixth Avenue N in the Kenwood area of St. Petersburg. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  7. School employees Jarvis Delon West, left, and Dontae Antonio Thomas, right, were both arrested in connection with the assault and injury of a 12-year-old boy who attended AMIkids in Pinellas Park. The state shut the school down. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  8. Death row inmate James Dailey, left, awaits execution for the 1985 murder of 14-year-old Shelly Boggio in Pinellas County. His co-defendant, Jack Pearcy, now says he alone killed the girl. A judge wants to hear his testimony at a March 5 hearing. [Florida Department of Corrections]
  9. Jarvis Delon West was arrested for child neglect after failing to report an employee at AMI Kids who slammed a boy to the ground, according to police [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  10. New Orleans-based Dat Dog offers exotic sausages like alligator, duck and crawfish, along with multiple vegan options and more than 30 toppings. The chain is seeking franchisees to bring a location to Tampa Bay. [Dat Dog]
  11. Shirley Elizabeth Rayner, 52, of Tarpon Springs, is facing a charge of elderly exploitation. Deputies say she forged or altered checks belonging to a 97-year-old woman she was hired to help. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  12. Jonathan W. Connors, 32, told a deputy he was “high as f---” after he was pulled over in North Redington Beach, arrest reports state. He faces multiple charges, including his fourth DUI. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  13. Booking photo of Gerardo Javier Garcia, 27, who is facing charges of child neglect, fleeing police and driving without a license. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  14. The candidates running for Clearwater City Council Seat 2 are (left to right): Mark Bunker, Michael "Mike" Mannino, Bruce Rector, Eliseo Santana Jr. and Lina Teixeira. [TARA MCCARTY  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  15. The candidates running for Clearwater City Council Seat 3 are (left to right) Kathleen Beckman, Robert "Dr. Bob" Cundiff, Bud Elias and Scott Thomas. [Tampa Bay Times]
  16. Lynn Cristina is a Wesley Chapel momma with two girls and works full time as a marketing manager. [Courtesy of Lynn Cristina]
  17. Patrick Suiters, 10, left, and Gabriel Stanford, 9, both fourth-graders at San Jose Elementary School in Dunedin, fill out a survey after tasting falafel tots and nuggets during the 2nd Annual Student Food Connection taste test at Pinellas Technical College. About 120 students tasted and rated 28 new food items that could be added to school breakfast and lunch menus next year. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  18. People fill Community Cafe as drag queen Viktoria Sommers reads a Dr. Seuss book to children during Drag Queen Story Hour.  [Times (2019)] [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  19. The Pinellas County school system is offering driver education camps to hundreds of students like this one over the summer. The program will be held over two sessions at nine high school campuses across the county. [Times (2011)]
  20. The Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation has published a children's book, "Sophie & Zack at Sunken Gardens." The project includes giving a copy of the book to third graders in Title I schools in St. Petersburg and inviting them to visit the gardens on a docent-led trip. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  21. Roy Lampkin, left, David Dobbins and Christopher Rachell are charged in connection with a caper that resulted in a CVS in Clearwater being held up by robbers. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  22. Brian Davison is chief executive officer of Equialt, which bought this Safety Harbor home in a tax deed sale. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission contends in a new lawsuit that EquiAlt is a Ponzi scheme, and Davison has diverted investor funds for his own lavish personal spending. Times (2015)
  23. Jarvis Delon West was arrested on child neglect charges after he didn't report an employee at AMI Kids who slammed a boy to the ground, according to police. [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  24. Madico spent $40 million developing its new corporate headquarters and factory on Belcher Road in Pinellas Park. [Amy Pezzicara | Pezz Photo] [PEZZ PHOTO  |  Madico]
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