Dunedin News

News that impacts Dunedin.

  1. Robert Benjamin Clarke, 60, is a registered sex offender who was having sex in public on the Dunedin Causeway, Pinellas County Sheriff's office deputies said.
  2. Sondra Martin, 73, sits in her easy chair in what remains of her living room on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, at Honeymoon Park mobile home park in Dunedin. Suspected tornadoes sliced through the area early Thursday morning.
  3. Tornado damage is seen at the Harbor Pointe Condominiums on Thursday in Dunedin.
  4. A living room is exposed at a third-floor unit at the Harbor Pointe Condominiums on Thursday in Dunedin after tornadoes sliced through portions of the Tampa Bay area early Thursday morning, damaging homes and businesses across the region.
  5. Journeyman mechanic John Digregorio inspects the undercarriage of a school bus on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at Pinellas County Schools’ student transportation department at the Walter Pownall Service Center in Largo.
  6. A panel of librarians from the Pinellas County school district is scheduled to review 87 books in early July.
  7. Pool cleaner Karl Polek runs away after homeowner Bradley Hocevar fired an AR-15 at him through a glass door of his Dunedin home on June 15. Polek sustained minor injuries from shrapnel, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.
  8. BayCare Ballpark, the spring training home of Philadelphia Phillies, is pictured on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Clearwater.
  9. Dominic Rampi, 18, was arrested in April on a vehicular homicide charge after deputies said he hit and killed a 75-year-old woman. On Tuesday, deputies charged him with an additional charge of DUI manslaughter after toxicology reports showed he was driving impaired when he hit the woman, deputies said.
  10. Ron DeSantis waves to a crowd of supporters during his election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa.
  11. Bryant Mendoza, 46, is facing charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in connection with a crash that killed a passenger in the Jeep he was driving Thursday night.
  12. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes to the stage during a press conference at Cambridge Christian School on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in Tampa. He is expected to formally launch his presidential campaign next week.
  13. Melissa Stachelsky, an officer with the Florida Department of Corrections, was arrested early Thursday morning in Dunedin on a drunken driving charge,
  14. The Class of 2023 takes center stage at 12 Pinellas private schools.
  15. A Seminole High School graduate is pictured after commencement ceremonies at Tropicana Field on Friday, May 20, 2022, in St. Petersburg. Ceremonies for the Class of 2023 in Pinellas County began Saturday and will continue this week.
  16. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis returned to his childhood hometown of Dunedin for the Governor's Baseball Dinner, an annual event celebrating Florida baseball, at TD Ballpark on Feb. 16. It was a rare public hometown event for the Florida governor and potential White House contender, whose political rise has divided some locals.
  17. Dog trainer Cassie Kennedy, her dog Beck and actor Dean Cain are pictured on the set of "R.A.D.A.R.: Adventures of the Bionic Dog," which was shot in Dunedin.
  18. A pedestrian passes an entrance to the St. Petersburg College campus in downtown St. Petersburg. The college announced this week that it will offer free tuition and fees for graduates from the Class of 2023 at five Pinellas County high schools.
  19. Audience members wave their hands in support of someone who spoke against banning books during the Pinellas County School Board meeting on Feb. 14 in Largo. To maintain order, the crowd was asked to react silently to speakers' comments.
  20. U.S. deputy marshals escort 6-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, La., in November 1960. The first-grader was the only Black child enrolled in the school, where parents of white students boycotted the court-ordered integration law and took their children out of school. Her story is told in the 1998 Disney movie "Ruby Bridges."
  21. Aerial drone view of the new Gladys E. Douglas Preserve, 44 acres of untouched wild forest with hiking trails, and a lake is pictured on Friday in Dunedin.
  22. A 62-year-olld woman was found dead inside a fire-damaged home in Dunedin on Monday, deputies said.
  23. Daynie Cutler, 19, of Dunedin, pulls a notebook from one of her love letters mailboxes on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023, across from Lane's Lemonade on the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin. Cutler said she was struggling after a breakup when she conceived the project: Setting up mailboxes in semi-secret places around Pinellas County, leaving notebooks and pens inside, and encouraging those who came upon the mailboxes to leave love letters.