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Support pours in for teacher fighting cancer after 40 years at Clearwater High

Kathy Biddle started at CHS in January 1979. Now generations of students are letting her know how much they think of her.

Pinellas County schools announce graduation dates | Schools  Tampa Bay Newspapers

High school seniors throughout Pinellas are preparing to receive their diplomas. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled during the month of May throughout the ...

Old South Ward School To Reopen As Clearwater History Museum  Clearwater, FL Patch

Community To Dedicate New History Museum - Clearwater, FL - Clearwater will host the grand opening of the Clearwater Historical Society Museum and ...

Clearwater teen's baseball memorial defaced, family and school raising funds to restore it  ABC Action News

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ricky Teal's senior year baseball jersey hangs in his brother's home. The Clearwater High School athlete died in a 2002 car wreck.

North Ward Elementary sold to Clearwater | Schools  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO — Pinellas County School Board unanimously approved the sell North Ward Elementary School to the city of Clearwater for $1.8 million during its April 9 ...

US News Best High Schools 2019: Tampa Bay High School Rankings  Tampa, FL Patch

Local High Schools Make Elite US News List - Tampa, FL - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how schools in ...

Reward money nearly doubled in case of Clearwater couple found shot to death  ABC Action News

Family, friends and law enforcement are still searching for answers in the murders of an elderly Clearwater couple. Mina and David Swan's family are increasing ...

Teen hospice volunteers learn about living from the elderly  Tampa Bay Newspapers

The hospice volunteer is a teenager, so he knows how to help a terminally ill patient reset the password on her laptop.

Clearwater medical school benefactor ponders construction of student housing in Safety Harbor  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER — The man who donated cash and land to build Nova Southeastern University's new medical campus in Clearwater said he might build housing ...

Chief Says Murders Of Retired Clearwater Couple Hard To Fathom  Clearwater, FL Patch

Chief Says Retired Couple Were Targeted By Killer - Clearwater, FL - "To them, it was about enjoying life every moment," said the victims' daughter.

After years of searching, Clearwater will get a new fire station on Hercules Ave.  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER — After more than four years of searching and unsuccessful negotiations with land owners, Clearwater Fire & Rescue will build a new fire station ...

Clearwater history museum opens doors on Saturday  Tampa Bay Times

CLEARWATER — The tidy, gray masonry building stands looking as pristine as it might have when it was newly built in 1907. The two-story, lighted interior, ...

Retired CPA, art teacher, victims of double murder in Clearwater  WFLA

A murderer is still free in Clearwater. Somebody killed an elderly couple.

Student intentionally causes a car crash, and it may have saved a woman's life

Her car has a *fresh* dent and a refreshing story to go with it.

Family Offers Reward For Tips In Clearwater Double Homicide  Clearwater, FL Patch

No Arrests Made In Deaths Of Elderly Couple - Clearwater, FL - The police have yet to identify a suspect in the case, and the family is hoping the additional ...

It's time to get timed at the Turkey Trot  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Technology has caught up with those running in the annual Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot. Set for Thanksgiving morning for the 40th straight year, new to the ...

Clearwater Police Bid Farewell To Former Police Chief  Clearwater, FL Patch

Former Police Chief Willis D. Booth Dies At Age 93 - Clearwater, FL - Members of the Clearwater Police Department said their goodbyes to former Police Chief ...

Osceola boys soccer scores rare victory over rival Seminole to net title  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Osceola Fundamental High School defeated its rival Seminole High School on Jan. 22 to take home the Pinellas County Athletic Conference boys' soccer ...

Couple in their 80s shot, killed inside their Clearwater home, still no suspect  ABC Action News

Detectives still haven't made any arrests in the murder of a couple in their 80's inside their Clearwater home. Officers continue to follow up on leads, including ...

Meet the top public high school grads in Pinellas County for 2018

After four years of classes, tests and extracurriculars, we gave the top graduates at Pinellas County's public high schools one more assignment: Write a ...

Problems with GradPoint led to resignations  ABC Action News

The I-Team exposes problems with the credit recovery program at Clearwater High School.

Emails from Pinellas County Schools Official trigger investigation into GradPoint cheating  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

The I-Team has been reporting about possible cheating in a Clearwater High School Program since early this year. GradPoint is designed to allow students to ...

Clearwater PD opens tip line in investigation of elderly couple's murder  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER – Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter held a press conference Oct. 5 to update the public on an investigation into the murders of an elderly ...

Clearwater woman's love of outdoors translates well into help for others  Tampa Bay Newspapers

MIDDLE GROUNDS — The 68-foot-long Hatteras headed out of Clearwater pass around 10:30 p.m. and headed northwest into the Gulf of Mexico. The next ...

Dunedin Blue Jays to move to different stadium as home site undergoes $81M expansion  Tampa Bay Business Journal

The Dunedin Blue Jays may be flocking to another stadium as the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and the Bobby Mattick Training Center in Dunedin are ...

Tampa Bay students walk out of class, demand change  ABC Action News

Walkouts took place Wednesday across the country in honor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims.

Clearwater Marine Corps League seeks funeral honor guard volunteers  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER — With dwindling membership, local Marine Corps League detachments are finding it harder to put together honor guard units for military ...

Looking the part: Clearwater High students comply with new dress code

At Clearwater High School, a uniform look is seen as preparation for.

Class of 2017: Meet the valedictorians and salutatorians for Pinellas public high schools

As the top graduates from Pinellas County's public high schools finished their classes and prepared for exams this spring, we asked them to reflect on the last ...

Pinellas commissioners balk at Phillies $40 million price tag  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER — Six of seven Pinellas County commissioners said yes Jan. 22 to a request from the city of Clearwater to begin negotiations for Tourist ...

Hundreds honor America's fallen at annual Largo Memorial Day ceremony  WFLA

Hundreds of people of all ages and from all walks of life gathered to honor the fallen Monday night during the annual City of Largo Memorial Day ceremony.

Clearwater High teacher accused of murdering ex-husband has bail halved

LARGO — Cara Ryan, the Clearwater High School teacher charged with murdering her ex-husband earlier this month, was expected to be released on bail ...

Pinellas all-star football game Wednesday night

Pinellas All-Star Football Classic. When: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Clearwater High. Admission: $10 ($5 parking). Who: Public and private school seniors ...

GradPoint review by District confirms concerns about irregularities uncovered by I-Team  ABC Action News

A new report tonight confirms hundreds of Clearwater High School students got questionable test scores.

Meet the 2016 top grads for Pinellas County public schools

With graduation season upon us, we asked the top graduates from Pinellas County's public schools to reflect on what they got out of high school, to think about ...

$500,000 bail set for Clearwater High teacher charged with ex-husband's death

The Clearwater High instructor charged with killing her ex-husband remains in jail.

Students staged walk outs all over Florida in response to Parkland shootings. Here's what it looked like.

The Tampa Bay Times chronicled today's school walkouts in solidarity with the victims of the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland.

Former Clearwater instructor sentenced to two years in prison for sex with student

A former Clearwater High School instructor was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after authorities said he had an ongoing sexual relationship with a ...

Clearwater High JROTC instructor accused of sex with minor

CLEARWATER — A 44-year-old Clearwater High School instructor was arrested Friday for having sex with a 16-year-old student on multiple occasions, police ...

High School Blitz: Boca Ciega Pirates vs. Clearwater Tornadoes  WFLA

Each Friday morning, WFLA News Channel 8's Anthony “Double-A” Allfred visits one local high school for a pep rally to remember.

PREP FOOTBALL: Braden River comes back to beat Clearwater 42-35  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

CLEARWATER — The Braden River High School Pirates survived early deficits of 14-0 and 21-7 and a three-and-a-half hour, flag-filled game to beat Clearwater ...

Pinellas all-star volleyball game is Saturday

The Pinellas County Senior All-Star Game will be played on Dec. 2 at Keswick Christian. Here are the players selected to participate: A Team. Coaches: Amy ...

Q&A with Clearwater City Council candidate David Allbritton  Tampa Bay Newspapers

In the weeks leading up to the March 13 election, the Beacon will publish a series of Q and A's from Clearwater City Council candidates.

Clearwater High, SPC Baseball Teams to Share Home Field  TB Reporter

Jack Russell Stadium is being remodeled as a result of a community partnership. CLEARWATER - The historic Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater will now be ...

Turkey Trot tradition lives on in Clearwater  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER – Once again the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is taking place and once again thousands of runners will line up for a variety of events ...

Clearwater High drama teacher to go out after two decades of high notes

CLEARWATER. Joy Roche never thought she would end up a drama teacher. ¶ She got a degree in English after switching from theater performance at Florida ...

Friends, family gather in Clearwater to remember teens who died in SUV crash

CLEARWATER — Amoni Walker sat on a swing, her eyes staring at the ground. With a soft smile, she talked about her brother, Dejarae Thomas. Thomas, 16 ...

Former Pinellas teacher acquitted in ex-husband's slaying faces wrongful death lawsuit

Two months ago, a jury acquitted Cara Ryan of murdering her ex-husband, a former St. Petersburg police officer. But Ryan may go to court again for the 2015 ...

Former Clearwater Police Chief Willis Booth Dies  TB Reporter

In May 2016, he was named to the inaugural class of the Florida Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. CLEARWATER - Willis D. Booth, who served as ...

Cops: Teen Tried To Frame Rival For Gun, Drugs  The Smoking Gun

SEPTEMBER 7--In a bid to “exact revenge” on a high school student, a Florida teenager broke into his rival's car and planted a loaded gun, a knife, and a bag of ...

Lakewood Ranch runner gets gold eating green

I have heard vegans struggle athletically because they don't get enough protein in their diet. It used to make sense to me, considering we all have been told that ...

Signings biggest wins of all for Largo High football coach  Tampa Bay Newspapers

The Largo High School football team only had three wins on the field this past season. But for head coach Marcus Paschal, three wins off the field made all the.

Iron Bear Challenge  Hernando Sun

One of the most anticipated events for Central High School's Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) is hosting the annual Iron Bear Challenge.

St. Pete High to lower the boom on dress code, raising hackles

School dress codes, no matter where one falls on the pros and cons, may be singularly responsible for the introduction to the English language of a phrase ...

Intent of fatal shot is crux of Clearwater teacher's trial

LARGO — John "J.J." Rush was "out of control" on the day he was shot dead. The defense attorney representing Rush's ex-wife, accused in his slaying, told ...

Mitch Disney takes reins as Dunedin football coach  Tampa Bay Newspapers

High school football coach Mitch Disney always knew that one day he could lead a football team with his guidance and experience.

All-State Academic Team: Honorable Mention Team - News  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Each year, The Topeka Capital-Journal chooses the All-State Academic Team, a recognition of the best and brightest young minds the Sunflower State has to ...

Pinellas County commissioners pick 2018 leaders

CLEARWATER — Without drama, the Pinellas County Commission picked two of its longest-serving members to lead the board in 2018. Commissioners voted ...

Popular former administrator sues Pinellas County School Board

TARPON SPRINGS — The Pinellas County School Board is facing an age discrimination lawsuit from Tarpon Springs High's popular former vice principal.

New bicycle/pedestrian path connects Clearwater to Safety Harbor in Pinellas County  83degreesmedia

The City of Clearwater announces the impending completion of a miles-long path along Bayshore Boulevard. The trail connects the Courtney Campbell ...

Students Across Tampa Bay Join National Walkout Against School Violence  WUSF News

Students at high schools across Tampa Bay are speaking out on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland high school shooting.

Students shine at Walker's Rising Star Scholarship Competition  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG – After an amazing display of talent, The Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to announce the winners in the 15th annual Walker's Rising ...

Epilogue: J.B. Johnson was a voice for civil discourse in Clearwater city government

CLEARWATER — J.B. Johnson, a former City Council member known for his cool head and aversion to the biting discourse of politics as usual, died on Monday.

Legally Blonde, the Musical staged at Clearwater High School

Clearwater High School takes on a big show, Legally Blonde, a study of transformation.

Clearwater Crash Kills Motorcyclist  TB Reporter

The crash closed the roadway at Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Hercules Avenue. CLEARWATER - A Palm Harbor man died this morning (Aug. 31) from injuries he ...

Long vacant Kmart plaza in Clearwater to be redeveloped

CLEARWATER — It has been a missed opportunity on a prime patch of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard for almost seven years. A nearly 10-acre shopping plaza lot, the ...

Schools Coaching Legend Gonzalez Named USTA Florida Tennis Volunteer of the Month  USTA Florida

Kids and parents at local tennis events in Clearwater, Fla., find Emilio Gonzalez a kind and unassuming volunteer — little knowing they're being assisted by one ...

11 fun things to do in Tampa Bay on Thanksgiving day

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: More than 2 million twinkling lights transform the park into a holiday wonderland with Rudolph, Sam the Snowman, ...

Clearwater Historical Society prepares for fish fry, elections  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Company's coming, and Bill Wallace and Helen Wilcox were working around visitors to get the upstairs bedroom of the Plumb House ready in order to receive ...

Dunedin High Is One of Countys Newest Fundamental Programs

Dunedin, FL - The school joins only two other high schools in the county; 80 already enrolled.

Forbes says Spanx's Sara Blakely, of Clearwater, is world's youngest self-made female billionaire

Fifteen years ago and still in her 20s, Clearwater native Sara Blakely had an idea for a line of pantyhose that smoothed her clothes but left legs and feet bare for ...

Turkey Trot will close roads in Clearwater this morning

CLEARWATER. Turkey Trot to close roads this morning. If you are out for an early morning drive in Clearwater today, watch out for road closures and lots of ...

Tampa Bay area school districts addressing security after Parkland shooter's brother is arrested  ABC Action News

TAMPA — School security is what many parents are thinking of, especially after the brother of the man accused of killing 17 people at a South Florida high ...

Deaths in South Florida: 11/6  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. Phyllis Weinzimmer Schoenfeld Botoff of Pompano Beach, ...

Boy who died in stolen car did wrong, but was still a boy, mom says

She says the 14-year-old, one of three teenagers killed in the crash of a stolen SUV, was more than just a rap sheet.

VIDEO: Braden River RB Brian Battie juggles touchdown on catch of the year contender  USA TODAY High School Sports

Somehow, 5-foot-8 Braden River RB Brian Battie pulled in a potential catch of the year against Clearwater.

VIDEO: Snake pops out of hood of Clearwater man's vehicle  WFLA

Tim Mokwa received quite a surprise Sunday. Mokwa was driving home from work when a snake, about 6 feet long, joined him.

Special ed teacher vies for county award | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Sara Carroll, a special education teacher at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, didn't always want to be a teacher.

Florida's Clearwater High School spends thousands on unused Kindles  Daily Mail

In 2010 Clearwater High School in Clearwater, Florida, became the first school in the world to buy a Kindle e-reader for every student because it thought Kindles ...

19-year-old man killed in Largo drive-by shooting

A Clearwater man's killing at a party is blamed on feuding by neighborhood youth.

Memorial Day events around Pinellas | Local News  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Memorial Day have been scheduled around Pinellas, including the following.

National signing day 2017 photo gallery

TAMPA - Sitting in the Hillsborough HIgh auditorium seats moments before the crowd arrives for a ceremony celebrating national signing day, Terriers Zach ...

Cross-Sport Athletes, Surprise Stories Highlight AAU 16U Nationals  FloHoops

The AAU 16U national championships bring together some surprising teams and athletes to compete for the ultimate crown.

The kids: Six teens involved in stolen car crash have troubled histories

All six teen boys involved in the stolen car crash that killed three of them on Sunday morning had extensive criminal histories, according to state records.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Countdown to 2018 IUFB Kickoff: 97 Days (Tramar Reece and Dan Godsil)  Hoosier Huddle

Written By Lauralys Shallow Countdown to Kickoff: #97- Tramar Reece and Dan Godsil.

Palm Harbor's whiz kid finds escape from his own brain

Perfect scores are common for a gifted and disciplined teen.

Homebuilder legend Arthur Rutenberg dead at 89

Arthur Rutenberg, who started in the appliance business in Chicago but became one of the nation's best-known homebuilders, died suddenly late Wednesday.

Bombers put Clearwater on the map | Clearwater  Tampa Bay Newspapers

For two decades, from approximately 1945 to 1965, Clearwater was the center of the fast-pitch softball world.

Pinellas County's public school valedictorians and salutatorians for 2012

We asked Pinellas County's top graduates to answer these questions: LEARNING: Name one thing you didn't expect to learn. Influenced by: Name one person ...

Former Clearwater resident jailed in sex slavery case

Timothy Deegan, the son of a former Clearwater city commissioner who worked with the Catholic church, spent his teen years in a waterfront home on Island ...

Bay area bus drivers busted running red lights  ABC Action News

Caught on camera: school buses running red lights, through some of the most dangerous intersections in Tampa Bay. But a loophole in the law allows even ...

Pinellas school news: New head of academic affairs at USFSP

USFSP selects new head of academic affairs. After a national search, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg has appointed Martin Tadlock as regional ...

Mary Lou Baker inducted into Florida Women's Hall of Fame  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Former Pinellas County resident Mary Lou Baker, a champion for women's rights, is one of the three newest members of the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.

Holidays busy for high school chorus | Dunedin  Tampa Bay Newspapers

For nearly an hour, the Dunedin High School Chorus will entertain people from all over the world.

Pinellas sheriff's K9 unit welcomes first female deputy in 35 years, second in agency history(w/video)

The first woman in over 30 years to graduate from a grueling K9 program eyes to be on the forefront with her partner.

Okaro White's stellar play poses a tough choice for Miami Heat

A 10-day Heat deal turns into a real chance for Okaro White.

Proino Breakfast Club voted best restaurant | Largo  Tampa Bay Newspapers

For George and Diane Demetra Soulellis, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. The owners of Proino Breakfast Club have put all of their eggs ...

Opinion: Businesses can do more to improve the quality of education and here’s how  Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa Bay area companies can help by raising money for schools in inventive ways that engage your employees.

Holiday events fill December calendars | Local News  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Tis the season, and around Pinellas calendars are filling quickly with a variety of special holiday events, including the following.

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