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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Exchange program sends students to sister city | Clearwater  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER – The best way to learn about Japanese culture is to visit Japan and see first-hand how Japanese people live. The dream can now become a ...

Colleague remembers slain woman in Clearwater double murder  Bay News 9

She made a lasting impression on staff and students.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Reward grows for information in murder of Clearwater couple  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

The family of a Clearwater couple murdered in their home a month ago is pleading for any information to help solve the case and is offering a $25000 reward.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 High School students walkout to protest gun violence  WTSP 10 News

Students at Clearwater High School say they wanted to put the politics of gun control aside for a moment and take time to remember the Parkland shooting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22)  Tampa Bay Times

If you're no couch potato, here's where to a turkey trot, listen to some bluegrass or check out holiday lights.

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

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

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 ...

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.

Clearwater teen accused of planting weapons, drugs in student's car  WFLA

A Clearwater teen is accused of planting weapons and drugs in the car of a Clearwater High School student in an alleged plot to frame the student.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Florida Gators Football 2019 Early Signing Period Blog  The Independent Florida Alligator

Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators football team are looking to kick off its 2019 recruiting class during the first day of the early signing period.

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.

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.

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 ...

All Eyes photo gallery: Preps players make their choices on National Signing Day

Whether you follow the Florida State Seminoles, Florida Gators, USF Bulls or one of the many high schools around the Tampa Bay area, the Tampa Bay Times ...

WFLA Friday Blitz heads to Clearwater High  WFLA

CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) -- The Clearwater High School Tornadoes are taking on the East Lake Eagles Friday night at 7:30 pm. The non-conference game is ...

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 ...

Deaths in South Florida: 11/6  Sun Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around South Florida published in the Sun Sentinel.

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.

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.

Takeaways from Tallahassee — House improvement  Florida Politics

House improvement. The Florida House mobile app is no more. Taking its place is an updated, phone-friendly version of the main website. Fred Piccolo ...

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.

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

James Harrison's bid to "exact revenge" backfired, cops say, when a witness spotted the 18-year-old breaking into the victim's car.

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 ...

Hometown Pinellas, May 30

Elks honor residents: The Dunedin-Clearwater Elks Lodge held its annual community awards banquet recently to honor citizens for their accomplishments.

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.

Joanna Sawyer, 70  WWNY TV 7

TAMPA, FL- Joanna Sawyer, age 70, of Aiken, South Carolina, peacefully passed away at her daughter's home in Tampa on July 8, 2018.

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, ...

White feels good about Gators weekend visitors  247Sports

The massive lineman had a great official visit and thinks there could be some big things coming from the recruiting weekend.

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 ...

Motorcyclist killed in Clearwater crash

CLEARWATER — A motorcyclist was fatally injured in a crash early Thursday morning involving a sport utility vehicle, according to Clearwater police.

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 ...

Cops visit 10-year-old Clearwater student robbed of lunch money  WFLA

Just before 8 a.m. Monday morning, 10-year-old Ander Gonzalez, walking to nearby Skycrest Elementary in Clearwater, was stopped a few blocks from his ...

Seminole High names new principal | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Thomas Brittain, formerly assistant principal at Dunedin High School, has been appointed the new principal of Seminole High School.

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.

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.

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 ...

Memorial Day events around Pinellas | Local News  Tampa Bay Newspapers

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

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.

Bombers put Clearwater on the map  Tampa Bay Newspapers

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Hometown girl makes American dream come true | Belleair  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Once upon a time there was a girl who grew up on Clearwater Beach thinking she would be a lawyer. As fate would have it, courtroom life was not in.

Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot 2016

It's that time of the year when turkey lovers, runners and friends gather for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. Use the official hashtag ...

Art Transforms Lives At Safe Harbor, Clearwater  83degreesmedia

Residents of Safe Harbor in Pinellas County seek independent living by learning to tell and transform their life stories through artwork and counseling.

After kid has his lunch money stolen, Clearwater police bring him lunch

Clearwater Police made a kid's day after they delivered him a lunch a day after his lunch money was stolen.

Profile Mark Futch  Boca Beacon

... □ BY SUE ERWIN. Capt. Mark Futch has brushed shoulders with many famous people in his days. He's been a fishing guide for Neil Armstrong and helped ...

Four-star RB Adarius Lemons decommits from Florida for the second time

To say the recruitment of four-star running back Adarius Lemons (Clearwater, FL) has been strange would be an understatement. For the second time in two ...

The week's 10 most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

Elijah Weaver, 5 1/2 months, yawns in his stroller during a Halloween Parade for children at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Tampa, Fla. on October 31, 2017.

Summerall returns to finish line  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LARGO. Believe it or not, running was becoming tough for Zack Summerall. The two-time Herald-Tribune Cross Country Runner of the Year was performing well ...

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.

Proino Breakfast Club voted best restaurant  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 ...

Epilogue: Vivien Skinner Grant helped keep Dunedin’s history alive

Vivien Skinner Grant was once known as the Mother of Dunedin. She was about two years from her 100th birthday on Mother's Day in 2011 when the City ...

Chronicling the legend of Mark Futch: Memories from his brother, his wife, his daughter, his friends  Boca Beacon

Chronicling a legend: We're pretty sure Mark Futch would like the way that sounds, and it's pretty apt. Every time a small plane flies low over the island, every ...

The 13th Annual Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Competition –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG – After an amazing display of talent, The Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to announce the winners in The 13th Annual Walker's ...

Okaro White DraftExpress Profile: Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook  DraftExpress

Okaro White DraftExpress Profile: scouting reports, videos, stats and logs.

TRACK & FIELD: Speed thrills at Manatee High  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. If you wanted to take one last look at Manatee High's 400-meter relay team last year, all you needed to do was stop by graduation. That's where ...

Florida Legislators Want to Waste a Bunch of Money Drug-Testing Welfare Recipients  Miami New Times

Despite lots of evidence that welfare drug-testing isn't cost-effective, Florida legislators want to restart the program.

St. Petersburg’s Luke Williams retiring as a cop, not as a role model (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Luke Williams was a 19-year-old college student working as a department store security guard when a coworker gave him the nudge that ...

First female K9 handler in 35 years welcomed by PCSO  WTSP 10 News

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has graduated a second woman from the K9 handler program since 1983. Kayla Juliet, 25, and ...

Texbooks in All Florida School Districts Required to Go Digital By 2015-16

The new law requires Florida public schools to adopt digital-only textbooks by the 2015-16 school year, and spend at least 50 percent of their textbook budget ...

18 new St. Pete police officers sworn in amidst troubled times prepare for duty  WFLA

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) -- With hope in their eyes and pride in their hearts, they sat side by side, ready to take their oaths. New badges adorned their ...

LOYALTY BINDS  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

MURDOCK. After football practice each Tuesday, Jarret Debus and Carson Bowman go to Ruby Tuesday's in the Port Charlotte Town Center for dinner.

Nation's Top 500 Girls 5K Times: Brie Oakley Has Held US #1 Time For 10 Weeks Now!

Check out the top 500 girls 5K cross country times in the nation as of November 21st. NXN Southwest champ and Colorado state champ Brie Oakley leads the ...

Space shuttle Discovery's final delivery

Space shuttle Discovery is set to return from space today carrying its last "home delivery" of cargo from the International Space Station (ISS).

Batya Maman, Social Connect CEO, MGE and Dentists Working With The US Marines Strike Again In The Battle Against Illiteracy  PR Web

Batya Maman, CEO Social Connect, MGE Management Experts and Dentists from across the nation gathered with U.S. Marines for the annual MGE Benefit ...

MGE and Dental Clients Working with the US Marines Strike again in the Battle against Illiteracy  PR Web

MGE Management Experts and Dental Clients from across the nation gathered with U.S. Marines for the annual MGE Benefit Dinner to raise funds for the Toys ...

Dr. Arvind Philomin, Dr. Divya Adusumilli, MGE and Other Dentists Working with the US Marines Strike Again in the Battle Against Illiteracy  PR Web

Dr. Arvind Philomin, Dr. Divya Adusumilli, MGE Management Experts and dentists from across the nation work together with U.S. Marines for the annual MGE ...

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