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Sheriff: Palm Harbor man, 46, faces child molestation charges involving 12-year-old girl

Sheriff: Palm Harbor man, 46, faces child molestation charges involving 12-year-old girl

A 46-year-old Palm Harbor man was arrested in Oregon last month after the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in its jurisdiction.Terrence M. Rosenow was arrested on an outstanding warrant Feb. 23 in Canby, Ore...
Updated: 6 minutes ago

Motorcyclist succumbs to injuries a day after St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A man who was driving his motorcycle so fast he couldn't stop in time to avoid a collision with a car was pronounced dead on Tuesday, according to St. Petersburg police.The crash took place Monday at 9:26 p.m. Police said David...
Updated: 10 minutes ago

St. Petersburg man in serious condition after being struck by hit-and-run driver

ST. PETERSBURG — A man was in serious condition after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Around 6:20 a.m., Robert Klimczak, 56, of St. Petersburg was walking west on the shoulder of...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Hard times for Sears as retailer casts doubt about its future

Hard times for Sears as retailer casts doubt about its future

NEW YORK — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its actions to turn a...
Updated: 18 minutes ago

Wesley Chapel woman faces DUI charges after hit-and-run crash

WESLEY CHAPEL — A 48-year-old woman was intoxicated Tuesday night when she drove away from the scene of a crash after rear-ending a pickup truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Troopers said Wendy Rogers was driving a 2013 Ford Edge ea...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Man accused in death of Busch Garden flamingo ordered to in-home competency training

Man accused in death of Busch Garden flamingo ordered to in-home competency training

TAMPA — The man accused of killing a beloved Busch Gardens flamingo drinks alcohol frequently, doesn't always take his psychiatric medication and has a history of trouble with the law, attorneys told a judge Wednesday.Those issues were the focu...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Tax blooper: Nielsen Co. says it overpaid Pinellas taxes by $1.2 million

Tax blooper: Nielsen Co. says it overpaid Pinellas taxes by $1.2 million

Oops.The Nielsen Co., the firm famous for its ability to track your TV viewing habits, apparently has had a tougher time measuring its own tax bill. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, the company is asking a court to force Pinellas County to refu...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Gov. Rick Scott hosts jobs roundtable in Seminole

Gov. Rick Scott hosts jobs roundtable in Seminole

If defense contractor Northrop Grumman expands as planned, Gov. Rick Scott said, Florida could see a portion of its 4,500 new jobs. In his relentless effort to save Enterprise Florida, Scott continued his state-wide stumping tour for the agency and V...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Watch a small poodle in a tiny orange sweater get freed from a drain in Port Richey

Watch a small poodle in a tiny orange sweater get freed from a drain in Port Richey

PORT RICHEY — It was scary to be Taffy the dog on Wednesday morning. No, not even the orange sweater the 15-year-old poodle was wrapped in to keep him from the chill at 6 a.m. was enough to protect him from the elements."I was out in the yard w...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Suspect arrested, another sought after exchanging gunfire with Tampa officers during traffic stop

Suspect arrested, another sought after exchanging gunfire with Tampa officers during traffic stop

TAMPA -- One suspect is in custody and Tampa police were searching for another late Wednesday after gunfire was exchanged during a traffic stop.According to police, officers conducted a bicycle stop near the corner of Central and Floribraska avenues ...
Updated: 1 hour ago