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Clearwater police seek man who assaulted 6-year-girl in mall

Clearwater police seek man who assaulted 6-year-girl in mall

Clearwater police said a man assaulted a 6-year-old girl Friday night at Westfield Countryside Mall.
Updated: 6 hours ago
“Puppy Bowl’ highlights opening of new dog park in Dunedin

“Puppy Bowl’ highlights opening of new dog park in Dunedin

Paws were in full force Saturday with the opening of a community dog park near downtown Dunedin.
Published: 02/06/16
Tae kwon do instructor in Pinellas arrested for molestation

Tae kwon do instructor in Pinellas arrested for molestation

A 23-year-old tae kwon do instructor from St. Petersburg was arrested Friday morning and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Published: 02/05/16

Police: Three arrested at Largo home after officers find crack, marijuana

Three people were arrested Thursday at a Largo home in which crack cocaine and marijuana were seized by officers executing a search warrant, police said.
Published: 02/05/16
Largo man jailed on 22 counts of child pornography

Largo man jailed on 22 counts of child pornography

A 28-year-old Pinellas County man was arrested Friday morning and charged with 22 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, the Largo Police Department said in a release.
Published: 02/05/16

St. Pete man found guilty of possessing crack cocaine to sell

A St. Petersburg man has been convicted of a cocaine trafficking charge and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Published: 02/05/16
Pinellas teacher accused of impregnating 16-year-old student

Pinellas teacher accused of impregnating 16-year-old student

ST. PETERSBURG — A former Pinellas County high school teacher was charged with sexual activity with a minor after authorities said a 16-year-old student gave birth to his child last year.
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
St. Pete’s highest-ranking woman police officer takes top job in Bradenton

St. Pete’s highest-ranking woman police officer takes top job in Bradenton

ST. PETERSBURG — Since accepting an offer to be Bradenton’s next police chief, Melanie Bevan has been wrapping up lose ends and packing up her St. Petersburg office.
Published: 02/04/16

Bag accidentally left in St. Pete city hall after Uhuru protest triggers brief evacation

St. Petersburg City Hall was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after a backpack was accidentally left behind as protesters were escorted out of a council meeting, police said.
Published: 02/04/16
Police: Sex offender caught molesting 3-year-old daughter of girlfriend

Police: Sex offender caught molesting 3-year-old daughter of girlfriend

A 50-year-old registered sex offender has been accused of molesting the 3-year-old daughter of his girlfriend in St. Petersburg, police said.
Published: 02/03/16
Updated: 02/04/16