Free COVID-19 Testing Site Now Open In Downtown St. PeteA drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site opened Wednesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Parking Garage.
Florida Man Arrested For Exposing Himself In Retail StoreOn Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 37-year-old Derek Hardison went to the Burlington Coat Factory in Seminole, Florida and was seen on surveillance video walking inside. Hardison selected a bottle of lotion, walked around the store with his penis visible then left the store.
Florida Hospital Group To Resume Stricter Visitation Rules and Delaying Some ProceduresSome Tampa Bay region hospitals are choosing to resume stricter visitation rules amid the large spike in COVID-19 cases. One hospital group that we spoke to is HCA Healthcare Centers across the state of Florida, which have begun delaying certain in-patient surgeries and procedures in an attempt to increase bed capacity.
UPDATE: Human Head Discovered By Jogger In St. PeteSt. Petersburg Police are investigating what appears to be the discovery of human remains near the intersection of 38th Ave. S and 31st St. S, after a jogger alerted the department.
UPDATE: Lightning Strike At Clearwater Beach Sends 2 To HospitalClearwater Police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue are on scene of a lightning strike with two victims on the North part of Clearwater Beach. The call came in at about 2:15 p.m. as a line of storms moved onshore from the Gulf of Mexico.
July 4th Weekend: What To Expect On Pinellas BeachesIf you’re worried about overcrowding, pay attention to parking. One of the ways the city regulates beach population is through parking space capacity, which also matches up closely with those distancing protocols.
Tropicana Field COVID-19 Testing Site At Capacity, Again Turns Away ResidentsHealth officials say 357 people were tested before they made the announcement to shut the site down. Testing materials had run out.
Sheriff Gualtieri On Mandatory Face Coverings: 'It has a lot of reasonable exceptions. Just do the right thing with it.'Pinellas County Commission passes emergency ordinance requiring face coverings and other safety measures for citizens. There are, however, some exceptions to the new rules.
Pinellas Cty. Schools Plans To Reopen: Major Changes ConsideredDuring the summer bridge period, the district distributed 26,000 computers and other devices to students for continued education.
Arrest: Former Probation Officer For Sexual Battery, Blackmailing VictimThe Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is requesting contact from potential victims of a former probation officer accused of blackmailing for sexual favors.
St. Pete PD Changes Policy In Response To Excessive Force ProtestsSPD Chief Holloway: “Officers have a duty to intervene to prevent or stop wrongdoing by another officer when it is safe and reasonable to do so.”
Latest In Pinellas County: New Parks, Prepping For 2nd COVID-19 WaveWith the pandemic still a threat officials are looking ahead at how to tackle a potential second wave.
Largo Couple Arrested: 6 Y.O. Has Permanent Scars From 4 Years Of AbusePinellas County Detectives arrest a St. Petersburg couple for child abuse and child neglect of a six-year-old.
Largo Man Arrested For Sexual Battery With Familial Authority On Child Over 12Pinellas County Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Largo man for Sexual Battery with Familial Authority on a child over 12-years-old.
St Pete Bookstore Owner Addresses Systemic Racism, Shares Words Of HopeHer vision for the future includes more than just those marching. "...there is privilege in being white. Use [that] privilege to benefit and to uplift friends who are black. Family members who are black. Communities who have black people in it. That's my hope."