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By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Pennsylvania fugitives Victor Santarelli and wife arrested by St Pete police

Two Pennsylvania convicts were found and arrested in St Petersburg, Florida. Victor Santarelli Victor and Tamara Santarelli were arrested late last week, according to press update from St Pete police. The couple More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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St Pete City Council report misleads public on red light cameras

A new 122-page report from the St. Pete City Council attempts to tout the success of red lights throughout the Pinellas area. Unfortunately, less revenue than expected and more accidents at these intersections contradict More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Kevin Manzoli, Florida man, arrested for breaking in window, choking and attacking ex-girlfriend

Described as a “transient man,” Kevin Manzoli has been arrested after stalking his ex-girlfriend, then breaking out the window to her house and rushing in to choke her on Friday. Kevin Manzoli Manzoli More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Mark Esformes identified by Hillsborough County Sheriff as Sunshine Skyway suicide jumper

The man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Wednesday morning has been identified. Hillsborough County Sheriff is reporting that Mark Esformes, age 35, drove his 2004 Acura to the top of the bridge, exited More...

By Brian Attenberg On Sunday, November 25th, 2012
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Ana Gutierrez, woman riding manatee, was arrested after social media outrage

The Florida woman who was photographed riding a Manatee last month was arrested Saturday in response to the incident that went viral on social media sites early last month. Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, was More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 9th, 2012
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David Paonessa, Florida man dead, wife shot in drug related shooting

A St. Pete couple was shot and killed Thursday night during a drug related “incident,” as described by police. Officials say David Paonessa, age 58, died after he was shot inside his home. His wife 66-year-old More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 15th, 2012
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St Pete mourns loss of Brittany Gordon, killed in Afghanistan

The daughter of St. Petersburg Asst Police Chief Cedric Gordon was killed recently in Afghanistan. Brittany Gordon in uniform An Army Specialist, Brittany Gordon, age 24, died alongside another soldier while serving More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, turns herself in to police as woman who ‘rode’ manatee

A woman is pleading “ignorance” after climbing on top of a manatee and “riding” the animal off of Fort DeSoto Beach, Florida. Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, age 52, turned herself into the More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Florida authorities searching for woman ‘riding’ manatees at Ft DeSoto Beach

Authorities are searching for a woman who went for a joy ride on the back of a Manatee in Fort De Soto over the weekend. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of the unknown woman who will More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 8th, 2012
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President Obama talks to Florida supporters in Pinellas with Bill Nelson and Charlie Crist

President Obama follows the DNC with an optimistic speech in St Pete, Florida as critics attack the latest job numbers. President Obama at St Pete college in Seminole photo/Brandon Jones Senator Bill Nelson and More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Two separate drowning incidents shock Tampa Bay headlines as

Yvonne Clanton changes her Facebook cover photo to one of her 8-year-old son Sam and 7-year-old daughter Selah. Both children are adopted, both have special needs and both nearly drowned in the Erie Canal. Jaden More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Pinellas county officials seek to have term limit case dismissed as commissioners remain under gag order

The battle in Pinellas County Florida between four commissioners and a 1996 law limit their term to eight years rages on. Susan Latvala, John Marroni, Karen Seel, and Ken Welch ignored the late July deadline to More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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Henry Carrar, St Pete man arrested for tampering with AC units, getting high on freon

A St. Petersburg woman called 911 after she noticed some dude hanging out near an AC unit and thought he might have been trying to swipe it for the copper wiring, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Police discovered More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Several Pinellas Commissioners and officials may be ineligible to run in 2012 due to Eight is Enough term limit

“Throw the Bums Out” was how WTSP started their story describing a controversy in Pinellas County Florida where four Pinellas commissioners, Ken Welch, John Marroni, Karen Seel, and Susan Latvala, are More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 25th, 2012
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Photos of Tropical Storm Debby on Florida

Pinellas County resident woke up to flooded streets and were cautioned of areas of standing water, road blockages and travel delays. Photo/C Maraghy The slow moving tropical storm, Debby, has dumped tons of rain More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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Florida woman, Josephine Smith attacks homeless man, biting him in ‘vampire attack’

A St Pete, Florida senior was attacked and bitten by a woman who believes she’s a vampire. Police say that Josephine Rebecca Smith, age 22, attacked Milton Ellis, age 68, and she reportedly “chewed off chucks More...


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