Judge known to trade a break for a trim
Pinellas County Judge Michael Andrews says he encourages haircuts in hopes defendants will clean up their lives. Some question the practice.
Pinellas again delays decision on voting devices
The county is running background checks on the finalists' employees after a scandal surfaced.
Largo Library exhibits work of budding artists
Most of the Largo Art Association members' paintings and drawings will be for sale.
City moves to purchase two properties
LARGO -- City officials are moving ahead with plans to buy two properties totaling nearly 14 acres just south of the city's Public Works facility for $1.2-million.
Fewer pupils suspended from schools
At Pinellas County's elementary schools, however, suspensions have increased more than 25 percent.
2 charged after deer shot, killed
A witness said he knew one of the men had permission in the past to fish on the private property but not to hunt.
Downtown shows signs of vitality
Despite gloomy national economic forecasts, signs continue to crop up that redevelopment is occurring in downtown Clearwater.
Blue Jays deal not in best interests of city taxpayers
Re: Dunedin ponders new ideas to keep Jays, story, Nov. 3.
Schools' top cop on leave
A sheriff's deputy fills in for the chief of campus police during his absence.
Travel company's fraud case settled
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- Defrauded consumers stand to recover up to $5-million in a settlement of a fraud case against a Clearwater travel company accused of illegally marketing its vacation packages.
Largo man guilty in New York standoff
A Largo man has pleaded guilty to waving a handgun at New York state troopers during a confrontation in a convenience store parking lot.
Police: Student pulls knife on classmate
No charges have been filed against a Tarpon Springs Middle School student who brandished a pocketknife during a locker room fight.
Davis Island regatta adds twist to rules
With the majority of regional races following short courses around marks in the bay or Gulf, the Egmont Key distance event Saturday is a special challenge for area sailors. The largest and fastest boats -- monohulls and multihulls -- likely will get a course covering more than 80 miles out past the mouth of Tampa Bay and back to the Davis Island start/finish line.
Car is handed over in fatal hit-and-run
SEMINOLE -- Pinellas County sheriff's officials say a driver who apparently struck and killed radio announcer Carl Metcalf on Monday has contacted them through her attorney and has turned over her car to investigators.