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One man is dead after the owner of a car fired shots at the thieves who were stealing it on Oct. 16, 2017, Clearwater police said. The unidentified car owner reported the theft, at the Bank of America at the corner of Belcher and Belleair roads, to police around 8 p.m. The car owner also fired shots at the thieves. [Clearwater Police Department]

Police: Woman shoots, kills teen who carjacked her son in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — They met after dusk in the parking lot of a bank for what seemed like a routine transaction. Louise Ornduff and her son Kalaeb were there to negotiate the sale of a 2016 Nissan Rogue with Lasupta Singletary, 18, and Jernalen Dreshaw Coleman, 17, at the Bank of America at Belcher and Belleair roads, acc …


Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, in Tallahassee during a Senate committee meeting.

Another Bright Futures boost? Florida lawmakers propose higher ed expansions

Veto be darned.

Gov. Rick Scott may have nixed a huge higher education bill in June, but Florida lawmakers are already renewing their push to overhaul the state's higher education system in the coming legislative session, starting with the tuition bills of top students....


Former mayor Rick Baker unleashes a negative ad questioning Mayor Rick Kriseman

New Baker ad labels Kriseman as incompetent

Rick Baker's campaign unveiled a new TV ad Thursday. Unlike some recent ads seeking to rebrand the former mayor, this one has Mayor Rick Kriseman squarely in its sights....


Pinellas County school district officials on Monday sent another letter asking local legislators to review their proposed changes to the controversial education bill known as House Bill 7069. Pinellas was one of 13 school districts to officially sue the Florida Department of Education on Tuesday over the controversial bill.

Pinellas makes last-ditch plea to legislators to fix HB7069

The day before 13 Florida school boards officially filed a lawsuit against the state, Pinellas, as one of the suit's plaintiffs, made a last-ditch effort to local legislators to right what they believe are the wrongs in House Bill 7069....