23 Aug 2014
91° Clear

Most Recent

Duke Energy Has to Answer for Rate Charges

Duke Energy Has to Answer for Rate Charges

The Florida Public Service Commission announced Friday it wants the utility company to explain its rate practice.
'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

It’s a new school year, but administrators walk a difficult line on discipline. What do you think?
Wow House: Waterfront Mansion Has its Own Name

Wow House: Waterfront Mansion Has its Own Name

Known as Villa Solstice, it features five bedrooms, seven baths and its own full catering kitchen.
Excessive Heat, Hot Cars and Dad's Bar Beat Down

Excessive Heat, Hot Cars and Dad's Bar Beat Down

Living off the grid gets woman in trouble, popcorn problems, Falcon’s Fury raises concerns and other stories from Florida Patch.
Share Your News on Patch

Share Your News on Patch

Have a hot news tip or something to announce? Patch is here for you!
What Would You Ask Chief Slaughter?

What Would You Ask Chief Slaughter?

Clearwater’s new top cop plans three upcoming meetings with residents.
Duke Energy is Putting the 'Squeeze' on Customers, Senator Says

Duke Energy is Putting the 'Squeeze' on Customers, Senator Says

State Sen. Jack Latvala is speaking out against a move that will have some customers paying more on their next bill.
'Excessive Heat' Ahead for Tampa Bay

'Excessive Heat' Ahead for Tampa Bay

Forecasters say the Bay Area’s in for a hot weekend with feels-like temperatures climbing as high as 108.
Federal Judge Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban, Panther Cub and Gun at School

Federal Judge Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban, Panther Cub and Gun at School

Coffee drinkers pay it forward, giant grouper swallows shark whole, “Breaking Bad” star isn’t so bad and other stories from Florida Patch.
Woman Jumped After Crashing on Indian Rocks Beach Bridge, Police Say

Woman Jumped After Crashing on Indian Rocks Beach Bridge, Police Say

The accident closed the bridge for a time Thursday morning.
Tropical Wave Expected to Affect Florida Next Week

Tropical Wave Expected to Affect Florida Next Week

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical low pressure system that was just east of Barbados Thursday.
Dredging of Ship Channel in Miami Damaging Coral Reef, State Says

Dredging of Ship Channel in Miami Damaging Coral Reef, State Says

A report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection details damage to coastal aquatic life.
Update: Missing Clearwater Teen Found

Update: Missing Clearwater Teen Found

The teen was found Wednesday evening.
Floridian Steven Sotloff Held by ISIS, Cop Braves Lightning in Resuce

Floridian Steven Sotloff Held by ISIS, Cop Braves Lightning in Resuce

Should cops have body cams, school psychologist arrested, Davis Islands shooting and other stories from Florida Patch.
County to Charge Fees to Pick Up Pets Given Treatment

County to Charge Fees to Pick Up Pets Given Treatment

Pinellas County commissioners approved a measure on Tuesday that will charge fees to owners of impounded pets given medical treatment.
299 Sea Turtle Eggs, Grandma Shoots Boy and Auto Burglaries

299 Sea Turtle Eggs, Grandma Shoots Boy and Auto Burglaries

Song calls out Pam Bondi, Trayvon Martin’s parents weigh in on Missouri shooting, no dogs allowed and other stories from Florida Patch.
New Clearwater Dunkin' Opens with Specials

New Clearwater Dunkin' Opens with Specials

The new U.S. 19 location has a week of discounts planned.
Couple Says Maggie Mae's No Dogs Request is Discrimination

Couple Says Maggie Mae's No Dogs Request is Discrimination

A man, a woman and their service dogs were asked to leave the Clearwater restaurant over the weekend.
Tampa International Airport Gets Boost with $1M Grant

Tampa International Airport Gets Boost with $1M Grant

Tampa Bay Rep. Kathy Castor announced Tuesday the airport is receiving funds toward improvements.
Hospital Security Breach, Chilly Challenges and Sitter Sells Pooch

Hospital Security Breach, Chilly Challenges and Sitter Sells Pooch

Employee accused of stealing $250,000, St. Pete Beach says no to parking tickets and other stories from Florida Patch.