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HEAT: Thousands of Pinellas County students homeless


St. Petersburg, Florida - There are thousands of homeless students in Pinellas County and one school district is pushing for resistance over silence.

The Homeless Education Assistance Team for Pinellas County Schools, or HEAT, is working to decrease homelessness and lower the dropout rate.

HEAT officials say there are more than 3,400 students who go to schools like Lakewood High School and are considered homeless.

Clearwater police investigating fatal motorcycle crash


Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater police traffic homicide investigators are on scene of a fatal accident tonight.

A crash between a car and a motorcycle occurred at 9:37 p.m. at the intersection of Belleair Road and Missouri Avenue.

The motorcyclist was reportedly northbound on Missouri Avenue when he collided with a car that was turning east on Belleair Road from Missouri Avenue.

'Dr. Beach' visits local beaches in search of national 2014 Top 10 Beaches


Fort De Soto, Florida - Florida International University Professor Stephen Leatherman aka "Dr. Beach," has combed this country for top beaches for decades,

Island Earth Days at Honeymoon Island State Park


Pinellas County, Florida – If you have kids, this is a great weekend to explore Honeymoon Island State Park. The park is hosting Island Earth Days on April 12 and 13.

Pedal power: Bike benefit for Directions for Living


St. Petersburg, Florida – Childhood is supposed to be a carefree existence right? But unfortunately, kids in the Tampa Bay area often witness trauma or are victims themselves.

That's where the counseling services provided by Directions for Living come in. The Pinellas not-for-profit serves some 6,000 people a year.

"We're there to wrap our arms and support around families," says Directions' Summer Lott. "We go to schools, health centers and homes."

Body found near Gandy was of man who went missing


St. Petersburg, Florida -- It has been confirmed that the body found in the bay near the Gandy Bridge over the weekend is that of 28-year-old Robert Medley.

Man who mistook human body for mannequin wants his job back


St. Petersburg, FL – The St. Petersburg man who made national headlines for mistaking the body of an elderly woman who had jumped to her death for a mannequin is apologizing and asking for his job back.