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Pinellas burglar arrested for attacking K-9 deputy

Pinellas County, Florida -- While trying to stop a house burglary a deputy and his K-9 partner were both attacked by the suspect.

Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home on Belcher Road in Dunedin on Friday morning. Upon arrival, deputies found Ryan Packer in a home which he had just broken into by smashing the window. Deputies ordered Packer to come outside but he refused so the home through the front door with the assistance of the homeowner.

Florida Orchestra to play live to Charlie Chaplin film

St. Petersburg, Florida -- This weekend, Feb. 28 - March 1, The Florida Orchestra will host a special concert, "Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush."

The orchestra concerts celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chaplin's famous vagrant character Little Tramp, which debuted in February 1914.

An ensemble from the orchestra will play a live soundtrack to Chaplin's film Fri., Feb. 28 at the Tampa Theatre and Sat., March 1 at the Palladium in St. Petersburg. Both shows are at 8 p.m.

Cops chase stolen car; 91-year-old woman carjacked

St. Petersburg, Florida -- It's a bump and grab scheme designed to steal your car, and Thursday, it's exactly what landed a 91-year-old crime victim a trip to the hospital and the suspects behind bars.

Story: Suspects caught after carjacking, police chase

St. Pete still not issuing red light camera refunds

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - City staff told city council during a marathon workshop Thursday that it had extended a number of yellow lights that fell below the state's minimums. But there's still no indication drivers who got red light camera tickets because of the short yellows will ever receive refunds.

Mayor Rick Kriseman, city council, red light camera (RLC) supporters, as well as opponents met for more than two-and-a-half hours Thursday afternoon to discuss the future of the technology in the city.

Water restrictions change for Pinellas County Utilities customers

Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County water restrictions will change for Pinellas County Utilities customers effective Saturday, March 1.

These new changes will allow for lawn irrigation to return to two days per week according to the seasonal guidelines of a Phase II Severe Water Shortage Order previously issued by the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board.

Seven arrested in Clearwater drug bust

Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Police conducted a two day sweep that resulted in the arrest of seven people and the seizure of about $17,000 worth of crack cocaine.

Search warrants were served at four different homes on Madison Streent, Pennsylvania Avenue, Bently Street and Arden Avenue. Seven guns, three vehicles, marijuana and cash were seized in addition to the cocaine.

Voice your opinion in Pinellas County survey

Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County residents can take a brief online survey to share their thoughts about what is good and what needs improvement in Pinellas County.

Citizens can take the online survey through Friday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. It is available at the Pinellas County website or on their smartphones.