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Pinellas County has 587 miles of coastline and 65,000 private swimming pools. To help promote child water safety buy a lifeguard chair, which will be placed around the county. Chairs are on display at the Center for Fishing in Largo.
The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire on Regina Drive that happened Easter Sunday.
Two Sunstar Paramedics will receive a national award this week in Washington, D.C. The award recipients, Megan Hollern and Larry Marshall, are both from Largo.
Ponce del Leon Boulevard is shut down between Varona Street and Clearwater Largo Road, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The Pinellas Trail is also affected.
Business, Public Safety
Asphalt covered what was a nearly 10-foot-wide sinkhole that opened near the movie theater at Largo Mall on Friday.
Firefighters discovered the 10-foot-long sinkhole Friday in the parking lot of the Largo Mall.
The Pinellas County Technical Rescue Team, which includes Largo firefighters, was awarded the 2012 Search and Rescue Responder of the Year Award by the Florida Chiefs Association, according to an email from Largo Fire Rescue.
Sheriff's deputies arrested 12 drivers charged with DUIs and wrote 28 citations during a targeted patrol across Pinellas County over the weekend.
State emergency management officials warned beachgoers in Pinellas and much of Florida's Gulf Coast to remain vigilant.
Schools, Public Safety
The driver turned in the path of the crossing guard, clipping the worker in the arm with the car's side view mirror.
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