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Cleanup crews heading into unincorporated Pinellas

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Crews started heading out into unincorporated Pinellas County Monday to get cracking on picking up the trees, branches and other debris downed by Hurricane Irma.

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USF researchers say they found dangerous bacteria after sewage spill

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A September 2014 sewer line break in unincorporated Pinellas County caused untreated wastewater to flow into a St. Petersburg neighborhood and Boca Ciega Bay at a rate of 250 to 500 gallons a minute. Now, researchers from the University of South Florida investigating the aftermath of the break have found dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the untreated wastewater that had gushed into both neighborhoods and Boca Ciega Bay. Their findings, just published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology and announced in a…

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Lealman improvement plan moves forward

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Back in June, county commissioners made a historic decision: They created the first community redevelopment area in unincorporated Pinellas County. It was a move that, for years, was unthinkable with Pinellas officials saying they would never sanction a CRA in unincorporated Pinellas. CRAs were something cities did. That changed under a county administration and commission that’s become willing to try new things. In this case, the new thing – a county CRA – is the most recent effort to solve…

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