Week in Review: Mayor Race, Drug Arrest, Stabbing

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Bob Worthington to Run for Gulfport Mayor: Bob Worthington, a former city councilor and volunteer firefighter, cofirmed that he will seek the mayor's post in 2013.

Gulfport Stabbing Tied to Drug Deal: Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly stabbed an unidentified victim after the two argued about an illegal drug sale. The suspect has a distinctive goatee with a twisted point at the tip.

Gulfport Crime Map: Here are crimes reported and handled by Gulfport Police and by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Prescription Drug Forgery Arrest in Gulfport: Lynelle Sparacino of Gulfport is charged with drug trafficking and forging a false prescription after admitting to trying to illegally obtain painkillers at Walgreens. The pharmacist alerted police.

Jail Bookings Report: May 14 - 20: The following people were arrested in Gulfport between May 14 and 20. The information is from Gulfport Police and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Euthanasia Horror Stories Underline Importance of Animal Rescue: Problems reported at a nearby animal services center are a grim reminder of all the scared, sad and lovable animals in shelter that want nothing more than to find someone to show them what love is.

Downpour Floods Streets in Gulfport: Thursday night's thunderstorm not only lit up the sky with lightning but flooded low lying streets in Gulfport. Check out our photos from the storm and upload your own.

Best BBQ Tips for Memorial Day: 'Smokin' J' John Riesebeck owns barbecue joints in Gulfport and St. Pete Beach. Here are his finger lickin' tips for backyard cooks.

Military Deals on Memorial Day: Check out some local deals for military members and veterans this Memorial Day. From hot sauce to a fireworks cruise, check out these local deals.

Tech-Savy Seniors Learn From Teens: If you are like many other older adults and seem to be technically-challenged by your mobile device, now you can get a trained, savvy teen to help you make the most of your device.

Chicken Salad, Simple Summer Dish at Yummy's: Eat in or take out at Yummy's! That's what I did in this week's "Local Flavor." The local eatery boasts Chicago style dogs but also keeps it light with options like the chicken salad wrap.

Aquamania to Feature Recycle Regatta, Kayak Races, Live Music and More: Everyone is encouraged to join in some friendly competition during the first annual Aquamania at the Gulfport Beach on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


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