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Week in Review: Foul Play in Death of Gulfport Woman, Car Burglaries, Red Light Cameras

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Teens Stole Samurai Sword, Gun From Gulfport Homes, Police Say: Two St. Petersburg teens were arrested by Gulfport Police for stealing thousands of dollars in cash and weapons from a person they knew in Gulfport.

Deputies Suspect Foul Play in Death of Gulfport Woman: The 24-year-old victim had attended Boca Ciega High School and was a youth cheerleading coach.

Jail Bookings Report: Jan 1 - 6: The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between January 1 - 6, 2013. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Gulfport Police Chief to Lead Police Chiefs Association: Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent will serve as president of the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association.

String of Car Burglaries Over the Holidays: There were 15 car burglaries in Gulfport last month with nine of them happening just a few days before and after the Christmas holiday.

Red Light Cameras Reducing Crashes in Florida: Crashes are decreasing in Florida communities with red light cameras, according to a statewide report.

300 Confiscated Animals Now at SPCA Shelter: The nonprofit SPCA Tampa Bay is putting the call out for supplies to help care for and shelter the menagerie of neglected animals that arrived from Oldsmar.

Widespread Flu Outbreak in More than 40 States: Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now.

Where to Get a Flu Shot: Have you been vaccinated? Just enter your zip code to find a flu clinic near you.

Gulfport Grind: Fresh, Locally Roasted Coffee: The Gulfport Grind has been brewing fresh cups of coffee for less than two months and already has a loyal group of daily customers.

Congratulations, Mink, Winner of the Lovable Dog Photo Contest: Gulfport readers voted for Mink in our first "Lovable Dog Photo Contest" on Gulfport Patch! Special thanks to everyone who shared photos of furry friends. Stayed tuned for the next contest.

Photos: Gulfport's Lovable Dogs: From nap time to play time these adorable dogs are showing off just how cute they can be!

Photos: Baby Bunnies, Possums, Squirrels: A wildlife rescue center in Gulfport is helping raise orphaned babies and rehabilitating injured animals. Gulfport reader Lynn DiVenuti uploaded several photos from the center.

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