Week in Review: Search for Murder Suspect, Smoking Ban, Red Light Cameras

This week's top stories include a manhunt to find the suspect in the shooting death of Destynee Burkes of Gulfport and a second shooting of a man in St. Pete.

$50,000 Reward Offered in Double Murder: Sheriff Gualtieri said he believes Jamaal Jenkins is still in St. Petersburg/Pinellas County. Jenkins is considered a serious threat to public safety.

Gulfport Woman's Death Linked to Love Triangle: Investigators have launched a manhunt to find the suspect in the shooting death of Destynee Burkes of Gulfport and a second shooting of a man in St. Pete.

Jail Bookings Report: Jan. 7 - 13: The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between January 7 - 13, 2013. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Council Poised to End Beach Smoking Ban: In an effort to end a lawsuit filed against the City of Gulfport, council members voted unanimously to remove a smoking ban on the beach during first reading Tuesday night.

Red Light Cameras Reducing Injury Crashes in Gulfport: Overall injury crashes have reduced by 53% since the Gulfport Police Department set up three red light cameras in 2010.

Dispatch Transition 'Proven to be Prudent': The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has been providing police dispatch services for the past year. Officials presented an update at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

Domestic Partnership Registry Gets OK in Pinellas County: Unmarried couples, gay and straight, in Pinellas will be able to register as domestic partners following Tuesday's county commission vote.

Complex to be Renamed After Mayor Mike Yakes: Gulfport will honor Mayor Mike Yakes for 27 years of continued service as an elected official by renaming the Gulfport Recreation Center Complex.

'Spring Breakers' Release Date Announced: The locally shot movie will have a trailer released on Thursday at 7 a.m. and is set for wide release on March 29.

Twenty-Five Dogs Need Homes: There are twenty-five dogs at the Pinellas County Animal Shelter that could use a new home!

Photos: Baby Elephant, Hippo Honored at Zoo Baby Shower: Last weekend, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo held a baby shower in honor of the newborn females.


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