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January 2012: Hundreds Mourn Logan Kushner
A large crowd gathered at Clearwater's Kapok Park to remember Palm Harbor University High grad Logan Kushner, 19, who died after smoking herbal incense.
February 2012: Tattoo Parlor Owner Accused of Running Drug & Gun Ring
Authorities say they seized 12 guns during a raid at Legacy Tattoo. The business' owner, Gyasi Heard, 32, is accused of running a drug and gun ring.
March 2012: Detectives- Security Guard was Triggerman in Deadly Shooting
Brandon Patrick Baker, 30, of Palm Harbor was shot dead in front of his twin brother during a confrontation that happened after three vehicles pulled off East Lake Rd.
James P. Algeri, 65, was hit and killed by a garbage truck in the Highland Lakes community.
May 2012: Teen Killed- Was 2nd Crash in 6 Weeks
Angelica Lee Hall, 18, of Palm Harbor was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed. It was the second time she was involved a crash in less than two months. In both wrecks, Shay Daniel Lydon, 20, of Palm Harbor was the driver.
June 2012: Tropical Storm Debby- Flooding Closes Tampa Rd.
High water covered a section of Tampa Rd., trapping one car as downpours from Tropical Storm Debby moved through the area.
July 2012: Shirtless Photos of State Rep. Peter Nehr Cause a Stir
The Palm Harbor politician says the photos he sent to friends to show off his weight loss and improved health were leaked to a political blog to hurt his re-election campaign.
August 2012: Woman Critically Injured in Condo Fire
Firefighters rescued Patricia Crawford, 67, who had collapsed inside her burning townhouse at the Wedgewood Condo Complex, according to a Palm Harbor Fire Rescue spokesperson.
September 2012: September 11 Memorial Attracts Large Crowd
An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 people attended the unveiling of Palm Harbor's 9/11 memorial Tuesday morning at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens.
October 2012: Suspected Meth Lab in Palm Harbor Leads to 2 Arrests
Deputies arrested Shiloh Sladon, 36, who shouted profanities and spit at reporters at the scene. It was the second time deputies discovered a suspected meth lab at the Palm Harbor home, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
November 2012 Elections:
- Palm Harbor Dentists Smiling About Fluoride's Future In Pinellas County Dr. Johnny Johnson and Dr. Oscar Menendez used tooth costumes, a billboard and the Internet to let people know they wanted voters to get rid of commissioners who removed fluoride from the county's water. Their strategy worked.
- State Rep. District 65: Nehr Loses to Zimmermann Republican incumbent Peter Nehr lost his seat in the state house to Democrat Carl Zimmermann, who is a teacher.
Patch has learned that a BMW involved in a crash at McMullen Booth and Curlew roads was stolen from a home in Clearwater last year.
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