Palm Harbor 2012: The Year in Photos

As we welcome 2013, we take a look back at the photos that appeared on Palm Harbor Patch in 2012.

Want to read the stories behind the photos? Links to the stories are listed below in chronological order.


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.

April 2012: 

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.

December 2012: 

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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