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East Lake 2012: The Year in Photos

As we welcome 2013, we take a look back at the photos that have appeared on East Lake Patch since we first went online in August of 2012.

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

August 2012: Parents Worry About Lack of School Crossing Guards

Traffic can quickly back up on East Lake Road, especially just before school begins and after school lets out. That has some local parents worried about getting their kids to and from school safely.

September 2012: Prosecutor- No Charges in Deadly Stand Your Ground Shooting

Prosecutors will not file charges against security guard Seth Browning, who shot and killed Brandon Baker, 30, of Palm Harbor back in March. Documents obtained by Palm Harbor Patch reveal that Baker had cocaine and alcohol in his system when he attacked Browning.

October 2012: Sheriff Describes Tarpon Woods Attack as Isolated

A female runner says she was attacked on her street. "This incident is of great concern to us because it had sexual overtones to it and the type of attack that it was," said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who lives in the subdivision where the attack occurred.

November 2012: 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.

December 2012: Deadly Deer Encounters Traumatize East Lake Drivers

A rash of deadly deer encounters on East Lake Road has local activists calling for change. "There's a lot of blood on the road. You drive on the road and you see all the blood and it doesn't speak well for our community," said Barb Walker, an East Lake resident and mother of two children.

More 2012 Top Stories-

  • Our Favorite Reader Photos of 2012
  • Our Favorite East Lake Patch Blogs of 2012
  • How East Lake Businesses Found Success

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