Man charged after girl, 12, is found pregnant
Authorities have arrested a 39-year-old man they said had sex multiple times with a 12-year-old girl in the past year. The abuse came to light after the child recently discovered she was pregnant, Clearwater police said Wednesday. Officials arrested Cesar Ernesto Alcivar of 2236 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Lot 217, Tuesday night on a charge of capital sexual battery. They said Alcivar had sex with the girl many times, starting when she was 11. The incidents happened in an undisclosed location in Clearwater. Police said a local hospital contacted them about the case. The victim's mother took her there because the girl was complaining of stomach pains. Doctors discovered the girl was pregnant. Alcivar remained in the Pinellas County Jail without bail on Wednesday.
PSTA flex routes will be discussed
The public can learn details about the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's new north county "flex" service routes during a presentation at tonight's Dunedin City Commission meeting. In December, a fleet of minibuses will begin circulating in Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, East Lake, Oldsmar and Palm Harbor neighborhoods, picking up passengers for connection to the main Pinellas, Pasco County Public Transit and HART bus routes. Riders will need to call ahead for reservations. The commission meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 542 Main St. Visit dunedingov.com.
Haunted Firehouse fundraiser is PG-13
The East Lake Haunted Firehouse opens Friday as a 4,000-square-foot dark attraction filled with actors, creatures, professional props and scary special effects. It also highlights the dangers of distracted driving. It will be open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7 to 10 p.m. at East Lake Fire Rescue Station 57, 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd. Admission of $5 benefits the East Lake Firefighters' Good and Welfare fund. Parking is at the Lansbrook Golf Club, with a free shuttle to the firehouse. The Haunted Firehouse is not recommended for children ages 12 and younger. For information, visit www.fearthecaptain.com, or call Station 57 Monday–Friday at (727) 784-8668.
As dusk falls, films roll on Fridays
It's that time of year again for Dunedin's films in the park series. This month, the city's parks and recreation department will show a different film each Friday night at dusk at Pioneer Park, 420 Main St. This week's movie is To Catch A Thief. The film for Oct. 12 is The Wizard of Oz, for Oct. 19 is The Ghost & Mr. Chicken, and for Oct. 26 is Horror of Dracula. The event is free, and hot dogs, popcorn, soda and water will be on sale. Bring your picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs. Call (727) 812-4530 for information.