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Adult son charged in violent attacks on St. Petersburg parents


Son, 22, accused of rampage at parents' house

A son's violent rampage at his parents' Old Northeast home early Sunday sent his mother to the hospital and him to jail, officers said. Nicolas Bogdal, 22, shoved his mother, Paula, to the floor and held her down during an argument around 1 a.m., an arrest report states. He struck his father, Phillip, with a skateboard and punched him so hard he may have broken his hand. Bogdal, whose attacks were witnessed by his sister, flung wine bottles and picture frames at his parents, an officer wrote. Bogdal appeared "extremely intoxicated." The officer found their 13th Avenue bungalow in shambles. Bogdal was arrested on a charge of domestic aggravated battery and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.


Police find child in car next to 'stash'

A Brooksville man was arrested Saturday morning after police discovered his backpack containing drugs and needles in the back seat of his mother's car, next to the man's 4-year-old child, according to a police report. Pinellas County Jail records show Charles Lee Meadows Jr., 28, was held on $24,000 bail for several counts of drug possession and a child abuse charge. Meadows' mother, Karen Ann Meadows, was pulled over by a Clearwater police officer at 537 Louden Ave. at 8:30 a.m. When she consented to a search of her vehicle, an officer discovered Charles Lee Meadows' "drug stash" in a backpack that also contained diapers. In addition to "several syringes containing unknown fluids," the officer found crack cocaine and painkillers. Meadows' mother was also in jail, held on $2,000 bail and a charge of possession of a muscle relaxant without a prescription, according to records.


Elusive owl may be doing fine after all

Instead of the Super Bowl, Largo parks superintendent Greg Brown was watching an owl Sunday night. JR the great horned owl has been spotted in the George C. McGough Nature Park, the same park where he escaped Jan. 28 after authorities say someone cut his enclosure. Now the effort is luring JR close enough to be netted. Hatched 14 years ago and raised in captivity, JR lacks the skills to survive on his own, officials said. But evidence suggests JR may be faring better than thought. An owl pellet with the indigestible remains of prey was found. "Either he ate something alive, or got lucky and found some carrion," Brown said.

Today's picks


Academia Hernando Winter 2011 Lecture Series presents 'Nicholas and Alexandria': 10 a.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $8. (352) 597-0158.

Hernando NAACP hosts meeting with new Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis: 6 p.m., Southern Hills Country Club, 19850 Southern Hills Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 684-0340.


Elfers Centennial Garden Club presents 'Sustainable Gardening': 6:45 p.m., Colonial Hills Civic Club, 3852 Prime Place, New Port Richey. Free. (727) 372-9954.

Today's meeting


Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

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