Police search for 2 young men after robbery
Police are investigating a robbery-turned-shooting that happened early Thursday. According to Clearwater police, 28-year-old Jeremy D. Sessions and 29-year-old Stephen K. Jameson, both of Clearwater, were robbed at gunpoint by two young men in the 200 block of Waverly Way about 12:30 a.m. They stole a backpack. One of them was armed with a handgun and shot Sessions during the robbery. Sessions was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The two robbers ran away after the shooting. Police used a dog to track them, but they could not be found. The suspects were described as black. One appeared to be about 16 or 17 years old, 5-foot-6, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and no shirt. He had a tattoo on his arm and "twisty" dreadlocks, police said. Sessions and Jameson could not provide a description of the second person. An investigation is ongoing.
Computer courses offered for seniors
Senior Citizens Services, 1204 Rogers St., Clearwater, offers basic computer courses, including Introduction to Computers, Beginning E-Mail and Introduction to the Internet to seniors at greatly reduced rates. All receive hands-on training on a separate computer assigned to each student. For costs and enrollment information, call Bob at (727) 442-8104.
Vendors can apply for veterans event
Vendor applications for the Veterans Day Tribute Weekend on Nov. 12-14 at Craig Park, Tarpon Springs, are now available. A parade is scheduled for Nov. 13, followed by opening day ceremonies emceed by Fox 13 TV anchor Russell Rhodes, along with military and government speakers, displays, a flyover, a memorial tent with silent auction and veterans organizations. The Carol Stream Carnival will be open Nov. 12-14 at Lime Street and Alt. U.S. 19. All food and nonfood vendors as well as nonprofits may contact the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce by mail at 11 E Orange St., Tarpon Springs 34689, call the chamber office at (727) 937-6109 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.
Literacy Council looking for tutors
The Palm Harbor Literacy Council is seeking volunteers to become one-on-one tutors to teach reading, writing and spoken English. The Literacy Council welcomes adults who would like a tutor to help them learn English as a second language or to learn to read. Tutoring sessions are at the convenience of the tutor and student, usually for 90 minutes, twice a week. Two teaching sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 and Nov. 13 at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. To register, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3010.
High school football game previews, 9C.