Police seek bewigged bank Atlantic robber
Clearwater police are looking for a man who robbed the Bank Atlantic at 2498 Gulf to Bay Blvd. at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect, a black male, was wearing a long dreadlock wig that covered his face, police say. The man is described as being 6-foot-2 with short hair. He had on a black leather jacket and dark pants. According to police, the man entered the bank and handed a teller a note indicating he wanted cash. The man then obtained an undisclosed amount of money and ran from the bank, police said. Authorities think he may have gotten into a white Dodge Charger. Anyone with information about the crime should call the Clearwater Police Department at (727) 562-4422.
PTEC career fair for juniors, seniors
The Pinellas Technical Education Centers Career Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at PTEC Clearwater campus, 6100 154th Ave. The event is open to high school juniors and seniors who have passed the FCAT, as well as their parents. Visitors have an opportunity to see technical programs, meet with college representatives and area employers, obtain grant and scholarship information and enjoy a free lunch prepared by culinary students. Call Arlene Corbin at (727) 538-7167.
Before dusk today, peace vigil in park
A peace vigil will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit www.stpeteforpeace.org.
Budget advisory group applications
The deadline to apply for the city's newly established Budget Advisory Committee is 5 p.m. today. Applicants must be city residents and preferably have education or experience in finance, accounting or business. Applications, which can be found online at www.ci.tarpon-springs.fl.us or at the City Clerk's office, should be returned to the clerk's office on Ring Avenue, adjacent to City Hall, 324 E Pine St. Commissioners are tentatively scheduled to appoint board members at their March 17 meeting. The committee will review the annual budget and capital improvement plan before making recommendations to the commission.