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Clearwater woman called 911 saying she was tired of her husband, officials say


Woman tired of husband called 911, report says

A woman called 911 complaining of exhaustion. Turns out she was just "tired of her husband," an arrest report says. After summoning fire-rescue paramedics three times within a 24-hour span, 47-year-old Nancy J. Johnston was arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of making false 911 calls. When paramedics arrived at Johnston's home at 1001 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., No. 201, about 4:45 p.m., she refused treatment and became belligerent, according to Clearwater police. Fire officials told police that Johnston had called them twice earlier within the past 24 hours because she was "having issues with her husband." Johnston smelled of alcohol, the arrest report says. She was taken to the Pinellas County Jail and released on her own recognizance. Johnston was arrested in 2008 on the same charge. She pleaded no contest and was fined $375, according to court records.

Church to display weeping icon

Holy Ascension Greek Orthodox Church, 1440 Laura Lane, will display the miraculous weeping icon of St. Irene Chrysovalantou from the Holy Monastery of St. Irene in Astoria, N.Y., today through Monday. The holy icon will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. until late in the evening today; a Holy Liturgy will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. A special service for the icon will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a procession on surrounding streets, and a Salutations of St. Irene service will take place at 6 p.m. Monday. All are welcome. For details, call (727) 469-8826 or visit

Palm Harbor

Volunteers needed for park cleanup

Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation is in need of volunteers for Pop Stansell Park Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6. Pop Stansell Park is at the corner of Eighth Street and Florida Avenue in Palm Harbor. Garbage bags, pickers and cold water will be provided. A barbecue for volunteers will take place after the event. To sign up or to get more information, call (727) 771-6000.

North Pinellas

Business-savvy volunteers sought

If you have business experience to share, SCORE wants you. The Pinellas County business organization needs volunteers to coach small businesses. Its team of experienced business executives and managers help owners and prospective owners develop business plans, identify opportunities and overcome obstacles to success. Volunteers should have time to provide counseling two days a month. Call (727) 532-6800.

Clearwater woman called 911 saying she was tired of her husband, officials say 01/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 9:18pm]
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