Largo Man, 20, charged in home invasion
A Largo man was arrested Tuesday, accused of breaking into an apartment and pistol-whipping a man, Largo police said. Dwight E. Green, 20, was charged with home invasion robbery in the April 29 attack. According to police, Green was armed with a handgun when he and several other people "forced their way into an apartment, where a fight ensued," the report said. Green pistol-whipped a victim, who is not named, before he and the other suspects fled in a red Chrysler Sebring, the report said. One witness was able to identify Green and another said Green admitted his involvement. He is also wanted in Georgia on 2008 charges of burglary and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. The report does not say what was stolen during the Largo robbery. Green was being held without bail Wednesday at the Pinellas County Jail.
No 'hosedown' for now at library
The Palm Harbor Library has been forced to cancel its annual "hosedown," scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday because of the drought and recent water restrictions. This popular event for children is put on each year by the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Team, which brings a fire engine to the library. The event may be rescheduled later in the summer, if conditions allow.
Aquarium plans July Fourth event
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will host its first Fourth of July celebration 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4 at 249 Windward Passage. Clearwater with food, love music, fun activities for kids and a special Independence Day-themed dolphin event. The aquarium is also hosting a contest for children ages 5 to 15 to find out what Independence Day means to them. Six winners will be chosen to take part in the July Fourth celebration and one grand prize winner will receive a free week at the CMA's summer camp. To enter, e-mail your child's name, age and explanation of what Independence Day means to them to jhatter@cmaquarium,org. For further details call Jeni Hatter at (727) 441-1790, ext. 228.
Tutors for ESL training Saturday
English as a Second Language tutor training will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. Potential tutors of English to speakers of other languages must attend both days for certification. All materials will be provided and training is free. To register or for more information, call (727) 724-1525. ext. 112.