Likelihood of rain delays snow events
Snow events planned for tonight in Clearwater, Oldsmar and Dunedin have been postponed for a week because of the likelihood of heavy rain. Here's the rundown:
• The second annual "Miracle on Cleveland Street" in downtown Clearwater, featuring 40 tons of snow for children to frolic in, has been postponed, along with Clearwater's holiday lighting ceremony in Station Square Park. Both events will be Dec. 11.
• Oldsmar's "Christmas Wonderland," in which children can slide or sled down slopes of ice at R.E. Olds Park, will take place Dec. 11.
• Dunedin's "Old Fashioned Christmas," during which machines on Main Street will sprinkle snowflakes onto the Pinellas Trail, is postponed until Dec. 12.
Forecasters are predicting a strong chance of heavy rain today and Saturday.
Teen charged after fracas with mother
An 18-year-old Oldsmar man was arrested Wednesday night after Pinellas County sheriff's deputies say he tried to run his mother off the road. Matthew Curr faces felony charges of aggravated assault with a vehicle and criminal mischief, as well as a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence. It's unclear what started the incident, but the arrest report said Curr, driving an older sport utility vehicle, was chasing his mother's car around Oldsmar at about 8:20 p.m. When the chase reached the intersection of Tampa Road and Sunflower Avenue, Curr tried to force his mother, Sheila Curr, off the road and into a ditch, the arrest report said. She hit the brakes and tried to get away by making a U-turn. But Matthew Curr sped around and tried to hit her again, the arrest report said. Matthew Curr was being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail on the aggravated assault charge.
Guardian ad Litem volunteers sought
Be the voice for an abused or neglected child. Guardian ad Litem volunteers are needed to be a child's voice in court and the child welfare system. The average time needed is six to 10 hours a month. A Guardian ad Litem works with an attorney to ensure that a child has a safe, caring and stable environment. The first training sessions in 2010 will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for five weeks starting Jan. 12. To schedule an orientation, call (727) 464-6528. For more information and an application, go to guardianadlitem6.org.
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