Woman accused of bringing kids to a drug deal
A 26-year-old woman took two children with her on a drug deal, authorities said. Brandi Ebersberger, of 9944 Gilbert St. in New Port Richey, was arrested by Tarpon Springs police on drug charges and two counts of child abuse at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. According to arrest reports, Ebersberger sold oxycodone to Tarpon Springs narcotics detectives on three occasions since September, most recently on Thursday evening. During that transaction, Ebersberger brought along a 1-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, police said. The relationship between Ebersberger and the children is not clear in arrest reports. Ebersberger was also charged with one count of sale of a controlled substance, two charges of trafficking in oxycodone and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $120,500 bail.
Rotary whips up flapjacks Feb. 12
The Tarpon Springs Rotary Club will hold its annual pancake supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12. The all-you-can-eat event will be at the Boys and Girls Club, 111 Lime St. Tickets are $5, benefiting the Boys and Girls Club and other local youth programs. For tickets, call (727) 937-6837.
Woman nabbed on theft charge again
A woman convicted of grand theft in 2003 was arrested again Thursday, accused of stealing $50,000 from her employer. Christy Daniel, 28, of 12360 84th Way N, was charged with grand theft and violating her probation on the previous conviction. According to Largo police, Daniel stole over a four-month span last year by crediting her debit card with company funds. The report does not list the name of the company. In 2003, she was convicted of grand theft and sentenced to three years in jail, followed by 20 years of probation, Pinellas County court records show. She is being held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail.
Schools offer FCAT classes for parents
Pinellas County Schools' Office of Strategic Partnerships will sponsor Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test workshops to help parents prepare their children for the standardized tests, primarily focused on math and reading. The program will be Thursday through Feb. 25. Each workshop will include information, breakout sessions for the elementary, middle and high school levels, and questions and answers. In North Pinellas:
• Thursday, Dunedin Highland Middle School, 70 Patricia Ave., 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• Feb. 8, Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
• Feb. 9, Countryside High School, 3000 State Road. 580, Clearwater, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• Feb. 13, Dr. Martin L. King Family Center, 1201 Douglas Ave., Clearwater, 10 a.m. to noon.
• Feb. 22, Citizens Alliance for Progress, 401 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Tarpon Springs, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information, call Dexter McCree at (727) 588-6000, ext. 1846.