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Oldsmar teen hit pregnant woman, authorities say


Report: Teen hit pregnant woman, 20

An 18-year-old Oldsmar man was back in Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday after authorities say he struck a pregnant Palm Harbor woman. It was the second time in as many weeks that Matthew James Curr was arrested on charges related to aggravated battery of a pregnant female. In the latest incident, which occurred at 2 p.m. Sunday, James punched Nadezhda Poplavski in the stomach, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office report. Poplavski, 20, is more than 14 weeks pregnant. "I hope that baby dies," Curr told her. Poplavski complained of pain and was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital by ambulance, the report said. Her condition was not known. It's unclear who the first victim was. Curr remained in custody without bail.


Suspect arrested in home break-in

A 31-year-old Holiday man accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of property from a Clearwater home in September was arrested late Tuesday, police say. Clearwater police say Michael J. Seeders smashed the front-door window of a home in the 2900 block of Bethany Place about 3 p.m. Sept. 16. No one was home. Once inside, he took more than $10,000 worth of jewelry, purses and electronics. DNA found in the home matched his. Seeders was booked into Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday on charges related to grand theft and burglary. Bail was set at $12,000.


Mystery writer to visit library

Bestselling mystery author James Grippando will help kick off the Clearwater Library System's Adult Summer Reading Program at 2 p.m. June 1 at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Grippando will talk about his novels including the Jack Swyteck series. Barnes & Noble will be selling his books and a signing will conclude the presentation. For more information on the author, visit For more information about the reading program or the author visit, call (727) 562-4970 or visit


Adults invited to join arts classes

The Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, is registering for adult summer classes, with discounted tuition for DFAC members. Sessions will be June 7-July 18, July 19-Aug. 29 and May 31-June 6. Call (727) 298-3322. Class information and registration is available at

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