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Palm Harbor man accused of pointing gun at another driver


Man accused of pointing gun at another driver

A 46-year-old Palm Harbor man was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault Monday afternoon after police say he pointed a gun at a driver who had cut him off in traffic. Richard K. Cless was driving north in the right lane of U.S. 19 N about 4:30 p.m., approaching Harn Boulevard, when another driver tried to go around Cless and turn right, according to an arrest report. Both cars stopped at the red light at Harn, where Cless pulled out a gun and pointed it at the driver of the other car, the report said. Cless apparently drove away. The other driver called police and reported the incident. Clearwater police stopped Cless on U.S. 19 near Winding Creek Boulevard and found two semiautomatic handguns in his vehicle. He has a valid concealed-weapons permit. Cless was released on $5,000 bail about 1 a.m. Tuesday.


Hurricane safety program for public

Stratford Court of Palm Harbor, a senior living community, will host a 2010 Hurricane Seminar from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the facility at 45 Katherine Blvd. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Mark Snow will give tips on creating a family emergency plan. Lunch, "hurricane drinks" and free hurricane emergency kits (while supplies last) will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To make a reservation, call (727) 787-1500 by 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Free HIV testing at three locations

In observance of National HIV Testing Day, the Pinellas County Health Department will offer free HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Monday at all of its health centers. North and mid-Pinellas centers are located at these sites:

• Tarpon Springs Center, 301 S Disston Ave. Call (727) 942-5457.

• Clearwater Center, 310 N Myrtle Ave. Call (727) 469-5800.

• Largo Center, 12420 130th Ave. Call (727) 588-4040.

For more information about HIV/AIDS or testing, call your closest Pinellas County Health Department health center or visit


The flexible solar panel system installed on the Aurora Lighting building at 19329 U.S. 19 N will save the company about 36,000 kilowatt hours of energy usage per year, according to Brett Emes, technical director for Solar Energy Management. That amounts to about $6,000 in savings annually, he said. Information provided by the contractor was not clear on this point in a story Saturday.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries appear in Section B.

Palm Harbor man accused of pointing gun at another driver 06/22/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:57pm]
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