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Pinellas deputies arrest suspect in armed robberies



The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says it might have solved a string of four armed robberies in Dunedin and Clearwater. Sheriff's deputies arrested a 36-year-old Largo man Wednesday as part of a surveillance operation. Corey Cornell Donaldson was charged with two counts of armed robbery in connection with Dunedin robberies Oct. 26 and 27. Clearwater police are investigating robberies Oct. 20 and Monday, and additional charges are pending, officials said.


Longer bar hours okay on weekends

City commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance this week that allows Safety Harbor bars and lounges to stay open until 3 a.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings. Pinellas County pushed bar hours to 3 a.m. in July, and since then nearly every city in mid and north Pinellas has followed suit. Safety Harbor, which will keep a 2 a.m. closing time other days, opted for the extended hour on weekend nights after bar owners complained about being at a competitive disadvantage. Commissioners passed the ordinance's second, and final, reading on Monday night.


Attorneys will take your legal questions

A free legal clinic will be open to the public from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1012 Pennsylvania Ave., Clearwater. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions. Topics include divorce and custody, tenant rights and evictions, estate planning, bankruptcy and creditor law, small claims and consumer issues, personal injury, income tax information, and restoration of rights. Refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Upper Pinellas Ministerial Alliance and Mount Carmel Baptist Church, in cooperation with Clearwater Bar Association and Foundation and Gulfcoast Legal Services. For more information, call (727) 443-0657.

Hospice crafts show is Saturday

Suncoast Hospice is hosting its fourth annual Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Clearwater campus, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Along with arts and crafts vendors, a professional photographer will take keepsake family and pet photos. A portion of proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by Suncoast Hospice. For more information, call Melissa Bauman at (727) 467-7423.

St. Cecelia school to hold open houses

St. Cecelia Interparochial School, named a national Blue Ribbon School earlier this year, will host open houses Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The school is at 400 S Hillcrest Ave. The program will include an opening presentation by principal Mary Beth Scanlon, followed by a school tour. Reservations are recommended, but are not required. Call (727) 461-1200.

Pinellas deputies arrest suspect in armed robberies 11/03/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 1:22pm]
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