Pregnant dancer assaulted at BAby Dolls club
A pregnant exotic dancer was attacked by another dancer after an argument over money early Tuesday, according to authorities. Kristi L. Gilmore, 19, was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant female, a felony. Gilmore, of 230 45th St. N in St. Petersburg, was being held Tuesday afternoon at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. According to an arrest report, Gilmore and dancer Kathleen E. Gallaher were arguing just after midnight at Baby Dolls, a gentleman's club at 13383 U.S. 19, about how much money Gilmore makes dancing at another club. The verbal altercation continued while Gallaher was dancing. Gilmore then followed Gallaher into the dressing room and slapped her as the club manager tried to intervene, the report shows. The manager told Pinellas County sheriff's deputies that Gilmore also kicked Gallaher in the abdomen three or four times, even though she had been told that Gallaher was pregnant. Gallaher told authorities that she is three months pregnant.
Three-car collision snarls traffic
No one was seriously injured Monday morning in a three-car collision that snarled traffic for several hours at Keene Road and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, according to Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts. The crash was caused by a woman who ran a red light, Watts said. Police gave the woman a ticket. As a precaution, emergency responders took one person to a hospital. No names were available. According to Bay News 9, police closed the eastbound lanes of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and the southbound lanes of Keene Road. The lanes were open again by 11 a.m.
Allegro hosts Gourmet Gala
The public is invited to the Allegro at East Lake's third annual Gourmet Gala, featuring the cuisine and entertainment enjoyed regularly by the retirement facility's residents, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The Allegro at East Lake is at 1755 East Lake Road. Chef Peter Cipolla will showcase his culinary talents while lifestyles director Jay Leaman and his band provide entertainment. People are asked to RSVP at (727) 943-8878.
County in need of advocates for kids
Hundreds of volunteer Guardians ad Litem are needed to be a child's voice in court and in the child welfare system. The average time requirement is six to 10 hours a month. A Guardian ad Litem works with a professional staff and an attorney to ensure that a child has a safe, caring and stable environment. The next training will be Aug. 3-Sept. 1 at the Pinellas Criminal Justice Center, 14250 49th St. N, Clearwater. For information or to arrange an orientation, call (727) 464-6528. For information and an application, visit www.guardianadlitem6.org.
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