Public can meet 4 finalists for police chief
The public will be able to meet the four finalists for Clearwater's next police chief at a forum Dec. 15. The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on a Tuesday night at the Harborview Center downtown. People will have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions and give their feedback to Clearwater city officials. The finalists are Eugenio "Gene" Bernal, deputy chief in Orlando; Tony Holloway, police chief in Somerville, Mass.; John Jackson, chief in Alamosa, Colo.; and Thomas Lawrence, deputy chief in Dallas.
Son accused of hitting snoring dad
An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he pummeled his father because he was angry over the dad's snoring, an arrest report says. Dylan T. Watson, of the 3000 block of Phoenix Avenue, was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on a domestic battery charge. He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail. According to an arrest report, Watson threw a magazine at his father, who was asleep and snoring on the living room couch around 11:15 p.m. Watson then pushed his father, forced him onto the floor and punched him in the face. Watson's father, who was not named, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor as a precaution, the report said.
Tickets on sale for holiday home tour
The Dunedin Youth Guild's 40th annual self-guided holiday tour of homes is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at various Dunedin community locations, or $25 if purchased the day of the tour. Programs with maps and descriptions of homes are provided. For tickets or more information, contact the Dunedin Youth Guild at (727) 734-0394.
Gift wrapping for charity set to start
The Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825 will hold its annual "Christmas Gift Wrapping for Charity'' at Books-a-Million Bookstore, 33550 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, through Christmas Eve. Although there is no charge, donations will be accepted with proceeds benefiting the organization's charities, including its Daughters of Italy Lodge scholarship program. Gift wrapping will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 through Dec. 23 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. For information on the organization, visit www.daughtersofitaly.com.