Key Bayside Bridge figure remembered
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Hospital to unveil new sign, give tours
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, formerly known as Helen Ellis Memorial, will unveil its new sign and host tours of the hospital from noon to 2 p.m. today. The public is invited to gather in the front parking lot of the hospital at 1395 S Pinellas Ave. for a short presentation and video, followed by refreshments and tours. For more information, visit www.fhnorthpinellas.com/Home/NewDay.
Supreme Court suspends attorney
Attorney Aaron J. Slavin, 4707 140th Ave. N., Suite 211, has been suspended from practice by the Florida Supreme Court. Slavin, who was admitted to practice in 2002, is suspended until further order after being adjudicated guilty of trafficking in Oxycodone, a first-degree felony, according to the Florida Bar. He was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by five years of drug offender probation. Slavin was among 21 attorneys disciplined by the Supreme Court this week.
Bestiality, child porn charges levied
A Clearwater man has been arrested after he kept child pornography on his home computer and took photos of himself involved in a sex act with his girlfriend's dog, police said. Eric Antunes, 29, was charged with 10 counts of possessing of child pornography. Police referred an animal cruelty charge to the Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney's Office for prosecution. Clearwater police got a tip about Antunes and found him at his home at 2893 St. John Drive. Police said he "admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography from his home computer" and allowed detectives to search his hard drive. A search uncovered nine photos and one video of child pornography, according to police. "Several images of bestiality" were also found on Antunes' cell phone, authorities said. Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said the photos depicted Antunes with a dog. Watts said the dog remained in the custody of Antunes' girlfriend, its owner, after Antunes' arrest. Watts said animal welfare authorities would be notified of the incident.
Boating safely course May 19-20
With the weather warming up and more people taking their boats out on the water, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater is offering "About Boating Safely" on May 19 and 20 at the Clearwater Police Department, 645 Pierce St., in downtown Clearwater. The program will start promptly at 8 am. Topics will include Boating Emergencies, Know Your Boat, Getting Under Way, Navigating, Operating Your Boat Safely and Legal Requirements. All graduates receive a Florida state certification card. Materials are $35. For information and to register, contact Peter Ubilos at (727) 469-8895 or [email protected]