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Teen driver hits, injures two pedestrians in Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR

teen driver hits, injures two pedestrians

Two Clearwater women were injured Friday while standing on a sidewalk at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Tampa Road when a car veered off the highway and hit them, authorities said. At about 11:30 a.m., Karen Rose Steinbrecher, 56, and Tomana Monic Swartz, 30, were waiting at a crossing signal at the south end of the intersection, preparing to cross U.S. 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Clearwater resident Jeffrey Albert, 17, was driving his 2006 Ford Fusion north on U.S. 19. When traffic ahead of him slowed, Albert didn't slow down in time and veered onto the road's shoulder to avoid hitting cars in front of him, the Highway Patrol said. The car hit the two women, causing minor injuries, the FHP reported. They were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. Albert wasn't injured.

CLEARWATER

Man charged with neighbor's slaying

A Clearwater man whom police say confessed to killing his 91-year-old next-door neighbor is now charged with first-degree murder. Until Friday, no formal charges had been filed against Dominic Panzino, who remains in a Massachusetts jail awaiting extradition to Florida. Panzino, 36, was arrested Wednesday night in Massachusetts in response to a multi-state law-enforcement bulletin. Clearwater police say he killed Kathryn Schroepfor while robbing her, then fled toward relatives in the Boston area. Schroepfor was discovered dead in her home on Orangeview Avenue off Drew Street by her disabled son's caretaker last Saturday afternoon. Panzino was identified as a suspect in the case after he tried to use her checks and credit card, police said.

NORTH PINELLAS

Spider-Man tour to stop at Walmarts

Looking for something free to do with the kids today? In anticipation of the release of the summertime movie The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Wal-Mart Stores and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up to present the "Secrets Unmasked" Truck Tour at local Walmart stores. Activities on the parking lots may include a PlayStation3 gaming center with an advanced demo of The Amazing Spider-Man video game, demonstrations and giveaways of Spider-Man toys and masks, a temporary tattoo station, a photo center and more. The tour will arrive at 11 a.m. today at the Palm Harbor Walmart, 35404 U.S. 19 N, and at 4 p.m. at the Clearwater Walmart, 23106 U.S. 19. The tour will remain for four hours at each location before moving on.

Teen driver hits, injures two pedestrians in Palm Harbor 06/01/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 1, 2012 8:08pm]
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