Two arrested in beating of teen girl at bus stop
Two teens have been arrested in connection with the beating of a Dunedin High student Thursday afternoon. The 15-year-old girl was attacked by two other teenage girls at a bus stop across the street from the school at 1650 Pinehurst Road, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. The teens drove up in a car, got out and beat the student, knocking her to the ground and kicking her in the face, then driving off, deputies said. The attack was apparently over a boy, said sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda. The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The teens were arrested about 11 a.m. Friday. Both were 15. One attended the same school, and the other attended Countryside High. The teenagers were arrested on misdemeanor battery charges and taken to Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. Their names are not being released because they are minors.
Ex-mayor honored for years of service
Rep. Tom Anderson, R-Dunedin, was recognized by the Florida League of Cities at the Dunedin City Commission meeting Thursday night for his support of municipal government during his eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. Scott Dudley, senior legislative advocate for the Florida League of Cities, presented the award to him for Legislative Appreciation for 2010. Anderson, who served as Dunedin's mayor for nine years and a city commissioner for four years, is leaving office because of term limits.
Suspect sought in bank robbery
Police are asking for the public's help in finding an armed bank robber. Police said a man wielding a black semi-automatic handgun entered the Fifth Third Bank at 2710 Gulf to Bay Blvd. about 2:55 p.m. Thursday. He confronted a teller at gunpoint, demanded money and ran away with an undisclosed amount of money. Police said the man was wearing a blue jacket, gray sweatpants, dark sun glasses and a black wig. He was of unknown race, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 9 with a thin build. Clearwater police ask anyone with information to call their robbery tip line at (727) 562-4422. Tips can be anonymous. People can also send the information to the Clearwater Police Department by texting CWPD and the tip information to 847411.
City wants input on conservation
What will Clearwater be like 100 years from now? The answer to this question depends on what policies the city implements now. City officials want to know what conservation steps residents are taking at home and what the city can do to become a more sustainable community. Residents are invited to take an online survey by logging onto www.myclearwater.com/greenprint. The answers will be kept anonymous, and the survey should take no more than 15 minutes. For more information, call (727) 562-4547.
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