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Police have found a 1993 Jeep Cherokee that went missing from the home of a Clearwater man found shot to death in the foyer of his home late Sunday afternoon. The vehicle was recovered about midnight not far from the man's home in the 1000 block of Nokomis Street, just east of N Fort Harrison, south of Sunset Point Road. Larry A. Fenton's wife, Rebecca, told police she had been exercising in a detached garage Sunday afternoon and heard a "pop" but didn't pay much attention to it. She said she returned to the main house about 5 p.m. and found Fenton, 57, shot multiple times. Once officers arrived, they heard popping, as if someone were setting off fireworks. As the investigation continued Monday, neighbors said they did not notice anything unusual on the quiet street until emergency crews rushed to the scene and Fenton's wife ran out yelling for help. "Nobody saw or heard anything," said retiree Mary Zwierzyna. "The cops were asking if we heard squealing tires. Nothing. It was quiet."


Dual enrollment program explained

The Early College Program, a partnership between Pinellas County schools and St. Petersburg College, has two information sessions scheduled for students. The program is open to Pinellas students, including homeschooled and private school students, who will enter grades 11 and 12 in the fall. Students must have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade-point average and pass the College Placement Test, SAT or ACT tests. The full-time dual-enrollment program allows students to earn college credits, tuition-free, while completing high school and taking part in extracurricular activities. Sessions will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. todayat the Clearwater campus arts auditorium, 2465 Drew St., and Feb. 12 in Room 132 of the Fine Arts Building on the Tarpon Springs campus, 600 Klosterman Road. Call (727) 791-5970 or (727) 791-5971.


Volunteers sought for island planting

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Park Service are looking for volunteers to help with a major planting at Honeymoon Island State Park on Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers will plant more than 18,000 plants to help establish a dune system in an area recently nourished with sand from nearby Hurricane Pass. Volunteers will work in teams, and 100 participants are needed for each day. Families are encouraged to participate but children must be at least 10. To sign up, e-mail Karen Malo at or visit