A Pinellas County Schools bus driver experienced a medical emergency while transporting students to McMullen-Booth Elementary School Friday. The bus, traveling at a low rate of speed, collided with two other vehicles. The five children and two aides on the school bus were not hurt, but the bus driver and the driver of one of the other vehicles were taken to a hospital. According to Clearwater police, bus driver Stephen Sandford, 60, lost consciousness around 8:20 a.m. while driving the bus westbound on Sunset Point Road near World Parkway. The bus collided with a Kia Sportage and a Toyota Camry. The driver of the Kia is pregnant and was taken to a hospital for observation. The bus driver was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. The children on the bus were transported to their school.
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Man accused of 2009 bank robbery
DNA samples recently identified and led to the arrest of a Largo man who police say robbed a Clearwater bank nearly four years ago. After receiving an anonymous tip, Largo police stopped and arrested Arris Tayron Williams, 31, Wednesday at the corner of Second and Missouri avenues. Williams confessed to robbing the BB&T bank on U.S. 19 in January 2009, police said. Clearwater detectives collected items Williams left at the bank and filed them in a DNA database, said Clearwater public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts. He had slipped the teller a note indicating he had a gun and left with an unspecified amount of cash, according to reports. Williams was taken to the Pinellas County Jail Wednesday and his bail was set at $50,000.