A handful of supporters to expand gun background checks met in North Greenwood on the six month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. In a neighborhood rocked by gun violence, a handful of volunteers clutched clear plastic cups that contained slow burning candles to honor the six month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary Friday evening. They stood at the corner of Seminole Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Clearwater’s rough and tumble North Greenwood neighborhood in an effort to raise awareness about gun violence and the need for expanded background checks.
It was the first time Ron Neuberger, a Clearwater Fire and Rescue investigator, was punched while helping rescue a victim in 27 years. Find out which other recent story he was also a part of. The glancing blow caught Ron Neuberger in the jaw. The Clearwater Fire and Rescue investigator was trying to find out what went wrong with Gary Steven Cook’s car Wednesday afternoon on Myrtle Avenue near downtown Clearwater. Cook was involved in a crash. He had hit two other vehicles before trying to peel out, digging a nearly four-inch gash into the asphalt.