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Pasco officials monitoring Erika; no evacuations ordered

Pasco officials monitoring Erika; no evacuations ordered

While no evacuations have been ordered for water-logged Pasco County, emergency officials continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Erika as its current track takes it further west and threatening the Tampa Bay region....
Updated: 1 hour ago

Family, friends, strangers come to aid of airman after car totaled

LAND O’ LAKES — Matt Feldhouse has learned that people who hit your vehicle on Interstate 275 won’t always stop to see if you’re OK — and that he can count on friends and family in times of need....
Published: 08/28/15
Pasco bus slap trial to be scheduled in Oct.

Pasco bus slap trial to be scheduled in Oct.

NEW PORT RICHEY — A trial date in the case of James Lambert, the Pasco County school bus assistant accused of repeatedly slapping a restrained autistic boy on a school bus, will not be set until Oct. 9, Judge Mary Handsel said today....
Published: 08/27/15
No quick fix in sight for Anclote flooding problems

No quick fix in sight for Anclote flooding problems

NEW PORT RICHEY — At a meeting for flood victims in the Pinellas-Anclote Watershed on Wednesday, Pasco County Administrator Michelle Baker told residents that Gov. Rick Scott that day had requested a disaster declaration from the federal gover...
Published: 08/27/15
Port Richey man faces child pornography charges

Port Richey man faces child pornography charges

A Port Richey man is behind bars, charged with 10 counts of child pornography, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 08/27/15
Troopers release photos in fatal hit-and-run in Pasco

Troopers release photos in fatal hit-and-run in Pasco

Troopers on Thursday released photos of what they believe is a suspect’s vehicle and the victim in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Pasco County on July 30.
Published: 08/27/15

Advisory group tell Pasco leaders to shelve charter government idea

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County’s Charter Advisory Committee on Monday nixed the notion of changing to a charter form of government.
Published: 08/24/15

Pinellas caller poses as deputy to extort money, sheriff’s office says

MADEIRA BEACH — A male caller claiming to be a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant has been running a telephone scam in which he tells people they must pay a fine for missed court appearances, authorities said.
Published: 08/23/15

Schools system dispenses accurate information through social media

LAND O’ LAKES — Thanks to the proliferation of cellphones and access to social media, misinformation sometimes is conveyed to parents of Pasco County schoolchildren during emergencies and nonemergencies.
Published: 08/23/15
Group out to save Pasco venue where famous blues musicians played

Group out to save Pasco venue where famous blues musicians played

DADE CITY — David Benson was about 5 years old at the time, but he remembers the night James Brown and his band traveled down a winding dirt road off Lakeland Highway to perform at The Cow Palace.
Published: 08/23/15