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2 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Zephyrhills seeks to lease land for park, public pool

Fearing Zephyrhills could lose out entirely on the school district-owned Hercules aquatic park site, the City Council voted to allow staff to enter into negotiations to lease a portion of the property for recreational development.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Pinellas commissioners to staff: Pay back taxes owed to Pasco...

Pinellas County commissioners are forcing the county to pay the back taxes that 10 Investigates discovered it owes to Pasco County.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Clearwater, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bustsLaw...

But again, multiple agencies are refusing to turn over documents. PINELLAS COUNTY, Florida - Following another major bust of suspects accused of seeking sex with underage children, 10 Investigates renewed its public records requests into how law enforcement operates its stings.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco garden notebook

Rain barrel workshop: "Every Drop Counts" rain barrel workshops are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 26 at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Shady Hills, FL, Florida, University of Florida, Hernando County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco County government Teamsters ratify one-year employment contract

The union for more than half of Pasco County's workers ratified a tentative one-year contract deal, an agreement that comes after more than three years of talks between Pasco and Teamsters Local 79, which started representing 1,100 county workers in 2010.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

EditorialsEditorial: Swift exit for LaSala is best path

It is a question of when Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala leaves, not if.

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Related Topix: Opinion

News Talk Florida

Pasco County: Man Charged With Biting Infant

Derek Austin Shea, 24, faces a single charge of child abuse. According to the arrest report, Shea "intentionally and maliciously bit the two-month-old victim on the left side of her face leaving a bruise."

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Hernando Today

The challenges of keeping autistic child on task

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of four stories focusing on autism that will be featured in Hernando Today's Health & Fitness section during the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, ADHD

St. Petersburg Times

Class notes

Tickets are $7 for kids; $10 for adults. Children who turn 5 years old on or before Sept.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Gus Bilirakis, Toddlers, Trinity, FL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Column: Educate before debate on private toll road

If Pasco County commissioners want the public's informed advice on how to meet future transportation needs along the SR 54/56 corridor, they should start by offering to educate us on all the options -- and then listening to our input.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL, Opinion

Business Journal

Three indicted for fraud in phone program linked to Lifeline

A Tampa grand jury indicted a trio of defendants who are accused of diverting millions of dollars intended to support phone service for low income customers.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Jerry English earns 500th career win

The longtime North Suncoast coach earned his 500th win with the Wildcats' 9-2 home victory over Clearwater Central Catholic on Thursday night.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Pasco Animal Services is over capacity

Pasco County, Florida -- Pasco County - Pasco County Animal Services is bursting at the seams with adoptable dogs.

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Related Topix: Land O' Lakes, FL

The Florida Times-Union

Trauma Drama: Florida lawmakers tackle controversial health-care issues

The House and Senate could be headed toward a collision about major health-care issues, including the continued operation of three disputed trauma centers.

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Related Topix: Florida, Medicine, Avon Park, FL, Manatee County, FL, Marion County, FL

Business Journal

Pasco EDC's Industry of the Year Awards seeks nominations

Nominations are open for the 2014 Pasco Economic Development Council Industry of the Year Awards.

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News Talk Florida

No Word On Charges For Pasco County Bus Driver

There is still no word on what charges a Pasco County bus driver will face after causing a deadly wreck in Dade City yesterday.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Movie theater shooting suspect confident of prevailing at trial

Evidence released this week in the Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting case portrays a suspect confident of prevailing once he faces trial but concerned about his family's finances.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, FL

Wed Apr 09, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Former Pasco high school football star arrested again

A former record-setter on high school football fields across Pasco County was arrested Monday on charges of cocaine possession and sale.

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Related Topix: Babson Park, FL, Lake Wales, FL

St. Petersburg Times

One woman killed, one injured when school bus runs Dade City red light

A 61-year-old Dade City woman died and another was seriously injured Wednesday when a Pasco County school bus ran a red light and rear-ended a Smart car and broadsided a Malibu, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco buys land to settle dispute between residents, developer

Pasco commissioners on Wednesday approved spending $3 million to settle a dispute between residents and a developer, but with a caveat: That residents pay back the money over time.

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Related Topix: New Port Richey, FL, Port Richey, FL

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