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4 hrs ago | WFLA-AM Tampa

Feds OK new I-75 interchange

Pasco County has received preliminary approval from the Federal Highway Administration to convert Overpass Road into a full access interchange with Interstate 75. The project calls for converting the highway overpass, located halfway between the State Road 54 and 52 exits, into a full interchange by 2020.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Mail

Outrage as a pair of ex-convict squatters take over Florida home of ...

Duke and Duchess learn to DJ: William and Kate hit the decks in Adelaide as they visit suburb named after the Queen Outrage as a pair of ex-convict squatters take over Florida home of Afghan war veteran and refuse to leave When U.S. Army Spc Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he could never imagine that he would have to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Veteran Affairs, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Technical glitch causes FCAT testing problems

Testing was suspended Tuesday in several districts across Florida after students were unable to take the state's standardized assessment because of a computer glitch.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Education Etc., Rick Scott, US Governors

Free Republic

New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home.

When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Steve Bousquet column: Tough times for victims in Florida's Capitol

Dozens of victims of gross negligence by the state, cities and counties will have to wait for justice at least one more year because the 2014 session will end without the Legislature doing its job.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Pinellas to pay back taxes owed to Pasco

Pinellas County Commissioners ordered staff to pay the back taxes owed to Pasco County on Cross Bar and Al Bar ranches during an April 15 meeting.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Pasco Co. expands boundaries for rabies alert

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County says this is in response to a raccoon found outside of the previous boundaries testing positive for rabies.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Schools' Earth Patrols promote tons of green thinking

Four mornings a week Summer Sullivan, 10, dons a green vest and meets up with the West Zephyrhills Elementary Earth Patrol.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL, Family, Kids, Hudson, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Talks continue between Pasco sheriff and PHSC, no agreement yet

Pasco-Hernando State College and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office are now in their fourth week of negotiations on jointly running a law enforcement academy, brokered by a powerful mediator: Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, FL, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Hillsborough County, FL, Polk County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pinellas to pay Pasco tax bill, avoid 'embarrassing' scofflaw tag

CAPTION: A bus carrying county and state officials drives past one of seventeen wells which together supply the Tampa Bay region with an average of twenty two million gallons of water per day during a tour of the Pinellas-owned Crossbar Ranch wellfield in central Pasco County Friday morning.

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Supreme Court won't hear trauma center dispute

The Florida Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal from the HCA health-care chain amid broader legal and political battles about the continued operation of trauma centers at some HCA hospitals.

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Related Topix: Florida, Manatee County, FL, Bayonet Point, FL

St. Petersburg Times

New I-75 interchange project in Pasco gets first nod from feds

Federal officials have given tentative support to a study that suggests building a new interchange at Interstate 75 and Overpass Road, the first of several steps in a long-range process to extend Overpass Road from the interstate east to U.S. 301 north of Zephyrhills.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL

St. Petersburg Times

After years of work, man's Hudson dream home burns down

Three gray-haired men stood among the black piles of debris Thursday morning, poking through with shovels for anything salvageable.

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Related Topix: Hudson, FL, Hernando Beach, FL

News Talk Florida

Fire Consumes $600,000 House In Pasco County

Last night at about 6:55 p.m., Pasco County fire rescue received a call about a structure fire at 14981 Edgewater Circle in Hudson.

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Related Topix: Hudson, FL

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 17

Two nurses were honored by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for trying to save the life of a man who was shot in a movie theater in January.

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Related Topix: Florida, University of Miami, West Palm Beach, FL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC Action News

Couple honored in movie theater shooting

Derek Friedhoff and his girlfriend Jennie Manera received a thunderous applause just after their names were called.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL

ABC Action News

Mom takes plea deal for sex with minor

A Pasco County mom accused of having sex with a teen and sending inappropriate photos to him has taken a plea deal.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality

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

BroadwayWorld.com

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Open this June in New Port Richey

Nationally known, Award winning Actors, Producers, Directors, and Teachers, husband and wife team, JIMMY FERRARO and DEE ETTA ROWE will open Jimmy Ferraro 's STUDIO THEATRE this June , at 5732 Main Street in historic, downtown, New Port Richey, Florida.

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Related Topix: Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Recreational Vehicle, Award

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