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19 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Friday | 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

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco Economic Development Council proposes convention center

Pasco County can't wait 10 years to collect the full $45 million of 1-cent sales taxes it has earmarked for economic development, business leaders told county commissioners Tuesday.

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

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

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