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1 hr ago | ABC Action News

Tampa Bay Business Journal: August 29

In this week's Tampa Bay Business Journal segment, editor Alexis Muellner discusses how Checkers turned their financial fortunes around, the pro-business tax incentive Pinellas County approved, and details of a new shopping center in Trinity.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Trinity, FL, Tampa, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Hot Leads: Startups, expansions, moves and new products and services

The new facility was established to provide readjustment counseling services to families and veterans returning home from combat, according to a statement.

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

9 hrs ago | Daily Mail

'I have to get on stage': Stripper who ditched 10-year-old daughter ...

EXCLUSIVE: Miley Cyrus's homeless VMAs date Jesse turns himself in after being sought by police for violating his probation Hundreds of Yazidi women held in Islamic State prison where they are raped and sold off as jihadi brides for as little as $25 Obama REFUSES to call 1,000 Russian troops and tanks caught on satellite in Ukraine an 'invasion' - ... (more)

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Hudson, FL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

School district's 8.5 program helps struggling students transition to high school

Joseph, 14, had completed all his eighth-grade courses. But he still hadn't passed seventh-grade civics or science, and so technically he didn't qualify for promotion to his freshman year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Dade City, FL, Kids, Family

St. Petersburg Times

Former Pasco teacher accused of trying to set up sexual encounter with teen girl

A former Pasco County high school teacher was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he tried to set up a sexual encounter with a teenage girl via an online chat.

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Related Topix: Hernando County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

What to do about over-testing in schools? Lee County's daring vote has educators talking about it

Parent groups have railed against it. School board leaders have deplored it. Just four days ago, Gov. Rick Scott called on his Department of Education to conduct a "thorough investigation" of standardized tests.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Pinellas County, FL, Education Etc.

New York Daily News

Fla. stripper hangs up on cop working to find missing daughter

Bobbey Jo Boucher, 29, was charged Wednesday with obstructing the investigation into finding her 10-year-old daughter, whom had already been missing for four hours, police say.

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St. Petersburg Times

Foster parents sought in Pasco County

Eckerd Community Alternatives seeks foster parents for the more than 3500 children in Pasco and Pinellas who need foster care after being removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment.

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St. Petersburg Times

Pasco class notes

The 10-week program will be held 1-4 p.m. each Saturday beginning Sept. 6 at the former Booker T. Washington School, 6105 Pine Hill Road, Port Richey.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco meeting looks to identify sites for VA clinic

Congressman Gus Bilirakis said he wanted to hear from veterans about possible locations for a new Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Pasco County.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Gus Bilirakis, Life, Veteran Affairs, Palm Harbor, FL, Medicine

Examiner.com

Tarpon DNA study needs samples from north Florida anglers

The strength, stamina and fighting ability of a "silver king" make tarpon one of Florida's most popular game fish.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Brevard County, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

ABC Action News

Supplies for homeless vets moved to safer spot

Most of the mess is gone inside a Hudson warehouse, but Brian Anderson of Pasco County Stand Down said the homeless veterans outreach group's supplies were recently destroyed.

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Related Topix: Hudson, FL

Patch.com

1 Seriously Injured in Minivan, Police Cruiser Collision

A 5-year-old Land O' Lakes boy was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital Tuesday afternoon after the minivan he was riding in was struck by a Pasco County Sheriff's Office cruiser.

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Related Topix: Land O' Lakes, FL, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Early returns show Mike Wells cruising toward Pasco County Commission victory

It appears that Henry Wilson will be a one-termer, just like the incumbent he upset nearly four years ago to win a seat on the Pasco County Commission.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, FL, Port Richey, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Pasco Sheriff's Office to help run academy

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco has reached an agreement with a local law enforcement academy he's questioned in the past.

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

DeLand Beacon

Duke Energy called to explain billing

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, August 25, 2014 - Duke Energy Florida will have to explain to state regulators an ongoing change in its billing process that two lawmakers say is spiking costs.

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Related Topix: Clearwater, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, Pinellas County, FL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Romano: Rick Scott gets it all wrong about student testing

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday put out a campaign brochure disguised as an educational policy statement that blasted federal government intrusion in schools and hinted that local districts have gone overboard testing your children.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Hillsborough County, FL

Patch.com

Get Ready for Primary Election Day

Primary Election Day is upon us as the battle for a variety of state, local and national offices heats up.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pastor saddened by burglary at Hudson charity's warehouse

Pastor Jim Campbell stands beside a pallet of ready to eat meals and a burned blanket damaged by squatters in a Hudson warehouse that houses supplies for the homeless .

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Related Topix: Hudson, FL

Business Journal

Sembler courting restaurants for small-shop space at new Pasco development

A grocer-anchored shopping center in the works for Pasco County could become a dining destination for the Trinity area.

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Related Topix: Trinity, FL

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