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1 hr ago | Washington Times

VA whistleblower claims retaliation for reporting arrest of high-ranking official

Veterans Affairs officials say the days of retaliation are over as they encourage whistleblowers to come forward, but Joseph Colon-Christensen isn't so sure. Last month, he reported to VA officials in Washington on the April arrest of a high-ranking official who oversees nearly a dozen medical centers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Man in critical condition after hit-and-run

Man in critical condition after hit-and-run The man was hit on Mile Stretch Drive in New Port Richey Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1s0JW1E Pasco County, Florida -- An 18-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle on Mile Stretch Drive in Holiday. Pasco deputies found Michael Eberl on the south grassy shoulder of Mile Stretch Drive near Ranchita Trail around 2:23 a.m. on September 11. Eberl had serious injuries to his head and face as well as a laceration to his left hand.

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

St. Petersburg Times

Chick-Fil-A plans restaurant at Cypress Creek Town Center outlet mall in Wesley Chapel

Chick-Fil-A, the national chain known for its bovine spokesmen urging folks to "Eat Mor Chikin" is coming to Cypress Creek Town Center. Corporate Property Services has a meeting set for Monday with Pasco County officials about plans to build a proposed 4,586-square-foot Chick-Fil-A restaurant with 96 seats inside and 32 seats outside on 1.33 acres at the entrance to the proposed outlet mall on the south side of State Road 56. The restaurant proposes two driveway lanes and indoor playground.

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Pasco deputy back on job after horrific crash

Pasco Deputy Darren HIll, seriously injured in a New Year's day crash, is glad to be back in the cruiser. Pasco deputy back on job after horrific crash Pasco Deputy Darren HIll, seriously injured in a New Year's day crash, is glad to be back in the cruiser.

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St. Petersburg Times

Pasco public defender challenges quadruple murder suspect Adam Matos' $200,000 bail

Quadruple murder suspect Adam Matos is being held in the Pasco County jail on $200,000 bail - but not because of the four bodies found stacked on a hill on Sept. 4. Instead, Matos is being held on a charge of aggravated assault.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hudson, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Patch.com

Aggravated Assault With a Tractor?

A dispute between two men in Hudson turned violent earlier this month when Pasco County Sheriff's deputies say one man hit another with a tractor and then attempted to do it again. The incident unfolded around 8:15 a.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Hudson, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Teacher accused of shoplifting for drugs

A Pasco County teacher resigns from her position, accused of shoplifting and using her young daughter to hide the stolen electronics. Pasco teacher accused of shoplifting using daughter A Pasco County teacher resigns from her position, accused of shoplifting and using her young daughter to hide the stolen electronics.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, FL

NBC2 News

Cape Coral police investigating suspicious letter

The Cape Coral Police Department is investigating a suspicious letter turned in to the department by a Cape Coral resident. The man, who is a subcontractor for Pasco County Water and Sewer, said he discovered the letter while processing bills.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, San Carlos Park, FL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Judge administrator on performance, not pet peeves

Elected officials shouldn't blame their staff for their own political shortcomings, but that was the emerging pattern for two Pasco County commissioners in their first-year evaluations of County Administrator Michele Baker. A commission majority of Ted Schrader, Kathryn Starkey and Pat Mulieri gave Baker high marks with all three listing her performance as exceeding expectations in professional skills, relationships with commissioners and the community, financial management, supervising staff and executing board policies.

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Related Topix: Opinion

ABC Action News

Rescues in Action: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Fergus, a Rottweiler, was picked up as a stray by Pasco County Animal Services earlier this year. He spent a couple weeks in the shelter until he was pulled by GGARR.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

FWC: Red tide 5 miles off of Pinellas

The red tide bloom in the Gulf of Mexico is now 5 to 30 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties and 5 to 15 miles offshore of Pinellas County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC: Red tide 5 miles off of Pinellas The red tide bloom in the Gulf of Mexico is now 5 to 30 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties and 5 to 15 miles offshore of Pinellas County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Related Topix: Dixie County, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Oceanography, Science, Cedar Key, FL, Levy County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco class notes

Includes fun activities to help students develop an enthusiasm for mathematics. Saint Leo University is located at 33701 State Road 52. Lewis Hall is the three-story academic building to the right, just inside the entrance to campus.

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Related Topix: University, FL, Education Etc., Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

St. Petersburg Times

Lacoochee family searches for answers in patriarch's long-ago death

Wilma Jordan Pope trudges through the high grass and overgrown weeds at Trilby "Country" Cemetery trying to remember the spot where she stood over her father's grave 57 years ago. She can only recall the hill rise, the old railroad tracks and the split scrub oak tree off Old Trilby Road.

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Related Topix: Lacoochee, FL, Trilby, FL, Train Disaster, Dade City, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Mitchell High grows its band

On Friday nights they line the gridiron, kicking off with the national anthem. They're a force to be reckoned with during games, pepping it up in the stands, then taking the field again for the halftime show.

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Related Topix: Country, The Mustangs, Family, Kids

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Kiwanis donate to children, theater

The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas gave two donations - $500 to the Suncoast Voices For Children and $250 to the West Coast Players - during its meeting Sept. 5. The Suncoast Voices for Children provides financial assistance and community resources for abused and neglected children in the foster care system of Pinellas and Pasco counties.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Clearwater, FL

Wed Sep 10, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Pasco lets developers off the hook

For all their public aspirations of becoming a more sophisticated urban county, Pasco county commissioners this week re-embraced a stale, unfair philosophy that pushes more of the costs of growth onto current residents and motorists. For all their public aspirations of becoming a more sophisticated urban county, Pasco County commissioners this week re-embraced a stale, unfair philosophy that pushes more of the costs of growth onto current residents and motorists.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Examiner.com

Renata Congleton arrested: School says insanely drunk mom drove her kid home

Renata Congleton, a 27-year-old Florida mother, was arrested after she showed up completely bombed and drove herself and her son home. Pasco County sheriffs, after being informed by the school and by witnesses that Congleton had rammed into two cars while leaving the parking lot, showed up at the New Port Richey mom's home and found her drunk as a skunk.

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

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Corrections officer quits over escape

A Department of Corrections officers has resigned after his report of what happened in the case of an inmate who escaped from a work detail in Pasco County. Corrections officer quits over escape A Department of Corrections officers has resigned after his report of what happened in the case of an inmate who escaped from a work detail in Pasco County.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Accused movie theater shooter moves closer to trial

Accused movie theater shooter moves closer to trial Judge Pat Siracusa has selected March 2, as the tentative start date of the trial. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1rWA8WB In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Curtis Reeves looks into the gallery Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, during a court bond hearing in Dade City, Florida.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL

New York Daily News

Fla. murder suspect claims he's innocent

Police said Adam Matos killed his ex-girlfriend, her new partner and her parents before running off with his 4-year-old autistic son. A SWAT team found the father and son in a Tampa hotel last week.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hudson, FL

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