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  1. Utilities: Pulling the plug on passivityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | St. Petersburg Times

    LAST FALL, CRITICS of Duke Energy Florida rallied protesters at a demonstration by shouting, "If you're not mad, you're not paying attention." Tampa Bay area lawmakers say they have now taken note of the utility's troubles and practices in recent years, and they are more than angry.

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  2. Pasco grand jury issues indictments in murders of five peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | St. Petersburg Times

    A grand jury in Pasco County returned indictments Thursday against an uncle accused of killing his mother and niece. The panel also indicted two people in an unrelated triple-murder in Moon Lake.

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  3. Things to Do on the North Suncoast, Feb. 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | St. Petersburg Times

    Art on display: The Pasco Fine Arts Council's "Members Only Show" is currently on display at 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. There will be a reception for the show from 4 to 6 p.m. March 6, during which awards will be presented to artists.

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  4. Tears and praise as New Port Richey fire chief prepares to departRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | St. Petersburg Times

    The chief is retiring Saturday after 26 years with the New Port Richey Fire Department, and it's left him highly emotional. Tears are quick to well up as he ponders his career.

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  5. Pasco sheriff to announce arrest in 1992 cold caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | St. Petersburg Times

    Sheriff Chris Nocco will discuss an update to the case at 12:30 p.m. in New Port Richey, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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  6. Port Richey moves a step closer to allowing golf carts on some city streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | St. Petersburg Times

    The city is poised to begin a golf cart inspection and registration program that would legalize driving of the vehicles on many city streets. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow golf carts on city streets that have speed limits of 30 mph or less, with the exception of Washington Street, where carts would be prohibited.

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  7. St. Petersburg firefighters sue, claiming helmets cause injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | St. Petersburg Times

    A group of retired and active firefighters have sued the maker and distributor of their city-issued helmets, saying design flaws have led to injury. The five firefighters say the helmets they were given a few years ago, the 1044 Cairns model manufactured by Pennsylvania-based Mine Safety Appliance Co.

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  8. Neighborhood news briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | St. Petersburg Times

    Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano has announced that his office in the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, is closed temporarily while the office is expanded to include driver's license services. Up until now, it has been the only tax collector's office in the county that did not provide those services.

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  9. Tampa Bay approaches record low temperaturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | St. Petersburg Times

    It appeared early Friday that multiple areas in Tampa Bay may have surpassed or tied record low temperatures as bitter cold set into the region overnight, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez. Official tallies were not yet ready, but as of about 6:45 a.m., Marquez said, the temperature in Tampa was 35 degrees - matching the record low from 1960.

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  10. 'The Vagina Monologues,' Swedish pop and other Things to Do on the North SuncoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | St. Petersburg Times

    'Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain': The musical Oklahoma! will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.

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  11. Municipal elections set for April 14 in Port Richey, Zephyrhills, San AntonioRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | St. Petersburg Times

    Incumbents in New Port Richey, Zephyrhills and St. Leo have held on to their seats, going unopposed as qualifying ended Tuesday for the April 14 municipal elections in Pasco County. New Port Richey Deputy Mayor Judy Debella Thomas and council member Bill Phillips retained their seats, while incumbent Zephyrhills City Council member Kent Compton won Seat 3 unopposed.

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  12. Bowen: Trusting Pasco voters to chart their own governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | St. Petersburg Times

    It's one of the standard talking points from the future speaker of the Florida House of Representatives when the topic turns to charter government for Pasco County. Corcoran likes the idea of a charter.

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  13. Review: Humor in 'Holy Cannoli' is uproarious, but can be overwhelmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    From left, Michelle Procida, Steve Manfredi, Tom Costello, Jessica Glass and Christina Kay Jimenez team up for some hilarious exchanges in Holy Cannoli, a comedy directed by Jimmy Ferraro in which a young Italian girl living in New York City braces for a visit from her parents by trying to disguise the fact that her roommate is a man. If you like boisterous plays with pratfalls, double takes, triple takes, quadruple takes and over-the-top physical humor and volume, Holy Cannoli could be your cup of Chianti.

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  14. U.S. 19 motel deemed a 'public nuisance' has closed, pending an appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    A motel on U.S. 19 that has been deemed a public nuisance by a city magistrate has closed, pending an appeal, according to city officials. Last month, New Port Richey magistrate Joseph Poblick mandated that the Travel Inn, at 7532 U.S. 19, close its doors, calling the establishment a "continuing public nuisance," according to a Jan. 23 order.

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  15. Switch to LED street lighting under way in New Port RicheyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    In July, the City Council approved spending an estimated $28,000 a year for Duke Energy to maintain the LED street lights. Duke, in conjunction with the city staff, already has begun the conversion and is expected to switch about 1,700 street lights by mid March, according to New Port Richey public works director Robert Rivera.

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  16. New Port Richey council voices support for rental inspection programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    More than two years after scrapping the idea, the City Council is again directing its staff to create a rental inspection program to combat the city's deteriorating housing stock. In 2012, facing an 11 percent decrease in property values and a 2010 census report that showed 41 percent of the homes in New Port Richey were rentals and another 20 percent were vacant, the council flirted with the idea of creating an inspection program that would allow city staffers more oversight of rental properties falling into disrepair.

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  17. Pasco neighborhood news calendar for Feb. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    Grand Dentistry of New Port Richey, 4530 Grand Blvd., will have its fourth annual Community of Smiles free dentistry day today. Beginning at 8 a.m., the first 250 patients to show up will receive either one free cleaning, extraction or filling.

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  18. Sheriff: Dominic Putnam, 13-year-old nephew of Jason Rios, missing for the third timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    Dominic Putnam, 13, ran away from a basketball game at Paul R. Smith Middle School in Holiday on Tuesday night, deputies said. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office] Accused killer Jason Rios' nephew is missing for the third time in the last week according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

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  19. Deputies: Rios beat mother, niece to death with tire ironRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | St. Petersburg Times

    Authorities identified the murder weapon they say Jason Rios used to beat his mother and two young nieces two week ago as a four-way tire iron. After the attack was halted, arrest records released Tuesday evening indicate Rios told his father that he had messed up.

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  20. Report: Beating death of girl was unforeseeableRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | St. Petersburg Times

    Jenica Randazzo may have experienced physical and sexual abuse as she was shuttled between family members and foster care in her nine years, child welfare records show. But none of that could have forecast her killing along with her grandmother, which authorities say was carried out by an uncle who lived with them, said the head of the nonprofit group charged with safeguarding her.

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