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NPR puts up fence under U.S. 19 bridge to deter vagrants

NPR puts up fence under U.S. 19 bridge to deter vagrants

NEW PORT RICHEY — Vagrants congregating under the south side of the U.S. 19 bridge over the Pithlachascotee River convinced New Port Richey officials to put up a fence to block the corner.
Published: 12/12/14
River Lights Boat Parade organizers announce winners

River Lights Boat Parade organizers announce winners

NEW PORT RICHEY — Organizers of the 15th River Lights Boat Parade announced prize winners and pointed out how last weekend’s event produced many firsts.
Published: 12/12/14
One killed, two injured in wrong-way Pasco collision

One killed, two injured in wrong-way Pasco collision

One person was killed and two injured Thursday afternoon in a wrong way crash in Pasco, the second in the county within 24 hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 12/12/14
Pasco deputies to begin wearing body cameras in February

Pasco deputies to begin wearing body cameras in February

NEW PORT RICHEY — When Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to calls for service, their actions, and those of the people they encounter, will be recorded on body cameras starting in February, Sheriff Chris Nocco announced Thursday.
Published: 12/12/14
Hyundai dealer replaces car that hole swallowed

Hyundai dealer replaces car that hole swallowed

NEW PORT RICHEY — A month ago, a traumatized Anna Maria Boi Jones stepped out of her car and watched the earth swallow it up as a sinkhole opened up in the driveway of her mobile home in Holiday. Now she’s the proud owner of a brand new...
Published: 12/12/14

Contract gives teachers, others 3 percent raise

LAND O’ LAKES — After months of negotiations, the Pasco County School District and the school employees’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes average pay raises of 3 percent for teachers and other schoo...
Published: 12/12/14

Baker: seek other baseball complex deals

NEW PORT RICHEY — County Administrator Michele Baker will ask commissioners next week to terminate the county’s contract with retired baseball star Gary Sheffield and his business partner, who failed to secure financing last week for a ...
Published: 12/12/14
Dade City tree farm keeps spreading Christmas cheer

Dade City tree farm keeps spreading Christmas cheer

DADE CITY — A retired military man from Plant City left Ergle Christmas Tree Farm with his parents from Arkansas around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, a lush green tree planted in the bed of their pickup.
Published: 12/12/14

Sex offender proposal would increase buffer

WESLEY CHAPEL — Registered sexual offenders in Florida are not allowed to live within 1,000 feet of schools, day care centers, playgrounds or other places where children congregate.
Published: 12/12/14
West Pasco runners to vie in Florida Holiday Halfathon

West Pasco runners to vie in Florida Holiday Halfathon

Plenty of people are still looking to get into the holiday spirit. To get it, they may need some running shoes because the 2014 Florida Holiday Half-a-thon on Sunday will stretch from Madeira Beach to Taylor Park in Largo.
Published: 12/13/14

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