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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Daniels, Eddie

Tribune Staff

Extreme races infuse new energy in Little Everglades Ranch

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DADE CITY — Five years ago, someone asking to use Bob Blanchard’s sprawling ranch as a backdrop for a mud race or foam race or anything along those lines would’ve evoked laughter from the 87-year-old...

3 Pasco families in running for Local Heroes status

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Three Pasco County families are in the running for a new wheelchair-accessible van through a nonprofit organization scouring the United States and Canada for Local Heroes.

Tenn. man accepts plea deal in wife’s disappearance

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A Tennessee man arrested four years ago in Pasco County on murder charges for the 2003 disappearance of his wife, pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge in a Tennessee court, according to a media report.

Vehicle owners can save on tag renewal fees

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Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano is trying to save his constituents a little money, asking them to renew their vehicles for just one year due to pending legislation.

Tall ship replica ready for boarding in Tampa

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TAMPA — Craning his head back, Ben Krzykowski’s eyes followed the mast of the replica Nao Victoria all the way up.

Tampa reclaims ‘largest Cuban’ title

- An 86.2-foot sandwich, billed as the world’s largest Cuban sandwich, was constructed inside the Hillsborough Community College Campus Plaza in Ybor City.

Son gets 45 years in prison for killing, burning father

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The man accused of the December 2012 murder of his father and setting a fire to hide the crime pleaded guilty to a lesser murder charge this week, according to the Public Defender’s Office.

Rift between state college, sheriff’s office widens

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NEW PORT RICHEY — The parting of ways between the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and Pasco-Hernando State College recently hit a snag.

Crash victims’ 3 kids have home

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The surviving children of a Pasco County couple killed in a Polk County crash last week will be raised by their grandparents ...

History comes alive at picnic in Plant Park

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TAMPA — Cynthia Green's two boys — Liam and Ethan — each gripped a stick, frantically chasing after a pair of wobbly, rolling hoops along a paved trail inside Plant Park.

CBS show delves into solved Pasco cold case

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NEW PORT RICHEY — Susan Spencer is amazed that a simple blanket helped unravel a decades old Pasco County cold case involv...

Records: Man in theater shooting also texting

- Curtis Reeves Jr. received and sent a text just moments before shooting another movie patron over texting, according to court records.

No trial date set in case of Pasco movie theater shooting

- No trial date was set at today's pretrial hearing for Curtis Reeves Jr., the former Tampa police captain arrested in January for the fatal shooting of a Land O' Lakes man in a Wesley Chapel movie theater.

Pasco parents, child die in Polk crash

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Two parents and a 5-year-old boy from Dade City are dead, and two children are in critical condition after deputies say the father ran a stop sign and crashed into a semi-trailer.

Authorities: Hole opens near PR condo complex

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A hole at least 15-feet deep opened up near a Port Richey condo complex Sunday night. It has not been classified as a sinkhole.

Tampa fair connects student volunteers with charities

- Sunday was the second Charity Awareness Fair and Expo, or CAFE, a program started by a Berkeley Prep junior to get students involved in community service.

Father-son weightlifters are still going strong

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TRINITY — Joe Ferrantelli is clearly fit. The muscle-bound septuagenarian has been slapping weights around for the better part of 50 years.

Tampa Theatre rolls out red carpet for Oscars

- It’s not everyday life, but when you’re at the Tampa Theatre to watch a live feed of the 86th Academy Awards, that’s what you do.

Lutz nudist resort wants woman, guide dog gone

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LUTZ — Since 2011, Sharon Fowler has endured 13 surgeries. Each time, her service dog, Laura, is allowed to stay in the hospital room with her.

Murders, rapes rise in Pasco, crime report says

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Despite an overall decline in crime numbers in Pasco County for 2013, murders and rapes climbed, according to the Uniform Crime Report released by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

Sheriff releases 911 calls from shooting at Holiday chiropractor’s office

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HOLIDAY — The moments following last Monday’s shooting inside a Holiday chiropractic office w...