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Pasco shelter misused grant money, officials say

Pasco shelter misused grant money, officials say

HOLIDAY — A Pasco County youth shelter that has housed boys from Central America since June has paid the county $167,762 for misusing federal funds....
Updated: 12 hours ago

Man struck, killed by train in Zephyrhills

A man was struck and killed by a train late Tuesday, the Zephyrhills Police Department said.
Updated: 16 hours ago

‘Paper Towns’ returns to Pasco school’s summer reading list

LAND O’ LAKES — “Paper Towns,” the young adult novel removed from a middle school’s summer reading list after a Pasco County mother complained about its sexual content, is back on the list....
Published: 07/29/14

Pasco school board gives tentative OK to budget

LAND O’ LAKES — The Pasco County School Board gave tentative approval Tuesday evening to a $1.2 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Published: 07/29/14

Pasco animal shelter reduces kill rate

NEW PORT RICHEY — In just two years, Pasco County has nearly reached its goal to save 90 percent of animals housed at the county’s animal shelter.
Published: 07/29/14
Sheriff: Man sold drugs from his Pasco carpet business, home

Sheriff: Man sold drugs from his Pasco carpet business, home

NEW PORT RICHEY — A year-long investigation has led to the arrest of a Wesley Chapel man on charges that he ran a large narcotics operation from his home and from his carpet business in Zephyrhills, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office rep...
Published: 07/29/14

Bilirakis: New Pasco clinic will improve health care for veterans

NEW PORT RICHEY — U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis says veterans will “get more timely access to quality care” under a Veterans Affairs health care reform plan that includes opening an outpatient clinic in New Port Richey....
Published: 07/28/14

Family injured in Pasco hit-and-run; driver sought

A hit-and-run crash in Holiday injured a couple and their infant this afternoon, and authorities are searching for the driver.
Published: 07/26/14
Zephyrhills cinema has role in movie

Zephyrhills cinema has role in movie

ZEPHYRHILLS — The Zephyrhills Cinema 10 movie theater became a movie set last week as a film crew shot scenes for the upcoming thriller “120/80.”
Published: 07/27/14

Pasco scores low in survey

DADE CITY — Hundreds of county residents took the National Citizen Survey this year, and the consensus opinion is that Pasco County needs to work on its appearance and reputation.
Published: 07/27/14