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41 min ago | CBS Local

House Ready To Pass Health Care 'Train'

The Florida House appears poised Friday to pass a massive health-care bill that would ensure three disputed trauma centers remain open and give long-sought powers to nurse practitioners.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Manatee County, FL, Bayonet Point, FL, Florida, Nursing, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Hernando Today

Hobby Lobby to hire 35-50 employees

A Hobby Lobby representative announced Wednesday the national retail chain has officially signed a lease to open a 55,000-square-foot store in the new Cortez Commons shopping center.

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Related Topix: Brooksville, FL, Hernando County, FL

7 hrs ago | News Max

Squatters Take Over Deployed Soldier's Home

A soldier says that while he was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, squatters moved into his Florida home, changed its locks, and refused to leave.

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

15 hrs ago | ABC Action News

Suspected killer arrested after manhunt

Brown, 21, is accused of killing 22-year-old Ha'keem Alagawan Cook near a store on South Maryland Avenue in Plant City around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Plant City, FL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

FCAT problems: Gov. Scott calls for actionFCAT problems: Gov. Scott...

St. Petersburg, Florida -- FCAT testing was successful Wednesday at Florida schools.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, St. Petersburg, FL, Computers, Education Etc.

ABC Action News

Pasco school employee facing child porn charges

A man who ran an after-school program for children in Pasco County was arrested after federal agents raided his home.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WFLA-AM Tampa

Feds OK new I-75 interchange

Pasco County has received preliminary approval from the Federal Highway Administration to convert Overpass Road into a full access interchange with Interstate 75. The project calls for converting the highway overpass, located halfway between the State Road 54 and 52 exits, into a full interchange by 2020.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Mail

Outrage as a pair of ex-convict squatters take over Florida home of ...

Duke and Duchess learn to DJ: William and Kate hit the decks in Adelaide as they visit suburb named after the Queen Outrage as a pair of ex-convict squatters take over Florida home of Afghan war veteran and refuse to leave When U.S. Army Spc Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he could never imagine that he would have to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Veteran Affairs, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Technical glitch causes FCAT testing problems

Testing was suspended Tuesday in several districts across Florida after students were unable to take the state's standardized assessment because of a computer glitch.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Education Etc., Rick Scott, US Governors

Free Republic

New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home.

When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Steve Bousquet column: Tough times for victims in Florida's Capitol

Dozens of victims of gross negligence by the state, cities and counties will have to wait for justice at least one more year because the 2014 session will end without the Legislature doing its job.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Pinellas to pay back taxes owed to Pasco

Pinellas County Commissioners ordered staff to pay the back taxes owed to Pasco County on Cross Bar and Al Bar ranches during an April 15 meeting.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Pasco Co. expands boundaries for rabies alert

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County says this is in response to a raccoon found outside of the previous boundaries testing positive for rabies.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Schools' Earth Patrols promote tons of green thinking

Four mornings a week Summer Sullivan, 10, dons a green vest and meets up with the West Zephyrhills Elementary Earth Patrol.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL, Family, Kids, Hudson, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Talks continue between Pasco sheriff and PHSC, no agreement yet

Pasco-Hernando State College and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office are now in their fourth week of negotiations on jointly running a law enforcement academy, brokered by a powerful mediator: Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, FL, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Hillsborough County, FL, Polk County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pinellas to pay Pasco tax bill, avoid 'embarrassing' scofflaw tag

CAPTION: A bus carrying county and state officials drives past one of seventeen wells which together supply the Tampa Bay region with an average of twenty two million gallons of water per day during a tour of the Pinellas-owned Crossbar Ranch wellfield in central Pasco County Friday morning.

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Supreme Court won't hear trauma center dispute

The Florida Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal from the HCA health-care chain amid broader legal and political battles about the continued operation of trauma centers at some HCA hospitals.

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Related Topix: Florida, Manatee County, FL, Bayonet Point, FL

St. Petersburg Times

New I-75 interchange project in Pasco gets first nod from feds

Federal officials have given tentative support to a study that suggests building a new interchange at Interstate 75 and Overpass Road, the first of several steps in a long-range process to extend Overpass Road from the interstate east to U.S. 301 north of Zephyrhills.

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Related Topix: Zephyrhills, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL

St. Petersburg Times

After years of work, man's Hudson dream home burns down

Three gray-haired men stood among the black piles of debris Thursday morning, poking through with shovels for anything salvageable.

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Related Topix: Hudson, FL, Hernando Beach, FL

News Talk Florida

Fire Consumes $600,000 House In Pasco County

Last night at about 6:55 p.m., Pasco County fire rescue received a call about a structure fire at 14981 Edgewater Circle in Hudson.

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Related Topix: Hudson, FL

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