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Deputies arrest suspects in robbery, shooting of man in ankle

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Underclassmen Brooke Stanley, right, and Trinity Blanc are a tad excited after Land O’Lakes’ big victory.

Celebration guaranteed for state softball champion Land O'Lakes

VERO BEACH — For nearly an hour on an adjacent field, Land O'Lakes softball players danced, shouted and hugged after defeating Plantation American Heritage 3-1 in the Class 6A state championship game at Historic Dodgertown. It was the first fastpitch title for the Gators and the first for a Pasco County program sin …

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  1. Deputies arrest suspects in robbery, shooting of man in ankle

    Crime

    LAND O'LAKES — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office took a 24-year-old Land O'Lakes man into custody Thursday in connection with a robbery and shooting at a Land O'Lakes home.

  2. Florida's economy growing faster than other big states and far better than U.S. overall

    Business

    When it comes to economic growth, Florida's running alongside the leading states and well ahead of the United States as a whole.

  3. Pasco county lawyer disbarred for taking woman's money

    Real Estate

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred Pasco County attorney and former congressional candidate Constantine Kalogianis.

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred Pasco County attorney and former congressional candidate Constantine Kalogianis. 
[2016 booking photo via Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  4. Hometown Pasco for May 26

    Human Interest

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    Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Pasco news coordinator Jean Hamilton …

    Saint Leo graduates chosen for academic awards: On April 13, three 2017 graduates of Saint Leo University received special academic honors from their colleges. Two received awards from the university’s Donald R. Tapia School of Business, presented by dean Balbir Bal. Jessica Dean of Wesley Chapel, who majored in both accounting and economics, was given the business school’s Excellence in Academic Leadership Award. The award honors a student who created a positive impact on the academic lives of others, in addition to achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above. Dean was a tutor and president of two professionally oriented student organizations. She graduated cum laude. Kara Ennis of San Antonio, who studied health care management with a minor in accounting, was given the business school’s Excellence in Experiential Learning Award. The award recognizes initiative, professionalism and integrity; an application of classroom learning, and a grade point average of 3.25 or above. Ennis interned at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Ennis graduated cum laude. Margaret Little of Port Richey was presented with the Arts and Sciences’ Excellence in Academic Scholarship Award by dean Mary Spoto. The award honors a student with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher who conducted substantive research or produced creative work of particular merit. Little majored in biology and completed the honors program. She worked for two years with a faculty member and classmate on tumor research, leading to a summer internship at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center in 2016 and an award-winning oral presentation at the Florida Academy of Sciences in 2017. She also tutored other students in various science classes. Little graduated magna cum laude. From left are: Ennis and dean Bal.
  5. New hurricane forecast predicts an above-average 2017 storm season

    Hurricanes

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-average Atlantic storm season this year, both in the number and the strength of those storms.

    This is a satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) taken Oct. 3, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew and its 145-mph winds was about 220 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. NOAA on Thursday released a forecast predicting an above-average hurricane season in 2017, which conflicts with an earlier Colorado State University forecast that calls for a below-average season. (NOAA via AP)
  6. Sting targets unlicensed, uninsured contractors in Zephyrhills

    Crime

    ZEPHYRHILLS — A two-day undercover sting targeting unlicensed and uninsured contractors by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office led to three arrests and one pending arrest.

  7. Tarpon Springs man killed after three cars hit him on U.S. 19 in Holiday

    Accidents

    A Tarpon Springs man was killed Wednesday night in Holiday after he was struck by three cars as he attempted to cross U.S. 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.