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Downtown NPR site to be razed for Beef O’ Brady’s

Downtown NPR site to be razed for Beef O’ Brady’s

NEW PORT RICHEY — People attending the reopening of Sims Park might have been curious why a bulldozer was parked across Main Street from the entrance to the park.
Published: 02/05/16
Largo man jailed on 22 child porn counts

Largo man jailed on 22 child porn counts

A 28-year-old Pinellas County man was arrested Friday morning and charged with 22 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, the Largo Police Department said in a release.
Published: 02/05/16
Lawmakers advance bill banning red light cameras

Lawmakers advance bill banning red light cameras

TALLAHASSEE — Red light cameras would be banned statewide if lawmakers approve a proposal by Sen. Jeff Brandes to eliminate what he calls a back-door tax for local governments.
Published: 02/05/16

Credit union to open ‘Paw Park’ in Dunedin

DUNEDIN — This Saturday, Achieva Credit Union will open “Paw Park,” a spacious community dog park near downtown, and will celebrate with Super Bowl-themed events for puppy — and kitten — lovers....
Published: 02/04/16

Council cool to Clearwater Beach spring break parking plan

CLEARWATER — A chamber of commerce proposal to relieve traffic congestion along Clearwater Beach during spring break received a tepid reception from some city council members at a Monday work session.
Published: 02/04/16
Oldsmar man pleads guilty to defrauding federal bank

Oldsmar man pleads guilty to defrauding federal bank

TAMPA — A 60-year-old former Oldsmar man pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the federal Export-Import Bank through his airplane brokerage business.
Published: 02/04/16
NPR man accused of tossing cat off balcony

NPR man accused of tossing cat off balcony

A 35-year-old New Port Richey man is facing a felony animal cruelty charge after allegedly throwing his cat off a second-floor balcony.
Published: 02/04/16
Forecast: Rain today ahead of cooler temperatures

Forecast: Rain today ahead of cooler temperatures

Have an umbrella handy if you plan of being outside today as a batch of showers and storms ahead of front is moving toward the Tampa area. Then prepare for a shot of cold Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Published: 02/04/16

Pasco names emergency management director

One month after Annette Doying resigned as Pasco County’s emergency management director, County Administrator Michele Baker has lined up a replacement.
Published: 02/04/16
Handling of high school sex case stirs change, outrage in Zephyrhills

Handling of high school sex case stirs change, outrage in Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLS — An on-campus sexual encounter — initially reported as an assault — involving a female student and several members of the Zephyrhills High School football team was one reason behind the recent departure of beloved he...
Published: 02/04/16