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Slideshow: Latest from Pasco County
  • Santa uses Skype to communicate with hearing-impaired students using American Sign Language. The program is part of the American Sign Language class at Wesley Chapel High School.
  • Tow truck drivers lined up and drove past Denise Gajus' business to pay their respects. Gajus was killed earlier this week while responding to a crash on U.S. 19. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Deb Rottum puts the finishing touches on one of her handmade tacky, ugly Christmas sweaters, which she sells online.
  • Water is flooding the pasture at Kim Vowell's Pasco county home.
  • A new holiday lights display called 'Celebration of Lights' is brightening up Pasco County. The lights can be seen at the Rotary Concourse off of State Road 52.
  • Gulf High School senior Jaquelyn Nagy was just awarded a $180,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.
  • A line of clouds is visible from a Hudson condo as a cold front moves in over the Bay area. (Photo: Gary Petroff, viewer)
  • Firefighters battled a house fire in Hudson for five hours on Tuesday night. The house was ultimately declared a total loss. (Photo: David Wellman Jr., viewer)
  • Everyday Hero: Debi Shackowski and volunteers stuffed more than 600 backpacks with supplies and toiletries for underprivileged students.
  • A second sinkhole opened a short distance away from the first sinkhole, which swallowed a car Monday afternoon. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • A geologist's map shows historic sinkhole activity around Holiday. Geologists are investigating a pair of sinkholes that opened this week in a mobile home in Holiday. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • The 10-foot-deep hole opened up precariously close to this trailer in Holiday. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Six homes were evacuated Monday after the hole opened up at 1728 Torch Drive around 10:45 a.m. The sinkhole measures about 10 feet wide and about 10 feet deep. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Preliminary reports indicate the ground gave way beneath a driveway on the 1700 block of Torch Drive and that a car fell into it. The depression measures 10 feet by 10 feet, authorities said.
  • Some Chasco Elementary parents are upset about a note saying paper homework would no longer be sent home with their children.
  • On Monday, crews began hauling more than 11,000 tires from a Moon Lake property whose resident died several years ago.
  • Pasco County commissioners recently voted to move ahead with the first phase of the proposed Starkey Ranch park, which would consist of 14 sports fields, a recreational park, landscaping and amenities.
  • The hole has shut down Blue Marlin Boulevard near Parrot Fish Drive, which leads into the Gulfwinds subdivision in Holiday. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Tigers are getting into the theme of things with some Buc moves 'lateral shift, break & run, in formation and of course time out.' (Photo: Dade City's Wild Things)
  • Like many county animal services around the country, Pasco County is at capacity with not enough hands to keep up with the work.
  • A 25-year-old woman was killed early Monday after driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Pasco County and hitting a semi-truck, authorities said.  (Photo courtesy Mike Cook)
  • Two residents of a Holiday neighborhood stand in the flood waters that have collected on their street. The neighborhood, located near Gerard Lane and Brightwell, is one of several that reported flooding as a result of Wednesday's heavy rains. (Viewer photo)
  • Heavy rains flooded out this stretch of road located near U.S. 19 in Holiday. The viewer said several cars are in water up to their windows and that homes are flooded. (Viewer photo)
  • Heavy rains flooded out this stretch of road located near U.S. 19 in Holiday. The viewer said several cars are in water up to their windows and that homes are flooded. (Viewer photo)
  • Curtis Reeves listens during Wednesday's pre-trial hearing. Reeves is facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Chad Oulson. (Photo: Tampa Bay Times)
  • Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco announced that Adam Matos, 28, was taken into custody at a downtown Tampa hotel around 6 a.m.
  • Everyday Hero: Land O' Lakes High School Cross Country Coach Kris Keppel is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Keppel is unable to run with his team and instead rides a bike alongside the students.
  • Everyday Hero: Paula and Barry Cohen created the PACK Camp in 1997. The non-profit stands for Pasco Association for Challenged Kids and offers children with special needs a three week camp during the summer.
  • Four-month old Jaysen is one very lucky baby. Despite bruises and road rash on his face, legs and arms, doctors say he is on the mend. (Photo: Facebook)
  • Twelve-year-old Heather Rohn of Zephyrhills paints stones to let every soldier know they are loved back home.
  • Two people died Thursday afternoon after they were involved in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 19 in Hudson.
  • This beautiful sunrise photo was taken near Anclote Key.  (Courtesy:  Arthur Webber)
  • Curtis Reeves, 71, listens in court Wednesday during a hearing about setting a trial date. Reeves is accused of shooting and killing Chad Oulson during an argument over texting in a movie theater.
  • Pasco County's fallen law enforcement officers were honored during a ceremony at the Historic Courthouse in Dade City. (Photo: Pasco Sheriff's Office)
  • A cold front brought heavy rain and thunderstorms to Pasco County early Friday morning. (Photo: Bryan Farrow, viewer)
  • Paramedic Brian Schrader helps assist with the brush fire that broke out in the Moon Lake area of Pasco County on Wednesday.  (Photo: Doug Tobin/Pasco County Public Information Officer)
  • The little cubs are getting a lot of attention at Dade City's Wild Things, where they can be seen snuggling up to their mother.
  • The sun rises Friday morning over Hudson. (Photo: Philip Kitchen, viewer)
  • The sky filled with the color pink for this sunset near Hudson's Veterans Park in Pasco County.  (Courtesy:  John Panzarella, March 13, 2014)
  • Neighbors placed candles and balloons outside of the Sims family door in Dade City. Justin Sims, his 28-year-old wife Sharonda and their 5-year-old son Savion were killed in a crash in Polk City early Tuesday morning.
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