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Slideshow: Latest from Pasco County
  • Two residents of the Bass Lake area of New Port Richey are using a canoe to get around after heavy rains caused major flooding in their neighborhood. (PHOTO/Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Instead of redeveloping Old McMickey's Farm, Ralph Zuckerman decided to rehab the space for children and military families.
  • According to fire officials a call came in just after 9 a.m. about a two-alarm fire at the Chelsea Meadows Townhomes at 22701 Waters Edge Boulevard. (Photos: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Sally Campbell, left, and Courtney Nathe, right, collect and donate socks to children and adult cancer patients.
  • Twelve athletes from Land O' Lakes will be joining teams from 177 countries in July in Los Angeles to compete in the 2015 Special Olympic World Games. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Gail Emrich walks from her home in New Port Richey to the nearby bus stops along U.S. 19 near Moog Road. She says that intersection is the most dangerous part of her walk.
  • The hive has been at the Calabash Lane home for about five years. The daughter of one of the men attacked said it used to be an old bird house. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Deputies received a call at 6:19 p.m. from a mobile home in 16000 block of Bachmann Avenue in Hudson.
  • Over the years, Kowerduck donated more than $8,000 to hospice.
  • Walter 'Rush' Kowerduck spent years collecting aluminum cans from the neighborhood, crushing and recycling them. He donated every penny made to a local hospice.
  • Officials said the fire was contained to a chemistry lab, but smoke did reach several other classrooms. The school used a modified campus set up Thursday.
  • Viewer Mary Ann sent in a photo of a bird sitting on a frozen bird bath Friday morning. Temperatures dipped as low as freezing in the northern counties.
  • Bob O’Brien and Vince Blancato teach students at Gulfside Elementary in Holiday the benefits of growing and eating vegetables.
  • By early this morning, 100-plus people had lined up outside Dr. Vincent Monticciolo's Little Road office in New Port Richey. Dr. Monticciolo and other dentists will see as many as 500 patients today. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • On Monday, the Pasco Sheriff's Office released a surveillance photo showing the man suspected of robbing three gas stations over the weekend and another on Monday.
  • Colleen Pratz (left) and Teresa Wray were the first couple to receive a same-sex marriage license Tuesday morning in Pasco County. The couple said they have been together 29 years. (Photo: Leah Masdua, staff)
  • In Pasco County, the clerk's office opened early to accommodate same-sex couple applying for marriage licenses. (Photo: Leah Masuda, staff)
  • Crews are continuing their search for a 7-month-old boy Monday in the Withlacoochee River in Dade City after a family gathering turned tragic.
  • Family members walk towards the Withlacoochee River Monday morning to meet sheriff's deputies. (Photo:Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Crews continued their search overnight for a 7-month-old baby in the Withlacoochee River in Dade City. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Dianna Thomas's organization,
  • 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.
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