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“Vaping is not safe” says Wesley Chapel area teen that almost died last week

“You don’t feel it. I had no idea I was 12 hours shy from dying,” said Grace Tyrrell. “It’s not worth it” Last week a local area teen (18) named Grace Tyrrell nearly died from a vaping related illness. The diagnosis is vape induced pneumonia. The CDC says …

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Saddlebrook Resort Fire Destroys Eight Rooms Saturday Night

It took firefighters over an hour and a half to get Saturday’s structure fire under control. Crews were on scene for hours afterwords putting out the massive fire. According to PCFR, the fire did not spread to other buildings and no injuries were reported. The …

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Tampa Premium Outlets Evacuated and Closed after Robbery

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: Update: 1/20/2020 at 10:00AM The mall has resumed normal hours and operation. The sheriff’s office said they are looking for a man 5 feet, 9 inches tall wearing all black. He reportedly took off driving a gray or silver …

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Former Wesley Chapel area Teacher Arrested for Child Pornography

School Science Teacher, “Mr. Crawford”, as he was known to students took a computer to a Best Buy for service and ended up being arrested months later. The worker at Best Buy Geek Squad allegedly found child pornography images on his computer during service, according …

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Wesley Chapel man arrested for Dentist Practice in his Living Room

Dentistry Equipment in Living Room

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jose Mas-Fernandez, 33, for practicing dentistry without a license in Wesley Chapel. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Health. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office said Mas-Fernandez offered to …

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Authorities Investigating Fatal Crash and Carjacking in Wesley Chapel

Crash Scene

According to the FHP, law enforcement responded to the area of the Wawa at State Road 54 and Wesley Chapel Blvd for a fatality involving a crash with a motorcycle. The suspect that crashed and killed the motorcyclist fled the scene, then carjacked a victim …

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Wesley Chapel Shooting Suspect Dies after Suicide

On Friday at 5:45 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office received call about the homicide of a woman at the Pasco Woods Apartments, 6122 Ryerson Circle, Wesley Chapel. This is the apartment complex located behind the Cobb theater. According to police, Karisa Vazquez, 36, was …

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Florida’s wireless communication while driving ban takes effect today.

Wesley Chapel Drivers: Texting, messaging, facebooking, and other forms of intrapersonal communication while driving is illegal. Starting today, a first offense will be punishable by a fine, with a second costing double up to $100+. Court costs and fees also would apply, and points will …

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