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Do you recognize this Wesley Chapel Burglar?

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SHIRT? The Pasco Sheriff’s office (PSO) is seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect in a business burglary in the Wesley Chapel area. The suspect in the photo we are releasing has a shirt with very distinctive markings. The …

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Giant Mosquito’s to Invade Florida?

If you read some recent internet headlines, you might believe that giant mosquitoes the size of a quarter are beginning to invade central Florida. It’s not entirely untrue. Recently officials are warning residents to beware of the ‘notoriously aggressive’ bloodsuckers. Entomologists at the University of Florida predicted …

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Pasco County’s Cop Fleeing Kangaroo Dies

The story we posted last week about the Pasco Sheriff’s Office chasing a Kangaroo around the local Dade City area has taken a sad turn. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Law Enforcement Division has charged the kangaroo’s owner, John Chatfield, with allowing escape of …

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Fake Tree Trimmers Burglarize Homes in Pasco

According to Bay News 9, Pasco Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men saying they ran a fake tree trimming business and scammed victims. Jeffrey Goldsnider and Christopher Orshal, detectives say, used the business to go inside homes and steal items. One victim lives in the Gulf Harbors …

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Wesley Chapel Man Dies in I-75 Crash

A 62-year-old Wesley Chapel man died early June 6 when his 2006 Nissan Titan ran off Interstate 75 and crashed into a tree according to the Florida Highway Patrol says. Michael Lynn French was heading north on I-75 in Sumter County around 6:55 a.m. Thursday when …

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No More Texting and Driving in Florida, New Ban Signed in to Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new law on May 28th 2013, outlawing texting and driving in the state. The law will go into effect on October 1 of this year. The texting and driving law has been categorized as a secondary offense, meaning Florida residents will only …

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Man steals car, crashes, fights with Deputies, and gets sprayed and tased in Wesley Chapel

A 29-year-old Land O’ Lakes man remained behind bars Wednesday following a weekend crime spree that began with a vehicle theft and ended with a crash and a fight with deputies in Wesley Chapel. The incident that led to the arrest of Paul Jeremiah Brock …

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