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Wesley Chapel’s Mike Bryan wins Gold at Wimbledon

Bob Bryan (Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.) and Mike Bryan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) became the first mens doubles team in the Open-era to hold all four major titles along with an Olympic gold medal after winning the mens doubles final at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, held …

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Tropical Storm Chantal threatens Florida

Fast-moving Tropical Storm Chantal is expected to sweep across a string of islands over the next few days and could bring nasty weather to South Florida by the weekend. The southern third of the state is in Chantal’s forecast cone, but the National Hurricane Center …

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Wiregrass High Student Arrested for Child Pornography

From ABC News: WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – After taking a picture of two teens involved in a sex act and sharing the image with others, a 15-year-old girl was arrested, accused of possession of child pornography. “This is a very serious offense, and could have negative …

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New Exoskeleton Cast in Development

It usually goes like this. You break your arm. You get a big plaster cast. Your friends sign it and draw on it. You invest in chopsticks in an attempt to get at the never-ending itches hiding beneath. Designer Jake Evill has a better idea. …

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Funnel Clouds Spotted in Wesley Chapel

Storms in the Tampa Bay area Sunday brought plenty of rain and a couple of funnel clouds. One funnel was spotted near Land O’Lakes, and another was reported in Wesley Chapel on Sunday (6/30/13) morning. The Wesley Chapel funnel dropped out of the clouds about 5:30 …

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Will Weatherford nixes health care cash for Medicaid

Reiterating his opposition to expanding Medicaid, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said in an interview with a South Florida television station that lawmakers should not meet in a special session on the issue. “I think it’d be a big mistake to call a special session. …

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Home invasion Robbery in Land O’ Lakes

Land O’Lakes, Florida – The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred on Thursday morning. June 27, around 7:00 a.m. the manager of the Tall Pines RV Park was walking her dog when an armed man approached her and forced her back …

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Wesley Chapel Burglary Trio Arrested

From Pasco Sheriff’s Office: The Pasco Sheriff’s Office has arrested three individuals in connection with 17 listed burglaries of businesses in the Seven Oaks area of Wesley Chapel. 31 year old Sarah Zachman, 28 year old, Jamar Thompson, and 25 year old Christian Quevedo. Here is …

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Sand Pine Elementary seeks new Principal

WESLEY CHAPEL — Sand Pine Elementary School needs a new leader, as superintendent Kurt Browning has promoted principal Todd Cluff to head the district’s northwest education learning community. “He is just a beautiful fit into the team, his beliefs, his philosophy,” assistant superintendent Amelia Larson …

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Estancia at Wiregrass

A new neighborhood is coming to Wesley Chapel. According to Documents filed with Pasco County, Standard Pacific Homes is seeking to build a 677.227 Acre, 1181 home Community in the heart of the Wiregrass Ranch project. The community will be named “Estancia at Wiregrass“. We will continue …

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Event: Sparklebration July 4th

Pasco County, Florida — Sparklebration is the annual celebration on Independence Day hosted by the non-profit Pasco County Fair Association, Inc. It will be on Thursday, July 4, at the Pasco County Fairgrounds on State Road 52 in Dade City. Gates open at noon as the entertainment will start …

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Woman shoots her “abusive” husband several times

Wesley Chapel, Florida — A woman has been charged with attempted murder police say she admitted to shooting her husband multiple times early Sunday morning. Diana Matthews told detectives she got into a heated argument with her husband, George Reavis, around 2 a.m. that turned …

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Fight at Wesley Chapel Publix injures Deputy

A fight broke out last weekend at the Wesley Chapel Publix Parking lot at State Road 54 and  Bruce B Downs. According to media reports, a Pasco Sheriff’s Deputy was injured trying to break up the scuffle. Wesley Chapel, Florida – (WSTP)- A Wesley Chapel …

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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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Coach accused of drinking beer around students

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.  (ABC) – When Corey Gray heard that his former baseball coach had stepped down from the Wiregrass Ranch High School baseball team, he was nearly speechless. “My whole heart just dropped.  It just wasn’t a good thing to know,” said Gray, who …

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New Pregnancy Care Center in Wesley Chapel

Women who are pregnant now have a place to go right here in Wesley Chapel!  According to the Land O Lakes Patch,  Oasis – A Pregnancy Care Center recently opened  to serve Wesley Chapel Mother’s to be, including New Tampa and Zephyrhills areas. “The new center began …

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Special Goodbye for Quail Hollow Students

WESLEY CHAPEL – The school year came to an end Tuesday for students throughout Pasco County, but the finale had special meaning for Quail Hollow Elementary. The school is closing for two years while the building undergoes a major renovation project. In the meantime, students …

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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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How to plan a memorable summer vacation

As beautiful summer weather gradually makes its appearance in Wesley Chapel, thoughts turn to summer travel plans. Americans enjoy the fun and relaxation of traveling: 77 percent of domestic trips are for leisure purposes, according to the U.S. Travel Association. If you want to vacation …

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New Wesley Chapel Ker’s Winghouse Open

Residents with a craving for Ker’s WingHouse’s famous chicken wings don’t have to wait any longer to indulge their appetites. Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill opened at 5510 Post Oak Blvd., Wesley Chapel,  on June 6. The Largo-based sports-themed restaurant founded by Florida Gator and National …

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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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Event: Freedom Festival at Wiregrass Mall

Wesley Chapel celebrates Independence Day early with this festival including a bicycle decorating contest, watermelon eating contest, Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker Pageant and fireworks. Price: Free. The Shops at Wiregrass: 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, 33543 Comments

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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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Pasco County Citizen Survey

Pasco County officials are asking for feedback from residents on a variety of topics related to the county’s future. They launched an online survey Monday that asks how often residents use county services and how well those services are meeting expectations. The survey can be …

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