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68 arrested in Pasco County on outstanding family-violence warrants

HOLIDAY

Man dies after wrong-way crash on U.S. 19

A wrong-way, head-on crash left one dead and another seriously injured early Friday. A Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by William R. Ankenbauer, 24, was going north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 about 5:45 a.m. when it smashed into a Chevrolet Silverado going south, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said Ankenbauer, of Clearwater, was taken to Community Hospital in New Port Richey, where he died of his injuries. The Silverado driver, Franklin C. Catanzaro, 32, of Spring Hill was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa serious condition. The crash remains under investigation. FHP asks that witnesses call Cpl. T.M. Shields at (727) 841-4181.

COUNTYWIDE

Sweep nets 68 in domestic cases

Authorities arrested 68 people Thursday during a countywide sweep to execute outstanding family-violence warrants. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said the county participates in the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail, where law enforcement agencies work together to find and arrest people suspected of crimes including domestic battery, stalking, child abuse and abuse against the elderly, animal cruelty, nonpayment of child support, restraining order violations and more. Thursday's participating agencies in Pasco were the Sheriff's Office, the Dade City Police Department, the New Port Richey Police Department, the Zephyrhills Police Department and the Florida Department of Corrections.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Sen. Fasano wins three honors

Sen. Mike Fasano has picked up honors from three organizations for his legislative efforts, his office said this week. The Florida Police Benevolent Association named the New Port Richey Republican its 2009 Senator of the Year. In a news release, association president John Rivera called Fasano "the epitome of a champion for law enforcement officers and their families." The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Pasco named Fasano its Pasco County Legislator of the Year, and the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children named him the 2009 Champion for Children for "outstanding service to children and families in Florida." The Florida Police Benevolent Association also named Fasano's chief legislative assistant, Greg Giordano, the 2009 Legislative Assistant of the Year.

WESLEY CHAPEL

12 bands organize to help musician

Musicians are coming to the aid of a fellow musician. John Nunes, who for many years has played guitar in bands around the area and taught music, was recently diagnosed with melanoma. Twelve bands will perform from 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday to help raise money for Nunes' treatments. The bands will perform at three venues at State Road 54 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard — Skinny's sports bar, Santo Pizza and Pasta and Remington's Steak House. Food and drink specials and raffles will also benefit Nunes.

68 arrested in Pasco County on outstanding family-violence warrants 10/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 16, 2009 8:49pm]
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