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Briefs: Discussion will focus on global warming

Surveillance footage shows the suspect in a robbery of a Bank of America branch.

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Surveillance footage shows the suspect in a robbery of a Bank of America branch.

HUDSON

Discussion will focus on global warming

A discussion on global warming will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at CARES Rao Musunuru Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway.

Bill Griffiths will give a 30-minute presentation on his views, followed by exchanges with those in attendance.

For information, call the center at (727) 863-6868.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Deputy in crash now under investigation

A Pasco sheriff's deputy who was involved in a crash Monday on Moon Lake Road now faces an internal affairs investigation.

Francisco Mendes, who is a certified law enforcement and jail deputy, was not ticketed in the crash but may have violated agency policies, Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol's report, Mendes was driving southbound on Moon Lake Road about 9 a.m. with his emergency lights activated. There were two cars in front of him. The first car pulled over to let Mendes pass, the report says, but the second car attempted to go around the first car.

Mendes also tried to pass and was sideswiped by an oncoming car in the northbound lane. The other two southbound cars also collided.

There were no major injuries. Doll would not say where Mendes was headed with his lights activated, citing the open investigation.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man with machete robs bank on SR 54

A man wearing a plastic mask and wielding a machete robbed a Bank of America branch about 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's Office said.

No one was injured in the robbery at 5923 State Road 54.

The suspect, who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, had not been found by Tuesday night. He is described as a white male, about 35-45 years old, 5 feet 8 and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing dark pants, a green military-type jacket with a backpack underneath, a black wool cap, gloves and a mask covering his face.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office toll-free at 1-800-854-2862.

Briefs: Discussion will focus on global warming 01/06/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 6:28pm]
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