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Driver killed when car slams into tree off interstate

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CAr slams into tree off I-75; driver is killed

A 61-year-old Tampa man died Friday morning after his car veered off Interstate 75 and crashed into a tree. The crash happened about 8 a.m. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was driving north on I-75, just south of State Road 52, when he lost control of his two-door Pontiac, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The car swerved into the center median. Then the driver over-corrected and ran off the east shoulder of the interstate, colliding with a tree, FHP said. The driver died at the scene.

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Mariano named to state committee

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Commissioner Jack Mariano on Friday to a new statewide committee studying issues related to small privately owned water and sewer utilities. The 13-member committee also includes Zephyrhills resident Gus Alexakos, a retired gas utility executive. The committee is expected to report legislative recommendations next year. Mariano was a vocal opponent of recent rate increases by Aqua Utilities, which he argues has a subpar quality of service. Aqua has 23,750 water and sewer customers in 16 counties. They include the Jasmine Lakes and Palm Terrace Gardens neighborhoods near Port Richey and the Zephyr Shores mobile home park outside Zephyrhills.

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Conservation program starts

The Florida Governmental Utility Authority is rolling out a new water conservation program for two utilities it recently acquired, Mad Hatter Utility and Paradise Lakes LLC. The program offers free rain sensors that monitor rainfall and can shut off sprinklers to save water. They are available at the FGUA customer service center, 6915 Perrine Ranch Road, New Port Richey. Customers must bring an FGUA bill. The rain sensors are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact (727) 372-0115.

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DCF meeting set for Wednesday

The SunCoast Region of the Department of Children and Families will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at Council Square, 7601 Little Road, Suite 100. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (727) 588-7055.

Antigua charged for fake IDs

On at least three occasions, a man walking into the New Port Richey courthouse flashed a CIA badge and passed through security. Only he wasn't an agent. Authorities say he was Roy Antigua, the man arrested last week with a stockpile of military, law enforcement and medical uniforms, badges and supplies. Now he faces charges for impersonating law enforcement. Story, 1B.

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Driver killed when car slams into tree off interstate 08/10/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 10, 2012 8:40pm]
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