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East Pasco briefs: Republican Club meets June 12 at dealership

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Republican Club meets June 12

at dealership

The next meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club is 7 p.m. June 12 at the Wesley Chapel Hyundai dealership, 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Guest speakers are Pasco County Sheriff Bob White and Peter Hanzel, candidate for School Board District 2. The club meets the second Thursday of each month, and new members are welcome. Call Lynda MacPherson at (813) 907-2268.

PALM HARBOR

Holiday man killed in U.S. 19 collision

A Holiday man was killed late Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car on U.S. 19, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. Justin M. Harris, 29, 5545 Riddle Road, was driving a motorcycle north on U.S. 19 about 11:40 p.m. when the bike struck the left side of a two-door Volkswagen that had just turned right onto the highway from County Road 95, troopers said. Witnesses told investigators Harris was speeding. The impact threw Harris from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Palm Harbor Fire Rescue personnel. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Harold Frear said Harris was not wearing a helmet. The car's driver, 43-year-old Nada Duheric, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital. Her condition was not immediately available. Frear said her injuries were not serious. Four other Volkswagen occupants were not hurt.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man jailed on sex battery charges

The victim told deputies that she was first raped by the man when she was 6. Over the years he raped her 17 times, she told deputies, in other Florida counties and even in Arizona. It even happened three times this month, she told deputies, the last time on Tuesday. It's those latest allegations that landed 40-year-old Michael Kent Mollett in jail early Thursday morning, arrested on three counts of sexual battery. Mollett, of 4608 Kennedy Drive, is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is withholding the identity of the victim, and would only say that she is a teenager now under the age of 18. Mollett told deputies he had sex with the girl seven times, according to a sheriff's report. The Sheriff's Office said it will be up to prosecutors on whether to file additional charges later.

Pasco deaths

Barry, Anthony

Carnathan, Everett G.

Costagliola, Charles Dennis

Crisson, Charles E. Jr.

Fiorillo, Carmela L.

Hanson, Robert F. Jr.

Mosier, Marvin Lee

Oates, Francis B.

Rittenhouse, Lorraine

Tempest, Pamela Ann

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

East Pasco briefs: Republican Club meets June 12 at dealership 05/29/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:20pm]
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