Wednesday, April 25, 2018
News Roundup

Girl in stroller plunge to begin rehab at Jacksonville hospital

ZEPHYRHILLS

Girl in stroller plunge to begin rehab program

A Zephyrhills girl who was in a coma after her stroller plunged into the Erie Canal is leaving the New York hospital she has been at for nearly four months. Selah Clanton, a 9-year-old with special needs, will go to a rehab hospital in Jacksonville for treatments, though she is not expected to regain higher level brain functions. Selah was riding in a double stroller on Aug. 15, with her brother, Sam, then 8, when their father, the Rev. Jon T. Clanton, glanced at his phone to check the time and lost control of the stroller. The family was in New York to get medical treatment for another son when the accident happened. Clanton dove in after the stroller and managed to grab Sam, who escaped without serious injury. Some passers-by helped rescue the family from the canal. Selah has been at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. since then. She has spent the past month receiving fish oil as part of a clinical trial. Her mother, Yvonne, recently said in a blog that Selah is making some noises. Clanton, a chaplain for Zephyrhills Correctional Institution, also is a pastor at Grace Church in Zephyr-hills.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Drifter likely died of natural causes

A death investigation from Friday evening involves a drifter who likely died of natural causes, said Pasco sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin. The body of the 68-year-old man was found Friday in a ravine behind the home at 4743 Belfast Drive, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. His body had been there for at least 24 hours. Authorities have identified the man, but have not yet released his name because they are still trying to reach the man's relatives.

DADE CITY

Christmas music concert Saturday

The Dade City Symphony will host its Christmas Festival of Music concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco Middle School auditorium, 13925 14th St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

LAND O'LAKES

Rotary Club plans drive to help kids

The Rotary Club of Land O'Lakes is collecting clothes and donations for Skivvies for Tots, a project that works with Toys for Tots to collect new, packaged socks and underwear for children in need. People may donate cash, checks payable to Rotary Club of Land O'Lakes or new packages of socks or underwear to Bay Cities Bank, 18315 U.S. 41, Lutz, or the Rotary Club Central Pasco Chamber, 2810 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. For information call (813) 918-3027.

Corrections

• Kristen Collins Lausberg, a former paralegal serving probation for stealing clients' money, is still married. Court records filed in June reflected a modification to a previous divorce from 2003. An article Thursday on her latest arrest incorrectly described her marital status and the June court filings.

• Dr. David Kimmel is with the Florida Center for Laser Dentistry at 12124 Cobblestone Drive, Bayonet Point. The name of his practice was listed incorrectly in the Dec. 1 Business Digest.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries can be found in Section B.

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