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HUDSON

Three injured in motorcycle accident

Three people were injured, one critically, in a Thursday night crash on U.S. 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said that about 9 p.m., Louis Bizzoco, 52, of Hudson was driving his 2002 Honda motorcycle south in the center lane of U.S. 19, just north of Ja-Mar Boulevard. A 2000 four-door Chevy driven by Rae Marcenko, 74, of Hudson, pulled out of the parking lot at Hudson Antiques, 11217 U.S. 19, into Bizzoco's path, FHP said. The front end of Bizzoco's motorcycle hit the left rear of Marcenko's Chevy. Bizzoco and his passenger, Denise Forsyth, 30, of Holiday, were thrown from the bike. Bizzoco was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in critical condition. Marcenko and Forsyth were taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with minor injuries. Marcenko's passenger, Gillian Evans, 51, of Hudson, was not injured. FHP is still investigating.

DADE CITY

62 provisional ballots rejected

Pasco County wrapped up its vote count Friday by accepting 317 of the 379 provisional ballots from Tuesday's election. Provisional ballots are cast if there's a question about the voter's registration. The county canvassing board's acceptance of those ballots did not change the outcome in any local races. But elections officials are awaiting final results to determine whether a recount is necessary for the Florida constitutional Amendment 3, which would provide small tax breaks on home improvements that add to a home's energy efficiency or storm readiness.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Deputies: Vodka used to lure teen

A 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and accused of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old girl. Deputies say Billy Ray Price spent several weeks exchanging text messages with the girl, which culminated when Price offered the girl vodka in exchange for oral sex. He also sent the girl a photo of his genitals, deputies said. The two met at Hercules Aquatic Center in Zephyrhills, and detectives monitored their conversation. Deputies say Price was arrested after he said he brought the vodka and wanted to have the girl perform a sex act. He was charged with sexual battery and using a computer to solicit a child. He remained Friday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Pasco deaths

Campbell, Roy Jack

Heckel, Frederick H.

Puterio, Theresa

Searle, Robert "Bob"

Surbeck, John C.

This lists is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

In the know: Three injured in motorcycle accident 11/07/08 [Last modified: Friday, November 7, 2008 9:34pm]
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