14-year-old boy beaten, $450 bike stolen
An 18-year-old is accused of beating a 14-year-old boy so badly his jaw was broken in four places. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Trevor P. Dudley, who lives at 21755 Ocean Pines Drive, and two juveniles beat the 14-year-old at a park in the Ballantrae community on the morning of Oct. 30. The victim's bike, valued at $450, was also stolen. The two other teens are at large, according to sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. Doll said the victim is a freshman at Sunlake High School. His updated medical condition was not available. Dudley was arrested Thursday and is charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and robbery. He remained at the Land O'Lakes jail on Friday in lieu of $20,000 bail.
IDs of four crash victims released
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating whether alcohol might have played a role in a Thursday collision that critically injured four people. According to the FHP, Rose Mary Daniel, 59, of New Port Richey was driving her 1994 Chevy Blazer south on Kent Grove Road about 4 p.m. Thursday when she rear-ended a 1993 Pontiac Firebird. It is unclear what caused the left front of the Blazer to hit the right rear of the Firebird, but the impact sent both vehicles spinning off the road. Firebird driver Kenneth Lester Stewart, 36, and passenger Russell Monin, 23, both of Spring Hill, were airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. A second passenger, Nancy Morgan, 22, of Valrico, was taken to Tampa General Hospital. Daniel, the Blazer driver, was also taken to Tampa General. According to the FHP, tests are pending to determine whether either driver might have been impaired by alcohol.
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Free Thanksgiving dinner at church
The Volunteer Way and IHOP restaurants are inviting hungry people and their families to a free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. The dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at First Assembly of God Church, 6310 Trouble Creek Road. In addition to holiday fixings, there will be face painting, clowns and games. For information or to register, call the food bank at (727) 815-0433 and leave your name, phone number and the number of people who will attend.
Girls volleyball club holds tryouts
The West Pasco Volleyball Club will hold tryouts Nov. 22 for girls ages 12 to 16 at the Seven Springs Middle School gymnasium, 2441 Little Road. For information, visit www.westpascowolfpack.com or e-mail the coach at JasonKucera@verizon.net.