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Man accused of robbing credit union in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man charged with holding up credit union

A 61-year-old man is accused of robbing a bank at gunpoint Thursday morning. Authorities say Ronald L. Keesbury strode into Achieva Federal Credit Union at 5920 State Road 54 just before 10 a.m. and brandished a gun. Keesbury gave the teller a bag he brought and told the teller to "fill it up," according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen getting into a black Pontiac Sunfire, which headed east on SR 54, a report states. Deputies quickly found and stopped the car. He "admitted to robbing the bank," and the bag of stolen money was found inside the car, the report states. Keesbury, of New Port Richey, was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Donate supplies for abused kids

Eckerd Raising Hope, a division of Eckerd Community Alternatives, has put out a special call for holiday donations to serve its client base: abused, neglected and at-risk children who may be without a home for the holidays. New clothing, shoes and hygiene items are needed for the Rooms of Hope, which is open every day of the year. Bring clothing items, toys and hygiene items to any of Eckerd's Tampa Bay drop off sites, including 7601 Little Road, New Port Richey. For information, visit EckerdRaisingHope.Org.

HOLIDAY

School gives kids lunch over break

Gulfside Elementary School will provide free lunches to children during the winter break. The lunches will be peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and milk. The playground also will be open. Children do not have to be students at Gulfside to come. The school is at 2329 Anclote Blvd. The parking gate is on Sweetbriar Drive. The lunches will be given from 11 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. from Dec. 26 until Jan. 7.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Anesthesia class for hygienists

Pasco-Hernando Community College is offering a local anesthesia certification course for dental hygienists. The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10-13 at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road. The Legislature has passed a bill permitting registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia in the dental office under direct supervision. All licensed, practicing dental hygienists can consider enrolling. Tuition is $1,495 per person. Class size is limited to 50 students. To register, or for information, call (727) 816-3123 or email CorporateTraining@phcc.edu. Registration deadline is noon Jan. 7.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries can be found in Section B.

Man accused of robbing credit union in New Port Richey 12/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 9:18pm]
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