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Man enters Holiday house, leaves with gunshot wounds


Man goes into home, exits with bullet wounds

A 34-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the face Monday night, Pasco deputies said. The man, whose name has not been released, went to the house at 5639 Cheyenne Drive to borrow money, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The man left his girlfriend in the car as he went into the home. He returned to the car with two gunshot wounds, including one to the face. His girlfriend drove him to Community Hospital, which reported the incident about 11:15 p.m. After initial treatments, the man was airlifted to another area hospital. Deputies continue to investigate. No arrests have been made.


Man struck, killed crossing SR 56

A 20-year-old man was hit and killed just before midnight Monday as he crossed State Road 56 on foot, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Michael James Robison of Plant City was walking north across the highway near Silver Maple Parkway when he was hit by a Dodge Caravan driving east, FHP said. Robison died at the scene. The driver of the minivan, Courtney Leeann Evans, 30, of Wesley Chapel, was not injured. Troopers are still investigating the crash.


Missing woman found unharmed

Diane Pasela, the Hudson woman who has been missing since Jan. 2, has been found unharmed, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. A case detective found her about 11:45 p.m. Monday at the McDonald's near U.S. 19 and Ridge Road, after conducting interviews with homeless people in the area. Pasela, 38, told the detective she needed a break from life and decided to live as a homeless person. The detective determined Pasela was mentally and physically stable, was not the victim of any crime, and did not intend to harm herself. Her family has been notified of her whereabouts.


Senate candidate to speak to club

Wilton Simpson, a candidate for state Senate, will address the Wesley Chapel Republican Club at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hyundai dealership, 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., 1 mile west of Interstate 75. The club will also hear from all candidates for the District 3 seat on the Pasco County Commission. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month.


• Two people from Shady Hills charged with animal cruelty after officers found an emaciated horse on their property in Charlotte County. Story, Page 3

• Zephyrhills officials scale back the proposed brownfield area near the municipal airport. Story, Page 3

• New Port Richey man may have been intoxicated in crash that killed passenger last month. Story, Page 5


Ray Gadd is a former assistant superintendent of Pasco schools. A story Sunday on the Penny for Pasco gave an incorrect title.

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