Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Motorcyclist in critical condition after collision with car

PORT RICHEY

Motorcyclist critically hurt in collision

A 45-year-old motorcyclist remains in critical condition after being hit by a car Monday afternoon. Eric Carl Strand, of Hudson, was headed west on Embassy Boulevard on his 1989 Yamaha motorcycle at 1:15 p.m. when a sedan crossed his path. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata driven by Patrick Dolcemascolo, 69, was headed south on Morehead Lane and crossed Embassy "into the path" of the motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The front of the Hyundai hit the left side of the bike, ejecting Strand into the roadway. He was transported to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in critical condition. On Tuesday, Strand was still critical, but stable, said FHP spokesman Steve Gaskins. Dolcemascolo, of Port Richey, suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was cited for violation of right of way, Gaskins said.

DADE CITY

Church offers up Christian musical

A performance of Yeshua, a musical about Jesus, will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at First Baptist Church of Dade City, 37511 Church Ave. Attendance is free and no reservations are required. For information call the church at (352) 567-3265.

ZEPHYRHILLS

NAACP chapter president to speak

The Rev. Nathaniel Sims, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting of the East Pasco Democratic Club. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the meeting room of Bentley Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road. For information call club president Diane Parker at (813) 778-6743.

LUTZ

Chili cook-off will help the needy

Ierna's Heating and Cooling will host its first "Bring the Heat" Chili Cook-Off for the surrounding Lutz area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at 18843 U.S. 41 N (near the old brick school house). This family fun event will feature live music, a bounce house, raffles and five chili competitions. The chili contest entry fee is $20. Only 150 contestant spots are available. A $75 prize will be awarded for each category: Ladies' Choice, Judge's Choice, "Feel the Heat" (hottest) and the "Academy Award" for the most innovative; to be chosen by Intensity Academy Gourmet. The grand prize for the People's Choice award is $500. Proceeds will benefit a local family in need. To submit a contestant application, e-mail [email protected]

Correction

Johnny L. Horton was arrested the day after a sexual battery that allegedly took place Jan. 25. Due to incorrect information provided by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, an article Saturday gave the wrong dates for the incident and arrest.

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Her husband wouldn’t apologize to her father — so she shot him, police say

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