Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Motorcyclist in critical condition after collision with car


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.


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.


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.


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]


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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Power outage halts flights at Atlanta international airport

Power outage halts flights at Atlanta international airport

ATLANTA — A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year.Passengers were left in the dark when...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Wesley Chapel woman, 28, dies after crashing motorcycle

LUTZ — A 28-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday after she crashed near Lutz Lake Fern Road and Apian Way, Hillsborough deputies reported.Erica Kristen Rodriguez of Wesley Chapel was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle with a small group of motorcyclists eastb...
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Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Warren Sapp pointed to the sky. And then he dropped Kurt Warner to the ground.The Bucs had just intercepted Warner for the fourth time. Sapp’s block cleared the way for Derrick Brooks to cross the goal line and clinch the win.Before Tampa Bay p...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of a small Florida town arrested for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits to park at city hall has resigned.The Bradenton Herald reports that Teresa Bradley resigned and was given six-months of probation as pa...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Woman, 24, hit by Land Rover, in critical condition

LARGO — A 24-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday night, police said.Khadijah Wood was walking through the parking lot of the Sandy Lane Apartment Homes on Belcher Road about 7:30 p.m.At the same time, Ju...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Warm, sunny Sunday in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s another bright, sunny day in Tampa Bay. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay areaHigh temperatures should reach about 80 d...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

A first-degree murder suspect remains at large almost a week after the fatal shooting of a Winter Haven father.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Johnny Ray Owsley’s murder of 35-year-old Adam Thrower, called "Cook" by friends, involved Owsley’s e...
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Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

DENVER — The Lightning left for Las Vegas Saturday for the first of four nights in Sin City.But Tampa Bay’s first regret came before it boarded the charter flight; the Lighting lamented making Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Avalanche much more thrilling...
Published: 12/16/17
Updated: 12/17/17

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David out for Monday’s game vs. Falcons

TAMPA — As if containing All-Pro Julio Jones and the Falcons offense isn’t challenging enough, the Bucs will try to do so Monday night without perhaps their top defensive players, tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David.On Saturday, Bucs coa...
Published: 12/16/17