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Pasco deputies investigating body found in car in Holiday


Man's body found in car Friday morning

A body was found Friday morning in an abandoned car in Holiday Lake Estates. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office classified the death as suspicious but would not release more details. The body was that of a young adult man, said sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. The Sheriff's Office got a call just before 10 a.m. about an abandoned vehicle. A sheriff's Citizen Service Unit volunteer responded to take the report and found a dead man in the car near the intersection of Merrilon and Wellington drives.

Land O'Lakes

Teacher retires in midst of inquiry

Mitchell High School language arts teacher Gary East has retired from his position amid investigations by law enforcement, Child Protective Services and the school district's Employee Relations Department. East, 60, faces allegations that he had a physical and verbal altercation with a student last month. The investigations are ongoing. East worked for Pasco County schools for 21 years.

Port Richey

Free seminar is on veterans benefits

A free seminar on veterans' benefits will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Regency Residence, 6711 Embassy Blvd. Local veteran advocate Mark Larsen will explain the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension Program, which provides eligible veterans and surviving spouses $2,582 per month tax free. The seminar is designed to educate veterans and their families on eligibility and the application process. For information or to RSVP, call (727) 849-9335.

New Port Richey

Register now for kids winter camp

A winter camp is planned for children ages 7 to 14 from Dec. 26 to 30 and Jan. 2 to 6 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. The camp includes activities and field trips. To preregister and for cost information, call (727) 841-4560 or visit

Port Richey

Call now to rent flea market table

The Ladies Auxiliary to Father Felix Ulrich Knights of Columbus Council 5869 seek vendors for its flea market and craft sale to take place Feb. 25 at 5850 K of C Drive. The cost to reserve a table at the indoor sale is $10. There are a limited number of tables. Call Donna at (727) 863-0196.

Port Richey

School seeks vendors for fair

Bishop Larkin Catholic School seeks vendors for its fourth annual craft fair and vendor expo to be held Feb. 25-26 at the school, 8408 Monarch Drive. For information, call (727) 207-6083 or email

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