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Pasco detectives shoot woman during raid

DADE CITY

Detectives shoot woman during raid

Pasco detectives shot a woman during a vice and narcotics operation Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office reported. The woman was flown to a hospital, spokesman Kevin Doll said. Doll said the shooting happened near the intersection of Seminole and Pinellas avenues near the Tommytown area of Dade City. The 911 call came at 4:53 p.m. The woman's identity and other circumstances of the shooting were not released Tuesday night.

HUDSON

Caregiver accused of stealing $3,415

Paula R. Sanders, a 31-year-old in-home caregiver, swindled more than $3,400 from an elderly patient last year, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Sanders, who lives at 9201 Ledgestone Lane in Port Richey, worked for a company called Visiting Angels, which placed caregivers with those needing assistance. Sanders provided full-time living assistance for her 84-year-old patient, who suffered from dementia and lived in Hudson, a report says. Sanders took four checks from the patient — totalling $3,415 — and used some of the money to pay for her apartment lease, the report states. Sanders was arrested Monday and is charged with exploitation of the elderly. As of Tuesday, she was being held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. A call to Visiting Angels headquarters was not returned Tuesday. Sanders lists herself as unemployed.

LAND O'LAKES

Board votes to give teacher back pay

Jeffrey Bush won his Pasco County teaching job back more than a month ago. Now he'll collect his lost pay, too. The Pasco School Board on Tuesday rejected Superintendent Heather Fiorentino's recommendation that Bush not receive the nine months of pay he lost while suspended awaiting his disciplinary hearing. Bush was accused of manhandling a student who made crude comments about Bush's wife. "I don't believe we talked about the charging document," board member Joanne Hurley said. "And I do not believe the evidence supports those two charges." Only chairman Frank Parker disagreed. "He was suspended without pay. He openly admitted that he grabbed a student … (and) dumped a chair," Parker said. "That's basically what the allegations were."

LAND O'LAKES

Friends of NRA plan benefit dinner

The Friends of the NRA Dinner and Auction will be Nov. 7 at the Rotary Concourse Pavilion, off State Road 52, about a half-mile west of the Suncoast Parkway. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. The benefit provides funds for gun- safety programs for Boy Scouts and 4-H Clubs, and for women's training. Tickets are $35 per person. Call Charlie Amaral at (727) 857-1937, Mike Jones at (727) 857-1661, or Bill Bunting at (727) 862-1063.

Sports center in the works

Pasco commissioners move forward with plans for a new sports complex. Page 4

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

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