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Pompano Beach woman dies in Hernando car crash

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Woman, 29, dies in car crash


A 29-year-old woman died after her car ran off the road Friday night. The Florida Highway Patrol says Katrina Ann Watkins of Pompano Beach was headed south on Mondon Hill Road in Brooksville about 10:30 p.m. when her 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier veered onto the east shoulder, spun and hit an embankment at Bertram Road. The car flipped multiple times, the FHP report states. Watkins, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

Day of Prayer event at courthouse May 5

Conservative Christian Teens for America, along with local churches of various denominations, will gather for a National Day of Prayer event from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 on the steps of the Hernando County Courthouse at 20 N Main St. There will be music and prayer, scripture readings and founding fathers' quotes recited. The purpose will be to pray for the nation, families and leaders. Local and state elected officials have been invited. For more information, call Annie Baker at (813) 732-1507 or (352) 588-4036, or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Varn Park's trail to be closed for resurfacing

The city of Brooksville's walking/jogging trail at Tom Varn Park will be closed starting May 2 for pavement resurfacing. The project is expected to be completed within 30 days. The park is at 301 Darby Lane. Call the Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department at (352) 540-3830 or visit cityofbrooksville.us.

WEEKI WACHEE

Hurricane & Safety Expo in park May 7

Hernando Sheriff's Office/Emergency Management will present the Hurricane & Safety Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. This year's guest speaker will be Denis Phillips, chief meteorologist with WFTS-Ch. 28 in Tampa, who will discuss the hurricane season and answer questions. The expo is an educational family event. Vendors of safety, personal disaster preparedness and home-retrofitting products are invited to participate or support the event. Call (352) 754-4083 or visit hernandosheriff.org/em.

Today's pick

Hernando Philippine-American Association Easter Sunday Picnic in the Park: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Bring a dish. (352) 848-1031 or (352) 666-5381.

Pompano Beach woman dies in Hernando car crash 04/23/11 [Last modified: Saturday, April 23, 2011 2:50pm]
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