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Suspect held, questioned in bank robbery

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Suspect held, questioned in bank robbery

Detectives on Wednesday questioned a man suspected of robbing a Bank of America branch on Bartelt Road near U.S. 19, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said a man handed a note to a bank teller and received an undisclosed amount of cash about 10:15 a.m. He got into a Chevrolet Cavalier and left the bank at 4539 Bartelt Road. About 15 minutes later, Cpl. Marshall Maseda pulled over a Cavalier near Grand Boulevard, south of Moog Road, that matched the suspect vehicle. While questioning the driver, the deputy noticed a backpack sitting on the front seat. He found cash inside the backpack, though it's unclear if the backpack contained the same amount of money as was stolen from the bank, the spokesman said. The Sheriff's Office did not release the man's name Wednesday.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Girl, 1, burned in cooking accident

A 1-year-old baby girl was airlifted to an area hospital Wednesday evening with burns from a cooking accident. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is investigating the matter as a child abuse case, spokesman Doug Tobin said. The child suffered burns to her back, Tobin said. A Pasco Fire Rescue dispatcher said the burns were caused by hot water but would not elaborate. The Sheriff's Office did not release the family's name or address, or any further information Wednesday night.

DADE CITY

PHCC board picks a new chairman

The Pasco-Hernando Community College Board of Trustees has selected a retired education leader as its new chairman. Tom Weightman of Dade City, a former longtime Pasco schools superintendent, won unanimous support to head the board. He replaces Irvin Homer, who remains on the board as a trustee. The board also unanimously chose Deborah Kilgore of Brooksville, a retired banker, as its vice chair. Weightman, who was vice chairman last year, has served on the board since 2003, and Kilgore since 2005. Their terms will be for the 2008-09 school year.

Inside:

A head-on collision on U.S. 19 sends three people to the hospital. Story, Page 5

Pasco deaths

Best, Eric R.

Crabtree, Dorothy J.

Grodi, Robert L.

Guntor, John A. Jr.

Lane, Albert M. "Bud"

McConaghy, Elmer "Pete"

Morsey, Cameron David

Piacentine, Shirley M.

Titchenell, Curtis Eugene

Wilkens, Anna

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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