Tarpon man arrested in crash death
A Tarpon Springs man has been arrested in a June accident that killed a man walking in a Holiday neighborhood. The Florida Highway Patrol says Joshua H. Cross, then 20, was speeding down Louis Avenue on his Suzuki motorcycle, passing slower vehicles, when he collided with a 1990 Toyota turning onto Lucas Street. The impact flipped the motorcycle several times, sending it toward the north shoulder. That's where it hit Richard K. Dickens, 53, who was walking along the street. Dickens died at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Cross, who suffered serious injuries in the June 14 crash, has recovered. The driver of the Toyota, Luz M. Quiles, 73, of Holiday suffered minor injuries. Cross was arrested late Tuesday on a charge of vehicular homicide. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail after posting $10,000 bail.
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Races will benefit Alzheimer's group
Alzheimer's Family Organization will host its 2011 Pasco Challenge races on Saturday at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. Nearly 500 competitors are expected to run, cycle and walk for patients and families helped by the organization. The events include a half-marathon; 5K and 10K foot races; 25K, 50K and 100K bicycle tours; and a 1-mile walk/fun run. Registration begins at 6:15 a.m., and all events start at 8 a.m. To register or for details, call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free 1-888-496-8004.
Women's club seeks vendors
The Lexington Oaks Women's Club is seeking vendors and sellers to participate in its annual fundraising event, in conjunction with a community yard sale, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16. Spaces are available for $15. The sale will be at the Lexington Oaks Community Center, 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd. For applications and information, call (813) 907-9063.
Lenten service will include confession
Holy Name Monastery will hold a Lenten service with confession at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The monastery is at 33201 State Road 52, 3 miles east of Interstate 75. For information, call (352) 588-8320 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anastacia Tasch is one of the volunteers who coordinates recycling efforts to raise money for Gulfside Elementary. Her name was misspelled in Wednesday's Top of the Class.