Wesley Chapel man not guilty of sexual abuse
A jury this week acquitted a 32-year-old man of sexually abusing a teenage girl in the juvenile lockup where he worked as a counselor. Terry Lambus of Wesley Chapel faced a charge of sexual misconduct. The girl, who was 16 at the time, initially denied that anything had happened. But she later told investigators and testified this week that Lambus made her perform two different sex acts in 2008. Jurors saw two videos recorded at the facility that showed her and Lambus interacting but did not display images of any sexual contact. The jury deliberated less than a half-hour Tuesday before finding Lambus not guilty.
New hangar ready for Sheriff's Office
The sheriff's new hangar is ready for takeoff. Pasco County Sheriff Bob White held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the new aviation unit hangar near the Land O'Lakes Detention Center, 20101 Central Blvd. The hangar will be used for the sheriff's four patrol helicopters. It was built near the jail farming operations using inmate labor, saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said. And now that the sheriff has his own hangar, he won't have to pay to lease space elsewhere to store the aviation fleet.
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Habitat will show free documentary
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity will show Dirt! The Movie at 7:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its free "Movies on Madison" series. The documentary tells the story of this fundamental resource and how floods, drought, climate change and even war are directly related to the way people treat dirt. West Pasco Habitat for Humanity is at 4131 Madison St. Pets are welcome if the weather allows the movie to be shown outdoors. For information, call (727) 843-8786 or visit www.westpascohabitat.com.
Parade, contests will be for dogs
Looking for some fun with your favorite four-legged friend? The city will host a Dogs Day event from 2 to 5 p.m. March 19 at Agnes Lamb Park featuring a variety of pet-centered activities. Events will include a dog wagon parade at 2 p.m. (pre-register by calling 352-567-2669); a dog costume contest at 3 p.m. (pre-register by calling 352-521-0509); and the Canine Got Talent competition at 4 p.m. (pre-register by calling 352-567-3568). All dogs must be on a leash. Booths are available for vendors for $20; register by calling (352) 424-4972. Nonprofit vendors are free. The event is sponsored by the Dade City Youth Council, the Dade City Animal Clinic, Florida Dog with Style and the Farmer's Feed Depot.