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Woman accused of gun threat at ice machine in Dade City

DADE CITY

Woman accused of gun threat at ice machine

Authorities say Erika N. Grant, 36, of Brooksville, left a party Tuesday night to get ice from a vending machine on Seventh Street. While in line at the Twice the Ice machine, Grant screamed, "Don't rush me!" and then grabbed a semi-automatic gun from her car and threatened to shoot the other customers, Dade City police said. Police found Grant as she was pulling back into the party at 13521 Wilson St., the report said. Grant told officers she hadn't threatened anyone. Officers said they found marijuana and ecstasy in the car. Grant, of 27334 Warner St. , faces drug charges and four counts of aggravated assault. She was released from jail Wednesday on $25,150 bail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Fundraiser today helps sick teacher

Friends of Marcy Kohler are hosting a fundraiser 3 to 10 p.m. today at Beef O'Brady's, 8717 Little Road, just north of Ridge Road. Kohler, who has been teaching in Pasco schools for 32 years, is battling cancer and is unable to work. Her husband, a teacher at River Ridge High School, is caring for her at home. Donations will be accepted and a percentage of food sales will go to Kohler. Darrell Huling and friends will provide entertainment.

HUDSON

Event offers food, football, tutoring

Kids can brush up on their football skills and meet a roster of star athletes at the "Back to School Kickoff" 11 a.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road. The free event will include group and individualized football clinics and drills, free food, an autograph session with current and former football players, prizes, and information on free educational opportunities for Pasco students. The event is sponsored by Huntington Learning Center to raise awareness about its free tutoring services available to qualifying elementary aged students in Pasco County. As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, Huntington provides free after-school tutoring in 14 Pasco schools. Parents are encouraged to attend the event with their children. For information, call Huntington at (813) 908-1000.

LAND O'LAKES

Healthy Start meeting canceled

Today's board meeting of the Healthy Start Coalition has been canceled. The general membership will meet 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. For information, call (727) 841-7888.

Woman accused of gun threat at ice machine in Dade City 08/26/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:21pm]
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