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The following students were named the West Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Students of the Month for March: Anyla Jordan, Chester Taylor Elementary; Kelli Waver, the Broach School; Natalee Mason, Raymond B. Stewart Middle; Victory Tinney, Zephyrhills High; Shalyn Carter, East Pasco Adventist Academy; Hannah Gouldborne, Heritage Academy.

Land O'Lakes High School was again listed as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post in its annual national school rankings released on April 7. According to their website, "America's Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that's a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year." There are more than 20,000 secondary schools in the United States, only 2,000 of which qualify for recognition by the Post. This places Land O'Lakes High School in the top one-half of 1 percent of all high schools in the nation. This year's ranking lists Land O'Lakes as 20th in Florida, 63rd in the South, and 114th in the United States.

Pasco student newsmakers 04/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:56pm]
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    Nation

    ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens halted Tuesday's scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA raised questions about his guilt.

    This February 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Marcellus Williams. [Missouri Department of Corrections via AP]
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    Crime

    BRANDON — One spring day in 2012, Marcus Wayne Hunt walked out the of Orient Road jail a free man after posting bail on a charge of fleeing from police and driving without a license

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[Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  3. Killings put spotlight on possible neo-Nazi threat

    Nation

    TAMPA — The friendship of the four young roommates — though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division — never seemed destined for bloodshed.

    This undated photo provided by Kianna Kaizer, shows  Jeremy Himmelman and his girlfriend Kianna Kaizer. Himmelman was fatally shot along with his friend Andrew Oneschuk, 18, by a roommate in the Tampa apartment the men all shared.  [AP photo]
  4. Fire at Wesley Chapel home leads to discovery of marijuana plants

    Fire

    WESLEY CHAPEL — A fire that broke out Monday at a Wesley Chapel home led to the discovery of a room with marijuana plants, the Pasco Sheriff's Office said.

  5. Kriseman gets 2nd police union endorsement

    Blogs

    Mayor Rick Kriseman is already backed by the city's largest police union, the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman has secured another police union endorsement