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Approval for condo project sought

A Lutz developer is seeking county approvals for a 152-unit condominium project on the south side of State Road 54 about 2 miles east of U.S. 41. Van Dorsten/King Corp. has submitted preliminary site plans for the 74-acre development, called Heron Cove Condominiums. The county's Development Review Committee will examine the project at a meeting today.

Mobile home fire investigated

SHADY HILLS _ Officials are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a mobile home early Tuesday, according to Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports. The fire at 16433 Ashington Lane started about 3 a.m. A neighbor saw the single-wide mobile home on fire and called authorities. No one was in the home at the time. Authorities don't know how the fire started, but the fire marshal's office said it appears suspicious.

SEEING ORANGE: Richey Elementary School third-grader Krunal Patel, 9, descends into a tunnel slide on the New Port Richey school's playground recently. The orange cast on his face is light reflecting off the tunnel.