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Girl, 15, injured in water scooter accident

A 15-year-old girl needed 19 staples to close two cuts on her head after a water scooter accident Wednesday off the Bayport boat pier.

Alysa Correa was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, where she was treated and released. She never lost consciousness, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which investigated the incident.

A Wildlife spokeswoman said the girl, her brother and a friend were riding on two water scooters just outside the manatee protection area Wednesday afternoon. The girl turned left just as her brother, Nick, released the gas pedal, so he could not steer.

His scooter ran over the top of his sister's, knocking her off and injuring her. The wildlife commission and Hernando County sheriff's deputies responded.

Dunkin Donuts store on U.S. 19 to relocate

SPRING HILL _ The Dunkin Donuts on U.S. 19 is moving north to Lakewood Plaza, joining Publix, Applebee's and Popeye's.

A new 3,000-square-foot building is planned at 4471 Commercial Way, according to design drawings submitted to the Hernando County Development Department this week. Plans call for a Dunkin Donuts-Baskin Robbins store.

The new Dunkin Donuts will be owned and managed by Buddy and Cathy Cavanagh, who own the two existing Spring Hill Dunkin Donuts on Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way, said Ken Dalton, of MRP Design Group in Marietta, Ga. It will replace the Dunkin Donuts at 3125 Commercial Way.

Dalton did not know when the new store would open.

Neither the Cavanaghs nor Dunkin Donuts media spokesmen returned calls for comment.

The newly constructed but empty Dunkin Donuts store on State Road 50 near Mariner Boulevard is still vacant, in need of a franchiser, according to signs at the store and a Dunkin Donuts Web site listing available stores.

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