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NEW EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE FUNDED BY GRANT

LAND O'LAKES

Pasco County Fire Rescue has been awarded nearly $400,000 in federal grant money by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite announced Wednesday. Pasco fire Chief Anthony Lopinto plans to use the money to purchase equipment that allows firefighters to monitor each other's location during emergencies where their visibility is limited or blocked.

PORT RICHEY

Witness accounts of assault varying

The people who saw Sandra Hesler after she was attacked outside the Lane Glo bowling alley Tuesday night have different memories of the incident. Some witnesses recalled a man and woman; some just a man. Some saw a gray car; others saw a gray truck. But a sheriff's deputy who investigated the incident reported that Hesler, 38, of Port Richey suffered severe stab wounds to her arm and another to her forehead. Paramedics were treating her at the Ridge Road bowling alley just after midnight, and she was unable to talk to the deputy. Her condition was unavailable Wednesday. No arrests have been made, and the weapon was not found.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Free dental care for those in need

Dr. Vincent Monticciolo hopes to put some sparkle in people's smiles from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday by offering free dentistry to anyone who needs dental work. In his seventh annual Dentistry from the Heart event, Dr. Monticciolo will treat patients in need of fillings, extractions and cleanings. Monticciolo Sedation Dentistry is at 4530 Grand Blvd., (727) 849-4246. Dr. Monticciolo and his volunteers will treat the first 500 patients, or however many they can service by 4:30 p.m.

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