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There is a possible repair solution for the Pasco County sinkhole that destroyed two homes last summer.

The Board of County Commissioners and the Public Safety office are leaning towards a decorative fence, the least expensive and safest option.

Regulators To Look At Need For Power Plants In Pasco, Putnam Counties

Dec 29, 2017
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State regulators will hear arguments in March on proposals for two new power plants in Putnam and Pasco counties that would supply electricity to customers of electric cooperatives throughout Florida.

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Hurricane Irma impacted the entire Tampa Bay area. WUSF has reporters spread out across the region. This county-by-county breakdown will be updated continuously as the storm passes.

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Hurricane Irma is having an impact on the entire Tampa Bay area. WUSF has reporters spread out across the region. This county-by-county breakdown will be updated continuously as the storm passes.

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Ralph Terry, a 73-year-old retiree who lives in a sleepy neighborhood in Land O'Lakes, seems particularly sanguine about living just a few doors down from a gaping, literal, void in the earth.

Defense attorneys for a retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting a man in a movie theater are continuing to present their case to a judge during a so-called Stand Your Ground hearing.


A "stand your ground" hearing will begin for a 74-year-old retired police captain accused of shooting and killing a man during an argument at a Florida movie theater.

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis got another earful Saturday during the second of his “listening sessions,” hearing from advocates on both sides of the Obamacare issue.

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An election will be held Tuesday in Pasco County to determine who will replace Republican state Rep. Mike Fasano.

Fasano stepped down because he was appointed to be the county's tax collector by Gov. Rick Scott.

In a twist, Fasano has backed Democratic candidate Amanda Murphy to be his successor, over fellow Republican Bill Gunter.

This is not the first time a Republican has supported a Democrat in the state of Florida. USF political science professor, Susan MacManus says it's not an unusual occurrence in Florida.

Credit: Bay News 9

A brush fire is burning near New York Avenue and U. S. Highway 19 in Hudson.  

The Pasco County Fire Department tells Bay News 9 that the fire appears to have started in the woods behind Club Wildwood Mobile Home Park.  Around 150 residents were evacuated.  

UPDATE: U. S. 19 between Hudson Avenue and New York Avenue has reopened