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More talk of flying popcorn and gunfire at Pasco stand your ground hearing


Video from Deputy Anthony Petersen's body cam shows him and two citizens rescuing a man from a burning car Sunday after a crash on State Road 52 near Kent Grove Drive. Photo 

credit: Screen grab from Pasco County Sheriff's Office video


Dramatic video: Driver rescued from burning car by Pasco deputy, two others

LAND O'LAKES — The 911 call was about a car on fire on State Road 52 near Kent Grove Drive. By the time Pasco Sheriff's Cpl. Anthony Petersen got there early Saturday, he found flames rising 20 feet high and a driver trapped inside. Luckily, Petersen wasn't alone. Two passers-by helped him pull the driver to safety …


  1. Hometown Pasco for Feb. 24

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Pasco news coordinator Jean Hamilton …

    Woman’s Club assists community: Over the past couple of months, the Dade City Woman’s Club has supported the Boys and Girls Club of Lacoochee. In December, Woman’s Club members donated 101 pairs of shoes to children in the Boys and Girls Club. Then, after receiving a special request from a local family with five children, the women provided shoes for them as well. Most recently, the club held a Build-a-Bear social at the Build-a-Bear Workshop at the Shops at Wiregrass. Members purchased and built 44 bears to donate to Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper to benefit children in the family court system. Children who are adopted out of foster care receive a bear to take to their forever home.
  2. Pasco County real estate transactions for Feb. 24, 2017

    Real Estate


    9801 Pine Leaf Ln., to Mary Mashke & Michael M. Mashke by Mary Wyline Mcmillan & Wyline W. Mcmillan, $288,000, 1/20/2017.

  3. Class notes


    • The Pasco and Hernando County region of Odyssey of the Mind will have its annual regional tournament for middle and high school students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Charles S. Rushe Middle School in Land O'Lakes. The regional tournament for elementary students will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 …

  4. More talk of flying popcorn and gunfire at Pasco stand your ground hearing


    DADE CITY — The second day of testimony in the stand your ground hearing of Curtis Reeves began Tuesday with a witness who offered yet another perspective of the fatal 2014 shooting of Chad Oulson.

  5. Pasco students again can opt out of low-performing schools


    After a year hiatus, Florida's program allowing students at persistently low performing public schools to choose higher achieving nearby schools with space is again available.

  6. Program at Cypress Elementary trains student leaders to assist their peers


    NEW PORT RICHEY — If Amy Allen, the counselor at Cypress Elementary School, has it her way, every student at the school will feel welcome, thanks to something called cLic.

  7. Improvements promised for second SunWest Park Crab and Shrimp Festival


    HUDSON — If crabs are your thing, you're in luck this weekend.

    JIM DAMASKE   |   TimesRacing hermit crabs will be among the featured activities at the second annual SunWest Park Crab and Shrimp Festival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at SunWest Park in Hudson.