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Early morning threatening tweets land Moon Lake man in jail

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Newspapers and mixed papers float to the ground to be bailed for recycling at Progressive Waste Solutions, St. Petersburg, where Pasco County sends its materials for recycling. TIMES files (2014)

Pasco to test weekly curbside recycling

DADE CITY — An overwhelming number of Pasco residents want weekly curbside recycling, according to a county survey, but nearly half don't want to give up their twice-a-week trash pickups as a trade-off. The recycling numbers, previewed for county commissioners Monday, just 48 hours after Earth Day, led the board to …

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  1. Firefighters have contained 'suspicious' fires in Pasco County; State Road 54 reopened

    Fire

    TRINITY — Both directions of State Road 54 were re-opened Tuesday night after firefighters contained "suspicious" fires that burn 32 acres, according to Pasco County officials.

  2. Early morning threatening tweets land Moon Lake man in jail

    Crime

    MOON LAKE — The man made bomb threats over Twitter, Pasco County deputies said, claiming he had placed explosives around local government buildings.

    Terrance Upham, 43, of New Port Richey, is accused of using stolen wifi to send bomb threats over Twitter. [Photo courtesy of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  3. Patriot Bank merges with National Bank of Commerce in $31 million deal

    Banking

    TRINITY — Trinity-based Patriot Bank has signed an agreement to merge with Alabama-based National Bank of Commerce in a $31.3 million deal that creates a financial institution with $2.6 billion in assets, the companies announced Tuesday.

    David Key, president and CEO of Patriot Bank
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  4. Pasco to test weekly curbside recycling

    Environment

    DADE CITY — An overwhelming number of Pasco residents want weekly curbside recycling, according to a county survey, but nearly half don't want to give up their twice-a-week trash pickups as a trade-off.

    Newspapers and mixed papers float to the ground to be bailed for recycling at Progressive Waste Solutions, St. Petersburg, where Pasco County sends its materials for recycling. TIMES files (2014)
  5. Principal shuffle continues among elementary schools

    K12

    Three more Pasco County elementary schools will be getting new principals, with another round of shifts announced this week.

  6. Why was 'Saved by the Bell' star in Wesley Chapel on Saturday?

    Human Interest

    The Pasco County Sheriff's Office Twitter is updated almost hourly with SWAT training videos, mugshots, and deputies trying Unicorn frappuccinos from Starbucks.

    Mario Lopez poses with Pasco Sheriff's deputies at a car dealership event in Wesley Chapel on Saturday. (Photo from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Twitter)
  7. Review: Onstage lunacy makes 'Shakespeare/Abridged' a must-see

    Stage

    Okay, so maybe you were turned off by the very thought of a play by William Shakespeare somewhere in your sophomore year of high school, back when you were more attracted by sports or band or the person three rows up in Algebra 1 class than a lecture on Macbeth.