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Miscarried fetus found buried in yard

Published March 13, 2007



A pregnant woman who miscarried last week buried the fetus on a friend's Parrish Grove Road property Saturday, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. An investigation arose Sunday when a friend of property owner Wayne Jefferson became suspicious and dug up the grave. Crime scene tape surrounded the property and investigators milled about for several hours, neighbors said. One TV station reported a baby was found buried in the yard. But sheriff's officials said Monday the fetus was just 12 weeks old. Authorities did not release the identity of the mother, who lives in New Port Richey. An investigation is ongoing.


Wind gust slams hang glider down

A 64-year-old Traverse City, Mich., man, Ronald Yatich, was flown to Tampa General Hospital on Monday evening after crashing his hang glider on a field outside the Land O'Lakes jail. Pasco deputies Lt. Thomas Bailey and Sgt. William Lawless saw the accident at 5:20 p.m. as they were leaving the jail. Yatich appeared to be trying to land, the deputies said, but a gust of wind threw his glider back up in the air just as his feet touched the ground. The wind then slammed him back to the ground. Yatich told the deputies he couldn't feel his legs. He said he was in the Tampa Bay area with a group of hang gliders and had taken off from a shop near the Davenport Wallaby Ranch near Tampa. His condition was not available Monday evening.

Man on sport bike dies in collision

A 41-year-old Tampa man died Sunday morning after a crash on his Honda sport bike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. John D. Hendrickson was driving northbound on Ehren Cutoff about 10:15 a.m. Sunday. The patrol said he veered into the southbound lane, colliding with a Pontiac Trans Am driven by Megan Morse, 17, of Land O'Lakes. Hendrickson, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from his bike and died at the scene. Morse was not injured. An investigation is ongoing.

Hit the road for scavenger hunt

Before hitting the pubs this St. Patrick's Day, kick off the day with a driving tour of central Pasco. Les Saland and a group of friends - all pioneers of a nonprofit business networking organization called Select Services of Tampa Bay - are organizing a scavenger hunt road rally that starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Willow Bend shopping plaza on State Road 54. The hunt will take drivers, with a maximum of four per team, through businesses throughout Land O'Lakes, Wesley Chapel and Lutz. A $20 donation is requested per participant, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For information, call Saland at (813) 995-0292 or visit Saland's business networking group, which meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Land O'Lakes community center.

[Last modified March 12, 2007, 22:48:05]

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