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Officials identify dead pedestrian

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 7, 2007



Florida Highway Patrol troopers identified the pedestrian killed Tuesday after he was struck by a car while walking across Brandon Boulevard.

Robert L. Worstell, 50, 690 E Finley St. in Eagle Lake, was struck by a four-door Hyundai as he walked across Brandon Boulevard near Ridgewood Drive, according to the highway patrol.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the Hyundai, Donna W. Smith. 


97 cats removed from house with 3 humans

Pinellas County Animal Control removed 97 cats from a house in Tarpon Springs on Thursday after neighbors complained about an odor.

The city's building department condemned the house at 759 Seminole Blvd. Tarpon Springs police Sgt. Barbara Templeton said three adults lived at the residence, but officials withheld their names due to histories of mental illness. At least one cat inside the home had died.


Pasco officials pull money out of fund

Pasco County commissioners Thursday pulled what money they could from the troubled state investment pool.

The Pasco commission entered Thursday with $508-million in the state pool. It ordered $65-million withdrawn into a U.S. government-backed fund - the maximum allowed under a plan to keep the pool solvent without costing the county a penalty fee. Another $370-million in county money remains in the fund.


City officials protest cable lineup change

City commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday protesting Bright House Networks' decision to remove government access channels from the company's basic cable lineup.

If basic cable subscribers want to catch local politicians in action now, they'll have to upgrade to digital cable or rent a special digital box for $1 a month.

The change goes into effect Dec. 11.

[Last modified December 7, 2007, 00:21:49]

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