Leah Masuda, Bay News 9

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Past articles by Leah:

IRMA: Feeding Tampa Bay opens distribution sites for storm relief

It’s been more than a week since Irma and many are still struggling. → Read More

Elderly widow says staying at shelter during Irma was rewarding

Carol Bacchus is back in her comfy home. But over a week ago when Hurricane Irma approached, it was a different story. → Read More

IRMA: In Pasco County, many still in shelters days after hurricane

Many Pasco County residents have stayed home. Others have been put up in hotels as the county tries to close its last shelter. → Read More

IRMA: Pasco community feeds first responders during non-stop work

Papapano’s has owned Christo’s for 14 years and knows how to help when it comes to first responders who haven’t had a decent meal. → Read More

IRMA: Year after Hermine, Pasco residents again deal with flooding

A Pasco County family moved into their home a month before Hermine. Now, they are once again dealing with flooding, thanks to Irma. → Read More

IRMA: Pasco County to have designated shelter for sex offenders

In Wesley Chapel, one high school has opened up for families, pets, and sex offenders. That has some families concerned. → Read More

IRMA: Pasco County students using drones to document Irma damage

A group of Pasco County high school students is doing its part to help when it comes to documenting any potential damage from Hurricane Irma. → Read More

IRMA: Bay area gas stations experience outages as run on fuel continues

There’s reportedly plenty of fuel, but with the demand so high right now the trucks can’t keep up, especially to stations that are far from ports. → Read More

Pasco 7th grader with tourettes on a mission to educate peers about the disorder

Adrianna plans to continue her mission to educate others about the disorder. → Read More

Tampa company that works with autistic children opens 5th location

Phelps says the goal is to teach children the skills they need to become independent and one day well-rounded adults. → Read More

Pasco deputies conduct large-scale enforcement operation

The agency's 'Enforcement Action Plan' targeted prolific offenders, code enforcement violators, and those with outstanding warrants. → Read More

New recruiting efforts paying off for Pasco schools

The district hopes it can keep up the trend of bringing on more certified hires. It’s currently sitting at 134 open positions for its 90 schools. → Read More

Residents protest over proposed homeless center in a Pasco neighborhood

The proposed center would be located off Ridge Road at the old Boys and Girls Club building. → Read More

Drugs, stolen guns, Nazi propaganda found in New Port Richey home

Investigators said the Griffin Park area, where the home is located, is known for its long standing history of self-proclaimed Neo Nazi’s. → Read More

Cash, documents, computers found at Land O'Lakes sinkhole

The county is celebrating the little things that could help these families whose lives have been turned upside down. → Read More

Land O' Lakes sinkhole clean-up halted by collapse

A 10-foot-wide by 80-foot-long section of the sinkhole that swallowed two homes in Land O' Lakes collapsed Thursday night. → Read More

Athletic trainers return to Pasco schools' sports fields

Earlier this summer, the Pasco County School District was without athletic trainers. Fortunately, for athletes and families, it was short-lived. → Read More

Clean up set to begin at Land O' Lakes sinkhole site

Pasco County will begin work this week to clean out the massive sinkhole that swallowed two homes in Land O' Lakes. → Read More

Buildings at former Inverness Boy Scout camp being auctioned

An old Boy Scout campground has been sitting vacant for years, but now there's a chance to take some of the history home. → Read More

Pasco sinkhole clean-up on hold, homeowners in limbo

Work to remediate and clean out the sinkhole is still on hold, and some residents still can’t go home. → Read More