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Hopefully, 'you can hear me now'!

Hopefully, 'you can hear me now'!

Pasco County, FL -- In its ongoing efforts to bolster the performance of its mobile broadband network in the Tampa area, AT&T announced today, April 20, it has added extra capacity to more than 60 cell sites and activated two new sites.

Customers are expected to experience improved mobile broadband and voice performance as a result of the upgrades in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties.

The capacity network upgrade added new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to support more voice and data traffic on the cell sites. Adding extra capacity to a cell site is like widening a highway – you’re creating more lanes to accommodate increasing traffic.

The areas benefitting from the additional mobile broadband capacity in Pasco include:

K9's need cash in Pasco County!

K9's need cash in Pasco County!

New Port Richey, FL -- They've been talking about it for years.

In fact, it's been more than two decades.

The K9 team for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office has been working in cramped quarters for more than 24 years.

Bags of dog food, supplies and a tiny computer desk crowd the small room.

Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Saddlebrook!

Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Saddlebrook!

Wesley Chapel, FL -- Join the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce for their Monthly Business Breakfast. 

Speaker: J.D. Porter, Wiregrass Ranch

Guests can enjoy a fantastic breakfast buffet and networking opportunity with Chamber members at 8 a.m. on April 5.

Woman finds storage unit infested with rats

Woman finds storage unit infested with rats

New Port Richey, Florida -- A Holiday woman says she came across a disgusting problem when she showed up to her storage unit at Sentry Mini-Storage recently.

Inside unit 712 at the facility on U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, Naomi Verilhac says she found two dead rats and evidence of many more.

Most of her belongings, including furniture and her wedding dress, were either chewed through or soaked in rat feces and urine.

"My brother or son moved something, and the maggots just scurried," Verilhac recalled.

Right away, she went to the facility's front office.

Check out new state-of-the-art animal hospital

Check out new state-of-the-art animal hospital

Lutz, FL -- East-West Animal Hospital will be welcomed into the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. 

The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.

East-West Animal Hospital provides unique care for your pets by combining both Eastern medicine (through the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments) and conventional Western care (surgeries, x-rays and dental care) for emergency and preventative medicine for residents of Pasco County and Northern Hillsborough County. 

Pasco inmates build new airport hangar

Pasco inmates build new airport hangar

Land O'Lakes, Florida - It was free labor, built by inmates.

Pasco County Sheriff Bob White was thrilled to see his new 10,000-square-foot facility.

The hangar cost $336,686, which the Sheriff said was well below two bids. 

One of those bids was more than $1 million and the other was more than $750,000.

Is New Port Richey spending its money correctly?

Is New Port Richey spending its money correctly?

New Port Richey, FL -- There's no doubt that these are troubling times - high gas prices, big unemployment numbers, violence against police officers.

So, what can be done to address these problems?

Talk about it, says the New Port Richey city manager.

City Manager John Schneiger is set to hold a State of the City public meeting on Thursday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers.