Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pasco News

Weeki Wachee River kayak vendor to fund marine deputy after daylong fight with Hernando Commission

Weeki Wachee River kayak vendor to fund marine deputy after daylong fight with Hernando Commission

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County commissioners approved a new two-year contract on Tuesday with the kayak vendor for Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, securing commitments from the company to fund a full-time marine deputy on the Weeki Wachee Rive...
Published: 09/26/18
Port Richey council wants to make it easier to fire a city manager

Port Richey council wants to make it easier to fire a city manager

PORT RICHEY — The Port Richey City Council wants to make it easier to fire its city managers, but will let voters decide whether to give the idea the green light.The council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval for a referendum on the April 9,...
Published: 09/26/18
Residents of tiny Aripeka will keep their post office after new agreement

Residents of tiny Aripeka will keep their post office after new agreement

ARIPEKA —In this tiny fishing town where nothing much changes, even the conflict this summer was nothing new: Five years after a disagreement that led to the closure of the town's post office, word circulated that the office was set to close a...
Published: 09/25/18
Child drownings have more than doubled this year in Pasco. County responds, offers tips for parents.

Child drownings have more than doubled this year in Pasco. County responds, offers tips for parents.

Hunter Lane was a curious boy, his parents told deputies, fascinated by a world he was just beginning to discover.That might have been why, on April 11, the 2-year-old left his toys on the living room floor of his Hudson home and wandered outside, to...
Published: 09/27/18
You thought you knew these candidates? In House District 38, it's Tent Killer challenging Little Danny

You thought you knew these candidates? In House District 38, it's Tent Killer challenging Little Danny

Most everybody knew John David Hayes simply as “David’’ until 1982. The then-21-year-old skydiving enthusiast, however, made a bad landing on his 11th jump in Alberta, Canada, and soon everyone started calling him something else. "...
Published: 09/25/18
Citrus County crash kills two, including Port Richey motorcyclist

Citrus County crash kills two, including Port Richey motorcyclist

A Port Richey motorcyclist and pedestrian from Citrus County were killed Monday morning in a crash on U.S. 19 in Homosassa.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 50-year-old Donald Glenn Moore was riding northbound on U.S. 19, near South Suffolk Te...
Published: 09/25/18
Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

LAND O’LAKES — Samantha Keithley sent a series of disturbing text messages late Sunday, complaining about her husband to a longtime friend.“Kirk has lost his mind Kristin,” she wrote in one text to friend Kristin Kellin. &...
Published: 09/24/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Sept. 28

Re: Epilogue: Robert Judson Jr., a pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education (9-19-18)I had the pleasure of working with the late Dr. Robert Judson, the former president of what is now Pasco-Hernando State College, for many years. During my tenure as a Flo...
Published: 09/24/18

Tickets on sale for Richey Community Orchesta season

Music is in the offing as tickets go on sale Oct. 1 for the 2018-2019 season of the Richey Community Orchestra. The non-profit orchestra, under the direction of Stephen P. Brown, features a multi-generational group of 50 professional and amateur musi...
Published: 09/24/18
New theater and conservatory opening broadens local offerings

New theater and conservatory opening broadens local offerings

By Barbara L. FredricksenTimes CorrespondentAt the age of 75, Vince Vanni seems to have finally found his bliss.Area theater-goers know Vanni from his many performances at Stage West Community Playhouse, Show Palace Dinner Theatre and with Live Oak T...
Published: 09/24/18