Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pasco News

Hernando woman crashes car with 2-month-old inside 'to get attention' of ex-boyfriend

Hernando woman crashes car with 2-month-old inside 'to get attention' of ex-boyfriend

DADE CITY — A woman intentionally crashed her car, with a 2-month-old girl inside, just to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Tuesday night around 9 p.m., Breanna Bechtol, 21, of Weeki Wachee...
Published: 09/20/18
Pasco man taken down by K9 after attempting to kidnap infant girl, putting schools on lockdown

Pasco man taken down by K9 after attempting to kidnap infant girl, putting schools on lockdown

NEW PORT RICHEY — A few hours before he was lying on his back in the woods, shirtless with a dog’s jaws clamped around his arm, Kevin Wilson climbed into a second-story window and tried to kidnap a 6-month-old baby girl, according to the ...
Published: 09/19/18
Epilogue: Robert Judson Jr., a pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education

Epilogue: Robert Judson Jr., a pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education

Robert Judson Jr. was known simply as "The Voice." "He had a magnetic voice, made for radio, made for television," said Tim Beard, president of Pasco-Hernando State College, a position Mr. Judson held from 1994 to 2005. "To hear him talk was like, ...
Published: 09/19/18
Employee pay dominates Pasco schools budget debate

Employee pay dominates Pasco schools budget debate

LAND O' LAKES — The Pasco County School Board unanimously adopted a $1.26 billion budget Tuesday with a slightly lowered tax rate and funding for new school construction in both east and west Pasco.But the spending item that grabbed most of th...
Published: 09/19/18

Pasco/Hernando events for Sept. 21

MusicSoul of America — Rendezvous at the Ranch: This inaugural event will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the Hernando/Pasco county border. The event features six bands und...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
Pasco Business Digest for Sept. 21

Pasco Business Digest for Sept. 21

Business digest BrieflyOPEN HOUSE, RIBBON-CUTTING: On Aug. 29, the West Pasco Women’s Wellness & Pregnancy Center, 8125 U.S. 19, Port Richey, celebrated its new facility with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center provides c...
Published: 09/18/18
Apartments, retail centers planned for north side of SR 54 in Land O' Lakes

Apartments, retail centers planned for north side of SR 54 in Land O' Lakes

LAND O’ LAKES — A forest of pine and oak trees and an aging mobile home neighborhood could be replaced by luxury apartments and a pair of retail centers along State Road 54 west of Cypress Creek.In separate proposals, land owners and de...
Published: 09/19/18
Celebrate under the stars with Pasco County Astronomy Club

Celebrate under the stars with Pasco County Astronomy Club

NEW PORT RICHEY — The September night sky is calling. Members of the Pasco County Astronomy Club will be celebrating with a free stargazing party from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.As usual, club members will be se...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
Will Graham: New Zamperini movie shows 'how Christ can change someone’s life'

Will Graham: New Zamperini movie shows 'how Christ can change someone’s life'

BROOKSVILLE — The second half of the story of World War II hero and 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini opened in theaters Friday. Unbroken: Path to Redemption begins where the 2014 Unbroken movie ends. It centers on the five years after Zamperini c...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
Pasco, charities scramble for indigent medical aid

Pasco, charities scramble for indigent medical aid

NEW PORT RICHEY — A Pasco County contribution to provide medical care for needy people is not part of next year’s county budget.But that doesn't mean uninsured patients will go without seeing a health care provider.Here's why: The $356,...
Published: 09/18/18