Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

Around the Suncoast

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

'Just the Facts — Understanding Your Medicare Options': 10:30 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Art Attack! youth program: 5-6 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Geared for youth ages 6 to 12, who will learn about a famous artist, then make their own work of art, inspired by that artist. Free. (352) 754-4043.

PASCO COUNTY

Bayonet Point Yacht Club hosts 'Liar's Night': 7 p.m., Signal Cove Association Clubhouse, 13139 Tiller Drive, Hudson. Attendees tell stories that are true or untrue. A trophy will be awarded for the best story. Bring snacks and drinks. Come early to register. Free. (410) 603-3113.

College Community Chorus presents 'Love Songs through the Ages': 7:15 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Free. (877) 879-7422. phcc.edu.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Brooksville City Council, financial workshop, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County Commission/Tourist Development Council, 10 a.m. , Saint Leo University, Donald Tapia School of Business, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo.

Dade City Commission, 5:30 p.m., City Hall annex, 14150 Fifth St.

Port Richey City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 6333 Ridge Road.

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Pinellas is at the center of a rise in Florida flu outbreaks

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Updated: 12 minutes ago
Raymond James advice for small to mid-sized companies about activist shareholders? Prepare and listen

Raymond James advice for small to mid-sized companies about activist shareholders? Prepare and listen

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Updated: 18 minutes ago

Here’s the backstory of the Pasco casino boat operator whose ship caught on fire

By Zachary T. SampsonTimes Staff WriterLong before a shuttle ship from Tropical Breeze Casino caught fire Sunday off the coast of Port Richey, leaving one passenger dead, the company behind the operation was a source of controversy.The casino operato...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Tampa judge denies ‘stand your ground’ claim in Lyfe Coleman murder case

Tampa judge denies ‘stand your ground’ claim in Lyfe Coleman murder case

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Rep’s ‘Gnit’ is a sharp commentary on narcissism in the age of selfies

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Updated: 1 hour ago
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Updated: 1 hour ago
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Updated: 1 hour ago
Panic ensued after casino shuttle caught fire, survivor recalls

Panic ensued after casino shuttle caught fire, survivor recalls

By HOWARD ALTMAN Times Staff Writer PORT RICHEY — Before directing them to abandon the burning ship, the crew of The Island Lady casino shuttle moved passengers around the 72-foot wood-hulled vessel as fire began smouldering on both sides, one passen...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dow bursts through 26,000 in record seven trading days

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Updated: 2 hours ago