Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Driver mows down Toys for Tots at Pasco auto shop

new port richey

Driver hits shop, mows down toys

A driver crashed into an auto repair shop early Saturday, plowing into a heap of playthings collected for Toys for Tots. The Ice Cold Air shop at 3508 U.S. 19, near Moog Road, is now extending its toy collection drive through Wednesday in the hopes of receiving new toys to replace the damaged donations. "We've had a tremendous turnout this year with Toys for Tots and we were saddened by the … incident that impacted the collected toys for this location," said company president Robin Hughes. "I believe that supporting this great program can make a big difference in the lives of hundreds or even thousands of children." Ice Cold Air will continue to offer a free oil change at this location to anyone who donates a new toy by Wednesday. For information call toll-free 1-800-838-2653 or visit www.icecoldair.net.

new port richey

Stranger claims to boys he's a cop

Two boys at Richey Elementary told authorities that a man approached them at their bus stop Friday morning and asked them questions, claiming to be a police officer. The boys, ages 6 and 8, reported seeing the man at a stop at Van Doren and Gulf drives. He spoke in a froggy voice and had a "crooked-twisted face," the kids said, according to a Sheriff's Office report. He asked them where they live and how old they are, and after identifying himself as a police officer, said they should notify him if they have any problems. He has not been identified. The students described him as a slender white man wearing a gray hoodie and red sweat pants covering a pair of jeans. He was between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall and had a slight beard.

port richey

City manager's contract discussed

The Port Richey City Council met Monday evening to discuss City Manager Richard Reade's performance after one year on the job and consider renewing his contract. For coverage visit www.pasco.tampabay.com.

Pasco deaths

Bandy, John E.

Gallarello, Gloria M.

Heikkinen, Vicki L.

Holmes, Joseph D.

Hoyt, Myrtle

Pickering, Mary Ellen

Roach, James Patrick

This list is from detailed obituaries which are published in Section B.

Driver mows down Toys for Tots at Pasco auto shop 12/15/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:32am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Who is in charge during a hurricane? Hillsborough County and Tampa still can't agree

    Hurricanes

    TAMPA — Who has the authority to order an evacuation during a hurricane?

    Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he has evacuation authority.
  2. Gators rally past Kentucky, streak hits 31

    Blogs

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the second week in a row, Florida found itself storming the field in a game that came down to the last second. A 57-yard field-goal attempt by Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis came just a few feet short of making history and snapping a 30-year losing streak, as the No. 20 Gators escaped a …

    Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.
  3. Pen makes it way too interesting as Rays hang on for 9-6 win

    Blogs

    A couple of home runs provided the news pegs of the night for the Rays, but it was more topical to talk about what nearly happened as they hung on for a 9-6 win over the Orioles.

    Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the third inning was the Rays' record-breaking 217th of the season, as well as his …

  4. An attempt to project what Rays will look like in 2018

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — We know what the Rays look like this year: a team that had enough talent but too many flaws, in construction and performance, and in the next few days will be officially eliminated from a wild-card race it had a chance to win but let slip away.

    Adeiny Hechavarria, high-fiving Lucas Duda, seems likely to be brought back.
  5. Trump fallout: Bucs' DeSean Jackson to make 'statement' Sunday

    Bucs

    Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson said Saturday that he will make a "statement" before today's game against the Vikings in response to President Donald Trump's comment that owners should "fire" players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) makes a catch during the first half of an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.