Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Former NFL player Darren Hambrick gets probation in assault

DADE CITY

D. Hambrick gets probation in assault case

Former Pasco High School football star and NFL player Darren Hambrick was sentenced to 18 months of probation Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault and another count of misdemeanor battery. Hambrick, 33, of Lacoochee was accused in April of assaulting his girlfriend and preventing kids in the house from calling 911. The girlfriend told sheriff's deputies that he pulled her hair and hit her and scratched her with a lamp. Hambrick said she pointed a gun at him. The Hambrick brothers — Darren and Troy — led Pasco to a state championship in 1992. Both of them went on to play in the NFL. Darren Hambrick's last season was in 2002 with the Cleveland Browns. Troy Hambrick was sentenced earlier this year to five years in federal prison for selling crack cocaine.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Fires at two homes displace two men

Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to mobile home fires Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A fire on Peaceful Lane is believed to have started in the kitchen, while the blaze on Kimball Court was traced to a space heater connected to an extension cord, officials said. No one was injured in the fires, but two men, one from each home, are now displaced. One is receiving help from the Red Cross.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Fundraiser set for snow-lover Alex

A fundraiser for 7-year-old Alex Gualemi, the Port Richey boy with inoperable brain cancer, will be held Saturday at King of Kings Lutheran church. Alex was featured in a recent Pasco Times story when the church paid to bring a snowmaking machine to his home. One of his wishes was to see snow. Saturday's event, noon until 4 p.m., will feature a silent auction, craft show, face painting and games for children, music and a lunch by Ron's Bar-B-Q. Lunch tickets are $8. The church is at 10337 U.S. 19 in Port Richey. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling (727) 868-5744. King of Kings has also set up an account for Alex and his family with Suntrust Bank. The account is in the name of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Alex's Angels.

Pasco deaths

Cloyne, Raymond A. "Butch"

Fox, Louis W.

Iannuzzi, Raymond Thomas Sr.

Idalski, Walter J.

Jeannot, Hugo I.

Lemieux, Agnes

McCarthy Tranter, Michele Rene

Racener, John R. Sr.

Richards, Betty A.

Rutherford, William O. II

Saposnick, RoseMary

Smith, Reginald Paul Jr.

Southard, Madeline

Sylvia, Evelyn

Former NFL player Darren Hambrick gets probation in assault 11/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:03am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa man turns himself in for Sunday hit and run fatality

    Public Safety

    A Tampa man was arrested early Sunday after he struck and killed a pedestrian, left the scene, and then called 911 to turn himself in.

  2. Tom Jones' Two Cents: Bucs, Jaguars both get blame for terrible preseason ratings

    TV and Radio

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst of a weekend in televised sports.

    Worst matchup

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) tries to get past Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Brian Dixon (41) and safety Barry Church (42) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) JVS119
  3. Hernando County Sheriff's Office: Deputies shoot suicidal woman who brandished shotgun

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Sheriff's deputies shot a woman they believed to be suicidal after she pointed a shotgun at them Sunday, according to a police report.

  4. Trump administration disbands federal advisory committee on climate change

    National

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government's climate analysis into long-term planning.

    President Donald Trump. [Associated Press]
  5. Blake Snell shines as Rays beat Mariners to end skid (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Blake Snell delivered the best outing of his young career and the Rays offense continued its home run-hitting ways for a 3-0 victory Sunday against the Mariners in front of 13,354 at Tropicana Field.

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) with starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) after the top of the seventh inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.