Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Free event in Holiday offers help to homeless veterans

HOLIDAY

Event Friday offers help to homeless vets

Homeless veterans will get free help on Friday as the St. Jude's Homeless Veteran's Resource Center hosts its second annual "Stand Down'' event at 4826 Bartelt Road in Holiday. Veterans will be provided with a broad range of necessities including food, clothing, medical advice, legal and mental health assistance, job counseling and referral, companionship and camaraderie. St. Jude's will be joined by James A. Haley Veterans Hospital along with several local social service agencies and elected officials. The Stand Down will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a cookout is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers ask that anyone who knows a homeless veteran in need of services to spread the word. For more information, call (813) 951-2288 or visit stjudesveteranscenter.org.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Mayor, wife file arrest complaints

Mayor Scott McPherson and his wife, Kimberly, filed complaints with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Wednesday alleging Mrs. McPherson was assaulted and a deputy falsified arrest reports. McPherson, who deputies said threatened to use his political power to end their careers, has railed against the official record, saying Deputy Michael Shoup lied about how many witnesses he interviewed, what McPherson said and what Mrs. McPherson did to deserve a charge of domestic battery. Deputies reported that Mrs. McPherson slapped her husband during a dispute outside Grille 54 in Trinity shortly after midnight Sunday. McPherson also alleged in calls to emergency dispatchers after the incident that a deputy sexually assaulted his wife, though he would not say whether that charge was included in his complaint.

PORT RICHEY

Clerk accused of stealing from store

A retail clerk at the Gulf View Square's Dillard's was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing more than $2,000 in gift certificates from the department store, authorities said. Sonnia Mogren, 53, was caught stealing the cards on surveillance videos, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Store managers told a deputy they later discovered the theft amounted to more than $2,000. Mogren, of 2623 Timacqua Drive in Holiday, was charged with retail theft over $300. She was in the Land O'Lakes jail on Wednesday on $2,000 bail.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Man charged in rape of girl, 14

An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with raping a 14-year-old girl. Kevin Wynn, of 6011 Village Walk in Zephyrhills, is accused of holding the teenager down against a bed and sexually assaulting her while she protested and pushed him away, according to a Zephyrhills Police Department report. Eventually, the victim was able to push Wynn away and run into another bedroom, the report said. Wynn told police he had not known the girl was 14 until after the incident, according to the report. He is being held at Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Free event in Holiday offers help to homeless veterans 07/28/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Pasco County Fire Rescue fighting a two-alarm fire started by an explosion

    Fire

    Two houses are on fire and one victim has been critically burned and taken to a trauma center following an explosion at a home at 8652 Velvet Dr, in Port Richey.

  2. Rays see the Blake Snell they've been waiting for in win over Mariners

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a one-run game Sunday when the Mariners' Robinson Cano singled with one out in the seventh inning, bringing the dangerous Nelson Cruz to the plate.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) throwing in the third 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.
  3. Bucs counting on better health creating better pass rush

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ask Bucs coaches about the improved depth and health of their defensive line, and they'll look around for a piece of wood to knock on.

    Retired All-Pro defensive end  Simeon Rice, right, the last Buc to have double-digit sacks in a season,  works with defensive end Ryan Russell, who last season was promoted from the practice squad for the second half of the year as injuries piled up. He is competing for a backup job this year.
  4. 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.

  5. 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