Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Fugitive wanted on sexual battery charges in Massachusetts captured in New Port Richey


Fugitive from Massachusetts is captured

Several roads were shut down, a SWAT tank roamed the streets and snipers were in place Thursday afternoon while authorities hunted for a fugitive out of Massachusetts. Frank Stanley, 40, was found at a home on Tennessee Avenue, said James Steffens, the acting police chief of New Port Richey. Stanley was wanted on four Massachusetts warrants for charges of sexual battery on a child 14 or younger, Steffens said. He said his agency received a call Wednesday evening that Stanley might be in the area. His officers, along with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, searched for Stanley that night and Thursday. Steffens said Stanley came outside voluntarily and was arrested without incident.

Job fair Tuesday at Spartan Manor

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will host a free job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave. Nearly two dozen local businesses and employers will be on hand to meet with people seeking careers. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally, bring resumes and be prepared for potential interviews. For information, call (727) 773-2871 or visit for a confirmed list of employers.


GOP straw poll planned Dec. 13

The Pasco Republican Party will host a straw poll with candidates from several local, state and national races in next year's election. The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at Cannon Hall in the Pasco Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52. State GOP committeeman Bill Bunting said the event will feature Republican candidates for two county commission seats and constitutional offices. There will also be booths for several presidential campaigns, and U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner is expected to attend. Tickets are $10 and are considered a contribution to the party. Barbecue will be served for another $5. For information, call Bunting at (727) 862-1063.


Meet Times writer at Dec. 15 event

Times columnist Jan Glidewell will be the guest speaker at the annual Christmas Appreciation Breakfast for the Council of Neighborhood Associations. The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Cost is $15. The event includes breakfast and raffle prizes provided by local businesses and vendors. To buy tickets, call (813) 433-2016. For information or directions, visit


• State Supreme Court upholds the death sentence of Phillup Alan Partin, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old hitchhiker in 2002. Story, page 5

• Pasco County Sheriff's Office has a new armored vehicle — a $249,000 Lenco BearCat — to respond to dangerous situations. Story, page 3

Fugitive wanted on sexual battery charges in Massachusetts captured in New Port Richey 12/01/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 1, 2011 8:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Once 'angry' about Obamacare, Republican David Jolly came to see it as 'safety net'


    Former Congressman David Jolly, who ran against Obamacare in 2013, said in an interview Monday night that he now considers it a "safety net."

  2. Five children hospitalized after chlorine release at Tampa pool store


    Five children were sickened at a pool store north of Tampa on Monday after a cloud of chlorine was released, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

  3. Deputies find unidentified decomposing body in Dunedin canal

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN — Pinellas County sheriff's deputies found an unidentified male body floating in a Dunedin canal Monday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said.

  4. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  5. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108