Tuesday, February 20, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando, Pasco events and meetings

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Viva Florida 500 book discussion of 'A Land Remembered': Noon-1:30 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Cornell University Glee Club all-male choir: 7 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $15; $10 students. (352) 797-7010.

PASCO COUNTY

Habitat for Humanity Women's Build informational mixer: 6 p.m., Wesley Chapel Toyota, 5300 Eagleston Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (352) 567-1444. habitatpasco.org.

'Growing Delicious Tomatoes' Master Gardener program: 6:30 p.m., Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Free; registration preferred. (352) 518-0156.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

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

Hernando County Community Alliance, executive roundtable meeting, 9 a.m., Hernando County schools facilities department, 8016 Mobley Road, Brooksville.

Library Advisory Committee, 5 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

City of Brooksville Beautification Board, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County Commission, 10 a.m., historic courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., Dade City.

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

New Port Richey City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 5919 Main St.

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Pasco County loans $500,000 for neighborhood rebuild

Pasco County loans $500,000 for neighborhood rebuild

NEW PORT RICHEY – West Pasco Habitat for Humanity’s new partner opened its checkbook Tuesday to help redevelop the Van Doren Avenue and Leisure Lane neighborhood west of U.S. 19.Pasco commissioners agreed to lend $500,000 from a reserve account to th...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Neighbor stunned after woman, 71, raped in ‘safe’ neighborhood

Neighbor stunned after woman, 71, raped in ‘safe’ neighborhood

NEW PORT RICHEY— Iris Ramos couldn’t sleep Monday night after what deputies said happened four houses away.Ramos, 70, lives near 7437 Heather St., where the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said a 71-year-old woman was raped in a home invasion-style att...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Pasco commission balks at landfill plan

Pasco commission balks at landfill plan

NEW PORT RICHEY – Pasco County commissioners put the brakes on expanded trash hauling to an out-of-county landfill, saying its solid waste department showed poor planning in seeking last-minute authorization on what should have been a thoroughly vett...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
Yes, we have some bananas: Port Tampa Bay welcomes first shipment in 21 years

Yes, we have some bananas: Port Tampa Bay welcomes first shipment in 21 years

TAMPA — More than two decades after the last bunch arrived on shore, bananas are back at Tampa’s port. More than 3,900 pallets of Chiquita bananas from Ecuador arrived last week at the new Port Logistics Refrigerated Services warehouse.It was the fir...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Hernando commissioners discuss disbanding planning board

Hernando commissioners discuss disbanding planning board

BROOKSVILLE — One day after the Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of a controversial Cemex mine expansion, county commissioners — a majority of whom have spoken in favor of expanded mining — discussed eliminating the p...
Updated: 25 minutes ago
Upset by grade, Robinson High student threatens to shoot up campus, police say

Upset by grade, Robinson High student threatens to shoot up campus, police say

Schools nationwide are on heightened alert in the wake of last week’s fatal shootings in Broward County, and in the Tampa area, that means official warnings about social media posts and more calls for police action.Two Tampa boys, one 15 and one 16, ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bed bugs found in books at Brandon library branch

Bed bugs found in books at Brandon library branch

BRANDON — The unwelcome appearance of a lowly insect is forcing county officials to close the Brandon library branch for three days.No, not bookworms. Bed bugs.The county is bringing in a pest control company to inspect and treat the 25,000-square fo...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Syria’s starved, rebellious suburb under attack

Syria’s starved, rebellious suburb under attack

BEIRUT — The airstrikes came at a rate of one a minute, with horrible results: civilians fleeing collapsing buildings, children trapped under slabs of concrete, paramedics grimly rushing the bloodied victims away on stretchers. At least 100 people we...
Updated: 1 hour ago
County gives initial support to adding deputies at Hernando elementary schools

County gives initial support to adding deputies at Hernando elementary schools

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Commission on Tuesday informally supported adding as many as 10 school resource officers in county schools, including one for every elementary school, in an effort to bolster security in the wake of the deadly school...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Video: Gator corralled from underneath pickup truck in Pasco

Video: Gator corralled from underneath pickup truck in Pasco

This rascally gator may have tried to get out of the heat, but its retreat underneath a pick-up truck in Pasco County on Tuesday morning was short-lived. That’s when the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office posted a video on its Facebook page o...
Updated: 2 hours ago