Land O'Lakes man dies in cycle crash
A 54-year-old motorcyclist died early Friday after striking a utility pole on U.S. 41, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Larre Wesley Stewart of Land O'Lakes was southbound on a 2010 Dongfang when he veered off the road, troopers said. There was no indication Stewart struggled to avoid hitting the pole, troopers said. Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene. The FHP report stated that he was wearing a helmet. The crash, reported about 4:30 a.m., happened on Broad Street near Snow Memorial Highway, according to FHP. The circumstances surrounding the crash were being investigated. The FHP asked witnesses to contact Cpl. David Frye at (813) 631-4020.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Founders Day fest continues today
Sims Park downtown will bustle with music and activities as New Port Richey Main Street's 15th annual Founders Day Fall Festival Celebration continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Booths offering festival foods, arts and crafts will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Miss Daisy pontoon boat will offer cruises up and down the Cotee River for $5 every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There's also a bounce house for kids. Today's special event is the Sunset Corvette and Classic Car Club show from noon to 5 p.m. Registration is $5 from 10 a.m. to noon. Music gets started about 4 p.m., with the Black Jack Bomber band playing classic rock from the 1970s and '80s from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the Queen tribute group, Absolute Queen, from 8 to 10 p.m.
Two seminars set on senior safety
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas will hold two free senior safety seminars this month to help residents learn how to protect themselves. The first seminar runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Land O'Lakes Elderly Nutrition Site, 6801 Wisteria Loop. The second seminar runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. Both events will feature presentations by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Economic Crimes Unit, as well as free fingerprinting and information from victim advocates. For information, call the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas at (727) 861-5230.
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