Deputies: man stabbed in fight over woman
A 26-year-old man was stabbed in the chest early Thursday during a fight about a woman, authorities said. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office did not release the victim's name or information about a possible suspect. Sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said the incident happened about 3:20 a.m. outside near North Avenue and Dogwood Street. Tobin said the victim was stabbed in the upper left chest and flown to a hospital. The victim's injury did not appear life threatening, he said. He said the suspect fled the scene, but later contacted the Sheriff's Office. As of Thursday afternoon, there had been no arrests, Tobin said.
If he had only quit after 38 beers
For his 58th birthday Wednesday, James Taylor said he drank 48 beers: This, he later told a deputy, was probably 10 too many. And that's how Taylor — a transient, not the famous singer — found himself in this situation: About 7:50 p.m., he was at Hudson Beach shouting at people and getting a stern talking-to from a deputy for causing a disturbance, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Taylor left. He came back. This time, his rantings were so fierce he terrified a grandmother and her young grandchildren, the report states. Then, just before 9 p.m., authorities said, Taylor exposed his genitals and "urinated in the middle of the sand." When finished, Taylor "went back to yelling profanities," the report said. The deputy returned and arrested Taylor, who was taken to the Land O'Lakes jail after being medically cleared. He was charged with disorderly intoxication in a public place and causing a disturbance. He remained at the jail Thursday in lieu of $100 bail.
Deadline extended for talent contest
The registration deadline to enter the Hernando/Pasco Has Talent contest has been extended to 5 p.m. July 1. Cash prizes will be awarded to participants who win the contest, to be held at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. All ages are welcome to audition. Solo, duet or groups will be judged on originality, stage presence and talent. Auditions are at 7 p.m. July 18, 19 and 20. There is a $10 participation fee per person. You can attend the auditions for a $10 admission. Those selected as finalists will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 30. Admission to the finals is $15. For registration forms, rules and guidelines visit www.tampabay.com/hastalent. If you have further questions, call (352) 848-1411. All proceeds support PHCC Foundation scholarships.