Body found, partly burned, behind theater
Pasco deputies are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose partly burned body was found Tuesday morning behind the Regal Hollywood 18 movie theater. A person walking through the woods about 8 a.m. discovered the body of the man, whose identity has not been released. The body was in some shrubs behind the overflow parking lot of the theater at Cinema and Scenic drives, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. An abandoned gray Toyota Camry was parked nearby. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death and officially identify the person. "We're trying to figure out exactly what happened to this individual," sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said.
Man shot in leg during dispute
Deputies are still investigating a case in which a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg late Sunday. Andrew Richard Negron, of 9837 Cardy St. in New Port Richey, was shot in the thigh with a shotgun during a dispute, according to Pasco County sheriff spokesman Doug Tobin. Deputies were called at 11:45 p.m. and found Negron with non-life-threatening injuries at 9941 Loy St. in Moon Lake. He was taken to an undisclosed hospital. No arrests have been made yet, Tobin said, but deputies are interviewing a person of interest to find the cause of the shooting.
Railroad will offer rides for event
The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad will provide rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday as part of the inaugural Crews Lake Park Appreciation Day. The CP&G Railroad takes riders through nearly two miles of wilderness at Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive. A $3 donation is requested for the train ride (the park also has a $2 parking fee). This year's Queen Chasco and King Pithla will be on hand at noon to help honor retiring County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand; and more than 40,000 ladybugs will be released into the park. The Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse and McGruff the Crime Dog will be in attendance, and Florida native plants will be available for sale, as will hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks. All proceeds will go to Crews Lake Park. For information call (727) 639-7639 or visit www.cpgrr.org.
Adopt a pet at half the price
Looking for a furry study companion? Pasco Animal Services is offering half-price pet adoptions all month for students and educators as part of a back-to-school promotion. Pets will be available at half price — $35 for dogs and $20 for cats — for students and teachers who visit the county's adoption center, 19640 Dogpatch Lane. For information call (813) 929-1212 or visit www.pascocountyfl.net and select "Animal Services."
NEW PORT RICHEY
Enjoy pot roast, bingo tonight
The Marine Corps League, Detachment 567, has planned a pot roast dinner for 5 to 6:30 tonight at its headquarters, 7241 Baillie Drive, New Port Richey. $7 per person. Bingo follows dinner. For information, call (727) 848-1688.