Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

No foul play suspected in porch death

NEW PORT RICHEY

No foul play suspected in porch death

Authorities do not suspect foul play in the death of a 24-year-old man found Saturday on his front porch on Sutters Mill Road. Emergency workers responding to a 911 call about 9:30 a.m. thought Michael Stanzione might have been shot. Further investigation revealed otherwise, sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said. "There are indications at the scene that this was drug-related," Tobin said. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Virginia Perry, the grandmother who raised Stanzione, said she was still trying to figure out what happened to him. "Basically, he was a good kid. I don't want everybody thinking he was just one of those, you know, scumbag drug addicts," she said Monday. "He wasn't like that at all."

PORT RICHEY

Pedestrian struck on U.S. 19 dies

A woman who was struck while crossing U.S. 19 on Saturday has died, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The woman was identified as 48-year-old Beckie M. Wilson of New Port Richey. She was walking west across the road at 10:24 p.m. when she was struck by a Toyota Tundra driven by Shawn C. Hall, 24, of New Port Richey, according to an FHP report. Hall was driving north on the road. Wilson was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where she died Sunday. Investigators determined Hall was not at fault.

COUNTYWIDE

No makeup day for Tropical Storm Fay

Remember that day of classes students missed because of Tropical Storm Fay? Forget about it. Superintendent Heather Fiorentino has sent a memo to the School Board saying that the district already has met the statutory time line for net hours of education without any added classroom time. So no makeup days will be needed. What's more — this part is for you, district workers — any employees who took a leave of absence Aug. 19 would get the hours back under the plan, too. The board is scheduled to give its blessing to the "hurricane day" today.

LAND O'LAKES

Board to hold hearing on budget

The Pasco County School Board is slated to adopt its 2008-09 budget after a final public hearing at 6 p.m. today. The $1.2-billion plan keeps the tax rate at $7.20 per $1,000 of taxable value, while overall spending is decreasing 5.71 percent from a year ago. District employees plan to protest because the budget does not include raises. Board members and administrators caution that the budget is likely to shrink further as the state's tax revenue decreases. The hearing will take place in the district board room, 7205 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Building 3.

Pasco deaths

Deneke, Siegfried

Kramer, Eleanore "Nora"

Lingle, William R.

Long, Frank H.

Longworth, Keith Scott

McLean, Kathryn

Moore, Anne-Marie C.

Pomeroy, Garrett David

Seidel, Barney

Woods, Joseph Patrick

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

No foul play suspected in porch death 09/15/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 22, 2008 10:04am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. In advertising, marketing diversity needs a boost in Tampa Bay, nationally

    Business

    TAMPA — Trimeka Benjamin was focused on a career in broadcast journalism when she entered Bethune-Cookman University.

    From left, Swim Digital marketing owner Trimeka Benjamin discusses the broad lack of diversity in advertising and marketing with 22 Squared copywriter Luke Sokolewicz, University of Tampa advertising/PR professor Jennifer Whelihan, Rumbo creative director George Zwierko and Nancy Vaughn of the White Book Agency. The group recently met at The Bunker in Ybor City.
  2. Kushner to testify before two intelligence committees

    Politics

    WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to make a second appearance on Capitol Hill — he will speak with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, one day after he is scheduled to speak with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators behind closed doors.

    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Committee. [Associated Press]
  3. Rays blow lead in ninth, lose in 10 to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays manager Kevin Cash liked the way Alex Cobb was competing Friday night. He liked the way the hard contact made by the Rangers batters went away after the second or third inning. So as the game headed toward the ninth, there was no doubt in Cash's mind that sending Cobb back to the mound was …

    Rays starter Alex Cobb can hardly believe what just happened as he leaves the game in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double then a tying two-run homer to the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo.
  4. Exhumation of Dalí's remains finds his mustache still intact

    World

    FIGUERES, Spain — Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dalí's embalmed remains to aid a court-ordered paternity test that may enable a woman who says she is the surrealist artist's daughter to claim part of Dalí's vast estate.

    Salvador Dal? died in 1989 leaving vast estate.
  5. Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — Russia's ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, current and former U.S. …

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation after meetings with an ambassador were revealed.