Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

One Pasco teacher resigns; another gets unpaid suspension


Teacher quits; another is suspended

A teacher accused of helping students on the FCAT has resigned from the Pasco County school district rather than face further investigation. Cynthia Moyers, a fourth-grade teacher at Anclote Elementary School, submitted her resignation effective June 6. The School Board accepted it on Tuesday. Superintendent Heather Fiorentino had recommended firing Moyers. The board has also meted a 10-day unpaid suspension for Sunlake High teacher Gail Fearn, who had been accused of a physical altercation with a student. Fearn was removed from her classroom in the spring after the allegations were reported. Two other disciplinary cases remain unresolved. The School Board is making plans to hear the appeals of Pasco High teacher Gregory Popovich, accused of a violent classroom outburst that led to a student being injured with shards of broken glass, and Dolores Conley, a bus driver accused of texting while driving. Fiorentino has recommended firing both employees.


Authorities say man stole snacks

It was just after midnight Thursday, authorities say, when Gilbert Smith shattered the front door at A-1 Discount Beverages to help himself to some snacks. Smith, a regular customer, stepped over the shattered glass and walked toward the ice cream cooler in the convenience store at 13508 Hicks Road, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The 46-year-old took some Skittles, Kit Kats and Snickers, along with cookies and ice cream, said one of the store's owners, Mukesh Amin. The break-in was captured on the store's surveillance cameras. Smith fled into the woods, deputies said, and was arrested when he returned to the store a short time later. He was charged with burglary and taken to Land O'Lakes jail, where he remained without bail Friday on an unrelated contempt of court charge pertaining to child support. "He stole about $10 (of snacks) and caused $250 worth of damage," Amin said. "I wish he would have stolen more stuff for all the trouble."


Items galore at St. Stephen's store

St. Stephen's Thrift Shop will have a storewide sale from Friday through July 8, with all items 50 percent off unless otherwise marked. The shop is at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (727) 846-1378.

Note to readers

For the latest crime listings, visit and click under "Weekly crime report."

One Pasco teacher resigns; another gets unpaid suspension 06/24/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 24, 2011 8:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. After offseason of work hard, play hard, DeSean Jackson ready to produce for Bucs


    TAMPA — There's no telling what DeSean Jackson will do once he gets a football in his hands. Perhaps that's why a camera crew followed his every move Wednesday while the Bucs' new $30 million receiver stood on a step of the hot tub that empties into a spacious, azure pool at his new, sprawling five-bedroom home in …

    DeSean Jackson jokes around with girlfriend Kayla Phillips at their Tampa home as a crew from HBO’s Hard Knocks documents their day.
  2. Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.

    President Donald Trump embraces Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the East Room of the White House during an announcement Wednesday that Foxconn is going to build a plant in Wisconsin.
  3. Playoff chase heats up for Rays with key series at Yankees up first (w/ video)

    The Heater


    It was important that Evan Longoria crushed a two-run homer in the sixth inning Wednesday and Steven Souza Jr. blasted a solo shot off the farthest catwalk an inning later.

    Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and Tim Beckham (1) celebrate the double play to end the top of the sixth inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Conservatives come to Sessions' defense amid Trump attacks


    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in doubt.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  5. Jones: Alex Cobb proves again why he's Rays' stopper, no matter how long he's here (w/ video)

    The Heater


    If a team hopes to hang around the pennant race, it better have an ace. A stopper. A pitcher it can count on every fifth day to stop the bleeding, keep a winning streak going or flat-out win a game that a team flat-out needs to win.

    Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb (53) throwing the first inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]