NEW PORT RICHEY
Man who faced Battery charge is shot, killed
Prosecutors this month dropped a charge of aggravated battery against Joshua Gene Coggins because there's no one to prosecute: Coggins was killed in April in an unrelated crime. He was arrested in February and accused of kicking a pregnant woman. He was also one of two men arrested for assaults at a Checkers at State Road 52 and Little Road overrun by gang activity. Then Coggins became a victim: The 22-year-old was gunned down from behind in his Griffin Park neighborhood in April. Jason Brian Waterhouse, now 18, was charged this month with manslaughter. Deputies say Coggins was killed after intervening in a dispute between Waterhouse and his girlfriend. Waterhouse remains in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Attorney finalists narrowed to three
The City Council narrowed its list of city attorney applicants Tuesday night from six to three. The finalists, who will be interviewed next week, are Joseph A. Poblick, who also serves as Zephyrhills city attorney; Michael J. Brannigan of Brooksville; and Andrew Salzman, the former city attorney of Indian Rocks Beach who was fired earlier this year after internal conflicts with the city's commission. The applicants are vying to replace City Attorney James Mathieu, who was ousted last month for his personal ties with two former council members. City Council will hold a special meeting to interview the top three candidates and possibly make a selection at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 6333 Ridge Road.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Give feedback on school plan
The Pasco school district will take public input on its proposed strategic plan for workforce development during an hourlong town hall meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Seven Springs Middle School, 2441 Little Road. The district has made plans to have at least one career academy at each of its high schools within the next two years. During this session, superintendent Heather Fiorentino will present the draft plan and accept recommendations for changes. If you plan to attend, the district asks that you call (727) 774-2259. Another town hall meeting will be held in eastern Pasco later in June.
Chevoor, Karen B.
Crisson, Charles E. Jr.
Janevski, Vasil Lazar "Bill"
Lomax, Mary Elizabeth Bush
Mamo, Eric Joseph
Rivera, Jose H.
Sheldon, Lillian (Stormes)
Yowik, Alexander J.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.