Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Pasco briefs: Man who faced battery charge is shot, killed

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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 also was 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, held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Input sought on work force plan

The Pasco school district will take public input on its proposed strategic plan for work force 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 scheduled for eastern Pasco County later in June.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Battle of Wings planned June 21

Wesley Chapel's Battle of the Wings and Community Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at Wiregrass Ranch High School. There will be a new car show, food and prizes. Business and food vendor applications are being accepted at the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce office. Call (813) 994-8534.

Pasco deaths

Buchanan, Regis

Chevoor, Karen B.

Crisson, Charles E. Jr.

Curreri, Benjamin

Desio, Carolyn

Janevski, Vasil

Kotryes, Joy

Lomax, Mary Elizabeth Bush

Mamo, Eric Joseph

Martinez, Luis

Rivera, Jose H.

Sheldon, Lillian (Stormes)

Wingertzahn, Bette

Yowik, Alexander J.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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Possible wrong-way crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday

TAMPA — A multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday may have been caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, Tampa police said.The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes closer to the Tampa side of the causeway, near ...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police took one person into custody late Friday after a drive-by shooting ended in Seminole Heights.The incident, which unfolded about 11 p.m., did not appear to be related to the spate of other recent shootings in Seminole Heights that have ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
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Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
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Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
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Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
Updated: 8 hours ago