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Pasco briefs: Man who faced battery charge is shot, killed

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.

Pasco briefs: Man who faced battery charge is shot, killed 05/28/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2008 2:46pm]
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