Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco cold-weather shelters need more blankets


Cold-weather shelters need more blankets

There aren't enough blankets at Pasco's cold-weather shelters for homeless adults and families with children, according to United Way of Pasco County. The agency sent a plea for blankets Tuesday evening, as temperatures dipped to freezing. "Traditionally these shelters housed single adults, but with the difficult economic times they are now also seeing families with children," a United Way release stated. "These shelters are operated by various faith-based and non-profit organizations in the community. Last week the shelters were opened two nights, and this week they will be open at least three." The organization asks for anyone with blankets to spare to drop them off at the United Way of Pasco County at 8040 Washington St. in Port Richey. United Way will ensure the blankets are given to the shelters. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact Kristen King at or call her at (727) 835-2028. Visit


Puppies available for adoption

More than 20 rescued puppies will be available for adoption Saturday during a Puppy Palooza event at the SPCA Suncoast. Most of the puppies are Labrador retriever and hound mixed breeds and are between 8 weeks and 4 months old. The SPCA said the puppies came from other rescue organizations in Florida that were overwhelmed with too many dogs. Puppies will be available at two locations Saturday:

•From noon to 4 p.m. at the SPCA Suncoast, at 7734 Congress St. in New Port Richey.

•From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a pet food drive at Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, 5817 State Road 54 in New Port Richey.

For more information go to or call (727) 849-1048.


Extra money may help infrastructure

Moon Lake, Lacoochee, Kent Grove and Gulf Highlands may end up with some money for infrastructure projects after redevelopment work in Tommytown came in under budget. Pasco officials have $4 million left from a $13 million federal loan used in Tommytown. Federal officials say the money has to be reallocated to other projects. The money is targeted at low-income communities that need such improvements as roadwork. Officials are making a list of projects for those communities.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Tampa Bay.

Pasco cold-weather shelters need more blankets 12/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 9:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs


    CHICAGO — Yu Darvish pitched into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

    Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor hits a home run Tuesday during the third inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. [Associated Press]
  2. Peter Budaj, Lightning lose to Devils in shootout; Nikita Kucherov scores

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — For Peter Budaj, Tuesday's season debut had a shaky start.

    The Lightning’s Vladislav Namestnikov, right, battles Damon Severson for the puck.
  3. Mother's testimony about toddler's death brings judge to tears


    TAMPA — Nayashia Williams woke up early on May 7, 2014, to the sound of her daughter calling for her. It was the last time the young mother's mornings would begin with a summons from Myla Presley, who couldn't yet climb over the mesh fencing around the playpen she used as a bed.

    Deandre Gilmore looks towards the gallery Tuesday in a Tampa courtroom. Gilmore is accused of killing the 19 month-old daughter of his girlfriend in 2014. He said the child fell while he was giving her a bath. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  4. Speakers: Getting tough can't be only response to teen car thefts


    ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Dillinger remembers coming to Pinellas County as a legal intern in 1975. There were five major poverty zones in St. Petersburg.

    Wengay Newton, Florida House of Representatives (in front, in center), talks as a panelist to a packed room during a community forum on "Reclaiming our Youth: Is Juvenile Justice a Reality?" at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum in St. Petersburg Wednesday evening (10/17/17). The event was presented by the Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association. Community leaders discussed the ongoing auto theft epidemic among Pinellas youth.
  5. Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility and spousal abuse


    White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Donald Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter told the …