Port Richey/new port Richey
Woman drowns in pool, man while fishing
Two people drowned this week in unrelated incidents, the Pasco Sheriff's Office reported Thursday. Karen Karom, 49, went missing from her home on Isle Drive in the Embassy Hills area of Port Richey Tuesday night. Her husband told deputies Karom had been drinking beer and whiskey when she wandered off. About 2 a.m. Wednesday, a deputy found Karom floating face-down in a backyard pool at the home. The deputy administered CPR until paramedics arrived, but it was too late. The other incident happened Wednesday afternoon near River Run Road in Anclote River Estates of New Port Richey. At 1:30 p.m., a neighbor heard Victor M. Torres Sr., 82, yelling for help after apparently falling into the river while fishing. Torres was pronounced dead by paramedics at 1:46 p.m. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said neither death appears suspicious.
House fire result of domestic dispute
Agim Latifi doused himself with lighter fluid and lit himself on fire in his Ashley Lakes home on the morning of March 2, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Latifi, 49, and the woman who lived with him, Alma Grori, 47, were in a domestic dispute. Grori was seriously injured attempting to extinguish Latifi, who survived and remains hospitalized, said Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Grori has been released from the hospital. Latifi's two daughters, ages 13 and 8, and their puppy escaped the burning home at 13748 Vanderbilt Road unharmed. The girls are now living with their mother, Doll said. Both Latifi and Grori are from Albania. Doll said the investigation is closed and no charges against Latifi are expected.
Sink to speak for history event
Alex Sink, Florida's Democratic candidate for governor in the 2010 election, will speak at St. Leo University on March 30 in honor of Women's History Month. Her address, "Building Your Personal History," is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Student Community Center. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Sink, formerly the state's chief financial officer, lost to Gov. Rick Scott in November.
Pro-choice speaker to share her story
The Pasco chapter of the National Organization for Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Pam's Restaurant, 6602 Ridge Road. A guest speaker will relate her personal experiences in her journey of becoming pro-choice. For information call the Pasco NOW line at (727) 849-0618.
Homecoming picnic Saturday
The sixth annual Trilby Homecoming Picnic will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hunter Hill, 36315 Tomkow Lane in Trilby. Lunch begins at noon. Bring a covered dish, lawn chairs and old Trilby photos. Call Scott Black at (352) 567-2260.