Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Puzzling case of Wesley Chapel driver who was shot in head

WESLEY CHAPEL

Clues sought in shooting of errant driver

Authorities are still trying to find out why a man was shot in the head early Saturday in Angus Valley — and who shot him. Robert Townsend, 28, was shot about 3 a.m. after he drove through yards in the neighborhood near Angus Valley Drive, said Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. Townsend, of 6826 Woodsman Drive, is recovering in a hospital, Doll said. Doll would not say if there are any suspects or what might have led to the shooting. He urged anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711. Anonymous information can be left on the crime tips line toll-free at 1-800-706-2488.

School to raise funds at dinner

Veterans Elementary School, 26940 Progress Parkway, will hold a silent auction and Caribbean night dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The entire community is invited. Money raised will go directly to the school.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Parks and rec looks for ideas

The city's parks and recreation department will hold a town hall meeting on April 18 to find out what kinds of programs and services residents want. Free hot dogs and sodas will be available at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6 p.m. at the New Port Richey Recreation Center and Aquatic Complex, 6630 Van Buren St. For information call (727) 841-4560.

Register now for free seder April 18

Beth-El Shalom Messianic congregation will host a free Passover seder at 7 p.m. April 18. The full service will include matzo, haroseth and maror, with an explanation of each item. The congregation is at 6209 Congress St., just south of Main Street. All are welcome. There is no cost, but due to limited seating, registration is necessary. For information call (727) 375-7502, e-mail Rabbi@Jewishheritage.net or visit www.Jewishheritage.net.

PORT RICHEY

Knights cancel Lenten fish fry

The weekly Lenten fish fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus Father Felix Ullrich Council 5869 has been canceled for the rest of Lent due to poor attendance.

Inside

Pot plans over

Deputies say a California fugitive's plan to grow marijuana has been thwarted.

Story, Page 3

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries appear in the Tampa Bay section daily.

Puzzling case of Wesley Chapel driver who was shot in head 04/06/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:55pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Mel and Betty Sembler's Drug Free America Foundation calls for special marijuana session

    Blogs

    An unlikely voice has joined the drug policy activists calling on Florida lawmakers to come back in special session focused on medical marijuana: The Drug Free America Foundation, which opposes medical marijuana and whose founders spent nearly $10 million trying to kill the 2014 and 2016 constitutional amendments to …

    Mel and Betty Sembler, pictured in 2011.
  2. Gov. Rick Scott signs tax cut bill into law

    Blogs

    It's hardly the $618 million tax cut Gov. Rick Scott asked for four months ago.

  3. Florida joins other states in ending 'tampon tax'

    Blogs

    From our friends at the Associated Press:

  4. Rubio, Nelson propose expansion of federal judgeships

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON - Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson today proposed adding a number of federal judges to the state.

  5. Bar review: The Landing at Jannus in St. Petersburg

    Bars & Spirits

    I've spent many evenings in St. Pete's Jannus Live courtyard, enjoying one of the best open-air venues in the Tampa Bay area. It's where I saw my first concert in Florida: Toadies, on the Rubberneck tour sometime in the mid '90s.

    The drinks at the Landing at Jannus in St. Petersburg are about as cheap as you’ll find at any other regular downtown bar, a nice surprise.