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Reward offered in slaying of 82-year-old man


Reward offered in slaying of 82-year-old man

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for any information that leads to an arrest in last Thursday's murder of an 82-year-old man in his Timber Oaks home. An unknown intruder killed Joseph Wido and left his wife, 79-year-old Roberta Wido, tied up in their bed. She suffered minor injuries. Crime Stoppers described the suspect as a white male 20 to 40 years old. He is about 5 foot 9 and 170 pounds, with dark eyebrows, dark eyes and dark hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a white cap with the number 20 on it. Anyone can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), sending a text message to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) or going online to


Joyride leads to chase, arrest

Vincent Palma saw a green Pontiac parked in Colony Hills with the keys in the ignition, and he decided to take it for a joy ride Wednesday evening, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. After a neighbor saw him, Palma, 31, of 12331 Parkwood Drive nearly hit a deputy who had gotten out of his car, the sheriff's report says. Then he led authorities on a high-speed chase on U.S. 19 during evening rush hour, the report says. He sped south at 85 mph, running a red light, until one of the tires tore apart, the report says. He pulled over and was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing to elude authorities and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Palma remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday in lieu of $20,000 bail.


Wearable art will be on display

Check out handmade silver jewelry at the First Friday Artists' Reception in New Port Richey tonight. Page 4


The Richey Concert Band will perform at the 9/11 memorial service at Sims Park. An item Thursday listed the wrong group.

Pasco deaths

Adam, Leona "Lee"

Clark, Dorothy L.

Gaetano, Jacquelyn S.

Gilligan, Donna Westina

Lansbury, Rosemary "Rosie"

Marquette, Donald

McGee, Betty Lou

Morris, Angela Mirenda "Angie"

Pastore, Gennaro "Jimmy"

Pedley, James W. "Jim"

Sanders, Lawrence E. Jr.

Tiller, Evelyn

Wertz, Joan E.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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Reward offered in slaying of 82-year-old man 09/04/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 8, 2008 11:32am]
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