Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Workshop to aid those facing home foreclosure

HOLIDAY

Woman struck twice, killed crossing U.S. 19

Authorities are searching for two drivers who hit a woman on U.S. 19 in Holiday on Friday night. Geraldine D. Ford, 53, of Tarpon Springs was killed while crossing U.S. 19 at Moog Road in the crosswalk, the Florida Highway Patrol said. At 10:44 p.m., a dark-colored pickup traveling north slammed into her. The front passenger side of the truck struck Ford, who was then was run over by a northbound car that is either red or white. Both drivers left the scene. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Cpl. A. Palese at (727) 841-4181, ext. 173.

ZEPHYRHILLS

One dead, two hurt in head-on wreck

A man died on Eiland Boulevard Friday night after his car crossed the median into oncoming traffic. John E. Riskus, 38, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was eastbound at 7:49 p.m. in his 2007 Ford Focus when he drifted over the center line just before Old Geiger Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said. His car struck a 2008 Dodge station wagon driven by Randy Beital, 43, of Zephyrhills. Riskus was pronounced dead at the scene. Beital and his passenger, Zachary Beital, 12, of Zephyrhills, were both taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in serious condition, according to the accident report.

PALM HARBOR

Event helps those facing foreclosure

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will host a workshop for residents facing home foreclosure from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cypress Woods Elementary, 4900 Cypress Woods Blvd. in Palm Harbor. The workshop will include guidance on how to work with lenders and housing counselors, as well as information about refinancing and loan modification options and HUD's loss mitigation program for FHA mortgages. Representatives from various lenders and other agencies will be on hand to help. Those who want to sit down with a counselor should bring their driver's license, W-2 forms for 2007 and 2008, tax returns for the past two years, pay stubs for the last three months, and past due mortgage bill or any relevant mortgage information. To RSVP or to obtain additional information on this seminar, contact Bilirakis' Palm Harbor district office at (727) 773-2871.

COUNTYWIDE

Teens can take safe driving class

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is offering safe driving courses for teens through July. After completing the two-day course, teens get a certificate that could help them get a lower car insurance premium. To register, call Mary Hopkins at (813) 929-1376. The courses are hands-on and teens will learn such things as evasive driving maneuvers. Call Hopkins for a list of courses and dates. She said participants must have a valid Florida driver's license – not a permit – and their own vehicle.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Workshop to aid those facing home foreclosure 06/13/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:52pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Culpepper falls just short on 'Survivor' finale

    Human Interest

    In the end, Tampa lawyer Brad Culpepper fell just short, and the ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneer lost Survivor: Game Changers and the $1 million prize to Sarah Lacina, a police officer from Iowa.

  2. Families dispute claims that slain Tampa Palms roommates shared neo-Nazi beliefs

    Crime

    TAMPA — Andrew Oneschuk never liked making small talk on the phone, his father said, but the last time the two spoke, something seemed off.

    Andrew Oneschuk and Jeremy Himmelman lived in a Tampa Palms apartment with Devon Arthurs and Brandon Russell. Oneschuk and Himmelman reportedly planned to move out.
  3. Brad Culpepper makes it to final 3 on Survivor, but jury picks Sarah

    The Feed

    UPDATE, WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Tampa's Brad Culpepper make it to the final 3 on Survivor, but jurors chose Sarah as the winner of the $1 million.

    Original report follows:

    "The Tables Have Turned" - Brad Culpepper, Tai Trang and Hali Ford on the fourth episode of SURVIVOR: Game Changers on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey Neira/CBS Entertainment
  4. Steven Souza Jr. snaps out of slump as Rays defeat Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — After Tuesday's shutout loss to the Angels, Steven Souza Jr. stood in front of his locker and talked about his need to contribute to the offense.

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jesus Sucre (45) hugs right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) in the dugout after his two run home run in the second inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
  5. Tom Jones: Rays made right move sending Blake Snell to minors

    The Heater

    tom jones' two cents

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Blake Snell’s struggles on the mound were only one of the reasons the Rays sent him to the minors; some other red flags existed. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]