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Man wanted in Holiday home invasion turns himself in


Riders soar above the midway at the 2014 Pasco County Fair.  Ride wristbands are available for $20 Monday through Thursday.BRENDAN FITTERER | Times (2014)

Fun for all on tap at Pasco County Fair

DADE CITY Tufts of pastel-colored cotton candy, the wafting aroma of fried dough, and midway rides that spin and swirl and light up the night. Those are definite lures of Florida's fair season. Come Monday, there will be plenty more to take in as the Pasco County Fair kicks off for a seven-day run at the Pasco Coun …


  1. Rare video shows hungry manatee eating from tree at Three Sisters Springs


    CRYSTAL RIVER — Volunteer Kathy Lemmer was telling a group of onlookers last month about Three Sisters Springs, explaining its hydrology and history with manatees, when one of the lumbering oafs emerged from the warm springs waters, lips flapping wide, and started munching on a tree.

  2. Man wanted in Holiday home invasion turns himself in


    HOLIDAY— A 19-year-old man turned himself in Wednesday to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in connection with a home invasion on Jan. 28 where a

    Anthony Stephens Jr., 19, wanted in connection with a January home invasion in Holiday, turned himself in to Pasco authorities. [Photo courtesy of Pasco Sheriff's Office]
  3. Tampa, Pasco look to connect Mansfield Boulevard and Kinnan Street


    WESLEY CHAPEL — A long-stalled connection between Mansfield Boulevard in Pasco County and Kinnan Street in Tampa is advancing again, with both government and private-sector representatives eager to make the missing link.

    Council member Lisa Montelione has raised the issue with fellow Tampa officials.
  4. Port Richey council discusses need to reduce spending to match revenue

    Local Government

    PORT RICHEY — After using general fund reserves and redevelopment dollars to balance the city budget for several years, the Port Richey City Council is eyeing across-the-board budget cuts, starting with a close look at Police Department spending.

    Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad was critical of spending.
  5. Pasco's longest-serving K-9 handler retires, says work became 'a way of life'

    Human Interest


    Cpl. Scott Grant's kids knew to warn their friends before coming over.

    Cpl. Scott Grant leads Missy through a demonstration on their last day. Missy, a Malinois, retired with Grant.
  6. Holiday couple's unusual wedding venue 67 years ago — television

    Human Interest

    HOLIDAY — When Dorothy "Dottye" Brown met Mr. Wright, she decided to marry him in an unusual way — on national television.

    Wayne and Dottye Wright, Florida residents since 2001, enjoy their home in Holiday.
  7. Column: Hey, Rays, we're here if the fling with Tampa fizzles

    Local Government

    Mr. Stuart Sternberg:

    Give us a call.

    Better yet, take a drive north of Tampa. Bring Brian Auld and anybody else you might need.