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Pasco grand jury issues murder indictments in deaths of five people


Winners of the Critic’s Choice award for Small Group Musical do a run through of A Beat Behind from The Goodbye Girl.MICHELE MILLER | Times

Success gives River Ridge High thespians a sense of accomplishment

NEW PORT RICHEY — When 50 River Ridge High School students attended the District 12 Florida Thespian Festival on Dec. 13, they participated in 37 events and scored 33 superior ratings, four excellents and five Critic's Choice awards. Yet, in the eyes of the students, the refined skills and sense of accomplishment t …


  1. Pasco grand jury issues murder indictments in deaths of five people


    A grand jury in Pasco County returned indictments Thursday against an uncle accused of killing his mother and niece. The panel also indicted two people in an unrelated triple murder in Moon Lake.

  2. Tears and praise as New Port Richey fire chief prepares to depart


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Fire Chief Alex Onishenko is leaving the only place where he's ever gone to work as a firefighter.

    Alex Onishenko will be fire marshal for the East Manatee Fire Rescue District.
  3. Port Richey woman moves on with life after two cancer diagnoses

    Human Interest


    Terri Hesse keeps the photo handy, ready to show to anyone with just a few finger swipes to her cell phone.

    Already fighting a type of leukemia, Terri Hesse didn’t worry much about the pink spot on her buttock. But it didn’t go away.
  4. Two Saint Leo newspaper leaders benefited from Pasco's Take Stock in Children program


    ST. LEO — As they were growing up, Jessica Miller and Autumn Murray both were deemed to be at risk. Coming from low-income families, they qualified to be part of Pasco County's Take Stock in Children program.

    Jessica Miller and Autumn Murray head the editorial and art layout staffs at Saint Leo University’s weekly newspaper.
  5. Bowen: Economic arguments for charter government don't add up

    Local Government

    Talk with state Rep. Richard Corcoran about a charter government for Pasco County and lots of names come into the conversation.

    T. Rowe Price.

    Raymond James.

    Bob Buckhorn.

  6. Pasco class notes



    • March 13: End of third grading quarter

    • March 16-20: Spring break

  7. 'Success planning' aimed at determining if Pasco schools are meeting goals


    Forget strategic planning.

    The Pasco School Board is hip deep in a new "success planning" effort — for which it is paying more than $300,000 — to determine whether county schools are performing up to snuff.