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FHP releases name of victim in fatal Port Richey hit-and-run

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Pasco County: What you need to know for going back to school

Registration Students entering kindergarten for the first time must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start/Early Start programs are available to students who will not make the deadline. Check with your school for hours and days to register. Students entering a Florida school for the fi …

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  1. FHP releases name of victim in fatal Port Richey hit-and-run

    Accidents

    PORT RICHEY — The Florida Highway Patrol on Monday identified Thomas Edward Howell, 41, of Weeki Wachee as the man who was killed in a Thursday night hit-and-run wreck on U.S. 19.

  2. Publix hits a $1 billion milestone as Florida's largest private company

    Retail

    There may come a day when Publix Super Markets does not report solid quarterly gains in profits and revenues. But it was not Monday.

    Publix is Florida’s largest private company and set a milestone by reaching $1 billion in earnings in the first half of 2015.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times] 
  3. Pasco man charged with stealing from elderly veteran

    Crime

    LAND O'LAKES — A man already in custody on retail theft charges was arrested again Friday at the Land O'Lakes Detention Center, accused of stealing $400 from the pocket of an 87-year-old veteran in Holiday.

  4. WEATHER CLOSINGS: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and more closed today because of flooding

    Events

    The rain that will not end is ending the fun for a lot of us. Here's some venues and activities canceled today because of the record rainfall and flooding:

    Motorists attempt to navigate standing water on Decubellis Road near Starkey Boulevard in New Port Richey as heavy rain and flooding continues in Pasco County Monday morning. [BRENDAN FITTERER  |  Times]
  5. After a day of flooding, road closings and evacuations, the worst may be over

    Weather

    While she loaded up on sandbags, Cynthia Reyes described what all of Tampa Bay endured on Monday.

    Suncoast Gateway Mobile Home  Village resident Minnie Jaresky is evacuated Monday with the help of the Florida Park Service's Cody Nolan, left, and the Port Richey Fire Department's Javier Cuevas as heavy rain and flooding continued in Pasco County. [BRENDAN FITTERER  | Times]
  6. Charges dropped for man accused of growing 'medically necessary' marijuana

    Criminal

    Matthew Young won't be spending any time in jail for growing medical marijuana, but he says each day continues to be a battle without the drug.

    Matthew Young paid a lawyer $799 to help him get paperwork.
  7. With evacuation order lifted and improved conditions on Anclote, Pasco begins to plan for road repairs

    Weather

    It could cost Pasco County more than $1 million to repair roads damaged by this week's heavy flooding, county officials said Friday.

    Rain falls as Jose Ramirez, left, and Ibrahim Saunders pack sandbags at Pasco County Fire Station 17 in New Port Richey on Monday. The rising Anclote River combined with days of heavy rain flooded streets in the area leaving several feet of water in parts of nearby neighborhoods. The flood river was finally lifted Friday.  [BRENDAN FITTERER | Times]