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Luis Pimentel holds his most recent photo with his boys, from left, Kevin, 12, Trevor 16, Brady, 6, and Austin Robles, 18, from just weeks ago at a family wedding. 
[BRENDAN FITTERER  | Times]

Father grieves for sons killed last week in Hudson (w/video)

PORT RICHEY — Luis Pimentel commemorated what should have been his son's 13th birthday on Monday by grieving the boy's untimely and shocking death. Like many others, he is trying to understand what led his son to fatally shoot a younger sibling last week and wound an older one before turning the gun on himself, as  …

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  1. With refusal to renew charter, Pasco's oldest GOP club is no longer

    Politics

    TRINITY — The club with clout is suddenly the club without.

  2. Father grieves for sons killed last week in Hudson (w/video)

    Human Interest

    PORT RICHEY — Luis Pimentel commemorated what should have been his son's 13th birthday on Monday by grieving the boy's untimely and shocking death.

    Luis Pimentel holds his most recent photo with his boys, from left, Kevin, 12, Trevor 16, Brady, 6, and Austin Robles, 18, from just weeks ago at a family wedding. 
[BRENDAN FITTERER  | Times]
  3. Mom of epileptic son caught in Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bureaucracy

    Human Interest

    LITHIA

    Just as 13-year-old Branden Petro flops into the passenger seat of his mom's car, his eyes roll back. His face twitches uncontrollably. He curls into a fetal position.

    In a rare quiet moment, Renee Petro kisses her son, Branden, 13, who suffers from febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome. She says medical marijuana helps him.
  4. New Port Richey man dies in crash on Rowan Road

    Briefs

    new port richey

    55-year-old man killed when car leaves road

  5. Cause of violence still unknown in deadly Hudson shooting involving three brothers

    Public Safety

    HUDSON — A tragedy Wednesday that left two brothers dead and another injured might not have been precipitated by an argument, as initially stated by Pasco County sheriff's officials.

    Kevin Pimentel, 12, shot his brothers, deputies say.
  6. Developers moving in on Florida mobile home parks (w/video)

    Real Estate

    ZEPHYRHILLS

    Not so long ago, Rainbow Court mobile home park was a peaceful, pleasant community of senior citizens.

    Development surrounds the old mobile homes in Rainbow Court in Zephyrhills on Tuesday. Pretty Pond Road, center, runs along the north side of the recently sold park.
  7. County explores stronger ties to medical tourism

    Local Government

    DADE CITY — Pasco County is seeking to lure more tourists beyond young athletes and nature lovers, and the courted audience could include people with bad hearts and poor eyesight.

    Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, already planning a $78 million expansion, could be one of the beneficiaries if medical tourism becomes more common in Pasco County and the Tampa Bay region.