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Curtis Reeves Jr. is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated battery. [BRENDAN FITTERER   |   Times (2014)] 

Judge pushes Pasco theater shooting trial back to January — and for the last time

DADE CITY — Circuit Judge Pat Siracusa begrudgingly agreed Tuesday to delay the trial of Curtis Reeves Jr., the retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting and killing a man in a movie theater, after attorneys on both sides asked for more time. The trial, which was scheduled to start Aug. 24, is now slated to  …

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  1. New Port Richey ready to provide incentives to rejuvenate Main Street Landing project

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — City leaders say they are poised to provide the developer of the long-troubled downtown Main Street Landing project with nearly $2 million in incentives to get construction going again.

  2. Tanker fire closes Suncoast Parkway exit ramp in Pasco

    Fire

    LUTZ — A semitrailer tanker caught fire on the northbound exit ramp of the Suncoast Parkway at State Road 54 on Wednesday. No one was injured.

  3. Judge pushes Pasco theater shooting trial back to January — and for the last time

    Crime

    DADE CITY — Circuit Judge Pat Siracusa begrudgingly agreed Tuesday to delay the trial of Curtis Reeves Jr., the retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting and killing a man in a movie theater, after attorneys on both sides asked for more time.

    Curtis Reeves Jr. is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated battery. [BRENDAN FITTERER   |   Times (2014)] 
  4. Tampa Premium Outlets mall tenants identified in building permits

    Retail

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Simon Property Group says it is not yet ready to announce its tenants for the Tampa Premium Outlets mall, but public records filed in Pasco County identify scores of retailers — from Coach to Rack Room Shoes — for the nine-building mall scheduled to open Oct. 29.

  5. Pasco man pleads guilty to 2012 cross burning incident

    Criminal

    Pascual Pietri didn't go to his neighbor's house Halloween night 2012 for candy.

  6. This list says these companies are the worst employers

    Working Life

    Express Scripts, the St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits management company that laid off hundreds of workers at its Tampa facility this year, just won another dubious distinction.

    A survey found that Express Scripts, which recently had layoffs in Tampa, finished as the nation’s worst place to work among larger companies.
  7. 2016 trial date sought in Wesley Chapel theater shooting case

    Criminal

    DADE CITY — Lawyers in the case of Curtis Reeves Jr., accused of fatally shooting a man inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater, have agreed to seek a trial date in January, citing difficulties gathering evidence and deposing witnesses.

    Accused movie theater shooter Curtis Reeves Jr., center, speaks with attorneys Dino Michaels, left, and Richard Escobar during a short break in a pretrial hearing after a pretrial hearing Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Dade City. Reeves is accused of shooting Chad Oulson during an argument in a Pasco County theater. [Pool photo]