Saturday, April 21, 2018
News Roundup

Voters have more options than ever

Early voting: Begins Saturday, Oct. 29, and ends the following Saturday, Nov. 5. Early voting is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To vote at the eight early voting locations (listed below), bring two forms of identification with you. In order to vote, you must present ID with both your signature and photo, such as a Florida driver's license, or two separate forms of ID. If you present a membership card with your photograph but no signature, the other card must be a form of identification with your photograph.

• East Pasco Government Center, 14236 Sixth St., Dade City

• Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson

• Land O' Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes

• New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills

• Quail Hollow Country Club, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel

• Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey

• South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday

• West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey

Vote by mail: Mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections office by the voter, either in person or by mail. A Vote by Mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections through the next two general election cycles. The request can be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or at pascovotes.com. Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a ballot for the voter. Ballots must be received at that office no later than 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. If returning a ballot by the U.S. Postal Service, allow for five days to ensure delivery. A vote by mail ballot cannot be accepted at a polling place.

Election Day voting: Regular polling place voting takes place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. You should bring your photo and signature ID to the polling place to vote. You must vote at your assigned polling place. For questions about where to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, go to www.pascovotes.com/Precincts-Districts/Precinct-Finder.

• For general information about voting, go to www.pascovotes.com/ or call toll-free 1-800-851-8754.

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Romano: Okay, now who sounds like a hysterical teen talking about guns?

Romano: Okay, now who sounds like a hysterical teen talking about guns?

The writer of the letter sounds hysterical. Perhaps a little desperate. And maybe that’s just who Marion Hammer is these days.Most of the world knows her as the take-no-prisoners maven of the National Rifle Association who directs Florida politicians...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dade City man killed in early morning hit-and-run, police say

Dade City man killed in early morning hit-and-run, police say

A Pasco County man was struck and killed in an apparent hit-and-run early Saturday, police said.Thomas Michael Burdeshaw, 53, who lived on Sundance Drive in Dade City, was hit about 1:45 a.m. on the 36000 block of Blanton Road, police said.Witnesses ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Some people are paying for cuddles. And it’s not what you might think.

Some people are paying for cuddles. And it’s not what you might think.

When Samantha Hess’s marriage ended five years ago, she felt she was lacking a basic human need: Physical touch. As a woman in her late 20s living in Portland, Oregon, she found plenty of men interested in dating, but sexual contact was not what she ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Police searching for person who shot a man to death in Largo

Police searching for person who shot a man to death in Largo

CLEARWATER — Police are looking for a person who shot and killed a man late Friday at the Melrose on the Bay apartments on Bolesta Road. Ricardo Guzman, 32, called 911 just before midnight and told the operator he had been shot, said Lt. Randall Chan...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Motorcyclist dies after crash on Memorial Highway

Motorcyclist dies after crash on Memorial Highway

TAMPA — A motorcyclist driving north on Memorial Highway died after he crashed into a guard rail late Friday, police said."The man failed to negotiate a curve in the road and struck a guard rail," said Lt. Brett Owen. "No other vehicle was involved i...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Shaquem Griffin: ‘I’m not just a feel-good story’

Shaquem Griffin: ‘I’m not just a feel-good story’

TAMPA — Shaquem Griffin wakes up knowing each day will be better than the last and barely unable to wait until tomorrow."It's just a whirlwind,'' Griffin said.On Thursday, he will walk the red carpet with his family, including his twin brother,...
Updated: 6 hours ago
After months, no action on Hillsborough’s substitute teacher problem

After months, no action on Hillsborough’s substitute teacher problem

TAMPA — Confronted in late 2017 with reports of misconduct by substitute teachers hired through a contractor, Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins said he would ask tough questions and demand answers. He had his lawyer, Jeff Gibson, ...
Published: 04/21/18
Cops used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone. It’s legal, but is it okay?

Cops used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone. It’s legal, but is it okay?

LARGO — Most people agree what the Largo detectives did at the funeral home was legal.What they diverge on is whether it was appropriate."I just felt so disrespected and violated," said Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip, was shot and...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Goodwill to open second store in greater Brandon

Goodwill to open second store in greater Brandon

Times staffThe greater Brandon area will celebrate the grand opening of its second Goodwill store beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday (April 28) at 1407 U.S. 301. The new store will add another 12,000 square feet to the complex, which includes a 200,000-...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

DUNEDIN — After losing a four-run lead thanks to a bad sixth inning, it would have been easy for Clearwater Central Catholic to fold against Dunedin in the final of the 49th annual Dunedin Spring Tournament. But quality relief pitching from Gar...
Published: 04/20/18