Justin Trombly, Pasco/Hernando Breaking News Reporter

Justin Trombly

Pasco/Hernando Breaking News Reporter

I write stories about people and places in the North Suncoast and cover breaking news, too. Before joining the Times, I worked at the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, the Glens Falls Post-Star and the Buffalo News, all in upstate New York, where I grew up. I studied English and political science at the University of Rochester, also in upstate, and graduated in May 2018. Send me tips about how to not melt from Florida's humidity.

Hudson library wants to foster homegrown talent with its new music studio

Hudson Regional Library recently unveiled “Studio H,” a new recording studio available to patrons who attend orientation. The studio, located in a small room at the library, comes with equipment including keyboards, string and percussion instruments, synthesizers and a reel-to-reel recording machine.
Hudson Regional has been increasingly involved in the local music scene, said Rash. That's why the library decided to pursue the project.

Ex-Port Richey mayor Dale Massad used crack cocaine and meth, new records show

Ex-Port Richey mayor Dale Massad smiles as he is escorted from court after a March 14 court hearing at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey. TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times
Before his arrest and incarceration, court records show the former mayor sent out runners to buy drugs for him and smoked crack cocaine nightly.

Land O’Lakes High seniors accused of sexually battering two teen girls

Myron Bloom, 18, faces sexual battery and child porn charges. [Pasco County Sheriff?s Office]
They are both basketball and football players at Land O' Lakes High School, according to an online prep sports tracker.

Holiday man beat woman with a brick over $40, say Pasco deputies

Nicholas Mavrogiannis, 36, faces a charge of attempted murder. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The March 27 attack left the woman needing 10 stitches. Nicholas Mavrogiannis was arrested Friday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

To quorum or not to quorum? In Port Richey, it doesn’t matter.

Port Richey City Council member Richard Bloom speaks during Thursday's meeting. [JUSTIN TROMBLY   |   Times]
The city has struggled to govern itself after two mayors were arrested. That definitely did not change at Thursday’s council meeting.