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 man killed in Brooksville helicopter incident remembered for talents as a pilot

"If it's something that could move, fly or float, the guy just had a natural talent for it all," said a friend.

Hands-on history: Group restoring WWII plane in Pasco for D-Day's anniversary

Tarah Keller of New Port Richey carries her son, Ben Keller, 5, moments after touring a vintage 1943 Douglas C-47B Skytrain at the Turin Aviation Group at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport on Dec. 13, 2018. At left is Ben's grandmother, Ramona Guffie, of Charlotte, North Carolina. The military transport aircraft is being restored with plans to fly it with a fleet of C-47s participating the in Daks Over Normandy flyover, which will depart and travel together on what's known as a Blue Spruce Route on June 6.
Turin Aviation Group has been rebuilding a plane that flew in World War II. With fundraising, the team hopes to fly it to Europe for a D-Day anniversary re-enactment.

With shutdown underway, it’s ‘undetermined’ if FAA will investigate Brooksville copter fatality

Hernando Sheriff’s deputies were at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport Thursday investigating a fatal on-the-ground aircraft accident. JACK EVANS | Times
"He was a good man. This is so tragic," Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis wrote on Facebook.

Watch: Pasco deputies save bedridden Port Richey woman as flames rise around them

Deputy Justin Ball briefly tried to beat down the flames then took the woman, 97, into his arms and carried her out.

Sheriff: Helicopter blade kills man at Brooksville airport

Hernando sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport after a man was killed in what is being called a “very serious aircraft accident” that took place on the airport grounds near the hangers. [JACK EVANS   |   Times]
Records show the aircraft involved in the fatal incident may be a helicopter. No one else was injured.