It has been almost two months since 36-year-old Tammy Walker was seen, and deputies are trying to find the Holiday woman. On Nov. 1, Walker's friend, Lori Dicisceglie, called deputies and said she dropped Walker off Oct. 13 at 5421 Van Doren Ave. in New Port Richey. She said she hadn't seen Walker, who is suicidal, since. A man named Jason Raymar told deputies that two weeks before Walker disappeared, he dropped her and another woman off at a trailer park. Walker left her purse and cell phone at Raymar's house, but he was unable to find her to return the items. Anyone with information should call Detective James Gariepy at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 7279.
Garbage hauler curbing service
Waste Management is stopping trash service for almost 20,000 customers as of Jan. 1, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The company will limit service to the more densely populated area west of the Suncoast Parkway and south of State Road 52. Waste Management said the change will allow it to work more efficiently. Dropped customers can set up service with one of the other 11 approved haulers in Pasco, but some customers like Bill Turner of Zephyrhills were still upset. "They just decided to dump these people and run," he said. The move leaves Waste Management's office north of SR 52 outside of its service territory, but since the trucks are located there, spokeswoman Lynn Brown said, the company will still haul its own trash away.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Action withheld on street closing
City administrators on Thursday withheld making a recommendation about closing Lincoln Street for a developer, saying they need more information. St. Petersburg developer Grady Pridgen wants part of the street to be vacated so he can unite parcels he owns on each side. Pridgen's representative, Steve Kurcan, says the developer is thinking about building a two- or three-story building with 60 residential units and 60 hotel rooms. But the city administrators on the Development Review Committee said they need a site plan and an agreement for handling the city's utilities near the street, which includes a force main that serves nearly 7,000 residents.
The murder-suicide in New Port Richey on Wednesday evening occurred at 4926 Getner St. Due to incorrect information provided by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, an article Thursday gave the wrong address.