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.

Wanna throw an ax for fun in Pasco? Try Molly's Hatchet

David Pryde, one of the axe-throwing coaches at Molly’s Hatchet in Zephyrhills, aims for the bullseye. ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times
It's an ax-throwing joint in downtown Zephyrhills, the only such venue in Pasco County and one of just four in the Tampa Bay Area.

Hurricane 2019: Tampa Bay’s top cops fear for those who stay behind

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies restrict access to St. Pete Beach after evacuating the area for Hurricane Irma in September 2017. [Times 2017]
Many ignore evacuation orders. Law enforcement officials say they may not be able to rescue them when things get bad.

Pasco company says it won't be flying WWII plane to Europe

The 1943 Douglas C-47 plane that Turin Aviation Group said it was restoring, pictured at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in December. Times 2018.
A Tampa Bay Times investigation in March showed the company was plagued by financial problems and caught in a dispute over ownership of the plane.

Spring Hill Dollar General robber may be connected to other central Florida holdups

Deputies say this man robbed the Dollar General at 3499 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill on Tuesday morning. [Hernando County Sheriff’s Office]
The robber hinted he had a gun when he held up the store Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies: Pasco man who paused game to sexually assault girl faces new rape charges

Daniel Enrique Fabian, 19, faces multiple charges of sexual battery and a charge of witness tampering. [Pasco County Sheriff’s Office]
He was being held in the Pasco jail Monday on $170,000 bail.