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  • Homeowners association tells Florida man to take down Blue Lives Matter flag

    06/28/2020 3:30:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 129 replies
    WFLA8 Tampa ^ | 6=25/20
    As a Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputy, Sean Kennedy spent 25-years following the law and enforcing it. Now he’s found himself in a position where he feels he must break the law. More specifically, a by-law for his community association. Kennedy lives with his wife and children in the Foxwood subdivision in New Port Richey. It’s a deed-restricted community where lawns are neatly mowed and cars are parked in garages. Over Kennedy’s garage flies a blue lives matter flag, the homeowners association recently told him he had to take it down. Kennedy lives with his wife and children in the Foxwood...
  • Driver seriously injured after rocks throw from SUV in Wesley Chapel (FL)

    06/02/2020 4:40:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    WFLA Tampa ^ | 6/2/20
    A driver was injured in a head-on crash on Tuesday after several rocks were thrown from the back of an SUV. According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, crews responded to a crash at the intersection of State Road 56 and Hueland Pond Boulevard. Fire Rescue said several rocks weighing approximately 15 pounds were thrown from the back of an SUV, through the front window of another vehicle. Firefighters said the rocks were unsecured in the back of an SUV. The driver of the vehicle was taken with serious injuries from the scene by a helicopter. Further information was not immediately...
  • A school resource officer in Florida threatened to shoot a student as he was trying to leave the campus for a dentist appointment

    02/10/2020 9:51:54 PM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    Business Insider via ^ | February 10, 2020 | Rhea Mahbubani
    A school resource officer in Florida threatened to shoot a student as he was trying to make it to an orthodontist appointment. Nedra Miller, whose 17-year-old son, William, was the high schooler in question, shared bodycam footage from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office on her Facebook page, where it went viral. People called it "shameful" and "outrageous," accusing the adults involved of "grotesque power trips." The incident occurred in December and the video shows William driving a pickup truck and attempting to leave the parking lot of River Ridge High School in New Port Richey. An officer with the sheriff's...
  • ‘It happened so fast.’ Driver recalls fiery I-75 crash that killed two

    11/14/2019 12:27:59 PM PST · by 4Runner · 54 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 14, 2019 | Tony Marrero
    The driver of an International semi-trailer truck came upon the stopped line of traffic and swerved from the outside lane to the center lane to avoid a collision with one car but crashed into the back of another, a Chevy SUV, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The force of that collision pushed the Chevy into a Buick sedan. The Buick then struck a BMW sedan. Pasco Fire Rescue crews arrived and extinguished the blaze. Investigators didn’t realize until several hours after arriving on scene that the first semi had come [to]rest on top of a car, said Sgt. Steve...
  • Clueless star Stacey Dash, 52, is arrested for domestic battery after she 'pushed and slapped her ne

    09/30/2019 11:43:05 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 65 replies
    Daily ^ | 9-30-19 | Emily Crane
    Clueless star Stacey Dash, 52, is arrested for domestic battery after she 'pushed and slapped' her new husband at their Florida home Stacey Dash, 52, was arrested in Florida on Sunday night for domestic battery Police were called to her home in Pasco County, Florida following reports of a domestic dispute with husband Jeffrey Marty Dash is accused of pushing and slapping her husband in the face She was charged with domestic battery and is being held on a $500 bond Her manager said on Monday that she was acting in self defense and that her husband had allegedly tried...
  • 9/11 Memorial Spearheaded by Former NYC First Responder Unveiled in Pasco

    09/11/2019 9:46:42 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Bay News9 ^ | 9/11/19 | Tim Wronka
    For the first time, Pasco County now has memorial for 9/11. New 9/11 memorial unveiled at Tampa Premium Outlets 9/11 first responder helped spearhead the project Memorial honors victims, those affected by illnesses from 9/11 The new memorial was dedicated Saturday morning at the Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel. It was a 9/11 first responder who got it all started. For the first time, Stephen Spelman is telling his story of survival. He answered the call to the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. If not for one fateful minute that morning, he may not even be here...
  • Domestic violence suspect killed by intervening Florida man

    08/22/2019 4:12:29 AM PDT · by piasa · 41 replies
    CTPost ^ | Updated 3:52 am EDT, Thursday, August 22, 2019
    <p>TRINITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say an armed domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by a neighbor who intervened and helped the victim and several children escape the scene. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters the man heard his neighbor screaming for help Wednesday and arrived to find the neighbor lowering the children out of a second-story window. He says the man helped the children and attempted to diffuse the situation, but the suspect "wasn't having anything to do with it." He says the man returned to his home, and the suspected followed and shot at him. He says the man returned fire and killed the suspect.</p>
  • Pasco Sheriff: "This Was An Absolute Gun Battle Out There"

    06/08/2019 12:12:43 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Bay News9 ^ | 6/7/19
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A Pasco County deputy was shot overnight while responding to a call in New Port Richey that turned into an intense gun fight. Pasco deputy shot in leg overnight in New Port RicheyDeputy was responding to domestic violence callDeputy is expected to recover, suspect in custody According to authorities, the deputy responded to a home in the 7300 block of Humboldt Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. when several shots were fired. The deputy was shot in the leg and the suspect barricaded himself in the home.  The suspect, identified as 62-year-old Terrance J. Peterson, remained in...
  • Florida man arrested for murder while walking out of prison

    04/08/2019 3:59:21 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    WESH ^ | 4/8/2019
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A New Port Richey man has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge 18 years after the homicide occurred. Officials with the New Port Richey Police Department said Randy Petersilge, 51, killed Simon Clark, 41, in 2001. No arrests were made, but police said they had investigated Petersilge as a suspect in the case. In 2017, New Port Richey detectives reopened the case and on Jan. 11, 2018, a grand jury indicted Petersilge on one count of first-degree murder. Petersilge was incarcerated in federal prison during the time of his indictment and a detainer was...
  • Former Port Richey mayor denied bond as more charges added

    03/14/2019 9:02:59 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | 14 March 2019 | Ryan Hughes
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) - A run down looking Dale Massad walked into courtroom 3-A at the Pasco County Courthouse in a jail jumpsuit. It's a fall from grace for the former Port Richey mayor removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies went to his home in February to arrest him for practicing medicine without a license, they said. While there, they claim he opened fire. "He never shot at any officers," said attorney Bjorn Brunvand. "There were never officers in the path of any bullets. Did he fire bullets? Yes. But not toward...
  • Woman Allegedly Beats Husband for Forgetting Anniversary

    03/23/2018 7:40:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | March 23, 2018 | Brandon Lopez
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – and that proved true after a woman in central Florida beat her husband after he allegedly forgot their wedding anniversary. According to Pasco County sheriffs, Carol Stone, 35, smacked the victim several times on his head and face area, leaving red marks on his face, along with minor scratches to his neck and chest. The victim provided video of the incident to police, which he recorded on his cell phone. Police said it shows Stone beating the victim. When sheriff’s deputies interviewed Stone, she admitted to beating him because he forgot...
  • First grader told to stand after kneeling during Pledge of Allegiance at local elementary school

    09/27/2017 2:40:12 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 102 replies
    WFTS ^ | September 27, 2017 | Marisela Burgos, Mary Stringini
    PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - A first grader in Pasco County chose to take a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance, and his mother is upset with how the teacher, the school and the Pasco County school district responded. At school on Monday, a local first grader went down on one knee during the Pledge of Allegiance, he was then told by his teacher to stand up and stop it, in front of all his classmates. His choice came after countless NFL players took a knee during the national anthem on Sunday, setting off a storm nationwide, sparking discussions in homes...
  • Undocumented workers evicted from government housing

    03/07/2016 4:37:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay ^ | March 4, 2016 | by Aaron Mesmer
    DADE CITY - Dozens of undocumented farm workers in Pasco County were kicked out of their government-subsidized homes this week following an audit by the Pasco County Housing Authority. The workers were involved in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program, which is run through the Housing Authority and provides affordable, subsidized rents to low-income families. The Housing Authority began auditing the Cypress Farms tenants in December. That included some assistance from the Department of Homeland Security, which notified the agency one of the workers was using a fraudulent Social Security card; the Social Security number was also being...
  • 12-year-old assaulted outside Pasco library (18 year old BOY?)

    07/18/2015 11:53:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    WFTS ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | WFTS
    You would normally consider a library a safe place for kids, right? Unfortunately, one Pasco County mother learned the hard way that's not always the case. Her 12-year-old son reported to supervisors that an 18-year-old boy was pointing a knife at him and others inside Regents Park Library. But what that supervisor did next could have cost the little boy his life.
  • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

    04/25/2014 12:53:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 4/25/14
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out. The house of Army Spc. Michael Sharkey sat almost empty early Thursday morning after two squatters said they moved out the day before. Two dogs left in the house were barking all morning and one of them got out. After an '8 ON YOUR SIDE' investigation, Julio Ortiz and his girlfriend started packing up their belongings at the...
  • Deputies investigating Land O'Lakes shooting, home invasion

    07/19/2013 8:11:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 7/19/13 | Laurie Davison
    LAND O'LAKES -- The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Land O’Lakes shooting that left two people injured. It happened at a cottage in the 4400 block of Land O’Lakes Boulevard just before 6 p.m. The sheriff's office said two men went into the cottage armed with a fake gun and tried to rob the people inside. Someone inside then pulled out a real gun and shot the suspects, deputies said. Both of the injured men ran outside and collapsed on the sidewalk by the road. A registered nurse, Jennifer Price, was driving by with her daughter and stopped...
  • Republicans, ACORN feud over suspicious voter cards

    09/25/2008 7:27:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies · 1,225+ views
    The Herald ^ | Sep. 25, 2008 | MARC CAPUTO
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two suspicious Seminole County voter registration cards became a flash point Wednesday in the Republican effort to suggest the community group ACORN is committing fraud in its historic Florida get-out-the vote efforts. An ACORN spokesman said the group spotted what appeared to be forged registration cards weeks ago and fired a worker over them. Seminole's election chief, Mike Ertel, said he was still "tremendously concerned," but stopped well short of calling the incident "fraud." The Republican National Committee, though, levelled the accusation and blasted the housing and wage advocacy group in a nationwide conference call with reporters, saying...
  • Greer Got Donation From Mike Schiavo's Lawyer

    03/25/2005 9:16:25 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 83 replies · 2,660+ views ^ | Friday, March 25, 2005 10:57 p.m. EST
    Friday, March 25, 2005 10:57 p.m. EST Greer Got Donation From Mike Schiavo's Lawyer Reclaiming America, an organization backed by Rev. D. James Kennedy, reported that a serious conflict of interest may exist for the Fla. State Judge who is ruling on the Terri Schiavo case. The report from Reclaiming America follows: As if the circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo could not get any more suspicious, the Center for Reclaiming America has uncovered evidence that Pinellas-Pasco County Circuit Judge George W. Greer accepted a campaign contribution from the law firm of Michael Schiavo’s attorney only one day after "Terri’s Law” was...

    11/18/2003 9:05:07 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 44 replies · 622+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 18, 2003 | Bridget Hall Grumet
    A man speaking to two women for a moment in a front yard comprised a "social gathering" subject to a fine. By BRIDGET HALL GRUMET, Times Staff Writer Published November 18, 2003 NEW PORT RICHEY - Raymond Pemburn says he is blessed with friends. They call the 89-year-old widower in the morning, or take him to lunch, or stop by to chat if they see him outside. Sometimes they gather for dinner at his home. He just never imagined having a handful of visitors would get him in trouble with his condominium association. Today the Pointe West Condominium Association board...