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Pasco Sheriff Deputies Arrest Suspect In Home Invasion, Shooting

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - A 50-year-old Dunedin man with a long history of drug arrests has been charged with a home invasion and shooting in New Port Richey. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to 10745 Fawn Drive in the Bear Creek Estates neighborhood at about 8:30 p.m

PATCH - 2018-03-19 16:06:35

Brooksville Fires Police Chief Amid Talks Of Dissolving Entire Department

The city of Brooksville fired Chief of Police George Turner last week after he served more than 10 years in the role. The decision comes as the city negotiates with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office about taking over its law enforcement duties, effectively dissolving Brooksville's police departme

USF.EDU - 2018-03-19 17:53:04

Pinellas Co. Deputy Arrested on DUI Charge, Fired

Largo, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Pinellas County deputies arrested a Sheriff's Office Lieutenant on a DUI charge early Sunday. The arrest also cost Christi Ruhtz, 41, her job in the public records processing unit, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responded to a complaint about someone creating a disturba

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-18 16:24:08

Cirque du Soleil Performer Falls To His Death During Show In Tampa

An acrobat died after falling 15 feet during a solo routine at a Tampa Bay performance of VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil. The company confirmed the tragic news in a statement released on Twitter. It is with immense sadness that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group reports that a tragic accident occurred

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-18 18:40:46

Winn-Dixie closing numerous Florida stores as parent company announces restructuring

The parent company of Winn-Dixie has announced that 94 stores will be closed as as part of a restructuring plan. None of the Winn-Dixie stores in The Villages are impacted. Two Winn-Dixie stores in Ocala will be closed by April 30, according to an announcement from Southeastern Grocers. Following i

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 12:30:29

Pasco deputies: Hudson man shot, injured

The Pasco County Sheriffs Office responded to the 10700 block about 6:15 a.m. and took the victim, a 37-year-old man, to a local hospital for treatment, deputies reported. A suspect was detained, according to the agency. Stay with tampabay.com for updates. Contact Langston Taylor at 727-893-8659 or

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-03-18 09:51:00

Deputies investigate shooting in Hudson

HUDSON, Fla. (WFLA) - Deputies are investigating a shooting in Hudson that sent a man to a nearby hospital. The sheriff's office says the shooting happened just before 6:15 a.m. on Sunday at a home on Fawn Drive near Bruin Drive. According to deputies, a 37-year-old man was shot in the shoulder. He

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-18 11:47:46

Fire damages Hernando mobile home

An early morning fire Friday damaged a Hernando-area house. Firefighters with Citrus County Fire Rescue were dispatched at 1:02 a.m. to 3781 N. Anthony Ave. with first responders from the Kensington Station arriving at 1:12 a.m. to find a mobile home 30 percent involved with flames, according to fir

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2018-03-19 13:59:00

Man Lying in Road Struck and Killed

New Port Richey, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A man lying in a roadway died after a minivan struck and killed him Friday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers had not identified the 29-year-old man killed on Bougenville Ave. near Raffia Dr., nor did they know why he lay in the roadway when the 2003


Brooksville, Florida, police chief fired as city considers disbanding department

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The police chief of a small Florida city has been fired as officials consider getting rid of the police department. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Brooksville City Manager Mark Kutney fired George Turner on Wednesday. Kutney said Thursday that a number of issues had caused


Wildwood woman arrested after allegedly striking another woman with vacuum cleaner

Haley Ann Croskrey A Wildwood woman was arrested after allegedly striking another woman with a vacuum cleaner. Sumter County sheriff's deputies responded Monday night to a residence on County Road 134 in Wildwood after 23-year-old Haley Ann Croskrey struck the other woman three to four times with th


Pasco Sheriff Investigating Own Office After 2nd Arrest Of Deputy

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - A former Pasco County Sheriff's deputy who was fired in February for inappropriate sexual conduct is now facing charges of tampering with evidence. During a press conference Friday, March 16, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said the latest arrest of Joseph Mercado, 25, points


New Wendy's to beat Wawa to the punch

Wendy's looks like it will beat Wawa in the race to open a new site at the southeast side of County Road 491 and 486 in Lecanto. Last December, work crews started clearing land there for the two new chains. The exterior of the Wendy's is quite a ways along and should be ready to open at the end of A


New Port Richey Pedestrian Dies in Traffic Crash

PASCO COUNTY - A New Port Richey man died Friday (March 16) when he was hit while lying in the street, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Patrick A.Fitapelli, 29, of New Port Richey, died at the scene. Troopers said Mr. Fitapelli was lying in the westbound travel lanes of Bougenville Avenue at Raffia