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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

High school in Hernando evacuated due to bomb threat

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A Hernando County high school has been evacuated and a nearby road is closed as authorities respond to a bomb threat. Students and staff at Central High School in Brooksville were evacuated to West Hernando Middle School on Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was recei

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-20 14:04:40

Weather forecast: Tornado Watch for entire Bay area until 7 p.m.

11:45 update from Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay: At 11:45 a.m. radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 12 miles west of Palm Harbor, or 15 miles west of Holiday, moving east at 45 mph. Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm as it moves ashore after noon. Locat

BAY NEWS 9 - 2018-03-20 18:51:00

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 Police Seek Driver Who Hit Elderly Man On Hillsborough

TAMPA, FL - Tampa Police detectives have identified a man they believe drove the car that struck and killed an 81-year-old pedestrian in the 4000 block of Hillsborough Avenue east of Lois Avenue in Tampa Saturday, March 17. Officers were called to the accident scene at 12:12 a.m. and found Felix De

PATCH - 2018-03-19 15:24:45

Spring Hill entrepreneur's elevator business going no where but up

SPRING HILL "A lot of people say, You do that? Are you serious?" said Wade Sutherlin, who designs and constructs elevator cabs and has an official certificate of competency to do just that. Hes likely the only one in Hernando County. "Theres not a lot of businesses doing that," he said. Sutherlin

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-03-20 05:33:00

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

Man on boat during fatal jet ski crash in Clearwater speaks out

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) - When Tom Carey thinks about that day in September, he remembers one thing in particular. It happened in a split second. And, before he knew it, lives changed forever. His and others. Carey was on his boat with relatives, heading home that Saturday afternoon. They were navig

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-20 03:34:40

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


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


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


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


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


Brooksville Police Chief Fired in the midst of negotiations to disband department

The city of Brooksville fired its police chief in the midst of the possibility of disbanding its police department. Brooksville city council votes to effectively dissolve police department Chief George Turner tells ABC Action News that on Wednesday at 5 p.m. two letters were put on his desk that sai


Pasco man run over and killed after laying down on roadway

A 29-year-old New Port Richey man was run over and killed Friday night after he laid down on a Pasco County roadway. Patrick F. Fitapelli was killed in the incident, which occurred at 8:49 p.m. on Bougenville Avenue near the intersection of Raffia Drive. Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported Aaro


As parents watch little league game, Pasco thief is breaking into their cars

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - New Port Richey Police officers are investigating a brazen theft that took place Wednesday at a little league baseball field, as dozens of parents kept watch over the diamond. "It's a wholesome family place, this is where we come to enjoy our kids," said Stephen Embrey. The


Brooksville police chief fired as city works toward disbanding agency

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The chief of the Brooksville Police Department has been relieved of duty as the city reportedly moves toward disbanding the agency. On Thursday, City Manager Mark Kutney announced George Turner had been fired the day before, saying "a number of factors," had led him t


Spring Hill man warns of Craigslist scammers targeting sellers with fake checks

SPRING HILL, Fla. - A Spring Hill man has a warning for anyone trying to sell items online: buyers are sometimes scammers who are trying their best to rip you off. A large-scale train set chugged around Val Warner's Christmas tree for years, but the Hernando man recently decided to let it go, so h


Pasco Sheriff: Captain resigns after deputy accused of tampering

NEW PORT RICHEY A captain has resigned and more shake-ups are likely after the Pasco County Sheriffs Office discovered supervisors failed to act in a case of a deputy tampering with evidence tampering, said Sheriff Chris Nocco. Ex-deputy Joseph Mercado, 25, was arrested Thursday on a felony charge o


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do