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5 New Port Richey Area Foreclosures Selling Now

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL — Are you hoping to buy a new house, but can't find anything in your price range? No harm in checking out the foreclosures on the market. They could be just the thing!


Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man who reported $18,497 in wages is in trouble after he received a $980,000 tax refund based on a false tax return that he filed, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida.


Tarpon Springs: 5 New Foreclosures On The Market

TARPON SPRINGS, FL — Don't have a lot to spend, but still need to buy a home nearby? Why not look at foreclosures in the area? They could be just the thing!. Each week, we compile a list of five new foreclosures on the market near you — many of them surprisingly affordable for their size and locatio


Man arrested after security incident at Florida airport

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. Orlando International Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell says screenings were temporarily paused Saturday afternoon at a security checkpoint that leads to gates one


73-Year-Old Woman Accused Of Stealing $82,000 From Employer

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL -- Pasco County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 73-year-old St. Petersburg woman accused of defrauding her employer out of more than $82,000. Patricia Smart was arrested on Feb. 12 after an investigation showed that she reportedly stole money from the RJ Brosseau Corp. between


Forgotten New Port Richey sculpture gets a cleaning and new introduction at Locals Night

NEW PORT RICHEY — Charlie Partin grew up in the Florida Panhandle, lived for 20 years in New Port Richey, leaving his mark as an architect and and artist, before following a yen to create sculptures in the rolling hills of southeast Nebraska.


A Pasco biker was killed in a hit and run. Authorities are looking for the driver.

A 43-year-old New Port Richey man was killed Saturday night in Pasco County in what authorities are calling a hit-and-run accident. At about 8:40 p.m., the yet to be identified victim was cycling across US-19 near Holiday Hills Boulevard, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. The a


Florida boy, 11, arrested after refusing to recite ‘racist’ Pledge of Allegiance: report

A Florida middle school student was arrested earlier this month after allegedly getting into a confrontation with school officials and a law enforcement officer following reports that he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.


US military planes from Florida land near Venezuela border with aid

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The U.S. Air Force began flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border on Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival to leadership of the South American nation.


Body found in pool at Mezrah Family Aquatic Center

Tampa, Fla (WFLA) - Tampa Police officials have confirmed to WFLA that a body was found in the pool at Mezrah Family Aquatic Center. The center is located at the corner of Armenia Avenue and Grey Street.


Pasco County homicide suspect found hiding in trunk of car during traffic stop in Citrus County

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A murder suspect was found hiding in a trunk of a vehicle during a traffic stop in Citrus County on Friday. According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, the Warrants Unit received a call around 3 p.m. from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office regarding a wanted Pasco ho


These 5 Florida Companies Are Nation's Best To Work For: Fortune

WESTON, FL — Hilton is America's best company to work for in 2019, according to Fortune's annual list released on Thursday. The Virginia-based company jumped to the No. 1 spot in 2019 after placing No.33 on the list in 2018. Fortune writes that the company's ascent is thanks to several employee-focu


Humans: The most ‘harmful invasive’ of all? Human waste adds millions of pounds of phosphorus and nitrogen to Florida’s ecosystems

OKEECHOBEE — For decades, South Florida has been plagued by harmful invasive plants and animals that wreak havoc on the native ecosystems. Waterways are choked with hydrilla, originally imported from Asia for aquariums. Melaleuca, imported from Australia in a misguided plan to “drain the swamp,” gro


New Port Richey man arrested in sexual assault of 10-year-old girl, deputies say

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 48-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after deputies said he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl. Kevin Norman of New Port Richey faces two charges of sexual battery on a child under 12.


Florida Italian restaurant employee infected with Hepatitis A

A worker at an Italian restaurant in a Miami hotel has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to Florida's Department of Health. The employee worked at Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Biscayne Bay, sometime between Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. and officials warn


Florida Senator Darryl Rouson got $1 million in state budget for his wife’s employer

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida Sen. Darryl Rouson sought $1.7 million in the state budget two years ago for a daycare center associated with his church. He eventually got it $1 million.


Florida runner attacked by 80-pound dog near half-marathon's end

Julie Stackhouse, 40, was in third place and a mile away from finishing the Donna Half-Marathon race in Atlantic Beach, Florida, when a bull-terrier mix aggressively attacked and latched on before she got away. Still dripping with blood and adrenaline, she managed to finish the Feb. 10 race, but pas


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Pasco County Fair 2019: Everything You Need To Know

DADE CITY, FL -- These days the youth exhibitors carry smart phones so they can instantly post photos of their winning livestock to their social media pages. But, other than the technology, the students who participate in the agriculture competitions at the Pasco County Fair aren't much different th


Woman becomes first openly autistic person to ever practice law in Florida

Haley Moss, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler is the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar, The Associated Press reported Saturday. When she was younger, Moss told the publication that her doctors thought she would possibly never be able to live independently or wor