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Florida man's death was blamed on alligators at first, but his mom's determination led to the truth

It was a few days before Christmas 2000. A pre-dawn duck hunting trip was Mike Williams' time alone before a busy anniversary weekend with his wife, Denise. As he had done so many times before, Mike got up around 3 a.m. and left his home in Tallahassee, Florida, for Lake Seminole about an hour away.


Governor suspends Port Richey mayor accused of shooting at deputies

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — The mayor of Port Richey has been suspended by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis a day after the mayor was arrested on attempted murder charges. “Dale Glen Massad is clearly unfit to continue serving as Mayor for the City of Port Richey,” said DeSantis on Friday. “It is in the best inter


Detectives Investigating Two Commercial Robberies in Spring Hill

On 02-19-19 just after 4 p.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the Dollar General store, located at 331 Commercial Way in Spring Hill, regarding a Commercial Robbery.


VIDEO: Unknown suspects beat, rob teen walking home from Gulf High School in Pasco County

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Pasco County investigators are searching for a group of men who beat and robbed a teenager after following him for more than one mile. Geoffrey Lehman, 15, tells ABC Action News he was walking home from Gulf High School just after 5 p.m. Wednesday when he noticed a truck foll


Florida mayor arrested for allegedly shooting at police officers

Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted homicide after he allegedly shot at two sheriff’s deputies at his home in central Florida, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.


Two Pasco Co. school employees help kids get their day started on a positive note with a fist bump

SPRING HILL, Fla. — For students at Crews Lake Middle School in Pasco County a little fist bump goes a long way. Plant Manager Jimmy Bishop and Custodian Randy LaBlanc spend just about every morning greeting kids as they get off the school bus.


Florida billionaire among men sought on charges of soliciting prostitution

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A billionaire is among the more than 100 men being sought on charges of soliciting prostitution in a major Florida operation targeting human trafficking. Florida Today reports John Childs, 77, is the subject of a warrant. He has not been arrested yet.


You need ‘the skin of an alligator’: How Hernando County’s warring factions sunk another administrator

BROOKSVILLE — When Len Sossamon was fired as Hernando County administrator on Jan. 29, it was just as predicted when he took the job in 2012. Hernando County, he was told, devoured its administrators. The head-hunter advertising the position urged candidates to have "the skin of an alligator.'' Soss


Dozens Arrested in Massive Sex Trafficking Busts in Florida

A massive sex trafficking bust spanning multiple Florida cities resulted in nearly 50 arrests and 175 warrants being issued, authorities said. Officials with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said 171 arrest warrants were issued this week, and at least 45 suspects were arrested as part of the


Oak Hill Hospital Offers Lymphedema Treatment Services by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Spring Hill, Florida (February 20, 2019) – Oak Hill Hospital offers lymphedema treatment services by its own certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) who works with inpatients at the bedside to plan for care after discharge as well as with outpatients by providing comprehensive decongestive therapy with


Police went to a mayor's house with a warrant and they say he shot at them

(CNN)The mayor of Port Richey, Florida, is "lucky he's not dead" after firing two shots at a SWAT team at his house to serve a warrant, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters Thursday.


Nick Nicholson won't seek reinstatement to his Hernando County Commission seat

BROOKSVILLE — Former Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson will not seek reinstatement to the board, according to a letter he sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this month.


FHP: Driver was on meth before fatal crash killed Pasco teen in 2018

It has been nine months since 17-year-old Lillia Morris was killed when troopers said an SUV ran a red light and slammed into her car. Now an arrest has finally been made in the case and the Florida Highway Patrol explained what led to the 2018 crash in Trinity:


No bail for Port Richey mayor after he allegedly shot at deputies

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad will stay in jail without bond. That’s what a judge ruled Friday, saying there was probable cause for the attempted murder charges and that Massad was a flight risk.


SunWest Park To Host Crab & Shrimp Festival

HUDSON, FL -- The SunWest Crab & Shrimp Festival is back for a fourth year, taking place Feb. 22-24 at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. This event brings thousands to SunWest Park for three days of live bands, crab races, carnival rides, crab-eating contests, a cornhole tournament, cra


Pasco deputies seek information in death of man found in pond

Pasco County deputies are seeking the public's help in locating the car driven by a man whose body was found in a pond in Zephyrhills on Feb. 19. Deputies have identified the body as Carlos Saint Louis of Hillsborough County.


Florida Prisons Take $50 Million Hit In Hurricane

As state officials deal with the costs associated with Hurricane Michael recovery, they will need to consider about $50 million in storm damage to a large concentration of prisons in Northwest Florida, state records show.


BREAKING: 'Robert Kraft Not The Biggest Name Involved' In Florida Prostitution Case, ESPN's Schefter Reports

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Friday that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is "not the biggest name involved" in a prostitution case in South Florida. "On Friday morning, police in Jupiter, Florida charged prominent New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft — who is worth an estimated $6.6 b


3 New Port Richey Residents Arrested In Drug Bust

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people in a methamphetamine and marijuana bust. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, shortly after 1 p..m., Pasco deputies executed a search warrant at 3551 Elfers Parkway in New Port Richey and recovered drugs, guns and ammunition.


Gov. DeSantis Suspends Port Richey Mayor Following Arrest

PORT RICHEY, FL -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order suspending Dale Massad as mayor of Port Richey in the wake of Massad's arrest on five counts of premeditated attempted murder and practicing medicine without a license.