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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

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

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

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

Florida man wants death penalty. Win-win' for everyone, he says

Those who plead guilty to crimes often do so hoping to receive a reduced sentence. The transaction makes sense. The defendant is spared what could be a much harsher punishment. The state is spared from the expense and difficulty of putting on a case. But Qiu Feng Ke, a Holiday man charged with first

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-03-19 09:30:00

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


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

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


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


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


Forestry, fire rescue going door-to-door in Homosassa on Saturday

The Florida Forest Service, along with Citrus County Fire Rescue, will conduct a door-to-door fire-prevention campaign in the Homosassa area on Saturday, March 17. Sixteen staff members from forestry and fire rescue will visit homes and businesses near the fire station at 8408 W. Homosassa Trail and


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


4 local Winn-Dixie stores closing in bankruptcy

The chain's other 11 stores in Sarasota and Manatee counties will remain open during the restructuring, parent company says Four Winn-Dixie grocery stores will close of the 11 in Sarasota and Manatee counties as the chain's parent company, Southeastern Grocers, files for bankruptcy protection and re


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


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


Pasco Sheriff to release details on Spring Hill man they say used app to contact underage girls

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco will release details Wednesday morning about a 23-year-old man who was arrested after authorities said he used a phone application to contact juvenile girls, the sheriffs office said. Authorities said the Spring Hill man allegedly had sex with "at least one 12-year-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