Pasco News

Girl’s lemonade sales help buy body armor for sheriff’s K-9s

Girl’s lemonade sales help buy body armor for sheriff’s K-9s

NEW PORT RICHEY — Neighborhood children selling lemonade for 50 cents from stands in their front yards is nothing new, but Sophia Contino has taken the age-old concept to another level.
Published: 02/01/16

District seeks ideas for elementary school name

WESLEY CHAPEL — A new elementary school under construction near Dr. John Long Middle School and Wiregrass Ranch High School now is known as “Elementary School W.”
Published: 02/01/16
County offers update on West Pasco redevelopment plan

County offers update on West Pasco redevelopment plan

NEW PORT RICHEY — Redevelopment of West Pasco could come off the drawing board soon with implementation of changes, particularly along the U.S. 19 corridor.
Published: 01/29/16

Team seeks to breath life into cold cases

WESLEY CHAPEL — A few days after Christmas in 1973, the slain body of 49-year-old Wilma Ida Woods was found about 10 feet off Curley Road, near an orange grove.
Published: 01/29/16

Teen girl accidentally shot during home invasion in Holiday

HOLIDAY — A 16-year-old girl was in a coma at a Tampa Bay area hospital Thursday night after she accidentally was hit with buckshot during a home invasion at a known drug house, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.
Published: 01/28/16
Pasco deputies seek man, woman in vehicle theft

Pasco deputies seek man, woman in vehicle theft

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to locate two people in connection with a vehicle theft.
Published: 01/28/16
Rebuilt Sims Park in NPR to open Saturday

Rebuilt Sims Park in NPR to open Saturday

NEW PORT RICHEY — Like welcoming back an old friend who has been absent for a long time, residents can take part Saturday in the Sims Park grand reopening.
Published: 01/28/16
Passing of restaurateur, businessman Koutsos mourned

Passing of restaurateur, businessman Koutsos mourned

NEW PORT RICHEY — The death of James Koutsos, founder and owner of the Spartan Manor banquet hall and its predecessor eatery for 45 years, has left a void in the Greek community, friends and family say.
Published: 01/28/16

Report gives snapshot of Pasco work, activities

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County’s 2015 Annual Performance Report contains a trove of statistics, such as Pasco County Public Transportation bus ridership is fast approaching the one-million mark.
Published: 01/28/16
Sleek and Sexy Night typically attracts 150 guests

Sleek and Sexy Night typically attracts 150 guests

NEW PORT RICHEY — The 2016 Sleek and Sexy Night Feb. 4 will benefit local nonprofit agencies with special project grants as well as providing young professionals with educational opportunities.
Published: 01/28/16