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Jim Kovaleski, 55, a self-proclaimed urban farmer, harvests fresh produce from his mother’s front yard recently in New Port Richey.

Urban farming takes root in New Port Richey front yards

NEW PORT RICHEY -- "That's Broccoli George's. He started his in 2010," Jim Kovaleski says, walking by 5649 Virginia Ave. At 5705 Virginia: "This one has only been here a year. It's my ex-wife's house," he said. When he leaves in May, he plants a cover crop of black-eyed peas and sweet potatoes, and "when I come hom …


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    It's a party downtown: The annual Chasco Fiesta continues through April 1 in downtown New Port Richey, in and around Sims Park, 5547 Main St. Festivities include a carnival with midway from 5 to 11 p.m. March 31 and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 1; ride wristbands are available for …

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    Human Interest

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  3. FHP: Dade City three-car crash kills one, hospitalizes four


    DADE CITY — A 28-year-old man was killed and four people hospitalized in a three-car crash Saturday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  4. Tampa man dies in Pasco County crash


    DADE CITY — A 73-year-old Tampa man driving a motorcycle died Saturday morning after a crash on State Road 52 east of Ehren Cutoff.

  5. Pasco sheriff: 17-year-old New Port Richey teen shoots 15-year-old in face, back


    NEW PORT RICHEY — A dispute over money led a 17-year-old to shoot a 15-year-old boy in the face and back on Thursday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

    Jerry Chiarella, 17, of New Port Richey, faces attempted murder charges after investigators say he shot a 15-year-old boy in the face and back Thursday. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  6. Pasco deputies investigate shooting of New Port Richey teen


    NEW PORT RICHEY — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old boy on Thursday.

  7. Body-cam video shows deputy using stun gun to stop Pasco man attempting to flee drug arrest


    Pasco County deputies used a stun gun Wednesday night to stop a Hudson man who attempted to flee a drug arrest after he was pulled over for running a stop sign.

    Pasco County deputies used a stun gun on March 22, 2017, to stop a Hudson man who attempted to flee a drug arrest after he was pulled over for running a stop sign. Crews for the Spike TV show "Cops" were filming a segment as a deputy's body camera documented the arrest, which occurred around 11:50 p.m. after 34-year-old Cameron Ajax Jones was pulled over at Oakley Avenue and U.S. 19 in Bayonet Point. [Pasco CountySheriff's Office]