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In third day of Reeves case, theater manager describes moments before and after shooting

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Pasco commissioners gave preliminary approval to a $38 increase in the annual stormwater assessment to clean and reapir culverts, dig out clogged drainage ditches and beging engineering work on 10 stormwater repair projects costing $38.2 million. Repairing the antiquated drainage systems in west Pasco became a priority after stroms drenched the area two consecutive summers. LUIS SANTANA  |   Times 2016


Pasco bumps annual storm-water fee by $38

NEW PORT RICHEY — A County Commission majority decided Tuesday they couldn't wait 47 years to fix the aging storm-water culverts blamed for much of the street flooding in west Pasco's older neighborhoods. Instead, commissioners voted 4-1, with Mike Wells Jr. dissenting, to increase the annual storm-water assessment …

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  1. In third day of Reeves case, theater manager describes moments before and after shooting

    Criminal

    DADE CITY — A movie theater manager described Wednesday morning how a quiet afternoon at the guest services desk during matinees in January 2014 exploded into chaos.

    Authorities say Curtis Reeves used this gun, a .380 caliber pistol, to shoot Chad Oulson in a Wesley Chapel movie theater. Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office
  2. Pasco bumps annual storm-water fee by $38

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A County Commission majority decided Tuesday they couldn't wait 47 years to fix the aging storm-water culverts blamed for much of the street flooding in west Pasco's older neighborhoods.

    Pasco commissioners gave preliminary approval to a $38 increase in the annual stormwater assessment to clean and reapir culverts, dig out clogged drainage ditches and beging engineering work on 10 stormwater repair projects costing $38.2 million. Repairing the antiquated drainage systems in west Pasco became a priority after stroms drenched the area two consecutive summers. LUIS SANTANA  |   Times 2016

  3. Pasco narrows administrator search to five candidates

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco commissioners narrowed the search for their next county administrator to five candidates Tuesday, but not without a curveball from Commissioner Jack Mariano.

    Pasco County Administrator Michele Baker is leaving her position when her contract expires in July. On Tuesday, commissioners short-listed the potential successors to five candidates who will be interviewed next month. The commission hired Baker, the county's former deputy administrator, four years ago. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
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  4. April races set for New Port Richey mayor, San Antonio commission

    Elections

    The incumbent mayor in New Port Richey will face a challenger, and three candidates will vie for two seats on the City Commission in San Antonio during April's municipal elections.

    Rob Marlowe faces a challenge on April 11 in his bid to retain his mayoral seat in New Port Richey.
  5. Bowen: Rebuilding a west Pasco community, one meal at a time

    News

    Home improvement guru Bob Vila would have a blast in here.

  6. Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 24

    Events

    Festivals

    Fair time: The Pasco County Fair wraps up this weekend at the county fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. Gates will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to midnight Feb. 25 and noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. The fair features a giant midway and an array of food, livestock …

    BRENDAN FITTERER   |   TimesThe Pasco County Fair concludes Feb. 26 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City.
  7. Pasco limits number of medical marijuana dispensers to two

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Two months ago, Pasco commissioners agreed that growers and dispensers of medical marijuana could operate in the county, they just couldn't decide how many should be allowed to do so.

    Pasco County staffers recommended two dispensers based on the number of qualified patients in the county, and commissioners agreed unanimously. The medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web is available for patients with cancer or medical conditions causing chronic seizures or muscle spasms. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)