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Plans unveiled for new Pasco sports facility


Wesley Chapel, Florida -- First a baseball field complex, now an Olympic-sized ice rink that could lure Olympians to train in Pasco County.

Just a few miles from The Fields at Wiregrass, developers closed a deal Thursday to build Cypress Creek Ice and Sports Complex.

Dave Andreychuk was at today's event showing the Lightning's commitment to expanding youth hockey in the Bay area. The new sports complex may also be the future home of USF Hockey. The 150,000-square-foot facility will have four rinks total and a multi-sports center.

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Missing coin collector's wife: 'Bring him home'


Pasco County, Florida -- We're learning more about a missing persons case Pasco County deputies say involves a 69-year-old Homassasa man and suspected foul play.

Child advocates sought in Pasco County


Pasco County, Florida -- Hundreds of advocates are needed for abused and neglected children in Pasco County.

There are almost 1,000 children under the protection of Pasco courts because the people responsible for their care neglected them. The advocates make sure that social service agencies do their best to help these children in need.

You can sign up at malls, government centers and recreation centers within the county starting next week:


Bed bugs force closure of Pasco fire station


Wesley Chapel, Florida – A bed bug infestation has forced the closure of Pasco County Fire Station No. 13.

The pesky parasites were discovered last week Wednesday at the Dayflower Boulevard location.

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Deputies shoot arson suspect in Pasco county


Hudson, Florida -- A man who set fire at two Pasco county car dealerships later died in a shootout with deputies at his New Port Richey home.

At Rock Bottom auto dealers in Hudson surveillance cameras around the shop showed Patrick Tillery setting fires to various cars.

Owner Mario Vavoulis says a month ago Patrick Tillery purchased a car here at his dealership, then last night started two fires at the dealerships locations on US 19 and State Road 52.

"I believe he threw a cinder block," says Vavoulis.

Prom beer bash gets teacher in trouble


New Port Richey, Florida -- Student Robby Thompson says J.W. Mitchell High School teacher Samantha Murchie is kinda well-know. This Tuesday, she is really well-known after investigators say she took part on after prom party where beer and liquor were readily available to Mitchell High students.

Road Warrior gets results for a Pasco neighborhood


Port Richey, Florida -- Last October, Port Richey resident Ed Kadar contacted me about his street's desperate need for speed bumps because of reckless drivers using it to cut from one major road to another.

So, we visited Mark Twain Lane and implored Pasco County to consider his case and his street's inability to pay the steep, roughly $16,000 fee for installation.