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Suicidal man shoots at deputies

New Port Richey, FL - At approximately 2:31 a.m. Monday morning deputies responded to 7917 Royal Stewart Drive in reference to a suicidal male.

The man was believed to be armed with a high powered rifle, handgun and had a cache of ammo.  When deputies arrived the subject fled out of the residence in the direction of a neighbors house located at 7911 Royal Stewart Drive.

Residents in the house at 7911 Royal Stewart Drive fled the home.  As deputies were clearing the house at 7911, the male suspect shot at one of the deputies.

Don't forget to vote in Pasco's municipal elections

Don't forget to vote in Pasco's municipal elections


Pasco County, FL – According to the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections, Dade City, New Port Richey, Port Richey, San Antonio and Zephyrhills will be holding municipal elections on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Municipal elections are for voters residing within the city limits only.

Vote-by-Mail ballots for municipal elections can be requested by calling the elections' office at 800-851-8754 or by mailing a request to PO Box 300, Dade City FL  33526.  Written requests must include:

Police identify body found in a Hudson canal

Police identify body found in a Hudson canal

Hudson, Florida -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has identified the man's body found floating in a Hudson area canal Wednesday as 63-year-old Richard John Thomas.

Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene and police say foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine his cause of death.

Power company will convert plant to natural gas

Power company will convert plant to natural gas

St. Petersburg, Florida (AP) -- Progress Energy Florida says it is converting one of its Tampa Bay-area power plants to 100-percent natural gas.

The company said Thursday that converting the Anclote Power Plant in Holiday to natural gas will reduce emissions and allow compliance with new federal standards.

The Pasco County plant currently uses oil and natural gas. The conversion will eliminate most of the metals and sulfur dioxide that are now emitted from its two steam units.

Port Richey mayor resigns after IRS problems

PORT RICHEY, Florida (AP) - The mayor of Port Richey resigned from the office he's held for five years, saying the IRS plans to pursue legal action against him for under-reporting his income.

Richard Rober made the announcement Wednesday, with his wife Averill by his side. He says the resignation takes effect Saturday.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 52-year-old Rober said the IRS informed him of the action about two weeks ago.

Body found in Hudson canal

Body found in Hudson canal

Hudson, Florida -- Pasco County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident where a man's body was found in a Hudson canal Wednesday.

According to the sheriff's office, they received a call around 2:43 p.m. that a body was seen in a canal near Albatross Lane in the Sea Ranch subdivision.

It is not known at this time if foul play was involved.

12th Annual Heart of Florida Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Dade City, Florida -- It's the 12th Annual Heart of Florida Celtic Festival and Highland Games, March 31!

Immerse yourself in the soul stirring sounds of the Great Highland bagpipe, root for your favorite strong men and women in the Scottish Heavy Athletics, and marvel at the skill and grace of the Highland dancers.