Port Richey

The former acting mayor of Port Richey was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a scheme with his jailed predecessor.

State lawmakers walked back from plans to dissolve the city of Port Richey Friday after hundreds of city residents came out - many to support their hometown.

At the Pasco County Legislative Delegation meeting, three state senators and three representatives for the county decided more information was needed, and agreed to table the bill until after a state audit of the city’s finances is complete.

After a pair of mayoral scandals, two state officials are seeking legislation to dissolve the city of Port Richey.

Florida House District Map

Republicans increased their lead in the Florida House of Representatives Tuesday night, as Randy Maggard defeated Democrat Kelly Smith in a special election in Pasco County.

Maggard, of Dade City, works as a vice president for a discount appliance chain. House District 38 includes most of eastern Pasco, including Wesley Chapel, Dade City and Zephyrhills.

Mug shot of Port Richey vice mayor Terance Rowe, who was arrested Wednesday on obstruction charges.
Pasco County Sheriff's Office

The vice mayor of Port Richey has been arrested on obstruction charges.

Terance Rowe had been serving as acting mayor since former mayor Dale Massad was suspended three weeks ago for his own legal issues.

The mayor of Port Richey, accused of shooting at deputies trying arrest him on allegations of practicing medicine without a license, has been removed from office.

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An autopsy has been scheduled to determine what caused the death of a 42-year-old woman hours after a casino shuttle boat caught fire in Florida.

New Port Richey Fire Rescue

A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Pasco County, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape.

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The post-holidays hard news continues for employees of some major retailers.

One week after discount retailer Loehmann's started liquidating its inventory and Macy's announced it is eliminating 2,500 jobs, there's word that J.C. Penney is cutting 2,000 jobs and closing 33 stores.