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Affidavit: Teen high on Spice picks fight with deputy
An off-duty Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy was working in his squad car Thursday afternoon when a 17-year-old boy leaned into a window and picked a fight with him, arrest affidavits state.
Published on 06/14/13
Synthetic pot costs shop owner $23,500 fine
Six months after enacting an ordinance banning the sale of synthetic drugs in Pasco County, the first case before a judge resulted in fines of $23,500 for a Holiday shop owner.
Published on 06/13/13
Pasco deputies arrest three, confiscate drugs
A case that started more than a year ago as a marijuana investigation evolved into much more, leading to a raid on two houses Thursday morning where Pasco County sheriff’s deputies seized other drugs, cash and guns.
Published on 05/16/13
Bondi, Nocco announce spice arrests in Pasco
Four people are under arrest after an investigation into the sale of spice at convenience stores in Pasco County.
Published on 05/14/13
Pasco jury recommends death penalty for brutal 2010 murder
A Pasco County jury recommended Tuesday that John Sexton receive the death penalty for the brutal September 2010 murder and mutilation of a 94-year-old Pasco woman.
Published on 05/07/13
Updated on 05/08/13
10 candidates make list for Pasco administrator job
Executive recruiter Renee Narloch leaned heavily on candidates with local ties when she put together her list of 10 possible replacements for retiring County Administrator John Gallagher.
Published on 05/07/13
Jurors hear testimony in Pasco man’s death penalty trial
John Sexton, convicted in the brutal death of a 94-year-old woman, was the product of a violent home life as a child, attorneys said.
Published on 05/06/13
Updated on 05/07/13
Sheriff’s captain humbled by weightlifting championship
Holding an American flag in his outstretched arms, Mike Ferrantelli wept as the Star Spangled Banner played in the background last month.
Published on 05/04/13
Student, 13, charged with attacking teacher at Pasco school
A 13-year-old student at a school that serves juvenile offenders and other at-risk teenagers has been charged with attacking one of his teachers, the New Port Richey Police Department reported.
Published on 04/26/13
Commissioners ban sales of dogs, cats at Pasco flea markets
After grappling with a new animal control ordinance for more than a year, Pasco commissioners voted Tuesday to outlaw the sales of dogs and cats at flea markets.
Published on 04/23/13
Pasco man found guilty in murder of 94-year-old woman
A Pasco jury took five hours Friday to find John Sexton Jr. guilty of first-degree murder for the grisly slaying of an elderly woman who hired him to mow her lawn.
Published on 04/19/13
Medical examiner: Pasco woman suffered fatal beating with blunt object
A Pasco jury could decide John Sexton’s fate on Friday in his first-degree murder trial.
Published on 04/18/13
Familiar names apply for Pasco County administrator job
Some familiar names grace the list of 61 people who applied to be Pasco’s next county administrator.
Published on 04/18/13
Detective: Pasco man’s clothes stained with victim’s blood
In a recording played for jurors Wednesday morning, John Sexton, who is on trial for the brutal murder of 94-year-old Ann Parlato, expressed surprise at the news she was dead.
Published on 04/17/13