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Steve Steele, 47, was shot by Pasco deputies on Thursday, July 13 [Photo Courtesy of Trish Manson]

'I called for help, not for them to kill him.' Dead man's mother says Pasco deputies mishandled shooting

CRYSTAL SPRINGS — The mother of a man shot to death by deputies believes authorities were too quick to fire their weapons and used unnecessary force in dealing with her son. Deputies shot Steve Steele, 47, after he charged at them with a knife in his hand the night of July 13, according to the Sheriff's Office. The …

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  1. New Port Richey seeks better special events spread among more city sites

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY – After a $3 million upgrade at New Port Richey's Sims Park, city leaders are worried about the wear and tear on the park from the litany of special events held there.

    Sims Park, the site of popular splash pads and home to frequent festivals and special events in downtown New Port Richey, could see fewer new events because of concerns about wear and tear at the recently renovated park. in a workshop Monday, New Port Richey City Council talked of spreading future events around to other locales in the city. 
TIMES files (2016)
  2. Controversial landfill site could be rechristened as industrial recruiting land in Pasco

    Economic Development

    The east Pasco property of Angelo's Aggregate Materials, which failed to obtain a state environmental permit to be developed as a garbage landfill, is being studied as a potential 1,000-acre mega site for industrial recruitment.

  3. Irish 31 brings flair, flavor to Wiregrass

    Business

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery opened its fifth location at The Shops at Wiregrass earlier this month.

    hillsevbiz072117: Irish 31 has opened at the Shops at Wiregrass with a warm, wood decor. Photo courtesy of Irish 31.
  4. Two-vehicle collision in Pasco leaves one dead, another with serious injuries

    Accidents

    SAN ANTONIO — A two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning in Pasco County left one person dead and another with serious injuries.

  5. 'I called for help, not for them to kill him.' Dead man's mother says Pasco deputies mishandled shooting

    Crime

    CRYSTAL SPRINGS — The mother of a man shot to death by deputies believes authorities were too quick to fire their weapons and used unnecessary force in dealing with her son.

    Steve Steele, 47, was shot by Pasco deputies on Thursday, July 13 [Photo Courtesy of Trish Manson]
  6. Pasco doctor brings gift of sight to impoverished in South America

    Human Interest

    By Megan Hussey

    HOLIDAY — Holiday ophthalmologist Dr. Carey Rowan brings the gift of sight with him when he travels.

    Dr. Carey Rowan, through Medical Ministries International, journeyed with a team to Riohacha, Colombia, to give impoverished residents the gift of sight.

Courtesy of Dr. Carey Rowan.
  7. FWC: Fish away for invasive lionfish

    Water

    Times staff

    What could be better than fishing and helping save the Gulf of Mexico?

    Add prizes.

    Lionfish, originally from the South Pacific and Indian Ocean, are an invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico. [LARA CERRI  |  Times]