Anastasia Dawson, Times staff writer
NEW PORT RICHEY The 12 men and women on Adam Matos jury were chosen from a pool of nearly 300 people in part for their responses to a single question: Could you condemn a stranger to death for a crime?On Tuesday, the panel said "no" four...
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NEW PORT RICHEY — His family described him as a loving, kindhearted father. His neighbors regarded him as quiet and respectful. His friends recalled him as "happy-go-lucky," a "laid-back, fun guy."
NEW PORT RICHEY — A day after Adam Matos described in grisly detail how he killed four people in Hudson in 2014, a jury responded Thursday by deliberating for less than three hours before finding him guilty of premeditated first degree...
TAMPA A South Tampa principal and assistant teacher both resigned Wednesday following their arrests on child abuse charges earlier this week. Coleman Middle School principal Michael Lynn Hoskinson, 53, and his wife, Kimberly Hoskinson, 49, an...
TAMPA A weeks-long salary standoff between the Hillsborough County School District and its teachers hit an emotional peak Tuesday as hundreds of teachers and students turned out to ask the School Board for their promised raises."War has been...
By ANASTASIA DAWSON AND JONATHAN CAPRIELTimes Staff Writers
NEW PORT RICHEY A number of witnesses reported that a sport plane piloted by Roy Halladay was flying low over the Gulf of Mexico off New Port Richey before crashing and killing the former All Star pitcher, the National Transportation Safety Board...
NEW PORT RICHEY Roy Halladay, a former Major League Baseball all star pitcher who became a beloved youth coach in Tampa Bay, died Tuesday when his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.He was 40 years old.A resident in the Gulf Harbors...
TAMPA After five workers died at Big Bend Power Station, Tampa Electric vowed to immediately stop the kind of work that led to the fatal accident.No one would clean or do maintenance on a slag tank connected to a running boiler, the company...