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Parents' challenges to Pasco school rezoning decisions to be heard next week

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Nicole Oulson, widow of Chad Oulson, testifies under questioning from Curtis Reeves' legal team during court proceedings at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a movie theater dispute, but is seeking immunity from prosecution under Florida's "stand your ground" law. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]


Widow of man shot in Pasco theater says ex-cop was 'rude,' 'angry' and 'demanding' before he fired

DADE CITY — Nicole Oulson, widow of the man who was shot and killed in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, testified Thursday that Curtis Reeves was "rude," "angry," and "demanding" before he shot her husband. Oulson, who was seated next to Chad Oulson, in a Cobb Grove 16 theater, said "it felt like an order" when Reeve …

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  1. Widow of man shot in Pasco theater says ex-cop was 'rude,' 'angry' and 'demanding' before he fired

    Criminal

    DADE CITY — Nicole Oulson, widow of the man who was shot and killed in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, testified Thursday that Curtis Reeves was "rude," "angry," and "demanding" before he shot her husband.

    Nicole Oulson, widow of Chad Oulson, testifies under questioning from Curtis Reeves' legal team during court proceedings at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a movie theater dispute, but is seeking immunity from prosecution under Florida's "stand your ground" law. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

  2. Parents' challenges to Pasco school rezoning decisions to be heard next week

    K12

    When it comes to rezoning her Country Walk neighborhood to different schools, Larondar Stone doesn't worry too much about her freshman daughter, Niah.

    The Pasco County School Board heard from members of the public before redrawing school boundaries in January. [Photo by Jeffrey S. Solochek]
  3. New Port Richey moves to strengthen noise ordinance

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A new noise ordinance passed in November did not please residents, so the City Council is revisiting it to give it more teeth.

    Because decibel readers don’t adequately pick up bass sounds, the New Port Richey City Council has taken other measures to strengthen the city’s noise ordinance.
  4. Award-winning 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' set to open at Richey Suncoast

    Stage

    NEW PORT RICHEY — You would think a Broadway musical comedy featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin and set in the 1920s Prohibition era is an oldie but goodie.

    Think again.

  5. Wife of ex-cop says man he shot in Pasco theater was acting aggressively

    Criminal

    DADE CITY — Vivian Reeves, who sat beside her husband as he shot a man dead in a movie theater in 2014, testified in court Wednesday that the man had acted aggressively toward her husband and had cursed at him before gunfire erupted.

    Vivian Reeves testifies Wednesday, describing the escalating dispute. She also was questioned about her husband’s gun.
  6. Pasco letter to the editor: Browning is serving as schools' dictator

    Letters

    Stop Browning from dictatorship

    Our school (Seven Springs Middle) is no longer our school. Our neighborhood is no longer our neighborhood. They are both a pawn to be played with by superintendent (dictator) Kurt Browning.

  7. Pasco bumps annual stormwater fee by $38

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A County Commission majority decided Tuesday they couldn't wait 47 years to fix the aging stormwater culverts blamed for much of the street flooding in west Pasco's older neighborhoods.

    Pasco commissioners gave preliminary approval to a $38 increase in the annual stormwater assessment to clean and reapir culverts, dig out clogged drainage ditches and beging engineering work on 10 stormwater repair projects costing $38.2 million. Repairing the antiquated drainage systems in west Pasco became a priority after stroms drenched the area two consecutive summers. LUIS SANTANA  |   Times 2016