Land O' Lakes

Alleged Wrong-Way Wreck Leads to DUI with Serious Injury Charge Against Brooksville Man

Pasco county authorities have preferred charges against a Brooksville man alleged to have driven the wrong way on a state road while intoxicated last fall, causing an accident. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say Richard Lazavier Sandora piloted his 2002 Dodge […]... [Read More]

Seven Hundred Seventy-Seven Days

Derral had lost all hope. For seven-hundred seventy-seven days he sat in a windowless six foot by nine foot cell all day, every day.  His world was confined by three walls of cinder block and one of steel bars. There were […]... [Read More]

Six Year Sentence in Land O’Lakes Shooting Death

Seventeen-year-old Land O’Lakes High School student Dustin Sean White was shot and killed in a parking lot at a party in 2009. His acquaintance who fired the gun pleaded guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea agreement last week. […]... [Read More]

Pasco Death Penalty Trial Continues; DNA Evidence Presented

The capital murder trial of Derral Wayne Hodgkins continued in Pasco County on Friday. Prosecutors presented DNA evidence to the jury that they argue proves Hodgkins killed Teresa Lodge in her Land O’Lakes apartment in September 2006. Hodgkins wasn’t charged […]... [Read More]

Pasco Death Penalty Retrial Begins

In a murder trial in Pasco County this week, prosecutors told jurors that Teresa Lodge scratched the person who attacked and killed her in Land O’Lakes in September 2006. A year later, law enforcement decided that DNA evidence contained in […]... [Read More]