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Body of Zephyrhills man found near cemetery

RICHLAND

Missing man's body is found near cemetery

Thomas Ousley didn't come home Thursday, and on Friday his wife reported him missing. When Ousley, 47, of 8615 Bartow St. in Zephyrhills didn't show up for work, his boss drove around looking for him and spotted Ousley's Nissan pickup truck parked at the entrance of Tucker Cemetery, Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said. About 1 p.m. Friday, the boss found Ousley's body near a fence, in a pasture next to the cemetery. Authorities are investigating the matter as a suspicious death and have not determined whether it was suicide or foul play. People who live near the cemetery said Ousley's truck had been parked there since Friday afternoon and that they did not hear gunshots or other unusual sounds.

HUDSON

Woman arrested in baby formula theft

Vilma Lopez has been stocking up on baby formula, authorities say. The problem, they say, is that she hasn't been paying for it. Lopez, 35, of Hudson was arrested Wednesday after authorities say she left a Hudson Wal-Mart Supercenter this week with several cans of formula in her purse that she hadn't paid for. Altogether, her arrest report says, she had 102 cans in her possession, 82 of which belonged to Wal-Mart, with a total value of $1,970. Lopez faces charges of grand theft, retail theft and resisting a merchant. She remained in jail Friday in lieu of $2,300 bail. A native of Honduras, she also has a federal immigration hold on her, records show.

NEW PORT RICHEY

GOP event appears on county calendar

A Republican Party of Florida rally scheduled for today in Orlando was up on the Pasco County government Web site this week, despite county officials' promises last month to stop putting partisan political events on the calendar of County Commission events. The state GOP's rally will support John McCain's presidential campaign. A month ago, county officials acknowledged that it was inappropriate for Republican candidates' events to be on the taxpayer-funded site, pascocountyfl.net. Democrats, none of whom had listings, criticized the practice, although it appeared to be legal. County spokesman Eric Keaton said Friday that he was unaware of the latest listing but would look into why it was posted.

Pasco deaths

Bowman, Doris B.

Evans, Corey Lynn

Loewy, Raymond J.

Moats, Jerry L.

Pace, Annette C.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Body of Zephyrhills man found near cemetery 10/17/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 20, 2008 5:14pm]
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