Elderly woman found dead in swimming pool
Authorities are investigating the death of an elderly woman found in a backyard swimming pool Thursday afternoon. It appears the woman drowned, said Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. There is no evidence of foul play, he said, but the case remains under investigation. Authorities would not release the woman's name. Deputies were called about 2:30 p.m. to the home at 6345 Sushi Court in Chapel Pines. A neighbor said efforts were made to revive the woman but she did not respond.
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Man held in attack on girlfriend, 77
A 57-year-old man is accused of breaking his 77-year-old girlfriend's hip as he beat, pushed and kicked her Wednesday night. Clifford E. Hinton, a maintenance worker who lives on Accent Lane, is charged with felony battery. A New Port Richey police report said Hinton and his girlfriend have lived together for four years. The woman was taken to Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, the report states. Her updated medical condition was not available. Hinton remained in the Land O'Lakes jail without bail Thursday.
Gulf High JROTC will sling suds
The award-winning Gulf High School Naval JROTC unit will conduct a carwash Saturday to raise money for its activities. Cadets will gather at the 7-Eleven store at U.S. 19 and Moog Road in Holiday beginning at 10:30 a.m. The unit, under direction of Cmdr. Stephen Nesthus, recently took first place in the nation out of 1,534 teams in the Secretary of the Navy's annual National Academic Exam.
North Suncoast hits the jackpot
The North Suncoast came up big in Wednesday night's Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 drawing. One of the three winning tickets was sold in Pasco County, and another in Hernando County. The jackpot was $233,613.51, meaning each winner will receive $77,871.17. The Pasco ticket was purchased at the Winn-Dixie store at 1640 U.S. 19 N in Holiday. The Hernando ticket was purchased at the Sweetbay store at 4221 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill. The winning numbers were 3, 9, 11, 12 and 19. The third winner was sold in Tampa.
Animal trapper Tim Wilcox makes about $1,200 a year catching chickens and cats for Zephyrhills, according to city staff. An Oct. 11 article gave incorrect information about his earnings.