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Father finds teenage son dead in his bedroom

SPRING HILL

Father finds teenage son dead at home

A 15-year-old Spring Hill boy was found dead Friday morning in his bedroom, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Vincent Alfano was not breathing when his father, Steven Alfano, discovered him about 9 a.m. in a bedroom of the family's home in the 11000 block of Linden Drive. Steven Alfano performed CPR while waiting for Hernando Fire and Rescue, authorities said. Emergency responders declared the teen dead upon arrival at the home. The cause of death is unknown. Authorities do not consider Vincent Alfano's death to be suspicious. A woman who answered the phone at the teen's home Friday afternoon declined to comment. Alfano, who turned 15 on June 9, was a student at Challenger K-8 School in Spring Hill.

BROOKSVILLE

Project found no toxins at WWII site

Staffers from the U.S. Army Corps met with owners of property and businesses located near an abandoned World War II chemical weapons training facility to discuss the findings of a 2003 project that aimed to determine whether any toxic chemicals remain on the site. Using high-powered metal detectors and soil analysis equipment, workers dug up three areas inside the boundaries of the Hernando County Airport, formerly known as the Brooksville Army Airfield, and 200 pieces of buried metal, but no toxin-filled containers. Corps spokeswoman Amanda Ellison said the agency's final report was only recently completed because it had to be approved by a number of federal agencies. Ellison said that while no further testing will be done, the Corps will continue to monitor the site.

BROOKSVILLE

Amateur radio field day is today

The Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club's emergency communications demonstration "field day" is 2 p.m. today to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Airport (enter at American Aviation, 2495 Broad St.). The local ham radio operators will speak with and send and receive messages with other "hams" throughout the nation. Visitors are welcome.

Correction

G.M.'s Bistro in downtown Brooksville is open daily. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. A story on Friday gave wrong information.

Today's picks

Championship Chess youth tournament: 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall, 19384 Ingram St., Brooksville. Open to youth in first through seventh grades. $5. 799-6503.

West Hernando Coin Club to host coin show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Free admission and parking. Jim Korp, 428-7288.

Dinner-dance benefit for Gifts from Home: 5 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. $15. 684-4185.

Hernando deaths

Barger, Norman C.

Brent, Bernice K.

Feliciano, Gloria E.

Morley, Virginia

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Father finds teenage son dead in his bedroom 06/27/08 [Last modified: Friday, July 4, 2008 1:27pm]
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