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Man accused of stuffing steaks down his pants at Publix


Man accused of stuffing steaks down his pants

William Napoli was almost in the clear with the purloined strip loins but the bulge in his pants did him in, authorities say. Napoli, 55, was leaving Publix on Mariner Boulevard about 1:45 p.m. Saturday when store workers stopped him, according to a Sheriff's Office report. Napoli had stuffed down the front of his pants six packages of New York strip steaks worth $108 and waddled out of the store, where employees nabbed him, the report said. Napoli said he wanted to pay for the meat, but deputies arrested him on a shoplifting charge.


Winning tickets sold at two local Publixes

Two of the four winning tickets in Sunday night's Fantasy 5 drawing were sold at Publix stores in Hernando County. One of the tickets was sold at 1400 Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill; the other at 19390 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. The jackpot was $180,097.28, meaning each winner will receive $45,024.32. The winning numbers were 2, 5, 9, 14 and 23.


Progress Energy to discuss wider corridor

Representatives from Progress Energy will be at the Brookridge board of directors meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. There will be discussion about Progress Energy's plan to widen its electric corridor. More than 170 residents on the west side of Brookridge could be affected if the plan is approved. Residents are encouraged to attend. For information, call Karen Doulin at 597-7682.


Scouts Mathew Raber, Joey Balcolm and Sean Walls crossed over from Cub Scout Pack 454 into Boy Scout Troop 433. The boys' names were listed in the wrong order in a Hernando Times photo caption Sunday.

Today's meetings

Hernando County School Board, 1 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. board meeting, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando Instructional Television (Bright House cable Ch. 614).

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando County Government Broadcasting (Bright House cable Ch. 622).

Brooksville Housing Authority/Hernando County Housing Authority, joint meeting, 6 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

"Flowering Perennials for Florida" class: 10 a.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service satellite office, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. 754-4433.

Florida Library Youth Program hosts "Shake Rattle and Read" with the Battersby Duo: 10:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. For ages 5-12. Parents or guardians must remain on library premises. Free. 540-6391.

Hernando deaths

Bell, Linda K.

Berget, Stephen W.

Chimento, Dora D.

Milne, John

Murray, Eleanor F.

Myers, Robert F.

Perez, Mike I.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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