Deputies look for clues in disappearance
The search continued Tuesday for a woman who has been missing for weeks and whose boyfriend, Timothy Dean Arnold, killed himself Sunday night. In a news conference Tuesday morning, Sheriff Chris Nocco said deputies are continuing forensics and missing person investigations for Linda V. Losacano, 49. He and Sgt. James Sessa would not comment further about evidence found Monday that may suggest foul play in the case. Losacano and Arnold's family members could not be reached for comment. Kylie, the couple's 5-year-old daughter, is in the custody of her aunt, Connie Losacano.
Principal decides to retire earlier
Emily Keene had been scheduled to retire in December 2013. Instead, she's ending her time as West Zephyrhills Elementary School principal in June. "I just decided to go out a little bit early," said Keene, who has led West Zephyrhills for 11 years. "There are other things I want to do." Keene joined the school district in 1982, serving as a teacher for 14 years before joining the administration. District leaders have given her high marks for running a high-performing, A-rated school. The ad for her job went up Monday and closes Friday. The principal's job at Double Branch Elementary also is advertised. Principal Peggy Lewis has been slated to retire.
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Local buyer wins $55,000 in lottery
A Fantasy 5 ticket worth $55,000 was sold at J's Marathon at 8549 Old County Road 54. The winning numbers in Monday's drawing — 09-20-28-31-33 — were on a Quick Pick ticket, according to the Florida Lottery. Three other tickets with the winning numbers were sold at convenience stores in Orlando, Gainesville and Winter Garden. Each winner will receive $55,254.63.
• Phillip Franco is an adjuster with Felton Professional Service. Due to incorrect information provided to the Times, a notice in Saturday's paper about an upcoming sinkhole discussion panel misstated his name and title.
• Jim "Mudcat'' Grant, who grew up in Lacoochee, had a notable career in Major League Baseball, but he is not a member of the Hall of Fame. A story on Sunday was incorrect on that point.