NEW PORT RICHEY
Three boys accused in armed robbery
Three boys are charged with armed burglary and armed robbery after New Port Richey authorities say they pointed a .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun at a woman and stole from her.
According to a report from the New Port Richey Police Department, Zachary Bogucki, 15, approached a woman about 11:45 a.m. Thursday as she sat in a vehicle at 5206 Jefferson St.
Bogucki, who was joined by Chase Swinson, 15, both of 6716 Congress St., and a 12-year-old who served as a lookout, demanded money and the woman's cell phone, the report said.
The woman refused, so Bogucki pointed the gun in the woman's face and said, "What? You think I'm kidding, lady?" the report said.
The woman gave her phone, money and car keys to Bogucki. Then the boys fled on foot, the report said.
Pasco authorities soon found the boys and arrested them. They are being held at the Pasco County Juvenile Assessment Center.
Lottery ticket worth $3M sold at Sweetbay
One of two lottery winners who will share a $6-million jackpot prize bought the $1 ticket from Sweetbay supermarket at 9017 State Road 52, the Florida Lottery announced Thursday.
The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.
The Florida Lottery said that two $1 tickets matched the six winning numbers in the Wednesday drawing.
The winning numbers were 01 - 03 - 09 - 11 - 22 - 26.
The other winning ticket was sold at a Publix in Panama City. The two grocery stores will share a bonus incentive of $15,000 for selling the jackpot-winning tickets.
Schools get ready to redraw boundaries
Pasco school officials took the first steps Thursday toward a major revision of the district's west-county middle and high school attendance zones.
The effort, which could affect thousands of students, started with a committee assigned to draw boundaries for a new high school set to open in 2010 on Chicago Avenue at State Road 52.
Representatives from Hudson and River Ridge high schools submitted proposals and discussed those along with a suggested map from the district planning department.
"That gets the ball rolling," planning director Chris Williams said.
Once the High School EEE map is complete, it will go to a second committee charged with reviewing all high school zones west of U.S. 41.
A middle school review committee will meet separately to look at feeder patterns as they relate to the high school plans.
"I'd like to think we'd have it all done in the fall," Williams said.