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Father charged with son’s brain injury jailed after failure to pay child support

A father charged with his infant son’s brain injury was arrested after he was caught driving on a license suspended due to his failure to pay child support. Drew Wyatt Oldenburg, 28, who is homeless, was driving a white Chevrolet Aveo at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday in Lake Panasoffkee when he was pulled over by a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy who discovered the vehicle’s registered owner’s license has been suspended. The deputy’s computer check showed that Oldenburg has had multiple suspensions for failure to pay child support. The most recent suspension was effective as of Jan. 31. Oldenburg was given notice on Jan. 11 that another suspension was in the offing.
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Boating incident in Floral City kills one; FWC's investigation ongoing

A person died and a few others were hospitalized from a boating incident Tuesday evening, May 17, in the Floral City area. “The investigation is active,” Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spokeswoman Karen Parker said Wednesday afternoon, “and I don’t have any further details about it at this point.”
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Hernando man arrested for threatening, cutting teen with knife for not studying

A Hernando man is accused of using a kitchen knife to threaten and cut a teenage boy for not studying. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 41-year-old Javier Reyes Cruz the night of Tuesday, May 10, on charges of aggravated battery, child abuse, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Court records show Reyes Cruz pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

Famed sculptor in battle with Hernando neighbors

BROOKSVILLE — John Henry sat in the second row of the County Commission chambers on May 10, next to his wife, Pamela, and looked like he wanted to be back at his workspace, creating the art he loves. He’s a world-renowned sculptor who moved to the area two years...

Spring Hill Man Charged with Obtaining and Using Stolen Credit Cards – 2022-14466

On 05-16-2022 at 6:25 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Linden Drive in Spring Hill in reference to a residential burglary. The victim reported an unknown individual had entered her vehicle while it was parked in the garage and had removed her wallet. The wallet contained numerous credit cards and personal identification.
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What's going on in Inverness?

Looking for something to do for the rest of May in Inverness? Here are some fun family activities the city has on tap:. The City of Inverness Parks & Recreation welcomes local teens for a Teen’s Night Out at the Depot Pavilion on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. All sixth- to 10th-grade teens will get a wrist band upon entry that will include free food, music, games, and even a dunk tank! Come on out and dunk your favorite Citrus County Sheriff’s officer.
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Inverness takes steps for additional affordable housing

The proposal this week for an affordable housing apartment complex in Inverness was welcomed with open arms by the city’s council. The developer, Green Mills Group, requested during Tuesday’s council meeting a land use change from low density residential to high density residential to allow the project. The...
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Deputies arrest Dunnellon man after vehicle pursuit from Hernando to Beverly Hills

A Dunnellon man is accused of leading a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a vehicle chase from Hernando to Beverly Hills. At the end of the alleged pursuit at around 1:38 a.m. Sunday, May 15, deputies arrested Dave Erick Roman, pitting the 53-year-old against charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement, resisting law enforcement without violence, and driving without a valid license.
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Misty Fried named School Lunch Hero

Everyone has the potential to make an impact, no capes or superpowers necessary. Misty Fried, food service manager at Homosassa Elementary, has proven to not only be an advocate for the students in her school, but also a lunch hero who goes above and beyond for kids in need. Fried...

The 7:15 Second Date Update – Without A Paddle

Evan called us up and told us about his date with Andrea where the went kayaking at Weeki Wachee. He has called to go out on another date, but Andrea has not called him back. We got a hold of Andrea to find out what happened.
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Meadowcrest to fight affordable housing complex inside its community

About 168 affordable rental apartments are being proposed for the Meadowcrest subdivision in Crystal River and not everyone in that community is happy. “This is something we’re not going to take lying down,” resident Debra Cleary told the Chronicle. “It is worth fighting for.”. Cleary is forming...
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Inverness crime rates low, relatively safe place to live.

Inverness often models itself after the iconic Mayberry, safe and a good place to raise a family. City officials strive to keep crime low in Inverness and this year paid the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office for a second deputy dedicated to patrolling the city. The investment is paying off...
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Detour on S.R. 40 at railroad crossing

There will be detours on State Road 40 at the railroad crossing near Dunnellon between U.S. 41 and SW 181st Court from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day from Wednesday, May 18, to Friday, May 20, and Monday, May 23. The detours are required while Florida Northern Railroad repairs the railroad crossing bridge.
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Angela Williams, RN, DON

"You know that person you see that is always smiling no matter what the day has handed her, even during difficult COVID times? That is the epitome of Nurse Angie.”. So reads the Nurse Appreciation Award nomination for Angela Williams, the director of nursing at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto.