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Three Sisters Springs will be closing for most of 2023
The Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River is planning to close on April 1- November 2023 for their Canal Stabilization Project.
Lady Lake police nab man driving on suspended license
Lady Lake police nabbed a man driving on a suspended license. Gregory Scott Shelton, 28, of Crystal River, was driving a Pontiac G5 at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday northbound on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 at Fennell Boulevard when an officer ran the vehicle’s license plate and found the registration had expired in September, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.
Florida Man Arrested For Kidnapping And Savagely Beating Elderly Victim In Citrus County
59-year-old James Frederick Queen of Homosassa, FL (CCSO) HOMOSASSA, Fla – A Florida man was...
Correctional officer charged with battery of coworker
A Citrus County jail correctional officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with battery on a fellow law enforcement officer at the facility. According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, CoreCivic, the company that operates the jail for the county, was told by its staff that one correctional officer might have battered a fellow officer while the two were at the jail.
Citrus County Fair: School Day
The Citrus County Fair opens at 1 p.m. at Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. Today is School Day, meaning students get free admission until 5 p.m. along with a special armband for $25 for unlimited rides from 1 to 5 p.m.
Hernando man faces drug and gun charges after traffic stop
A Hernando man faces gun and multiple drug charges stemming from a traffic stop. According to the arrest report for James Evan Mentz, 26, the arresting deputy was called on Wednesday, March 22, to North Canterbury Lake Drive in Hernando to assist another deputy during a traffic stop.
Habitat hosts home dedications for two families
Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County hosted a pair of house dedications Friday, March 24, at its Habitat at Citrus Springs development. Shawn and Shani Nuyts and Micah DeJesus were both presented with the keys to their new homes by Shane, Christy and Nick Bryant of Nick Nicholas Ford, which was the house sponsor for each new HFHCC home.
Villager jailed again after violating court order to stay away from her home and man friend
A Villager has been jailed again after violating a court order to stay away from her home and her estranged man friend. Gretchen Mitchell, 70, was booked without bond Wednesday at the Sumter County Detention Center on a charge of contempt of court. Her next court appearance is set for April 5.
Crystal River man accused of bloody thefts
A Crystal River man kept law enforcement officers busy after a series of break-ins and thefts, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. Tommy Lee Tompkins Jr., 19, faces criminal mischief, grand theft, and auto theft charges, after investigating deputies said he went on a spree of destruction last year before being arrested recently in Levy County and transported to Citrus County.
Florida Man Who Smokes Oxycodone Arrested After Falling Asleep Behind Wheel In Intersection
HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man is behind bars after deputies found him blocking...
Florida deputies checked on elderly person not seen in days. A ‘sadistic’ scene was found
“The cruel and inhuman actions of Queen in this case are utterly sadistic,” Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast said.
Lady Lake man jailed after skipping court date on drug charge
A Lady Lake man was jailed after skipping a court date on a drug charge. Edgar Wayne Boykin Jr., 58, was arrested Wednesday by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant charging him with failure to appear. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $5,000 bond.
Citrus County Corrections Officer Arrested After Battering Fellow Officer
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – On Tuesday, 34-year-old David Lee of Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested...
Animal Services Hosts Purrfect Kitten Shower in Preparation of Kitten Season
In preparation for kitten season, Sumter County Animal Services is throwing a Purrfect Kitten Shower and Foster Training Session for residents of Sumter County. The Purrfect Kitten Shower will be held at the Sumter County Service Center in Room 102 on Wednesday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL 34785.
We should promote more than manatees
The Citrus County Tourism Council recently approved a $250,000 grant for the Save Crystal River/Kings Bay Restoration Program to match a grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This grant is somewhat unusual for the council but is very worthwhile.
Spring Fling offers arts, crafts this weekend
The Citrus County Craft Council will host its annual Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Florida National Guard Armory. The armory is at 8551 W. Venable St. in Crystal River. This is an indoor show.
Cooking fire sparks brush fire leading to structure fire
A man living outside of a mobile home was cooking on an outdoor fire when the embers blew into the brush and then spread to the materials and home on the property, causing the home to be a total loss. Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to a reported brush fire...
Hillsborough Detention Deputy Arrested In Brooksville, Charged Giving Inmate THC Vape Pens, Edibles
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy is facing charges following an...
Sumter County residents can get rid of unwanted items on Saturday
It’s spring and cleaning is high on the agenda for many. It is a good time to drop off any home electronics and hazardous waste at Sumter County’s “Amnesty Day.”. Amnesty Days are popular events for Sumter County residents with four events now held each year with three at Lake Okahumpka Park and one at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. Each collection day, the County typically receives hundreds of pounds of propane cylinders, more than 1,000 pounds of solid waste, and tens of thousands of pounds of recycled material.
Homeless man linked to infamous Waffle House case arrested in transient area
A homeless man wanted for violating his probation in connection with a 2002 murder case has been arrested by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies. Patrick Reed, 66, was arrested at about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the transient area where State Road 44 intersects with Interstate 75 in Wildwood. A violation...
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