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What's Santa bringing Hernando County residents? Big blue garbage cans.
BROOKSVILLE — It may be tempting to crack open that shiny blue trash can this weekend and dump in the leavings of s holiday dinner or discarded gift wrap, but county officials need residents to curb that temptation.
Hernando letters to the editor
When I went to the polls to vote in the 2018 election, I expressed my unhappiness that my ballot did not allow me to cast a vote on the City of Brooksville issue of adding fluoride to our city water.
Spring Hill Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 35 Years
HERNANDO COUNTY – A Spring Hill man is facing 35 years in prison after his conviction on heroin trafficking and other drug-related charges, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
Audubon Society plans meeting, birding trips
The Hernando Audubon Society has a meeting and several birding trips scheduled in the month of January. They include:. The Hernando Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Community Activity Center, 205 E. Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. The program will be on Red-headed Woodpec
Floral City couple facing weapons, drug charges after police find meth, LSD, ecstasy and pot while investigating alleged theft from Walmart
What started out as a shoplifting call at a local Walmart ended with police arresting a Floral City couple on methamphetamine-trafficking and firearm charges. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Saturday afternoon to the Lecanto Walmart to investigate a theft allegedly committed by 35-
Wildwood man seriously injured in crash that claimed Tampa man’s life in Marion County
A Wildwood man was seriously injured in a crash that claimed a Tampa man’s life in Marion County. James Mazyck, 47, had been a passenger in a 1991 GMC Sierra driven by 53-year-old Douglas Williams Jr. of Brooksville which had been traveling at 9:25 p.m Saturday southbound on U.S. 441, according to a
Florida father shoots older son to protect younger sibling, police say
Authorities in a Florida county say a father has been left "absolutely shattered" after he shot and killed his older son in an effort to save his younger son's life, with the sheriff's office saying the move was justified based on evidence.
Sheriff Finds Thousands Of Child Erotica Photos On Man's Tablet
SPRING HILL, FL -- A 58-year-old Spring Hill registered sex offender is back in jail after he was found in possession of images of child pornography. Pasco County Sheriff's Office detectives served a warrant at Paul Harris' home on Little Lake Drive in Spring Hill after receiving a tip.
Downtown Brooksville Lights Up with the Christmas Spirit
Brooksville resembled, to paraphrase the words of Randi Olsen, President and Artistic Director of Live Oak Theatre Company, a “scene from a Hallmark Channel special” on Thursday evening, December 6. Stores were decked out in bright holiday decorations, delicious smells of food wafted through the air
Spring Hill Woman Seriously Injured in Trinity Boulevard Crash
PASCO COUNTY – A Spring Hill woman was seriously injured this morning (Dec. 17) in a three-vehicle collision on Trinity Boulevard, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Lisa Conti, 55, of Spring Hill, was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point in serious condition. The other two drivers, C
Fentanyl bust in Pasco County leads to multiple arrests and federal charges
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A drug bust in Pasco County lead to several arrest and indictments. Five men were arrested in Operation "Now You 'Z' Me, Now You Don't." Narcotics detectives tell us they were part of a growing drug epidemic in Pasco County and Edwin Z. Hill was the ring leader.
Cardinal Street crash kills Inverness man, injures Spring Hill man
An Inverness man was killed Friday night after he lost control of his car on a Lecanto-area roadway and collided with another vehicle. At around 8:26 p.m. on Dec. 14, 21-year-old Joel Cameron Pelton was driving a Mercedes-Benz E-Class east on West Cardinal Street, approaching the intersection with S
Fentanyl, heroin, $400K and guns seized from suspected Pasco County drug traffickers
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Justice says two Pasco County men have been indicted in connection with allegedly trafficking fentanyl and heroin. Edwin Tyron Hill, 47, of Holiday and William Gaston, 31, of Port Richey are charged with conspiring to distribute 0.88 pounds of fentanyl and 2.20 p
Deputies: Man shoots, kills man who forced his way into home in Sumter County
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - Sumter County deputies said a man who broke into a home Saturday night was shot and killed by a resident of the home. The Bushnell resident told deputies that 37-year-old Joshua Myers broke into his home after an argument over drugs earlier in the day.
Port Richey Man Arrested For Masturbating In Front Of Child
PORT RICHEY, FL --The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 32-year-old Port Richey man for reportedly masturbating in front of a child and showing the child pornographic videos.
Extremely rare blood needed to help South Florida toddler
Zainab, a 2-year-old South Florida girl battling an aggressive form of cancer, needs rare blood. OneBlood, a not-for-profit blood center serving Florida and other parts of the southeast, is leading a worldwide search to find some of the rarest blood in the world for Zainab’s neuroblastoma.
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Brooksville Main Library to close for two weeks for repairs
BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County's main library will close for two weeks in January for building maintenance, the county said Wednesday. The Main Library, at 238 Howell Ave. in Brooksville, will close at 4 p.m. Jan. 4 and stay closed through Jan. 18, according to a press release. Heating, ventilation a
This Amazing Seafood Festival In Florida Is The Best Way To Start The New Year
It’s never too early to start planning for the unique events that take place throughout Florida. In fact, just a mere month away is one of the most spectacular seafood festivals that our great state has to offer. We’re talking fresh seafood, nautical vendors, live music, a boat show, and so much mor
Automated Trash Pickup Comes to Hernando
BROOKSVILLE – In 2019, Republic Services will begin providing automated service to its residential garbage customers in all unincorporated areas of Hernando County. As part of the automated service, every Republic Services customer will receive a new garbage cart for free. The carts are designed to