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Morning scare ends in gunfire

An apparent burglary during the pre-dawn hours Tuesday ended with gunfire at a home on South Apopka Avenue in Inverness. Israel Reyes of Inverness said he was preparing to leave for work at 3 a.m. when he noticed the door handle shaking. He then noticed a man on the other side, trying to force the d

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:18:00

Education commissioner Pam Stewart offers Florida schools two days for Irma

The threat of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath cost Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando public schools seven days of instruction, and Pasco schools six days. In other parts of Florida, some districts missed even more time. Acknowledging the emergency that occurred, Florida education commissioner Pam

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-19 20:45:00

Lacking support, lobbying ordinance gets no hearing in Hernando

ANDRES LEIVA | Times Commissioner Steve Champion said there was not a consensus to bring a lobbying ordinance forward so the item should not have been placed on the agenda. BROOKSVILLE - A push to publicly identify people who lobby top county officials was rejected by a majority of the Hernando Coun

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Virtual sex case hearing date set for Hernando man

A former leader of a local church accused of performing virtual sex acts with underage girls online got his second court hearing date. During Chad Robison's arraignment on Tuesday, Judge Richard "Ric" Howard scheduled another status hearing for Oct. 17 for 36-year-old Robison, who did not appear in

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:46:00

Deputies find 24 dogs, 2 birds, 2 cats, 1 child in Hernando home

SPRING HILL -A woman was arrested Monday on charges of animal cruelty after deputies said they found injured animals at her Spring Hill home. Jennie Card, 44, was arrested on two counts of animal cruelty. A Florida Department of Children and Families investigator, concerned about the living conditio

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-19 22:29:00

Hernando resident on Withlacoochee flooding: 'Worst I've seen in 30 years'

Now a week after Hurricane Irma blew across the Bay area, the Withlacoochee River continues to rise, threatening homes in some low lying areas of Hernando County. River expected to crest at 17.5 feetDeputies spent weekend urging residents to evacuateVoluntary evacuation affects around 4,000 resident

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-19 15:19:00

Panthers, 'Canes back in the pool

LECANTO - It has been a disjointed fall sports season throughout the state thanks to Hurricane Irma, and swimming has been no exception. On Tuesday night at the Citrus County YMCA, Citrus and Lecanto got in their first meet in several weeks, and the Panthers eased past the outnumbered Hurricanes, 10

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:42:00

Invernizzi paces Lecanto with even-par round

BROOKSVILLE - Despite playing on a golf course left in less than ideal condition by Hurricane Irma, the Lecanto boys' golf team had no issues winning an intercounty dual match against the Citrus Hurricanes on Tuesday afternoon at World Woods Golf Club. The Panthers combined for a low score of 160 st

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:40:00

Come hang out at the park, learn about bats

Shari Blissett-Clark, board member of the Florida Bat Conservancy, will present her program, "Bats: Myth and Reality," at noon Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Magnolia Room of the wildlife park's Visitor Center on U.S. 19.Susan Flashman During the month of October, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlif

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:42:00

Irma's impact on city minimal

In a brief update to Crystal River City Council members on Monday, City Manager Dave Burnell said the city was spared the worst from Hurricane Irma. City buildings and properties sustained less than $20,000 in damage as Irma's eye passed over Citrus County between Sept. 10 and 11, toppling trees and

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:20:00

Final Seeger murder trial gets rescheduled

After being delayed for weeks because of Hurricane Irma, Curtis Marco Wilson's trial for the murder of former sheriff's informant Jamie Seeger will resume next week. Citrus County Circuit Court Judge Richard "Ric" Howard on Monday rescheduled Wilson's trial for the week of Sept. 25, ordering Wilson'

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-18 18:21:00

Rising Withlacoochee River impacting Hernando-Pasco residents

Major flooding has thousands in danger who live along the Withlacoochee River in Hernando County.River expected to crest at 17.5 feetDeputies spent weekend urging residents to evacuateVoluntary evacuation affects around 4,000 residents County officials say the river is now at a major flood stage at

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-18 13:03:00

Monday's sports on TV/radio

Breaking newsLive blogBusiness/FinancePinellasHillsboroughPascoHernandoFloridaEducationHealthObituariesMore K12 Top NewsWhat we learned from NFL Week 2Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leaveFlooded Withlacoochee residents remain upbeat in face of Irma damageHow many are still without

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-18 02:53:00

IRMA: Hernando, Pasco residents cast wary eye on Withlacoochee

One of the biggest concerns nearly a week after Hurricane Irma is flooding. That's especially true for residents in Hernando and Pasco counties.Deputies went door-to-door Saturday, urging residents to leaveFlood levels expected to rise this week in Irma's aftermathOfficials don't expect river to cre

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-17 20:34:00

During hurricanes, everyday heroes are everywhere

It takes a village to get through a hurricane. Some of the heroes who appear in a storm's wake are obvious: Linemen coming from across the nation to restore power, deputies and firemen working around the clock to keep order and respond to calls for help. Some, though, are more hidden: In schools ser

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-17 22:52:00

Local Briefs 9/18: River Keepers to meet; C.R. testing hydrants; local Subways to donate sandwiches; home-based food workshop planned

Chassahowitzka River Keepers will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Chassahowitzka Community Center, 10300 S. Riviera Drive, Homosassa. The public is encouraged to come hear the guest speaker, Florida forestry naturalist Sid Taylor. She has written and studied extensively the Centralia sawmil

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-17 23:16:00

C.R. waterfronts manager says goodbye to city

Ed Call left Crystal River with new goals on its horizon. When Call was behind their helms, city code, water and park enforcement honed in on uncooperative property owners, troublesome boaters, surges of environmental tourists and other issues the city now has a better grasp on. Call also helped bir

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-17 23:13:00

Film captures power of healing through rowing

Rowing became everything for Josh White. It was a way for the Crystal River High School alumni and retired U.S. Marine Corps corporal to shift back to a life without war after losing his legs in August 2012 from an improvised explosive device while serving overseas in the Helmand Province in Afghani

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-09-17 22:46:00

Lend a Hand: Opportunities to help others

New appeals: Rainbow Springs State Park is seeking volunteers for a National Public Lands Day Plant Removal & Clean-Up from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 30, at the park, 19148 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon. Lunch will be provided to volunteers at the concessions stand, courtesy of the Friends of Rainbow Spri

STAR-BANNER - 2017-09-18 07:01:00

Generators reported stolen in Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff's Office investigated the theft over the weekend of both a residential and a commercial generator in separate incidents. In the residential case, a generator valued at $300 was reportedly stolen from a front yard on Southwest 186th Court in Dunnellon sometime between 10 p.

STAR-BANNER - 2017-09-17 22:37:43