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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.
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.
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
Free women’s health screening events scheduled
NEW PORT RICHEY — Premier Community HealthCare Group, a Dade City-based nonprofit organization serving Hernando and Pasco counties, will present its 2018 Women’s Health Screening and Education Day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 17, at six of its locations.
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.
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
Florida man shoots older son to save younger son after fight between brothers over pool game
STUART, Fla. - Law enforcement officials in Florida said a father shot and killed one son to save the other after the two brothers started fighting over a pool game. Police said they were called to a home in Martin County around 6 a.m. Sunday. The woman who called them said her older son was being “
She's 17, blind and a professional violinist. Now, she has a college degree.
SPRING HILL — A month into Maria Witherell's statistics class last spring, the projector started shaking. Witherell, a professor at Pasco-Hernando State College, wanted to make sure the motion of the screen didn't bother her students. She knew that one of them, an early-enrollment student named Hail
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.
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.
Increased law enforcement presence along Elgin Blvd. in Spring Hill following reports of shots fired
SPRING HILL, Fla. (WFLA) - Residents are being told to avoid an area in Spring Hill as deputies investigate reports of shots fired. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is responding to a reported shooting near the Circle K gas station, 14195 Elgin Boulevard, which is just a couple blocks away from
Man hospitalized after shooting at Spring Hill gas station
SPRING HILL — A man has been hospitalized with injuries he received in a shooting Thursday morning at a gas station, Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis said. Deputies responded just before 7 a.m. to a Circle K near Barclay Avenue and Powell Road, Nienhuis said in a news conference. The victim and 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
Hernando Sheriff's Office investigating possible shooting near middle school in Spring Hill
SPRING HILL, Fla. -- The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said it is responding to a possible shooting near Powell Middle School in Spring Hill. Deputies said there is a possible shooting near the Circle K gas station at 14195 Elgin Boulevard. Officials said to avoid the area.
Education Commissioner: State board taps Richard Corcoran as Florida's next school leader
Richard Corcoran, who recently ended a two-year reign as speaker of the Florida House, was named Florida’s top education leader today. The State Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Corcoran as the next education commissioner, after about two hours of discussion and testimony.
Hernando Beach restaurant employee tests positive for hepatitis A
HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) - A restaurant worker in Hernando County tested positive for hepatitis A. The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County said it was an employee at Zig Zag Scallop Restaurant on Calienta Street in Hernando Beach.
Police: Florida man tries to pay for McDonald's with marijuana
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A Florida man was arrested over the weekend after authorities say he tried to pay for a McDonald’s order with a bag of marijuana. Employees at the Port St. Lucie location said the man showed up at the drive-thru at 2 a.m. Sunday and offered them pot in exchange for food, accor
Hudson man dies after head-on collision Friday on SR 52
HUDSON — A Hudson man died after his vehicle collided with another driver's Friday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Gerald Leon Sellas, 60, died at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point from injuries he received in the crash, troopers said.
3 Pasco County Men Indicted In Federal Drug Case
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL -- A 47-year-old New Port Richey man and a 31-year-old Port Richey man have been indicted in federal court for distributing heroin and fentanyl (see related story).
Chilly start! Stormy weather expected later this week across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - It's a chilly start to the week Monday as colder and drier air moved into Central Florida. It will be sunny a cool with an average high of 66 degrees across Central Florida, Certified meteorologist Brian Shields said.