Citrus County Regional News

Couple charged with animal cruelty

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:51pm
WFLA-TV -- Thirty-six dogs were seized from an Inverness home on Saturday, June 17 after Crime Stoppers received a tip regarding animal abuse.

Ryan McLean and Deana Feldman were both arrested on one count of felony animal cruelty and 27 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty with a total bond of $32,000 each.


Safe zones being created in Citrus Co. after retired preacher's murder

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:46pm
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will soon be unveiling new ‘safe center zones,’ where people can meet to conduct business or make exchanges. The initiative is the result of cases like the one of Billy Shuler, a retired minister and avid coin collector, who was found murdered in 2014.


PSC Assists Hillsborough County Seniors During Older Americans Month

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:15am
During May’s Older Americans Month, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is partnering with two Hillsborough County Senior Centers for events on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

PSC representatives will distribute and discuss water and energy conservation information, assist eligible seniors in applying for the Lifeline Assistance discounted telephone service program, and educate against falling for utility-related scams.


Orlando man dies in motorcycle traffic crash in Citrus County

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:06pm
A 63-year-old Orlando man riding a motorcycle died as a result of a two-vehicle crash in Citrus County Saturday night, officials said.

The man, whose name was not released pending notification of next-of-kin, was riding his bike southbound on North Citrus Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


Citrus County Sheriff's Office seeks public's help following suspicious death

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:23pm
WTSP -- Citrus County Sheriff's Office is seeking information after a car chase led them to discover a suspicious death early Tuesday morning. After trying to stop a truck for a broken headlight, the suspect led Deputy Laborda on a brief chase before fleeing to Marion County.


2 teens dead, 1 seriously injured after Citrus County crash

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:26pm
Florida Highway Patrol officers say two teenagers are dead and a third has serious injuries after a car crash in Citrus County Friday night.


Changes for Hernando/Citrus Under Proposed TBARTA Legislation

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:45pm
HERNANDO SUN -- Ronald Kitchen, the MPO chairman who represents Citrus County, stated “It’s not so much that we have a voting member at the table so much as we have a voice at the table.” With Hernando County back “in”, Kitchen says he feels that the working relationship between Hernando and Citrus would assure him that Citrus County’s interests would be considered.


Confirmed: ‘Pillowcase Burglar’ hanged himself

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:43pm
CCSO authorities on Tuesday said the Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that Darren Decker, 42, died from asphyxiation caused by hanging himself with a bed sheet.