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Dunnellon man sentenced in Gorney murder trial

Bryan Robinson, left, and Tyzick Wall.Tyzick Wall, 18, of Dunnellon was sentenced to 40 years for the 2015 murder of Stephen Gorney, 54, of Crystal

Suspect captured after alleged attempted murder

Michael Todd Marcum

Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives have captured Michael Todd Marcum, 36, of Crystal River, regarding an incident that occurred Sunday morning around 9 a.m. at the B&B RV Park at 5096 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy in Lecanto.

CCSO: Beware of fraud, scams, price gouging

State and federal recovery officials encourage Florida residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the recent hurricanes.

Deputies make 3 Beverly Hills drug arrests

FROM LEFT: Christina Dalton, Terry Gaitor (background) and Faith Mcrae

Three people were arrested on Thursday during a search warrant served at a Beverly Hills home.

The Sheriff's Office SWAT team served the warrant at 9 S. Desoto St. after an investigation into narcotic sales allegedly occurring at the residence.

The search yielded several types of narcotics packaged for sale, along with a loaded .410-gauge shotgun. The main suspect of the investigation was Terry Gaitor, 45, who is a convicted felon with more than 60 prior arrests.

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Deputies looking for Citrus Springs home invasion suspect

Citrus Springs home invasion suspect

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect in a Monday home invasion in Citrus Springs.

The CCSO was called out to the residence at about 9 p.m., and the femal victim told deputies that a male suspect forced his way into the home and robbed her.

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Goodbye Matthew: Local weather warnings canceled

Citrus County is no longer under a tropical storm warning. 

Hurricane Matthew continues to track north, away from Citrus County. 

While the county will still continue to get rain and some wind from Matthew's rain band, the impact to Citrus County will continue to get lower and lower as the day progresses.

With that, this is the last update for Hurricane Matthew.  The Citrus County Emergency Operations Center will be going back to a Level 3 Monitoring Status. 

All shelters have been closed, and citizens Information Lines are now closed.

One dead in mobile home fire

One person died in this Dunnellon mobile home on River Bend Road. (Oct. 5, 2016. PHOTO: Sheriff's Office)

One person is dead following a mobile home fire in Dunnellon.

Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the structure fire with a victim trapped inside a residence off of River Bend Road, and firefighters found the home there 75 percent involved in flames.

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Residents, businesses: Register for disaster assistance

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Citrus, Dixie, Hernando, Hillsborough, Leon, Levy, Pasco and Pinellas counties who were affected by Hurricane Hermine are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

Drugs, guns, money seized in Citrus Springs search

Duane Dylan Starkey,

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office Tactical Impact Unit Narcotics Division on Tuesday arrested a man in Citrus Springs after executing a search warrant at a home there.

The TIU served a search warrant at 9909 N. Cherry Lake Drive in Citrus Springs regarding a complaint of ongoing narcotics sales at the home.

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Obama declares county disaster area

President Barak Obama has signed the disaster declaration which provides federal disaster assistance to the state of Florida to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Hermine during the period of Aug. 31 to Sept. 11, 2016.

The Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management will notify the community regarding the next steps sometime next week or possibly sooner.

Councilman calls for equity in law enforcement fees

Crystal River Councilman Andy Houston on Monday appeared before the Citrus County Commission calling for equity in law enforcement fees.

Sheriff's Office warns of new IRS scam

The Internal Revenue Service has issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake e-mails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Scott asks Obama for disaster declaration

Southeast Paradise Point Road and Southeast 2nd Court

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott on Monday requested that President Obama make a major disaster declaration for Florida due to severe storms and flooding that impacted communities and businesses throughout the state following Hurricane Hermine.

Amber Alert canceled for missing Williams children

Mason Williams, age 1 and Rylan Williams, age 3.The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday announced that the missing Williams children were located in Georgia and are safe and sound.

Amber Alert issued for missing children

ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Mason Williams, age 1 and Ryland Williams, age 3. BOTTOM, FROM LEFT: Ryan Williams and Stacey Williams. (PHOTO: CCSO on Sept. 18, 2016)

Citrus County detectives discovered new information today that led to an Amber Alert being issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for two missing children.

Rylan Williams, 3, and Mason Williams, 1, were taken by their mother out of the home of their custodial guardian on Saturday evening.  Rylan was last seen wearing a pink dress with no shoes, and Mason was wearing an orange shirt and a diaper.

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Mother kidnaps children from guardian

Stacey Williams

A homeless woman on Saturday is said to have kidnapped her children from the home of the children's guardian in Lecanto.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday.

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Suspect charged with Advance America robbery

Aaron Jabar Betsy

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the Sept. 3 robbery of the Advance America business in Inverness.

Deputies on Friday arrested on Aaron Jabar Betsy, 36, of Citrus Springs on a probable cause warrant in connection with the case.

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State honors Citrus Deputy in Tallahassee ceremonies

Citrus County Deputy Jonathan Behnen was presented with the Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award by Governor Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott and FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen in Tallahassee for the Florida Missing Children's Day ceremony. PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office. (Sept. 12, 2016)

Citrus County Deputy Jonathan Behnen was honored today as Local Law Enforcement Officer of the year in ceremonies today in Tallahassee.

Initial Hurricane Hermine damage estimates complete

Waters rise in Crystal River housing areas (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office September 2016)

The initial numbers for the damages to Citrus County from Hurricane Hermine were completed on Wednesday and forwarded to the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM).

The Citrus County Emergency Management said that Citrus County has identified approximately $102 million in damages, and has documented 2,694 homes and properties (commercial included) impacted by Hurricane Hermine.

Inverness merchant robbed at gunpoint

Suspect wanted in the robbery of Advance America in Inverness

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is looking for a gunman who robbed an Inverness merchant at gunpoint at about 10:40 a.m. on Saturday.

The CCSO said the robbery occurred at the Advance America store in the Citrus Plaza in Inverness.

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