Crystal River man charged with rape

13-year fugitive to return to county

Patrick John Donovan

A fugitive from Citrus County who was wanted for nearly 13 years, Patrick John Donovan, was taken into custody on Monday, May 9 in Detroit, Mich.

Donovan had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear on 2001 charges of vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and evidence tampering.

Owner, pets die in Crystal River fire

A homeowner and two family pets died in a fire shortly after midnight on Sunday at 8250 W. Fairoak Court in Crystal River.

The man's identity has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin and an investigation by the State Fire Marshal.


SWFWMD to restore eroded Three Sisters shoreline

A manatee feeds on tree roots at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Fla.

By SWFWMD Water Matters Blog writer

Surrounding the crystal waters of Three Sisters Springs, visitors can easily spot exposed tree roots and an eroded shoreline.


Michigan Alert child found in Homosassa

FROM LEFT: Amanda Hayward, mother; Sapphire Palmer and Douglas Stanko. (Photos provided by Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) says that a 7-year-old Michigan girl who had the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe with her mother in Homosassa.



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