Cops looking for drive-by shooting suspect

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspect in a drive-by shooting on Thursday in Beverly Hills.
The sheriff's office said that deputies responded to 407 S. Jefferson St.

Smith named chair of workforce consortium

OCALA -- Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith has been named chairman of the Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Consortium.
Smith, of Inverness, served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010-2016 and is a US Army veteran whose 20 years included Operation Desert Storm.

Suncoast Parkway II protested at county meeting

om Paslay, Secretary, Southern Woods Property Owners Association in Sugarmill Woods (February 14, 2017)
Members of the Southern Woods Property Owners Association in Sugarmill Woods asked the Citrus County Commission on Tuesday to look into lessening any noise that might be generated by traffic from the Suncoast Parkway II project.
Tom Paslay, secretary for the association, was first to speak to the county commissioners.
He said S

Pursuit ends in crash, Ocala man's arrest

AT RIGHT: Patrick Vasi Jr., of Ocala. BELOW, RIGHT: Deputies stand over the wreck of a car said stolen by Patrick Vasi Jr. in Wildwood. The chase began near Independence Highway and ended at West Norvell Bryant Highway and North Forest Ridge Boulevard. (February 11, 2017) [ Click photo for larger image ]
A 27-year-old Ocala man was arrested after leading deputies on a pursuit on Saturday in the area of North Independence Highway and North Florida Boulevard in a vehicle stolen from the Wildwood area.
At the end of the chase and crash, Patrick Vasi, Jr. of 10850 SW 105th Ave. in Ocala, was arrested on several charges.
At about 5:05 p.m.

New information released on Crystal River stabbings

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) on Monday released new details into the stabbings of four people at the "Round Pond" in Crystal River at about 4 a.m.

4 stabbings at Crystal River pond lead to arrest

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office (


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