Lightning strikes Lecanto mobile home

Lightning is blamed for a home that caught fire on Tuesday at 7121 W. Kirk Point in Lecanto .


No injuries were reported.



Sheriff's Office seeking Edward Ammirata

FROM LEFT: Edward Ammirata, Scion, Mary Ann Mary Anne Brunelle. (Click for larger photo)

Edward John Ammirata was reported as a missing person on Aug. 23 to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

He is described as a 33-year-old white male, 5-feet, 8-inches, 120 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Old Courthouse in Inverness vandalized

Killian Michael McClean

An Inverness man was found Wednesday morning on top of the roof of of the Historic Old Courthouse in Inverness after apparently vandalizing the building.

The suspect, Killian Michael McClean, 21, of 5359 S. Robert Blake Ave. in Inverness, was arrested in connection with the incident.


World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Sept. 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day in Citrus County.

Suicide Prevention and Resource Coalition of Citrus County is recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10, with this year’s theme being, “Connect, Communicate, & Care”.

Mental health is an essential part of overall health, the proclamation says. Suicide prevention begins with reducing the stigma of seeking mental health care through the advancement and implementation of national strategies.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 07:00

Accused child abductor won't face trial

The man accused of trying to abduct a teen on June 7 inside a Dollar Store in Hernando will not go to trial.



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