Floral City

Suspect dies following emergency call for violent mental disorder

A Floral City man died after he resisted efforts to help him by Citrus County deputies. PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office. (January 5, 2018)Citrus County deputies responded to 8801 East Wind Court in Floral City at 4:30 a.m. this morning after family told 911 dispatchers George Rogers, 36, was violently harming himself.

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Floral City man shot after brandishing gun at deputies

Sheriff's Office starThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are sorting out what happened today when a Floral City man was shot by a CCSO deputy.

Deputies had been called to try to help the man, Douglas Veltman, 58, when Veltman produced a gun and was then shot by a deputy when Veltman refused to show his hands and put down the weapon.

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Withlacoochee water level continues to rise

Flooding is expected at the Withlacoochee River near Dunnellon and Floral City (Sheriff's Office photo on September 23, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office reported on Saturday that, due to rainfall and other factors caused by Hurricane Irma, the Withlacoochee River water level continues to rise. 

FEMA disaster teams working in Citrus County

A FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team interviews storm survivors. (Courtesy photo by FEMA.gov)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has Disaster Assistance Survivor Teams (DSAT) working in two areas in Citrus County.

Lightning-sparked blaze 100 percent contained

Citrus County Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue and Florida Forestry Service battled a fire that grew from 3 to 850 acres n a swampy area near Floral City (CCSO photo on July 8,  2017)

Citrus County Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue and Florida Forestry Service battled a 850-acre blaze on Saturday and Sunday in a swamp near Floral City.

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