Floral City man charged with video voyeurism, having hundreds of child porn pictures

A Floral City man has been charged with video voyeurism and possesson of hundreds of photos of child pornography.

Arrested on Monday was Kevin Edward Whitty, 48, of 8595 E. Hooker Place.

According to the arrest report, the investigation began with a complaint from the mother of two underage girls who found photos on a cell phone given as a birthday present to one of her daughters by Whitty of what she said was an underage girl posing in a provocative manner, wearing bikini bathing suits or very little clothing.

FWC: Make way for manatees heading for warmer water

November is Manatee Awareness Month, and for good reason, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says.

Florida manatees are on the move, seeking warm-water sites to spend the winter. That means boaters must be cautious and watch for Florida's official marine mammal and for changing speed zones on waterways.

Gap in Crystal River nuclear plant containment prompts NRC, PE meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting for Friday, Nov. 20, with Progress Energy to discuss the recently identified gap in the concrete containment at the Crystal River nuclear power plant.

The meeting is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Commissioners’ Conference Room at the NRC’s headquarters office, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md.


Homosassa teen dies in motorcycle accident

A Homosassa teen was killed on Saturday night in a motorcycle accident.

The Florida Highway Patrol says that Cody Corbin, 17, struck a row of mailboxes after going off the shoulder of West Village Drive.

Corbin was transported to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The FHP says the youth was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The crash is still under investigation, according to the FHP.


Children anxiously await annual 'Shop With A Cop' event

HOMOSASSA/INVERNESS - Thanks to the generosity of some big-hearted Citrus County businesses, organizations and individuals, 75 youngsters (and their families) have been selected to be a part of a very festive seasonal event come December.


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