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Fish kill reported on Withlacoochee River

A fish kill and possible sheen on the water were reported being seen on the Withlacoochee River near the end of Turner Camp Road. (Photo provided by Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday was made aware of a fish kill and possible sheen on the water on the Withlacoochee River near the end of Turner Camp Road.

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Halls River Bridge project update set for Sept. 26

FDOT sealThe Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was scheduled to have an update from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on the Halls River Bridge project at the regular BOCC meeting on Sept. 19.

However, the FDOT cannot be in attendance and the update has been rescheduled for the regular BOCC meeting on Sept. 26.

Meetings are held at the County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL, and the public is invited to attend.

Who to call when dealing with trees, limbs and powerlines

A little close for comfort to powerlines.

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has no regulatory authority over power companies providing services in Citrus County.

The Florida Public Services Commission (PSC) regulates power companies in Florida. 

Trees and limbs in proximity to power lines are the jurisdiction of the power company, and the power company makes decisions regarding the cutting/trimming of trees and limbs. Questions on tree cutting and trimming should be addressed to your power provider.

The contact numbers for power providers in Citrus County are as follows:

Mobile home burns in Hernando

Firefighters logoNo injuries were reported during a mobile home fire on Monday in Hernando.
 
Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue on Friday was dispatched to the structure fire at 7139 N. Nature Trail, where they found a single-wide mobile home with fire and smoke showing.
 
The structure was fully involved with fire. 
 
A defensive attack was initiated after home was confirmed unocupied.
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Deputies looking for bank robbery suspect

The BB&T bank at U.S.19 and South Venable in Crystal River is currently closed due to a robbery at about 4 p.m., the Citrus County Sheriff's Office reported on Wednesday.

The suspect went into the bank and demanded money from the teller. He fled on foot, and possibly got into the vehicle pictured below.

He is described as a white male in his late 20's or early 30's who, at the time of the robbery, was wearing dark pants, black hoodie and a black ball cap and sunglasses. He was last seen running toward Beall's Department Store in Crystal River.

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