Hurricane Michael, information you need to know

Hurricane Michael, information you need to know

Hurricane Michael strengthens as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico and by Wednesday could become a category three hurricane. As of 1:45 a.m., Tuesday, a tropical storm watch is in effect for Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Clinch, Coffee, Columbia, Echols, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeff Davis, Suwannee, and Ware. According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the […]

Armed burglary suspect arrested, hiding in air duct

Armed burglary suspect arrested, hiding in air duct

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, at approximately 8:15 a.m., detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Community Crimes Unit were looking for Brandon Hann, 30, of Homosassa, in reference to several armed burglaries in the area. Officials went to Hann’s residence, located at 4905 W. Cardinal St. in Homosassa. Initially, a female found at the […]

ACTIVE AMBER ALERT – Two missing children

ACTIVE AMBER ALERT – Two missing children

Authorities are searching for two children out of Suwannee County — 7-year-old Brian Mejias, who was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jean shorts and 6-year-old Gabriela Mejias, who was last seen wearing a pink dress. According to the press release, Brian has short hair with a hard part to the left. He […]

FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent mandatory catch-and-release only measure for snook and redfish due to red tide. The mandatory catch-and-release ruling will begin on September 28, 2018, through May 10, 2019. The areas include Gordon Pass in Collier County and […]

Woman who tossed dog into dumpster arrested

Woman who tossed dog into dumpster arrested

Winter Haven — On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an animal cruelty investigation at 4073 Mahogany Run, Winter Haven. According to a press release, two people heard what sounded like a dog “yelping” coming from a dumpster behind an apartment complex. One of the Good Samaritans jumped inside the […]

Man stealing utilities for elaborate grow house

Man stealing utilities for elaborate grow house

An Inverness man who was stealing utilities was also operating a marijuana grow house. On Monday, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit responded to 4190 S. Spaniel Trail, Inverness, after a theft of utilities call was received. According to reports, power was being diverted from the meter. The power was supplying […]

Drug house with drive-thru window raided, two arrested

Drug house with drive-thru window raided, two arrested

Ocala, Florida — Two drug dealers remain behind bars after their house was raided by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST). Agents executed a search warrant on the house on August 23. According to Ocala Police Department SWAT, they located three adults and two juvenile children inside a mobile home, located at 3117 Northwest 23rd […]

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties will be open for harvest September 1, through December 31. The season for all other Gulf state and federal waters is June 1 through December 31. The minimum size limit for gag grouper is 24 inches total […]

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