Scalloping trip turns tragic

Scalloping trip turns tragic

A scalloping trip turned tragic Sunday when boaters discovered one of their passengers unconscious in the water. According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Ronda Mullin, 66, along with her son and several friends, had left Bay Port in Hernando for a day of scalloping at Drum Key. Witnesses told authorities that they had been […]

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office employee arrested

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office employee arrested

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of their own Friday after an investigation revealed the crime scene specialist had divulged confidential information to another person. Ashley Pate, 34, was charged with one count of Disclosure or use of Confidential Criminal Justice Information. “We will not tolerate any type of criminal activity by our employees […]

FREE concerts at the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

FREE concerts at the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

Looking for FREE fun this summer? Enjoy food, crafts, beer, and wine at the 2018 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will take place at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex located at 1510 NW Fourth St. Check dates for upcoming Concerts. The Summer Break Spot […]

Adultery blackmail scam has some on edge

Adultery blackmail scam has some on edge

The FBI Jacksonville Division is warning residents of central Florida of a scam that threatens to blackmail individuals who have allegedly committed adultery. “The scammer threatens to reveal the information to the recipient’s spouse, family and friends, and demands payment in exchange for secrecy. In an effort to avoid detection, the scammer often insists on […]

Early morning fire destroys luxury home

Early morning fire destroys luxury home

    Hernando, Florida — At approximately 4:27 a.m.,  Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 3671 E. Turquoise Lane, Hernando. When crews first arrived, they found a $5,000-square-foot, two-story home fully engulfed in flames. The home, which was under construction, was valued at approximately $425,000. Firefighters had the blaze under control by […]

Suspects wanted for vandalizing church

Suspects wanted for vandalizing church

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help with identifying two suspects who vandalized the Hope Evangelical Church, located at 9425 North Citrus Springs Boulevard, Citrus Springs. Officials said the two broke planters, light fixtures, and security cameras. The two are known to frequent the area on foot. If you recognize these […]

Man caught with several items following burglary

Man caught with several items following burglary

Lecanto, Florida — A 35-year-old Lecanto man was arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Burglary of an unoccupied Structure (X2) after the homeowner reported several power tools had gone missing. The burglary took place in the 4800 block of West Pleasant Acres Place, Lecanto. During the investigation, a witness told deputies that Joshua Curry […]

FBI raids home near Crystal River

FBI raids home near Crystal River

FBI agents, assisted by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, swarmed a rundown mobile home this morning at the corner of North Rock Crusher Road and West La Prima Court. FBI spokesperson Maureen Dempsey said they were serving a federal warrant, but could not release details about the ongoing investigation. The CCSO also could not provide […]

Ocala shooting leaves one man dead

Ocala shooting leaves one man dead

[Last updated on July 18, 2018, at 6:45 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala police are seeking details in a shooting that left one man dead. A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night at Parkside Gardens Apartments, located at 621 Northwest Second Street, Ocala. According to the Ocala Police Department, the man was identified as […]