Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Homosassa — It was a sad day for Citrus County as the main tiki hut at Crumps Landing, located at 11210 West Halls River Road, Homosassa, was destroyed by a fire. This is the second time Crumps Landing has faced tragedy. The waterfront tiki was also destroyed by a fire in 2004. Emergency crews were […]

Woman goes into jealous rage, tries to kill her baby’s father

Woman goes into jealous rage, tries to kill her baby’s father

An Orlando woman was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after she tried to stab her baby’s father. Police say Gabrielle Nunez, 21, and her boyfriend, who is not being named, had just finished having sex and that her boyfriend had fallen asleep. While the boyfriend was sleeping […]

Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus, and Hernando counties opens July 1 and will remain open through September 24. This includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River, and Homosassa. Rules Do not discard scallop shells in inshore waters commonly used for recreational […]

New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is leading Florida’s Put It Down Focus on Driving campaign to ensure all motorists are aware of the state’s new regulations regarding wireless communications while driving and reminding everyone to never drive distracted. In conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Florida […]

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Crystal River — In a family, friendly environment where the food is always prepared with the freshest of ingredients, awaits a behemoth dish for one person. The owners of the Riviera Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, located at 1935 SE U.S. Highway 19, pride themselves on great food, service, and promise to always make you feel […]

Man re-arrested while in jail, harassing domestic violence victim

Man re-arrested while in jail, harassing domestic violence victim

Dunnellon — A man was re-arrested while in jail and charged with Violation of Condition of Pretrial Release (when the original arrest was for domestic violence) and Tampering or Harassment of a Witness/Victim/Informant. Thomas Burnett, 46, has been in jail for domestic battery against the victim since May 9, 2019. Following his arrest, Burnett was […]

Owner of roofing company under criminal investigation

Owner of roofing company under criminal investigation

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate Elite Roofing and Gutters in Crystal River after customers from multiple counties reported that they had been scammed out of thousands of dollars. The company is accused of scamming customers in multiple counties, therefore, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has also started a statewide investigation. Despite […]

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Beverly Hills/Crystal River — On June 14th, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU), in partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) Probation Office, completed the largest drug seizure in the history of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. FDOC Probation Officers visited the home of…READ MORE Please follow and like us:

Woman confronted for cheating, arrested

Woman confronted for cheating, arrested

A Citrus County woman was arrested in Marion County after she failed to show up for a court date. Deputies responded to the home of Alexis Dawn Poppen, 23, after receiving a domestic disturbance call. According to reports, Poppen’s fiancé had confronted her after he was made aware that…READ MORE Please follow and like us:

Previously announced recall of animal feed products, expanded

Previously announced recall of animal feed products, expanded

Due to receiving a number of adverse event reports, Cargill is expanding the scope of recall of select Southern States® feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. These reports are currently being investigated to determine if they are related to the recalled feed. This is an expansion of the recall initiated May […]

15 eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

15 eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

Florida — Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has just been released in northern Florida as part of a continuing collaborative plan to return the important, native, non-venomous apex predator to the region. This effort marks the third year in a row that snakes raised specifically for the recovery […]

154 arrested during six-day undercover operation involving prostitutes, human traffickers

154 arrested during six-day undercover operation involving prostitutes, human traffickers

Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit completed a six-day undercover operation on Sunday, May 20, 2019, in which they posted and responded to ads soliciting prostitution. Law enforcement agencies from Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Haines City assisted in the investigation. During the investigation, detectives attempted to identify victims of human trafficking in […]

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined in on the bill. If the bill passes, the state would also tax marijuana. According to the language in the bill, adults over 21 years of age could possess, use, and transport up […]

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