Archive - 2014

December 30th

Cyclist, 15, dies in Homosassa accident

The Florida Highway Patrol said on Tuesday that a teenage cyclist and a car collided on U.S. 19 in the mid-morning hours near West Cypress Boulevard in the Sugarmill Woods area.

The FHP accident report said that Clayton T. Storey, 15, of Homosassa was bicycling south on U.S. 19 along the outside apron, north of West Cypress Boulevard.


Possibie traffic fatality reported

TCCSO-Logo320he Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday morning issued a traffic alert to county residents.

The accident may have resulted in a fatality.


December 29th

PSC approves Duke's nuclear spent-fuel storage plan

Reprinted with PermissionThe Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Dec. 18 approved Duke Energy Florida’s (DEF) request to construct a fuel storage facility at its Crystal River Nuclear Unit 3 (CR3) to hold existing spent nuclear fuel during the plant’s decommissioning.

“After analyzing several options, on site dry cask storage proved the most efficient and cost-effective method to safely store CR3 spent nuclear fuel,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham.

December 28th

Lecanto man charged with sexual battery

Martin Michael AllenA Lecanto man is facing a sexual battery charge that is said to have involved a 17-year-old girl.

Arrested on Saturday was Martin Michael Allen, 28.

According to the arrest report, the girl contacted a counselor, who eventually the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. The girl alleged that Allen had given her alcohol and then had sex with her.


December 24th

Trio arrested following meth investigation

Three people were arrested on meth-related charges at this Inverness home. There were also three children in the home at the time the Citrus County Sheriff's office served the search warrant. (December 23, 2014)Three people were arrested in Inverness on Tuesday after Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies searched their home and found evidence of the manufacture of methamphetamine there.

The Sheriff’s Office said its Tactical Impact Unit executed the search warrant at 3232 East Dawson Drive in Inverness after deputies learned the residence was being used to manufacture methamphetamine.