November 8th, 2009

Two men, one from Lecanto, charged in hunting accident

Two men, one from Lecanto, are facing several charges in connection with a hunting accident at Fort White in early October.

That news came on Friday from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office took the initial report Oct. 12, when the accident occurred and one of the men was shot in the arm. The investigation was then turned over to FWC officials, who found inconsistencies with the men's stories. Both men were re-interviewed.

November 6th

Holiday variety show set for Dec. 5 in Citrus Springs

The Citrus Springs Community Center will present the 1st Annual Holiday Variety Show on Saturday, Dec. 5. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the community center.

The show will include a family-friendly holiday variety show, including performances by the Crystal River High School Concert Choir and the Show Choir, in addition to holiday skits by the Drama Club.

There will be with strolling carolers, holiday refreshments and a chance to visit with Santa.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased in advance at the community center. For more information, call 465-7007.

1 dead. 5 injured in shooting reported in downtown Orlando

Orlando police confirmed that a man suspected in a deadly mass shooting in downtown Orlando has been taken into custody.

The suspect, Jason Rodriguez, 40, is a former employee of Reynolds, Smith & Hill, a construction engineering firm. A SWAT team spotted him through a window at his mother's residence, Orlando Police Chief Val Demings said.

Rodriguez came out of the home without incident, Demings said. He is now at police headquarters.


Thursday fire damages mobile home in Hernando

Citrus County firefighters were called out to put out a mobile home fire shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday in Hernando.

The home was located at 5582 Irving Park Ave., owned by Peggy See and occupied by John Baxter.


Emergency management director says to watch Ida

Citrus County Emergency Management Director Capt. Joe Eckstein said today residents should carefully track Tropical Depression Ida's progress.

Although it has weakened into a tropical depression, it could regain strength once it enters the Gulf of Mexico, he said.