November 5th, 2009

Homosassa man charged with possession of child porn

Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Homosassa man on Wednesday and charged him with possession of child pornography.

Arrested was Joseph Samuel Sullivan, 38, of 3430 S. Suncoast Boulevard.


Three receive SRRMC CHOICE Award

CRYSTAL RIVER — Kevin Garside, Maureen Pittman, RN, and Debbie Ludlow each received Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center’s 3rd Quarter CHOICE Award for their outstanding commitment to making the hospital a better place for patients, employees, physicians and volunteers.

This honor is only awarded to those who best exemplify SRRMCs mission to serve the community with excellence in health care.


Kitchen grease fire brings firefighters to Citrus Springs

A kitchen grease fire early this morning brought Citrus County Fire Rescue to a home in Citrus Springs.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 2:28 a.m. at 568 N. Travis Drive, and put out the blaze within six minutes.

Dovina Counsil told firefighters she was heating cooking oil in a pot on the electric stove to cook french fries. She went to her room for a few minutes. When she returned to the kitchen, the fire report says, she noticed the fire in the pot.


November 4th

Criminal 'travelers' attempt to shake down county residents

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives have received their first call from citizens asking about the legitimacy of asphalt pavers making the rounds in the region.

Criminals known as “travelers” roam the nation much of the year, posing as painters, roofers, sealers, tree trimmers and pavers.

Fire destroys vacation home near Crystal Manor

Citrus County firefighters on Tuesday were called to the scene of a structure fire that completely destroyed a cottage-type vacation home near Crystal Manor.

Fire crews were called to 9791 W. Riverwood Drive, where about 500 square feet of the home was already consumed by fire when they arrived, and which threatened another small building approximately 10 feet away.

No one was home at the time.