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  • Citrus Memorial to begin expansion

    Citrus Memorial Hospital will soon begin construction on a helipad in anticipation of applying for Level II Trauma Center status this spring.

    At 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, hospital security will begin restricting traffic and parking at the front entrance of the Emergency Room. Designated ER parking will be made available in the main hospital parking lot.

    Posted on: 23. Jan. 2015.Continue Reading

  • Jobs numbers reflect shrinking labor force

    The Citrus County unemployment number continue to slowly decline, sitting at 6.7 percent during December 2014.

    That compares to the county's November 2014 jobless rate of 6.9 percent.

    Neighboring counties also show declining unemployment rates.

    Posted on: 23. Jan. 2015.Continue Reading

  • Separate shooting, stabbing incidents keep deputies busy overnight

    Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a stabbing and a shooting on Thursday night leading to two investigations for the two separate incidents.

    The first incident occurred in Inverness, where Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Citrus Memorial Hospital at 10: p.m. when it was reported a woman had been shot.

    Posted on: 23. Jan. 2015.Continue Reading

  • Student brings in fake hand grenade for 'show-and-tell'

    A student who took a fake hand grenade to school for "show-and-tell" scared his teacher, but now faces discipline.

    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) was contacted about 10:09 a.m. today from a representative from the Suncoast Elementary School saying that a student brought the hand grenade to school.

    Early on in the day, news reports led to calls from the public to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in which callers expressed concern that the incident may have occurred in Citrus County - either at the Hernando Elementary School or city of Hernando. But that was only a rumor.

    Posted on: 23. Jan. 2015.Continue Reading

  • Deputies find stunning case of animal cruelty in Crystal River

    Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies on Friday found a stunning case of animal cruelty at a Crystal River home.

    A total of 20 animals were found suffering from various forms of malnutrition, emaciation and neglect. None of the animals had shelters.

    Posted on: 12. Jan. 2015.Continue Reading

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