Law enforcement 'jewelry' catches alleged thief

Redford Eugene Mounce

No doubt parolee Redford Eugene Mounce, 36, didn't figure his GPS tracking device would rat him out - but it did.

Mounce was wearing a GPS monitoring device because he is already on probation for failing to comply with sex predator reporting requirements. The device was part of the terms of his parole.

Citrus County sheriff's deputies were able to used Mounce's device to keep track of his movements during an alleged burglary, where Mounce is said to have taken loose change, went to Walmart in Homosassa and exchanged the coins for money.

Homosassa man survives collision with semi

Citrus County deputies and firefighters pulled this driver to safety after his vehicle collided with a semi, overturned and then caught fire. (Photo: Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

A Homosassa man on Tuesday night survived a fiery crash when he collided with a semi that completely consumed his 2007 Chrysler minivan.

He has been identified as Charlie Boyd, 22, of Homosassa, and he can thank his good fortune to the efforts of Citrus County deputies and firefighters.

Sheriff's Office updates LHS shooting incident

A 15-year-old Lecanto student shot himself in front of classmates. He was transported to a Tampa hospital for treatment.

Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives continue their investigation into the Nov. 10 shooting on the Lecanto High School campus.

During the second block of classes, a 15-year-old male student of Homosassa fired a single shot to his head in front of his teacher and classmates.  The student was airlifted to a Tampa hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment for his injuries.

Three Sisters comment period extended

In response to requests received from the local community and elected officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending the comment period by more than three weeks on a draft proposal for the future management of Three Sisters Springs at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge through Friday, December 18, 2015.

Citrus October jobs number under 7 percent

Citrus County's unemployment numbers have finally broken into the under-7-percentile range.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) reported today that the county's unemployment rate for October 2015 was 6.8 percent. That's compared to 7.1 percent for September 2015 and 7.8 percent in October 2014.

Father Christmas Benefit Ball

Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church will host the 18th annual Father Christmas Benefit Ball on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center on the Key Center Campus. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing, silent auction and 50/50 drawing.

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 06:00