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Central Florida Wire | April 30, 2017

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Man Pronounced Dead in Inverness Off-Road Accident

April 23, 2017 |

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Inverness, Fla. – A Tampa man was pronounced dead after an off-road accident in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area Saturday afternoon at approximately 5:00 p.m. according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

According to the report, 43-year-old … Read More

Troopers Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect in Citrus County

March 21, 2017 |

CRYSTAL RIVER – Troopers are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run incident which left a Homosassa man in serious condition Monday night according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The victim, identified as 19-year-old Philip Studnicka, was walking … Read More

Sabal Pipeline Shooting Suspect Killed by Deputies After High Speed Chase

February 26, 2017 |

FLORAL CITY – A man who was a suspect for allegedly shooting at the Sabal Pipeline early Sunday morning was fatally shot by deputies during a high-speed chase according to reports.

According to the reports, the incident began in Dunnellon when … Read More

Troopers Warn Against Traffic Citation Scam

December 30, 2016 |

TALLAHASSEE – The holidays are packed with joy, cheer, and scams. This year, a new scam has been brought to the attention of the Florida Highway Patrol and troopers are now warning consumers to beware.

Like most scams, the Traffic Citation … Read More

Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Collision with Utility Trailer

December 29, 2016 |

CRYSTAL RIVER – A 22-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a utility trailer Wednesday afternoon near West Highland Street according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The incident occurred just after 12:30 pm on US Highway 19, the report … Read More

Citrus County Deputy Fired After Domestic Violence Arrest

December 11, 2016 | 2

INVERNESS – A Citrus County Deputy lost her job for the second time at the Sheriff’s Office after a December 10th arrest where she was charged with allegedly battering her former boyfriend, according to a Facebook post on the Citrus County … Read More

Officials Still Searching for Missing Summerfield Man

December 2, 2016 |

SUMMERFIELD – A Summerfield man is still missing after he left his home in Summerfield with only his passport, identification card, and medication.

Family members of 69-year-old Derek Cunningham reported last seeing him on November 16th.

According to reports, Cunningham is … Read More

Crash on Suncoast Blvd Claims Life of Homosassa Man

November 28, 2016 |

HOMOSASSA – A Homosassa man was pronounced dead after a fatal crash Monday morning at the intersection of Suncoast Boulevard and West Green Acres Street, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

88-year-old Richard Turner was traveling northbound on Suncoast Boulevard when for … Read More

American Legion Hosts Free BBQ Event to Celebrate New Location

November 28, 2016 | 1

LAKE PANASOFFKEE – The American Legion Post 52 is opening its doors to their new location in Lake Panasoffkee and want to celebrate with a free BBQ event open to the public.

The post, formerly located in downtown Leesburg, recently moved … Read More

Car Swallowed in Hole Caused by Broken Water Main in Beverly Hills

November 15, 2016 |

BEVERLY HILLS – A broken water main on a Beverly Hills road caused enough damage to swallow a car whole according to a Facebook post from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department on Monday.

The water main broke in front of a … Read More