Citrus County Sexual Predator Alert

July 6, 2017

Citrus County, Fla.- Citrus County Sherrif’s Office has put out an alert to residents in Citrus County. Kenneth Vanyo has been charged with Lewd Assult/Sexual Battery with the victim under 16 years old. Vanyo lives on N. Tumbleweed Trail. The deputies describe Vanyo as five feet nine inches, weighing 186 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Vanyo is currently off of probation, however; Vanyo cannot go to parks, playgrounds,…


Man Pronounced Dead in Inverness Off-Road Accident

April 23, 2017

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 Nicholas James Roush was traveling southbound near Trail 13 in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Roush and his passenger, 27-year-old Mackenzie Lee Hill, were off-roading in the woods in a dried pond when Roush lost control of…


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 eastbound in the bicycle lane on West Fort island Trail near US Highway 19 when he was struck from behind by a vehicle, the report stated. The vehicle did not…


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 stated. According to troopers, 26-year-old Rene Cruz, Jr. was traveling southbound on US-19 in his 2009 Ford Flex with a small utility trailer in tow when he attempted to make…


Citrus County Deputy Fired After Domestic Violence Arrest

Citrus County Deputy Fired After Domestic Violence Arrest
December 11, 2016

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 Sheriff’s Office’s page. According to the post, deputies responded to the home of 29-year-old Bryan Hesse in Inverness in reference to a domestic violence call on Saturday, December 10 just…


Crash on Suncoast Blvd Claims Life of Homosassa Man

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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 unknown reasons, he lost control of his 2013 Honda Civic just after 10:00 am Monday morning. The vehicle crossed over the median and all southbound lanes before traveling through two…


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

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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 home located on Truman Boulevard causing a large hole to open up in the middle of the road. The hole was filled with dark water making the depth of the…


Lose Weight More Efficiently With HIIT

October 19, 2016

Tired of spending hours on the cardio machines at the gym? Sick of taking long walks in an effort to get in shape? Want to lose weight more efficiently? You’re in the right place. High intensity interval training (commonly known as HIIT) is a type of metabolic training that allows you to burn more calories with less work out time. Basically, you get more bang for your buck. HIIT, as…


Bushnell Man Faces Charges in Fatal Accident in Inverness

October 18, 2016

INVERNESS – A Lecanto woman was pronounced dead after an accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck on East Gulf to Lake Highway. The incident occurred just after 5:30 pm on Monday afternoon. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Troy Lovett, a 44-year-old Bushnell man was traveling westbound on East Gulf to Lake Highway (SR 44) along with 31-year-old Autumn Larson in the passenger seat of his 2006 Ford F-150 when…


Florida Releases SNAP Food Stamp Benefits Early Due to Hurricane Matthew

SNAP Food Stamp Benefits
October 10, 2016

FLORIDA – Hurricane Matthew affected many Central Florida families in more ways than just the damage from the weather. After stocking up on non-perishable foods, water, and other supplies, some residents are finding themselves financially struggling to replace any lost food due to power outages or are unable to purchase food in the meantime. But there is good news for residents who receive SNAP Food Stamp benefits. According to a recording…