Local News

  • Man allegedly led deputies on chase

    James Leddy, 34, was arrested at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday after trying to ditch deputies.

  • Prescribed burn sends smoke signals
  • Fundraiser features history of bridal gowns

    Satin, lace, silk, taffeta, long trains, high collars, low necklines — and even miniskirts. 

    Bridal gown styles throughout the decades have continued to evolve as brides continue to evolve.

  • Commission: Company co-owned by Adams must follow the law

    INVERNESS — The county commission will tell a business co-owned by Chairman Scott Adams that it must stop violating a county ordinance that requires garbage haulers to dispose of trash in the Citrus County Landfill. 

    The board on Tuesday voted 4-0 to require Good Fella’s Roll-Off and Disposal to follow the county ordinance, which is in place to ensure financial stability at the county landfill. 

  • Shelter shuffles animals for renovation

    INVERNESS — Quarters are a little snug for dogs and cats at the Citrus County Animal Shelter this week as workers make much-needed repairs and renovations. 

    Dogs in the big kennel were relocated to other areas of the shelter grounds and are kept in pet crates so that workers can remove and replace the ceiling and insulation. 

  • Human bones found in woods near Homosassa

    Sheriff’s officials reported Tuesday morning that bones found in a wooded area of Homosassa are human remains.

    Deputies and detectives arrived late Monday night after receiving a call that skeletal remains were found about 150 yards inside the woods, in between South Mason Creek Road and South Garcia Road, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

  • Port Citrus swept away under wave of opposition

    INVERNESS — Port Citrus and the Citrus County Port Authority are heading off the map.

    Citrus County commissioners, sitting as the port authority, voted 3-2 Tuesday morning to dissolve both Port Citrus and the port authority.

    The 3-2 vote was along predictable lines: Commissioners Scott Adams, Scott Carnahan and Ron Kitchen have long opposed spending public money on the port. Commissioners Dennis Damato and Joe Meek were port supporters.

  • Eye doctor gets 36 months probation; faces deportation

    A Beverly Hills eye doctor charged with immigration violations was sentenced after accepting a plea deal last fall.

    Ophthalmologist Ashish Sanon of Nature Coast Eye Center also is facing deportation to Canada.

    Sanon was sentenced to 36 months probation and fined $500 on Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich.

  • Waterline break leads to headaches for Crystal River

    A broken Crystal River waterline forced residents and businesses alike to go through the weekend without safe drinking water.

    When the break occurred on Friday, crews were able to replace the 30-year-old test port, which connects to a 12-inch main waterline, when it broke at about 9:30 a.m. It’s located off North Citrus Avenue near Northwest 11th Street, according to Lou Kneip, public works director.

  • Students remember the Holocaust


    Carly Zervis


    Solemn scenes are in short supply at middle schools, but the mood Tuesday morning at Inverness Middle School was nothing if not subdued.

    Students and teachers gathered outside for a moment of silence on Holocaust Remembrance Day, an international day of recognition on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration/death camps.