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Today's News

  • School’s out, summer starts

    For Rock Crusher Elementary School Principal Rene’ Johnson, even a cold was not going to keep her from a last-day-of-school tradition — staff going outside to hug and wave at the pupils as they leave for the summer.

    Johnson was apologetic about not hugging the little ones and some parents for fear of infecting others with her cold, but was busy Friday during the noon hour directing the orderly conclusion of another academic year.

  • Mother, son arrested in meth bust

    A man and his mother were arrested on numerous drug-related charges for allegedly producing methamphetamine at multiple locations within the Crystal River area.

    Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Tactical Impact Unit served a search warrant Thursday on a house at 6235 W. Fox Lane near Crystal River.

  • Doctor accused of running pill mill opts to represent himself

    Shemir Wiles

    For the Chronicle

    INVERNESS — Daniel McIntire, a doctor charged with allegedly operating an illegal pain clinic in Crystal River, informed the court Friday that he would be representing himself after his attorney filed a motion to withdraw from the case. 

  • Among the best

    U.S. News & World Report, the international magazine better known for its rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities, has released its 2015 rankings for high schools — and all three of the county’s public schools and the Academy of Environmental Science are medal winners. And two of the high schools — Citrus and Lecanto — were ranked nationally.

  • Good Samaritans rescues stranded boaters

    Two boaters left to tread water for roughly 12 hours near their capsized boat were finally rescued by a passing boater.

    Gary Morse of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Gary E. Schlyer of Homosassa and his unidentified passenger were boating 

    Thursday afternoon in a 12-foot aluminum jon boat in the Chassahowitzka Bay when the wake of a passing boat overturned them, leaving them stranded.

  • K-9 search reveals methadone in car

    A large amount of opiates allegedly found inside a car during a traffic stop led to a man’s arrest on a drug-trafficking charge.

  • Man charged after assault at Hunters Spring

    An Inverness man was arrested Thursday for allegedly attacking another man at a Crystal River park.

    A deputy responding to a fight at Hunters Spring Park was told en route that a man later identified as Edward John Fleming went up to a group of people and began punching another man in the face before driving away in his car, according to Fleming’s arrest report.

  • Unemployment drops, remains high in Citrus

    Shemir Wiles

    For the Chronicle

    Regionally, the jobless rate dropped to 6.4 percent in April, down 0.5 percentage points over the month and 0.7 percent over the year; however, Citrus County’s unemployment rate still remains one of the highest in the state.

  • A/C handler fills house with smoke

    A faulty air-conditioning unit filled a home in Crystal River with light smoke on Friday.

    Firefighters with Crystal River’s Fire Department and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue division arrived at around 1:30 p.m. to a light haze inside the home at 1637 SE Paradise Circle, according to a fire incident report.

    Everyone was out of the home before units arrived.

  • For the record 5/23/2015

    Arrests

    * Penny Arnett, 22, at 2:04 a.m. May 21 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of grand theft.