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Today's News

  • Mother makes plea for daughter’s life

    INGLIS — When you’re 27, you don’t expect to be in the hospital with a life-threatening condition more often than you’re home.

    In the past 13 months, Tiffany White has been in and out of the hospital 18 or 19 times because of complications of her Type 1 diabetes.

  • Overcoming obstacles

    Editor’s note: Today begins the first installment in a new Chronicle series, “Loose Ends,” in which we revisit stories to see what has transpired since their first telling. Today we feature Hunter Dandurand, a young man who suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic skin condition. The Chronicle last checked in with Hunter on Nov. 23, 2008, in an article headlined “Standing strong.”

     

  • Fire damages vacant Beverly Hills home

    BEVERLY HILLS — Citrus County Sheriff’s Office firefighters had to break down the front door of a vacant Beverly Hills home Friday morning in order to put out a fire coming through the roof.

    Mary Cozza and a lawn-care worker saw smoke billowing from the burning house at 216 S. Adams St. from her yard a street away. Cozza was one of many who called 911 a little before 9:45 a.m., according to a fire rescue report.

  • Three Sisters continues to impress

    The cachet of Three Sisters Springs as a tourist Mecca continues to sparkle, and much of the publicity is being driven by the Internet.

    Local tourism officials are capitalizing on the medium to get more people to visit the county and spend their money here.

    The area also a winter haven for herds of manatees who seek its 72-degree waters to gird against the potentially deadly colder Gulf temperatures.

  • Kiwanis break ground
  • Man injured in six-car crash

    A 74-year-old man who suffered a medical episode Wednesday morning while driving near Inverness ran off the road and damaged numerous parked cars before crashing into a fence.

    Frank Berry DeLay Jr. of Hernando was driving south on U.S. 41, south of the East Goodwin Court intersection before he passed out or suffered a seizure, causing him to leave the road and drive through brush toward the Lakeside Town Homes parking lot, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

  • ‘Reach for the Stars’ tickets go on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd annual dinner auction kicking off the Key Training Center’s Run for the Money fundraising events. “Reach for the Stars” will be on Friday, July 10, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center, 5521 W. Buster Whitton Way, Lecanto, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

  • SECO: Customers’ bills should drop

    The “Hot Bucks” credit that appears on SECO bills is getting “hotter” on June 1. 

  • Man charged with sexual battery blames devil

    An Inverness man was arrested Thursday on a capital felony charge after he allegedly sexually battered a 4-year-old girl inside a store’s bathroom stall.

    On May 18, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office got a report of a girl being sexually battered by an adult male — later identified as David Michael Paul — around May 15 in the men’s restroom at Rural King, near Crystal River, Paul’s arrest report states.

  • For the record 5/30/2015

    Domestic battery arrests

    * Juan Lopez, 36, of Inverness, at 10:55 p.m. May 28 on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and battery.

    Other arrests