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21 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Is driving while barefoot illegal?

Do you drive barefoot? Ever wonder if you're breaking the law? The Citrus County Sheriff posted on their Facebook page today the following answer to Is driving while barefoot illegal? Do you drive barefoot? Ever wonder if you're breaking the law? The Citrus County Sheriff posted on their Facebook page today the following answer to Check out this ... (more)

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Kitsap Sun

No headline - Heinz_and_Ellen_Pistoll

Ellen Pistoll, 83, passed away in Inverness, Fla. shortly after her husband passed away at age 96, under the care of their loving family and Hospice of Citrus County.

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Related Topix: Inverness, FL, Nursing, Medicine, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

Courthouse News Service

Fatal Shooting Blamed on Florida Sheriff

An undercover drug informant was shot to death after a Florida sheriff kept using her to do drug deals after her cover was blown, the woman's family claims in court.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Citrus County Chronicle

Television show features 1986 county murder

Sort of. Obviously I don't go golfing, stand under trees or stay in the water, but that's about it.

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Related Topix: Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Crystal River, FL, Yankeetown, FL

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Bay area schools earn 'A' grades

The number of elementary and middle schools earning a preliminary "A" grade increased by 195 over last year in the final year of the current grading system.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lakeland, FL, Hillsborough County, FL, Manatee County, FL, Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Family of murdered Citrus County Sheriff's informer files wrongful death suit

The mother of a 27-year-old Citrus County Sheriff's Office informer killed during a drug deal in 2012 has filed a wrongful death suit against the agency.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

ABC Action News

Viral video spurs school district investigation

The Citrus County School District has opened up an investigation to see if one of their employees was involved in the viral video of two women allegedly stealing a beachgoer's belongings.

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Related Topix: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Missing: Woman out of Citrus County

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a missing, endangered woman from Inverness.

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Related Topix: Inverness, FL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Hernando Today

Car Corner: Car shows are challenging

I recently attended a car show near Lakeland which seemed to be very disorganized.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Fri Jul 04, 2014

ABC Action News

Experienced captain rescues missing scalloper

The Coast Guard reports that a woman who disappeared Thursday while snorkeling near St. Martin Key off the coast of Citrus County was found safe Friday morning.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Citrus County Chronicle

For the record 7/04/2014

He was transported from the Marion County Jail to the Citrus County Detention Facility.

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Related Topix: Dunnellon, FL, Marion County, FL

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Inspectors close Inverness buffet for second time

Inspectors close Inverness buffet for second time Evergreen Buffet was most recently forced to close June 12th with 35 violations.

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Related Topix: Inverness, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Triguaux: Failed Florida nuclear plant's costs keep rising

SP_357865_SHAD_Citrusnuke_07 A look at the Duke Energy broken Crystal River nuclear plant in Citrus County Tuesday afternoon .

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Related Topix: Florida, Crystal River, FL, Hillsborough County, FL

Tue Jul 01, 2014

ABC Action News

Arrest made in Citrus County stabbing

Deputies say on June 29, around 12:45 a.m., Plescher walked up to a two men and a baby who were sitting in a truck parked in their driveway on LeBaron Drive.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Washington Times

Former AP reporter pens new crime novel

Following in the footsteps of fellow former Tampa Tribune crime reporters Tim Dorsey and Ace Atkins, Vickie Chachere is celebrating the release of her first crime novel.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, University of South Florida, University, FL, Arizona State University

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Citrus County Chronicle

2014 preliminary taxable values released

The 2014 preliminary certification of taxable values have just been issued to all Citrus County taxing authorities effective July 1, according to Citrus County Property Appraiser Les Cook.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lightning strike in Lecanto sparks a fire

Lightning strike in Lecanto sparks a fire Lightning strike in Lecanto sparks a fire Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1lD2WP8 Lecanto, Florida - Fire crews are watching a small fire that started due to a lightning strike in Lecanto Saturday evening.

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Related Topix: Lecanto, FL

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Hernando Today

Hernando SWAT team raids father-son drug operation, deputies say

A father-and-son drug operation was shut down Wednesday morning after SWAT teams raided a mobile home compound on Wiscon Road, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Florida Bar Journal

Fifth Circuit

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Circuit Court Judge.

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Related Topix: Florida, Hernando County, FL, Marion County, FL, Eustis, FL, Ocala, FL

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