First Grad WWK8 Student Talks About Being Battered by His Teacher

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: According to School Board member Mark Johnson, Ms. McFarlane is no longer employed with the Hernando County School District, effective today. There are... — Updated 12/4/2023

Fire Officials Reveal Station #5 During Grand Opening Event

SPRING HILL – A Grand Opening of Hernando County Fire Station #5 was held yesterday, allowing citizens to tour the facility and meet fire officials. The station officially began... — Updated 12/4/2023

Former Car Dealership Owner Arrested for Grand Theft Auto

BROOKSVILLE – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting the arrest of a Riverview woman for possession of stolen Cadillac's, after the driver was stopped for Speeding on I-75. On... — Updated 12/3/2023

Spring Hill Man Charged with Possessing Child-Like Sex Dolls

SPRING HILL – Detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office have been quite busy over the last few weeks, capturing suspects involved in possessing child pornography.... — Updated 12/2/2023

Commissioner Proposes Cashless Prohibition and Self-Checkout Ordinances

BROOKSVILLE – Some interesting news coming out of this week’s Hernando Board of County Commission (BOCC) meeting, after a commissioner proposed two ordinances be considered to... — Updated 12/1/2023

Florida Supreme Court Strips Marsy's Law Protection from LEO and Crime Victims

FLORIDA – Since 2018, Law Enforcement and other agencies have been shielded from releasing the identities of crime victims because of Marsy's Law, but all that changed yesterday,... — Updated 12/2/2023

Two Men Arrested on Charges of Possessing Video Containing Newborn and Toddler Pornography

SPRING HILL – Two men are behind bars after they were arrested on unrelated possession of child pornography charges on the same day. Warning, details of the allegations are... — Updated 12/1/2023

Law Enforcement Warns of Privacy Issues with Latest iPhone Update

IMPORTANT UPDATE: After the release of our report regarding the iPhone Update, we were notified that the feature does not allow the automatic sharing of private information.... — Updated 11/28/2023

Wife of Severely Injured Deputy Shares Thanksgiving News

CITRUS – Officials in Citrus County have provided an update on the deputy who was struck by a vehicle earlier this year. According to Sheriff Mike Prendergast, "Deputy Andy... — Updated 11/22/2023

Man Charged with Homicide After Body Discovered Behind Business

BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a suspect for homicide after a body was discovered in the Hill 'n Dale area yesterday afternoon.... — Updated 11/22/2023

Man Shot and Killed While Burglarizing Apartment

NEW PORT RICHEY – An investigation is underway into a shooting that claimed the life of an alleged burglar. According to the Pasco Sheriff's Office, an armed burglar attempted... — Updated 11/22/2023

Dramatic Pursuit Ends with PIT and Arrest of Brooksville Teen

NEW PORT RICHEY – A teenager faces multiple felony charges this morning after a multi-agency pursuit ended with a PIT maneuver. Pursuit Video According to the Florida Highway... — Updated 11/21/2023

Parents Question Why Foreign Teachers Are Getting Away with Child Abuse in Hernando County Schools

BROOKSVILLE – Since 1961, the U.S. Department of State has allowed teachers from around the world to work in the United States under a J-1 visa for up to five years. The program... — Updated 11/20/2023

Mother Says WWK8 Teacher Battered Her Son, Authorities Have Taken no Action

BROOKSVILLE – There is supposed to be zero tolerance for violence in Hernando County Schools, but one parent says a Winding Waters K-8 (WWK8) teacher got away with battering her... — Updated 11/17/2023

Sister of Fatal Hit and Run "Suspect" Says She's Hiding Nearby

BROOKSVILLE – On October 16th, 38-year-old Shawn Mullins was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the area of Jacqueline Road and Mariner Blvd. The suspect in the case... — Updated 11/16/2023

Two Teens Die, Two Injured in Rollover Crash

SPRING HILL – A horrific tragedy unfolded last night after a single-vehicle rollover crash claimed the lives of two Spring Hill teens. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a... — Updated 11/14/2023

Motorcyclist Dies in Head-on Collision

SPRING HILL – An early morning crash claimed the life of a Spring Hill man, after crashing his motorcycle head-on with another vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol,... — Updated 11/12/2023

Activists, Commissioners Blast Animal Shelter Over Euthanasia Practice, But Some Say There's More to the Story

BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando Board of County Commission meetings are usually pretty humdrum but that wasn't the case yesterday when a group of animal rights activists raised... — Updated 11/11/2023

Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

BROOKSVILLE – Firefighters are still on the scene of an early morning structure fire at the 2600 block of Walking Horse Lane. Officials say they arrived at the scene just before... — Updated 11/8/2023

Texas Man Traveled to Florida to Meet "13-Year-Old" Girl for Sex

BROOKSVILLE – A Texas man is behind bars this evening after he tried to meet with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl in Hernando County. According to court documents,... — Updated 11/6/2023

Lawnmower Sparks 10-Acre Brush Fire

BROOKSVILLE – Hernando County Fire Rescue and the Division of Forestry are still on the scene of a 10-acre brush fire in the area of Hebron Church Road. Officials say a lawnmower... — Updated 11/5/2023

4 Charged in Death of Brooksville Teen, 3 Could Face the Death Penalty

BROOKSVILLE – Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis joined members of the ATF and U.S. State Attorney's Office today, to announce a federal Grand Jury indictment of four suspects... — Updated 11/4/2023

Amid Swirling Controversy, Sheriff Nienhuis Says He Deserves a Third Term

BROOKSVILLE – Sheriff Al Nienhuis announced he's running for a third term as Hernando County's chief law enforcement officer today, but this time he may not be a shoo-in.... — Updated 11/2/2023

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