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Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition

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  • Suspect Charged in Death of Lecanto Man After Horrific Crash

    Tom Lemons, February 5, 2024|Updated Feb 6, 2024

    HERNANDO (CITRUS) – One person died Sunday after a horrific crash on North Carl G Rose Highway. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Ford F150 was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed and passing several vehicles on the shoulder, when it collided with the rear of a Honda Accord. The collision propelled the Honda into a bridge rail and a Ford F150 traveling northbound. The driver of the Honda, a 62-year-old Lecanto man was transported to a local hospital where h...

  • Former Pasco Detention Deputy Arrested Again on Child Porn Charges, Ex-Wife, Children's Mother, Never Notified

    Tom Lemons, February 2, 2024|Updated Feb 5, 2024

    BROOKSVILLE – A former Pasco County Detention Deputy charged with possession of Child Pornography has been arrested again. The arrest stems from the January 5th arrest of 34-year-old William Wilkinson who worked as the Pasco Detention Deputy in the Juvenile Detention Center. According to officials, Wilkinson was found in possession of several images depicting adults engaging in sexual acts with young children. Wilkinson was booked into the Hernando County Jail and released o...

  • Playing with a Firearm Leads to Accidental Shooting

    Tom Lemons, February 1, 2024|Updated Feb 2, 2024

    SPRING HILL – Yesterday, R News reported the shooting of a 17-year-old male victim that occurred inside a residence at Mariner Cay Apartments. After further investigation, officials deemed the shooting accidental. According to officials, 18-year-old Thesani James and his friends (the victim) were playing video games when James pulled a firearm out of his backpack to show the victim. James says he did not know the firearm was loaded when he pulled the trigger, striking his frie...