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Articles from the February 11, 2024 edition


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  • Spring Hill Man Faces Slew of Charges After Running Over Crossing Guards

    Tom Lemons, February 15, 2024|Updated Feb 18, 2024

    SPRING HILL – Yesterday, R News broke the news of a hit and run crash that injured two crossing guards at the intersection of Northcliffe Blvd and Deltona Blvd. Today, officials released the identities of both crossing guards and the suspect who is charged with hitting them. According to a statement from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, 911 operators received calls from witnesses who observed the driver of a tan sedan driving erratically in the area of Deltona Blvd. M...

  • Two School Crossing Guards Injured in Hit and Run Crash

    Tom Lemons, February 14, 2024|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    UPDATE: There is one additional crime scene related to the hit and run at Northcliffe Blvd and Deltona Blvd. That is the location of the vehicle at Carthage Road and Deltona Blvd. SPRING HILL – There are unconfirmed reports that two school crossing guards have been struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Deltona Blvd and Northcliffe Blvd. Sources say both victims have been transported to a trauma center for treatment, where their conditions are u...

  • Investigation Underway at Parrott Middle School Where Student Fell from the Second Floor

    Tom Lemons, February 13, 2024|Updated Feb 14, 2024

    UPDATE 4:49 P.M.: A statement provided by the Hernando County School District raises more questions regarding today's incident at Parrott Middle School. According to District Spokesperson Karen Jordan, "...the medical emergency involving a DSPMS student was not the result of a fall." R News has not received a response from the Sheriff's Office or Fire Rescue regarding the incident. BROOKSVILLE – An investigation is underway into an incident that occurred at Parrott Middle Scho...

  • Two Die After Motorcycle Collides with Car at a High Rate of Speed.

    Tom Lemons, February 11, 2024|Updated Feb 11, 2024

    WESLEY CHAPEL – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting the death of two people after a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle occurred yesterday afternoon on SR-56. According to officials, a 30-year-old Tampa man was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed on a GSX-R600 approaching the entrance of the Wire Grass Mall at Piazza Ave. A Nissan Altima driven by a 32-year-old Wesley Chapel woman attempted to turn into the plaza from the eastbound turn lane and drove into t...

  • Woman Gets Time Served After Shooting Ex-Boyfriend and Holding Children Hostage

    Tom Lemons, February 11, 2024

    HERNANDO BEACH – A woman who shot her ex-boyfriend and then held two children hostage walked out of the Hernando County Jail Thursday with a reduced charge and time served. On June 24, 2023, Hernando County Sheriff's Deputies rushed to a residence on Flounder Ave after reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they made contact with the victim, John Cantwell, at a nearby residence who had suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Deputies soon learned that Cantwell had been shot b...

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