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Articles from the March 3, 2024 edition

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  • Road Rage Shooting Leads to Arrest of Homosassa Man

    Tom Lemons, March 8, 2024|Updated Mar 11, 2024

    HOMOSASSA – The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a suspect who allegedly fired shots during a road rage incident earlier this week. According to officials, on March 5th the victim was traveling northbound in the outside lane on US-19 when another vehicle swerved and intentionally struck the victim's vehicle. Following the crash, the victim heard what sounded like a gunshot. The victim briefly lost control of the vehicle and the suspect drove off, p...

  • Teacher Under Investigation for Threatening to Harm a Student

    Tom Lemons, March 7, 2024|Updated Mar 8, 2024

    BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County School District confirmed that a teacher at Nature Coast Technical High School has been removed pending the outcome of a threat investigation. Sources say sophomore English teacher Sheri Padgett was removed from her class Wednesday, after allegedly threatening to harm a student. School District Spokesperson Karen Jordan says the following message was sent to NCT parents following the incident: NCT school administration and law enforcement a...

  • Nienhuis Cuts 75 Seconds of Dash Cam Video While Demanding Trust in His Leadership

    Tom Lemons, March 6, 2024|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    UPDATE: Yesterday, R News reported that a dash-cam video posted on Facebook by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office was missing 75 seconds, but officials refused to explain why. Today, pressure from the community forced officials to respond, not directly to our emails, but by publishing their reason on another Facebook post. The post reads: On 03-06-2024, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office posted dash cam video of a recent arrest in the rear parking lot of Home Goods in...

  • FHP Asking for Help in Locating Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect

    Tom Lemons, March 6, 2024|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    SUMTER – The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating a hit-and-run suspect who killed a 63-year-old Lake Mary man last month. The incident occurred on February 17th when a vehicle was traveling in the inside southbound lane of US-301. The vehicle struck the victim who was walking in the roadway just south of CR-102. The driver fled the scene without rendering aid or calling 911. Around 8:00 a.m. that morning, the victim's body was discovered lying i...

  • Local Sixth Grader Headed to Chicago for The Great History Challenge

    Tom Lemons, March 4, 2024|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    BROOKSVILLE – A local middle school student will be competing at The Great History Challenge in Chicago, Illinois after beating hundreds of students at a regional competition in Clearwater earlier this year. Sophie Tollefson is a 6th grade student in Ms. Amy Weir's history class at BEST Academy, and they'll be joining 7th grader Vincent Cannone and 8th graders Joseph Chapman for the National Championship on May 24th and 25th. We spoke to Ms. Weir earlier today who said, "Sophi...

  • Port Richey Police Officer's Arrest Last Straw, Prompts PBA's Vote of No Confidence in Chief

    Tom Lemons, March 3, 2024|Updated Mar 5, 2024

    PORT RICHEY – Trouble is brewing for the Port Richey Chief of Police after the West Central Florida Police Benevolence Association passed down a vote of no confidence. Sources say the recent arrest of Port Richey Police Officer Catey Caramiello is the last straw in what led to the PBA's vote of no confidence in Chief Cyrus Robinson and Captain Michael Koch earlier this month. Caramiello was arrested for Domestic Battery on February 12, 2024, after she got into a physical a...

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