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  • Body Camera Video Shows Violent Struggle Moments Before Suspect is Shot

    Tom Lemons, March 17, 2024|Updated Mar 18, 2024

    WARNING: This video contains graphic images and language. HUDSON – The Pasco Sheriff's Office provided new details into a deputy-involved shooting that took place on US-19 this evening, leaving one person dead. During a press conference near the scene of the shooting, a spokesperson said, "None of this had to happen. If the suspect had just done what the deputy had said, none of us would be here talking about this shooting." According to officials, a male suspect who was possi...

  • Deputy Fought For His Life Before Shooting a Known Violent Felon

    Tom Lemons, March 16, 2024|Updated Mar 17, 2024

    HUDSON – The Pasco Sheriff's Office provided new details into a deputy-involved shooting that took place on US-19 this evening, leaving one person dead. During a press conference near the scene of the shooting, a spokesperson said, "None of this had to happen. If the suspect had just done what the deputy had said, none of us would be here talking about this shooting." According to officials, a male suspect who was possibly wanted on felony strangulation charges was a...

  • One Dead After Altercation Leads to Deputy-Involved Shooting

    Tom Lemons, March 16, 2024|Updated Mar 16, 2024

    HUDSON - The Pasco Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-Involved shooting that occurred earlier this evening on US-19. Officials say a preliminary investigation indicates that an adult white male is deceased after an altercation with deputies. No deputies are injured and there is no threat to the public. Both directions of US-19 between New York Ave and Bolton Ave are shut down. We will bring more on this story as it develops....

  • Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Spring Hill Drive

    Tom Lemons, March 16, 2024|Updated Mar 16, 2024

    SPRING HILL – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting the death of a motorcyclist who was involved in a crash on Spring Hill Driver yesterday afternoon. Officials say a 50-year-old Spring Hill man was traveling westbound on a Suzuki motorcycle in the inside lane when the driver of a Chevy Colorado merged into the inside lane, striking the motorcycle. The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the truck, a 55-year-old Spring Hill woman, was u...

  • DeSantis Prepares for Influx of Haitian Refugees, Offers Help to American Citizens

    Tom Lemons, March 14, 2024|Updated Mar 16, 2024

    TALLAHASSEE – In anticipation of a potential influx of illegal immigrants from Haiti, Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered additional state assets to the Keys and southern waters of the State of Florida. "For quite some time, the State of Florida has been dedicating significant resources to combat illegal vessels coming to Florida from countries such as Haiti," said Governor Ron DeSantis. "Given the circumstances in Haiti, I have directed the Division of Emergency Management, t...

  • One Dead, Two Injured in Head-on Collision

    Tom Lemons, March 14, 2024|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    ZEPHYRHILLS – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting the death of an Apollo Beach woman after a near head-on collision on Chancey Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 44-year-old woman was driving a Honda FIT northbound on Chancey Road, when she failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and struck a Honda Civic traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the FIT suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. A 43-year-old Zephyrhills woman and a 3...

  • Man Charged with Operating Rooster Fighting Ring, Dozens of Chickens Seized

    Tom Lemons, March 13, 2024|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    HOMOSASSA – Rooster fighting is still a popular and illicit form of gambling in Florida, and it can lead to serious felony charges. The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a Homosassa man after officials say he raised nearly three dozen chickens for the purpose of fighting. According to reports, an anonymous tip led deputies to a residence on S. Gross Ave in reference to Rooster fighting. Upon arrival, Animal Control Officers (ACO) noticed several s...

  • Search Continues for Suspect in Brutal Stabbing

    Tom Lemons, March 12, 2024|Updated Mar 13, 2024

    BROOKSVILLE – Last night, R News broke the news of a brutal domestic-related stabbing that occurred at the 16000 block of Ft Myers Street. The suspect later identified as 23-year-old Douglas Albert Fuller fled the scene on foot and is still at large. Today, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office reported that Fullerton had gained access to his live-in boyfriend's cell phone and became angry after reading text messages on his phone. That's when Fullerton retrieved a machete and b...

  • Search for Armed Carjacking Suspects Underway

    Tom Lemons, March 11, 2024|Updated Mar 12, 2024

    SPRING HILL – Sheriff's Deputies are searching for two men involved in an armed carjacking that occurred in the area of Mariner Cay Apartments on Northcliffe Blvd. Sources say one suspect is in custody but two suspects are still at large and considered armed and dangerous. One suspect is a light-skinned black male with a black hoodie. The other suspect is a black male with a dark camouflage hoodie. Both men displayed firearms during the carjacking. The vehicle has been r...

  • Elderly Man Drowns in Residential Pool

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

    SPRING HILL - Sad news to report after a man was found deceased in a residential pool. According to officials, Fire Rescue responded to the 1200 block of Gilpin Ave around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, after receiving reports of a possible drowning. Upon arrival, rescuers found an elderly man deceased from an apparent drowning. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident....

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