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  • BREAKING: Former President Trump Injured in Assassination Attempt

    Tom Lemons, July 13, 2024|Updated Jul 13, 2024

    BUTLER, Pennsylvania – At least two people are confirmed dead, including the shooter, after an assassination attempt was carried out against former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally. Trump was struck on the right side of his head after several shots were fired in his direction. Secret Service immediately surrounded Trump and rushed him to an awaiting vehicle. The shooter was shot and killed at the scene. There are unconfirmed reports that a third attendee is in c...

  • Tampa Free Press And R News Join Forces To Deliver Comprehensive Local, State, and National News Coverage

    Tom Lemons, June 27, 2024|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    NEWS PROVIDED BY The Free Press June 27, 2024, 13:16 GMT Tampa Free Press, R News TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 27, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In an exciting move to bolster local journalism and expand national reach, the Tampa Free Press and R News today announced a strategic partnership. This collaboration will combine the strengths of both organizations to deliver in-depth, high-quality news coverage to audiences across the Tampa Bay region and beyond. "This...

  • Champion Says ATV Ban is Attack on Freedom, Sheriff uses 'Push Poll' to Survey Residents

    Tom Lemons, June 3, 2024|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    HERNANDO – If you migrated to Florida, you probably came here for the sun, beaches, and ability to enjoy the outdoors year-round – the definition of living in paradise. Since Governor DeSantis took office, the state has become a deeper shade of red, politically speaking, and our population continues to explode with former blue-state refugees. So, when someone threatens to harness liberty in Florida, its residents do not remain silent. Florida Law allows licensed drivers to...

  • BREAKING: Embattled Hernando County Superintendent Resigns

    Tom Lemons, April 9, 2024|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    BROOKSVILLE – During the regular school board meeting this evening, Hernando County School Board Superintendent John Stratton announced his retirement. During a statement, Stratton said he wanted to spend more time with his family and that he would remain at his post until the end of May. We will bring more on this story as it develops....

  • BREAKING - Body Discovered in Burned-Out Vehicle

    Tom Lemons, February 26, 2024|Updated Feb 26, 2024

    BROOKSVILLE – A body has been discovered in a burned-out vehicle at a residence on Hancock Lake Road. According to sources, just after 4:00 p.m. today a Hernando County Sheriff's Deputy reported a vehicle fire at the 200 block of Hancock Lake Road. Prior to Fire Rescue arriving on the scene, the deputy reported observing a gas can in the front seat of the vehicle. Upon arrival, firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which was beginning to spread to a nearby wood line. U...

  • Suspect Charged His Electric Bicycle While Committing Burglaries

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

    HERNANDO BEACH – Transient charged with residential burglary after several failed attempts at entering local businesses. Sources say the suspect, 62-year-old Corey Hal Schuerman, arrived on a battery-operated bicycle and attempted to break into Lei Lo Tiki Hut Restaurant on Caliente Street. After failing to enter the restaurant, Schuerman plugged his bicycle into an outdoor electric outlet to let it charge while he tried breaking into another business. Schuerman then moved t...

  • BREAKING: 1-Year-Old Drowns in Pond

    Tom Lemons, October 30, 2023|Updated Nov 1, 2023

    BROOKSVILLE - Fire Rescue is on the scene of a child drowning at the 22000 block of Powell Road. Sources say a 1-year-old child was pulled from a pond located on the property and is not conscious or breathing. A Med-Trans Helicopter is en route to airlift the child to a trauma center. UPDATE: Sources say the child was in the water for up to 45 minutes before they were found. A crime scene has been established and law enforcement is investigating the inciden...

  • Common Sense News Break - Rules of the Road

    Tom Lemons, October 25, 2023|Updated Oct 25, 2023

    Good morning, Adventure Coast, it's time for another common sense news break. There are a lot of issues that spark heavy debate among my readers, a lot of them related to vehicle crashes and the rules of the road. After a fatal motorcycle crash involving another at-fault driver, the most common question is, "Why isn't the other driver in jail?" The answer is quite simple. If the at-fault driver committed a traffic infraction that led to the death of another individual and...

  • Good News and Not-So-Good News

    Tom Lemons, October 2, 2023|Updated Oct 4, 2023

    HERNANDO – R News receives a lot of requests from our readers to cover more inspirational and uplifting news, but as a small independent outlet, it's difficult to sacrifice our resources and ignore breaking news that is important to the community - but a compromise is on its way. Historically, R News and the former Real News Real Fast would respond to real-time crime, crashes, and other first responder incidents by monitoring emergency radio traffic. Unfortunately, Hernando C...

  • Two Charged in Connection with Death of Teenage Girl

    Tom Lemons, September 20, 2023|Updated Sep 21, 2023

    SPRING HILL – Officials have charged two men in connection with a homicide investigation at an address on Bancroft Street. According to Hernando County Jail records, 24-year-old James Richard Briski is charged with possession of Cocaine and Negligent Manslaughter of a Child. Briski is held on a $30,000 bond. 18-year-old Joshua Ware is also charged with Negligent Homicide of a Child and Possession of Cocaine but is also charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl and possession of a...

  • Hundreds Attend Last School Board Meeting, But Division Remains Strong

    Tom Lemons|Updated Aug 21, 2023

    BROOKSVILLE – Last night, in a crescendo to the 2022-2023 Hernando County school year, hundreds of parents, teachers, and students converged at Hernando High School for the final school board meeting of the year. But they weren't there to honor the scholastic achievements of the alumni; instead, it was filled with hate, division, intolerance, and accusations of indoctrination. The Hernando County School district has been in complete chaos since early April, when R News b...

  • Parents Demand "Woke" Teachers Stop Talking About Sex, Teachers Say it's Their Job

    Tom Lemons|Updated Aug 21, 2023

    BROOKSVILLE – Since breaking news of the Fox Chapel Middle School threat investigation, R News has been inundated with tips from concerned parents who are requesting that we probe deeper in the problems with Hernando County Schools. Most of the complaints are directed at teachers who say they are providing a safe place for students to discuss their sexuality and gender confusion. Parents say it's not their job to be mental health counselors and demand they stick to teaching t...

  • Teacher Removed from Student Contact - Officials Can't Figure Out Who to Blame

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jun 9, 2023

    SPRING HILL – On the heels of the Fox Chapel Middle School fiasco, School and Law Enforcement officials have done everything they can to pass the buck and shirk responsibility for how the situation was handled. From the moment R News broke the story on the Adventure Coast Journal Facebook page, parents demanded answers as to why a teacher who made threats towards children was not removed, why they weren't immediately notified, and why officials waited two weeks to release s...

  • Sex, Lies, Scandals, and Coverups - Move Along, Nothing to See Here

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jun 9, 2023

    America has become so divided that we practically live in two different nations. There is absolutely no room for compromise between the values of the Left and Right, yet they continue the façade of compromise to placate their base. There are very few principled politicians left on either side of the isle, and the vast majority are buried so deep in the swamp that you can barely tell them apart. Most of them pretend to represent what their constituents want, but behind closed...

  • BREAKING Missing Toddler Located Near His Home by Volunteer

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jun 9, 2023

    UPDATE: Sheriff Nienhuis met with reporters minutes ago to announce that JJ Rowland has been found. Watch Live Facebook Video from Adventure Coast Journal ORIGINAL BROOKSVILLE – Deputies are still searching for 2-year-old Joshua "J.J." Rowland who disappeared this morning from his home on Cheever Street. According to the latest information from officials, the toddler disappeared around 9:45 a.m. but he was not reported missing until around noon today. Officials say the p...

  • BREAKING: Controversial Reporter Returns to the Adventure Coast

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    ADVENTURE COAST – They tried boycotts, bribes, threats, lawsuits, and even false arrests to eliminate former Real News Real Fast reporter Tom Lemons but his stubborn resolve and passion for free speech drew him back to the lion's den. Tom Lemons is back and he's ready to provide the community with local, state, national, and international news the way you all remember. He'll bring you the latest on local political campaigns for the upcoming 2022 elections cycle, human i...

  • Deputy Blocks Video Recording of Arrest, Reinforcing the Need for Body Cams

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    OPINION Over the course of my 13-year career as a local breaking news reporter and investigative journalist, I have always professed my support of law enforcement. I was raised to be a law-abiding citizen, respect Old Glory, and even served my country in the U.S. Navy. My mother taught me to never lie and help others whenever possible. As naïve as it may sound, I was raised to trust all law enforcement officers, the judicial system, and thought that at the very least, I...

  • BREAKING - Small Plane Crash at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jan 30, 2023

    BROOKSVILLE – Fire Rescues is on the scene of a plane crash that occurred at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. Sources say a small plane crash landed and is currently upside down on the runway. The pilot is out of the plane and has suffered only minor injuries. Firefighters are attempting to shut off the fuel to prevent risk of explosion. We will bring more on this as it develops....

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Hernando Supervisor of Elections, Citing Election Fraud

    Tom Lemons|Updated Dec 15, 2022

    BROOKSVILLE – There aren't many jaw-dropping moments during a Hernando Board of County Commissioners meeting (BOCC), but during last Tuesday's citizen comments, one resident dropped a unexpected bombshell that stunned the gallery. Tuesday, November 29th was the inaugural meeting for incoming commissioners Jerry Campbell and Brian Hawkins, after Wayne Dukes retired and Jeff Holcomb went on to serve as a Florida State Representative. The first item on the agenda was to choose a...

  • Sex Scandal Investigation Prompts Sheriff Nienhuis to Block Hundreds on Facebook, a Massive Violation of the First Amendment

    Tom Lemons|Updated Nov 19, 2022
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    HERNANDO – Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis is in the hot seat again, after records show he ordered the blocking of nearly 300 Facebook accounts for making critical comments about the agency. In doing so, Nienhuis violated the First Amendment rights of every individual he blocked, according to recent federal court rulings. Last month, R News published a report on rampant sexual misconduct occurring within in the agency that involved top ranking officials. The i...

  • Spring Hill Man Faces Murder Charge after 3-hour Standoff

    Tom Lemons|Updated Nov 19, 2022

    SPRING HILL – Around 4:00 p.m. yesterday, deputies with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office attempted to execute an arrest warrant at 8051 Canterbury Street. Inside the residence, a woman, child, and murder suspect 29-year-old Jimmy Veloso Nguyen, aka Jordan Ortiz. When deputies tried to make contact with Nguyen, he barricaded himself inside the home, but allowed the woman and child to leave. CLICK HERE for video from the scene. Around 4:00 p.m., numerous deputies began arriv...

  • "Fight Clubs" Trending on Social Media – Students Living in Fear

    Tom Lemons|Updated Aug 13, 2022

    HERNANDO – Nineteen children and two adults were killed this week in Uvalde, Texas, leaving an untold number of survivors to mourn the loss of their loved ones. The investigation into what drove the shooter, 19-year-old Salvador Ramos, to commit such an atrocious crime is just getting underway, but there is already evidence that Ramos was bullied at school for the way he dressed and spoke. Closer to home, Hernando County has seen its share of child tragedies, including numerou...

  • Despite Declining National Economy, Florida's Job Market Continues to Grow

    Updated May 20, 2022

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Be glad you live in Florida because it's one of the few states that hasn't been completely crushed by the current President's economic policies. Despite outrageous gas prices, record breaking inflation rates (8.5%), and higher taxes, Governor Ron DeSantis reports low unemployment and thousands of new job opportunities in Florida. Today, Gov. DeSantis announced Florida's March 2022 employment data, including a declining unemployment rate and strong job growt...

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