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BOCC votes 3-2 to not take out digital NY Times subscription

It was a full house as the Citrus County recosidered its decision to pay for the county library subscription to the New York Times (PHOTO: Robby Douglas on November 19, 2019)

In Citrus County, Florida, county commissioners have voted 3-2 to not take out a digital subscription for the New York Times, but to keep the printed version of the paper instead.

County officials’ during the board’s Oct. 24 meeting drew fire when the paper was alleged to have said the  the paper has been writing “fake news.”

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Inverness man faces 50 counts of possession of child porn

Joshua J. Faciane. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office)

Following a cyber tip received on July 7  from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested an Inverness man after discovering child pornography on his computer.

After an extensive investigation, deputies arrested Joshua J. Faciane, 40, who was subsequently charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.

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Deputies arrest son for death of his mother

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Monday arrested the son of apparent murder victim Denise Hallowell, 57, who was found dead on July 13.

Denise Hallowell’s son, Carlos Hallowell, 17, was allegedly sleeping in his room at the time of this horrific murder and said he was awakened by their dogs barking.

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Body of missing paddle boarder found

Joshua Hensley
Joshua Hensley (PHOTO: CCSO)

The body of paddle boarder, 43 year-old Joshua Hensley. was recovered by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident, and in a statement, the CCSO said it will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

Mary Gates. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 7, 2019)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said that the search for Mary Gates. age 94, ended after her body was located off of a hiking trail in Inverness.

She was reported missing on Friday night and a Silver Alert was initiated.

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Former Citrus security officer lands warden job in Nebraska

A former Citrus County Detention Facility security chief has been named warden of the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast Nebraska..

Todd Wasmer was previously chief of security for the Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto. Wasmer assumes his new duties in August.