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  • 9-11 service re-established for Inverness, Lecanto

    The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) today said that 9-1-1 landline outage affecting residents in the Inverness and Lecanto areas has been resolved by the service provider, CenturyLink. Residents living in these areas can now utilize their landline to dial 9-1-1 for emergency services and be successfully routed to the CCSO communications center.

  • Alexander Real Estate donates to Citrus County Animal Services

    In July, local business Alexander Real Estate announced that they would sponsor a number of adoption fees for animals housed at Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS). Owner Joe Alexander presented the check to Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection (CCFAP) volunteers at a recent adoption event held at Rural King in Crystal River. CCFAP has […]

  • Purple Heart Day set for Aug. 7 in Citrus County

    The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday thought so highly of veterans that the opening pledge of alliegance at the BOCC was led by a Vietnam-era Purple Heart recipient. This was the first way commissioners honored Purple Heart recipents. The second way was to proclaim Aug. 7, 2021 as Purple Heart Day in […]

  • Water District prohibits campfires at campgrounds

    Due to extremely dry weather conditions and high wildfire danger, the Southwest Florida Water Management District is prohibiting campfires on all District campgrounds until further notice. The National Weather Service and the Florida Forest Service (FFS) indicate the Forecast Fire Danger Indices are in the high to very high category throughout the District’s 16-county service […]

  • CCSO assists in arrest of Times Square shooting suspect

    After a nationwide, exhaustive, four-day search for Farrakhan Muhammad, members of the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, including task force members from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, were able to take Muhammad into custody without incident. “Arrests such as these are the precise reason why the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office partners with […]

  • Nurse charged with lewd, lascivious activity with patient

    On Jan. 6, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was contacted in reference to the alleged sexual assault of a patient by a staff member at a local hospital. The victim told the responding deputy that on Jan. 5 and 6, a registered nurse entered her hospital room on several separate occasions and engaged in […]