FWC, Hillsborough State Attorney announce charges filed in deadly Boating Under the Influence case

Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission logoTAMPA – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office today announced that charges have been filed against Andrew Joseph Miltner, age 40, for BUI manslaughter and vessel homicide stemming from the fatal boating collision in May that resulted in the death of 12-year-old Jasina Campbell.

“This is every parents’ worst nightmare. It’s our job to protect the community, and we intend to make sure this person can’t do this again,” said Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.

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X-Ray vision achieved by Citrus County Animal Services

Dr. Mielo and staff prepare shelter dog for a diagnostic X-Ray. (Courtesy photo on December 23, 2020)

Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS) Care Center now has X-Ray vision! Thanks to fundraising efforts by our community partner Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection (CCFAP).

The new state-of-the-art digital X-Ray machine and table are an amazing addition to the care provided to animals at the Care Center.  The day of installation staff was able to treat four animals without offsite visits.

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Several grouper closures start Jan. 1 in Gulf, Atlantic waters

Gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1, 2021. The same day, several species of grouper will also close to recreational and commercial harvest in Atlantic state waters and all state waters off Monroe County.

This Atlantic seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, and yellowfin grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. A similar closure will also occur in Atlantic federal waters.  

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Scoreboards added at two Citrus County parks

Citrus County Parks and Recreation has installed eleven new scoreboards at ball fields in Central Ridge District Park (Holder) and Bicentennial Park (Crystal River).

The project was funded from the Capital Improvements Fund (CIP) and had a budget of $65,000; total expense was $44,282.44 for a savings of $20,717.56.

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