Sen. Rubio’s office to hold mobile office hours in Citrus County

The Gulf Coast Regional Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be holding office hours in Crystal River on Monday, June 17, 2019.

The Senator’s staff will be at the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Duke Energy Florida to build Its largest battery storage rpojects yet

Photo Courtesy: Duke Energy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today announced three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages.

Collectively, the storage facilities will enhance grid operations, increase efficiencies and improve overall reliability for surrounding communities.

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Sheriff’s Office looking for runaway juvenile

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office looking for runaway juvenile, Jordan Turner.

Turner is a 16- year-old black male, 6 feet tall, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen May 25, 2019 at about 8:00 PM at his residence in Inverness.

It is not known what Jordan was wearing at the time that he ran away. Jordan does have a cell phone in his possession.

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Extension Service offers food safety training

You do not have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer.

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Crystal River man charged with drug trafficking

Kharess Harrison

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested a Crystal River man after executing a narcotics search warrant and uncovering oxycodone pills, crack cocaine, pot and cash.

Arrested was Kharess Harrison, 40, of 3362 N. Amphibian Point in Crystal River.

The CCSO executed the warrant at about 10 a.m. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) with assistance from CCSO’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, Patrol Division and Community Crimes Detectives executed the warrant.

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Search warrant yields evidence, arrests in multiple Citrus vehicle burglaries

Robert Lee Reid and John Jamie Cardinal (CCSO Mugshots)

The mystery of a string of unsolved county vehicle burglaries was solved on Thursday with the arrests of two Citrus Springs men.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Lee Reid and John Jamie Cardinal, 2125 W. Devon Drive, were arrested as suspects in connection with those burglaries after a search warrant was served at their home.

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