Central Florida roofing company pays $75,710 in wages after Labor Dept. Investigation

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. – a roofing company based in Tarpon Springs, Florida – has paid $75,710 in back wages to 144 employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

WHD investigators determined Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. failed to include production bonuses paid to roofers in the calculation when determining those employees’ overtime rates.

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Citrus County Comic and Cosplay Convention at the Library

The Citrus County Library is preparing for C4-Con: Citrus County Comics and Cosplay Convention. 

This family friendly convention will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Homosassa branch.

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Temporary animal shelter opens for adoptions

Citrus County Animal Services received test results from Cornell University confirming Pneumovirus in the canine population in the upper and lower kennels.

Animal Services is awaiting further test results from Cornell that will be used to determine when to lift the quarantine. Pneumovirus is an upper respiratory virus with no vaccine. Best practices dictate quarantining the afflicted animals until the virus has run its course.

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Registration open for the Extension’s ‘A Matter of Balance’ class

Are you concerned about falling?  Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for A Matter of Balance.

WHO: Have you turned down a chance to go out with friends or family because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance is a program for you.

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4 unlicensed, unregulated contractors arrested

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Wednesday concluded a joint investigation with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), CCSO’s Seniors vs Crime, and the Citrus County Building Department, rooting out unlicensed individuals who advertise and perform regulated construction work in Citrus County.

CCSO’s Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) and Community Crimes Detectives arrested the following individuals for violations of Florida state statute regarding unlicensed contracting:

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Illness temporarily closes county animal shelter

Citrus County Animal Services has temporarily closed the shelter, until further notice, due to an unknown highly contagious upper respiratory infection.

The shelter medical staff and administration have consulted with Veterinarians from the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program who are experts in the field of treatment and management of illnesses in shelters.

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