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Up to 27 killed in mass shooting at Texas Baptist church

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.  (KSAT via AP)

Up to 27 people are feared dead in Texas after a gunman opened fire at a church outside San Antonio on Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News.

The mass shooting was reported at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which is about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. The gunman has been fatally shot by police.

Paxton told Fox News that, based on reports, up to 27 people and "many more" wounded when a man walked into the church around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and opened fire at the crowd of people.

Long-time dangerous suspect apprehended in Thailand

By Heather Yates,
CCSO Community Relations Director

Ten years ago when I first joined the Sheriff’s Office, one of my favorite things about my job was putting out our top 10 Wanted of the Week.

It was a way to quickly educate our residents about who to be on the lookout for and the program provided instant gratification for our hardworking deputies whenever someone on the list was caught.

Floral City man shot after brandishing gun at deputies

Sheriff's StarThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are sorting out what happened today when a Floral City man was shot by a CCSO deputy.
 
Deputies had been called to try to help the man, Douglas Veltman, 58, when Veltman produced a gun and was then shot by a deputy when Veltman refused to show his hands and put down the weapon.
 

State adds new sex charges for former worship director

Chad RobisonCitrus County Sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday tacked on 41 additional sex charges to former worship director Chad Robison’s arrest this past summer.
 
Robison, a 36-year-old former employee at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, was arrested in July on several sex charges, including video voyeurism and lewd and lascivious exhibition.
 

Human remains found in Chatmire area

The Marion County Sheriff's Office on Monday reported that human remains were found on Friday in Chatmire.

MCSO's Major Crimes detectives responded to a vacant lot in the area of the 19800th block of SW 107th Lane in Chatmire in response to a report that human remains had possibly been located at that site.

During the course of the investigation, detectives, MCSO forensic technicians and officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office and the University of Florida CA Pound Lab searched the area, and eventually located unidentified human remains.

Two arrested in child neglect case

Robert Burdette, 25 and Casey Rocco, 24, both of Homosassa (September 29, 2017)

A Homosassa couple has been arrested and are facing charges of child neglect.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Friday said that deputies had responded to a home in Homosassa after a neighbor called in a well-being check on two small children.

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