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Homeless man charged with stabbing, choking his mother to death

Bejnamin Dick, left, charged with murder. At right is Shannon Parker, charged with being an accomplice after-the-fact.

A homeless man in Crystal River is facing second-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing his mother on Friday night, choking her to death and then putting her body in a shallow grave near a homeless camp there.

The suspect, Benjamin Dick, 23, was arrested on Saturday, and another homeless man, Shannon Parker, 28, was also arrested and charged with helping Dick bury the mother, who has been identified as Jennifer Brooks, 42.

County offers veterans bus rides to Gainesville VA

Citrus County Transit (CCT) provides transportation for Citrus County veterans to the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Gainesville.

This service is offered on the first Wednesday - and the third Thursday - of each month.

There is no passenger count requirement for veterans.

Services are primarily funded by the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, and are provided free, unless otherwise stipulated.

May brings Saturday service to county transit

Citrus County transitCitrus County Transit will begin offering Saturday service starting May 3, as approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

Toddler drowns in Dunnellon lake

Toddler drowns in Dunnellon

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon reported that a 19-month-old toddler drowned on Sunday in Dunnellon.

The CCSO said that the drowning occurred at 9:37 a.m. on Sunday at 7445 Riverbend Road. The child was identified as Eli Brecheen.

The child and his parents, Lee Allen Brecheen and Betty Jo Fleming, all of Homosassa, had been visiting friends in Dunnellon. The friends told them they could stay overnight in a trailer on the property.

County honors Citrus High School drafting teacher

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is joined on March 25, 2014 by Euguene Lindsey, drafting teacher at Citrus High School, and his students

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed March 25 as “Eugene Lindsey Day” in Citrus County.

Lindsey teaches a mechanical drafting program at Citrus High School that is certified by the American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA).

Lindsey has more than 35 years of experience in engineering, facility management and information management, and holds multiple and advanced degrees from North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina and the University of Wisconsin, to name a few.

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Oak Village at Sugarmill Woods in Homosassa is protesting what residents believe is encroachment by a nearby Hernando County developer, Nachum Kalka. But getting someone on the county commission to listen was, at first, difficult. (March 11, 2014)

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