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Saturday fire destroys Dunnellon home

No injuries were reported when a 3,000-square-foot home was destroyed by fire on Saturday at 11504 N. Wahoo Trail in Dunnellon.

Citrus County firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 7:05 p.m., and were on scene at 7:21 p.m.

Top Video: YMCA Update

Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams suggests the proposed YMCA facility be built in Beverly Hills, and not along County Road 486. YMCA Project Chairman Gerry Mulligan tells Adams why that's not a good idea. (January 28 2014)

Webb ready to run for county commission again

Former Citrus County Commissioner Winn Webb

Winn Webb may have not been elected sheriff over Jeff Dawsy last election time, but he is hoping to be part of the Citrus County Commission team at the end of the next election.

Those who follow Citrus County politics know that Webb relinquished his seat on the commission to run for sheriff in 2012.

But on Monday, Webb filed paperwork to run for a District 4 seat on the commission.

Once there, he said, he hopes to help calm the political waters on what some have called a turbulent atmosphere.

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Domestic dispute In Hernando leads to meth lab evidence

Jonathon Harold Bierman

A call to a domestic argument led Citrus County Deputies on Friday to a Hernando home and the subsequent discovery of methamphetamine-cooking chemicals and equipment.

Following an investigation of the call, one of the occupants of the home, Jonathon Harold Bierman, 34, was arrested.

Citrus County news watch for Jan. 31

  • A motorcyclist died Thursday after he was involved in a crash in Homosassa. The crash happened at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 19 near West Miss Maggie Drive.
  • The Citrus County School Board asked school leaders to poll teachers and parents about serving coffee in the county's high schools.

Sheriff's Office issues scam alert for false lottery win

Scam Alert

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has issued a lottery scam alert that could possibly be coming to a mailbox near you, or to your own.

The CCSO says the new scam is coming as a letter from Global Investments Inc. out of Canada, and tells recipients they have just won the “International Shoppers Lotto Powerball.”

A check (picture attached) which looks authentic is also included in the letter. The CCSO said in a news release that it has been seeing an an increase in reports of county residents receiving this type of letter.

Here is how the scam works:

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