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Arrest made in Tuesday's double shooting, fire off Cardinal

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced an arrest in the double shooting and arson on Tuesday afternoon off Cardinal Lane.

Arrested was William Gonsisko, 59, of Lecanto, who has been charged with three counts of attempted murder. He also faces  pending charges for arson, armed robbery and hitting a female victim with a shovel.

Citrus County Utilities wins 2017 WaterSense® Partner of the Year award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its major contributions to WaterSense and water efficiency in 2016.

The utility received one of 20 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for helping Americans to save water, energy, and money.

Two arrested in child neglect case

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.

BB&T bank robbery suspect now in custody

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday that the serial bank robber responsible for several bank robberies in surrounding counties, including Citrus, is behind bars in Hernando County with several arrest warrants stacked against him.

On Sept. 6 John Goff, 46, of Eufala Ala., walked into the BB&T Bank in Crystal River, demanded money and fled the scene on foot.

Withlacoochee water levels continue to rise

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office reported on Saturday that, due to rainfall and other factors caused by Hurricane Irma, the Withlacoochee River water level continues to rise. 

Water is already reported around and in homes near Istachatta and Trails End Road in Floral City, the CCSO  said, and points to the north, including Arrowhead, are subject to increased water level and potential flooding. 

Sheriff's Office honors Goodworth at retirement

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office and Fire Rescue on Friday celebrated the early retirement of Fire Rescue Chief Jim Goodworth, and noted his accomplishments during his more than 34 years of service.

Goodworth had previously announced that he would retire on Aug. 4.

Goodworth was well known among members of the county, law enforcement and fire communities for public safety excellence in the Citrus County community, and for his noteworthy track record during the past six years with the Sheriff's Office.

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