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Governor Scott presents service medal to veterans

Florida Governor Rick Scott made an appearance today at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River to honor veterans. (November 21, 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott made an appearance today at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River to honor veterans.

Gov. Scott presented all of the veterans in attendance with the Governor's Veterans Service Medal.

Many veterans were on hand to receive the medal, including many Citrus County Sheriff's Office employees. Speaking with evident sincerity, the governor expressed his gratitude for all of those who have served our country.

Sheriff Mike Prendergast is very passionate about our veterans and was on hand to shake hands and thank everyone there. 

Floral City shootings leave two men injured

Two people were injured after a Floral City homeowner shot them. At this time it appears the men may have been trying to break into the homeowner's camper (November 20, 2017)

Two people were shot by a Floral City homeowner during what appears to be an attempt to break in to his camper.

The two unnamed suspects were airlifted to Ocala suffering from gunshot wounds.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said that deputies responded to a home on Sunray Lane in Floral City on Monday before 2 pm.

It appeared that the two people had been shot by someone living inside the residence, the CCSO said.

Trouble reported to BOCC by Pine Ridge residents

Pine Ridge residents took their complaints to the Citrus County Commission on Tuesday.

Residents who live in the area of West Calico and West Conestoga told commissioners tales of intimidation and threats made to them by drivers coming from a 42-acre parcel behind their area.

Sheriff's Office issues scam alert

Scam Alert signThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said it wants to alert county residents to a scam that appears to be active in our county.

A caller pretending to be with the "Citrus County Warrants Division" is contacting residents and telling them that they have a warrant and they must pay a fine or they will be taken to jail.

CCSO looking for released sexual offender

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Jerry W. Corbin, a former inmate, who has failed to register as a sexual offender.

The CCSO said he was released from the Department of Corrections on Sunday, and did not register, as required, upon release.

Corbin is 54 years of age, 5’11” tall, and weighs approximately 164 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has no vehicles registered to him. The only information he provided to the Department of Corrections was that he was planning on being transient in the area of Homosassa.

Overdue boaters found safe, sound

Two overdue boaters reported as being overdue were spotted on Saturday by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 plane, and were found to be safe and sound by another boater helping out in the effort.

Members of the public living in the Chassowitzka, Homosassa or Ozello area with a CB radio were asked to tune their radios to Channel 19 and attempt to contact the boaters.

A private vessel met up with the boaters, and towed them back home, the Sheriff's Office said.

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