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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.

Withlacoochee observed as slowly receding

Withlacoochee River SignThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday reported that Withlacoochee River flood warnings are still in effect.
 
As of 8 a.m. Monday, the River at Holder was reported at 8.75 feet. This portion of the river is still now at the “minor flood” stage. 
 

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. 

Smoke alarms awaken resident just in time

Smoke AlarmWorking smoke alarms are credited with helping a Dunnellon resicent and her dog escape injury early Monday morning after a fire broke out in their home.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters on Monday were called to the scene of a residential home fire at 2:59 a.m. at 4171 West Ranchetta St. in Dunnellon.

Upon arrival, Engine 9 from Derosa found a double- wide manufactured home 50 percent involved in fire.

Water district acquires Rainbow River Ranch property

Purchase made in partnership with Nature Conservancy

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) has closed on the purchase of the environmentally important Rainbow River Ranch.

Bank robbery suspect apprehended in Dunnellon

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Thursday afternoon that suspected Homosassa bank robber Brent Edward Bevil had been apprehended.
 

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