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League of Women Voters pitch rooftop solar co-op

Rooftop Solar Family Photo

The League of Women Voters of Citrus County on Tuesday pitched the need for a solar energy co-op to the county commission, arguing that homeowners could save money by going rooftop solar.

League president Kathleen “Kate” Betsko told commissioners that going solar will save the environment and save cusomters money on their monthly energy bill.

Long-time dangerous suspect apprehended in Thailand

By Heather Yates,
CCSO Community Relations Director

Ten years ago when I first joined the Sheriff’s Office, one of my favorite things about my job was putting out our top 10 Wanted of the Week.

It was a way to quickly educate our residents about who to be on the lookout for and the program provided instant gratification for our hardworking deputies whenever someone on the list was caught.

Citrus County lowers joblessness to 4.8 percent for September

Jobs artThe Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) reported on Friday that Citrus County's jobless number for September 2017 has been lowered from 5.9 percent in August to 4.8 percent for September.

Citrus County still remains the fourth highest in the state behind Hendry County (8.6%),  Hardee County (6.0%) and Glades County (5.3%).

Even so, rates across the state's counties show a definite trend downward.

Floral City man shot after brandishing gun at deputies

Sheriff's StarThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are sorting out what happened today when a Floral City man was shot by a CCSO deputy.
 
Deputies had been called to try to help the man, Douglas Veltman, 58, when Veltman produced a gun and was then shot by a deputy when Veltman refused to show his hands and put down the weapon.
 

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

William Gonsisko

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.

Shooting, fire reported off Cardinal Lane

Citrus County deputies help work traffic on Tuesday afternoon after being called to the scene of a house fire and a report of gunfire on Gilbert Terrace off Cardinal Lane. CCSO photo on October 17, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday reported that Emergency personnel were on scene of a shooting and house fire at  7089 Gilbert Terrace in Lecanto Gilbert Terrace, off Cardinal Lane in Homosassa.

Just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the CCOS received a call about a shooting that had just occurred at the residence.

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