The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you to celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day by getting involved in conservation efforts with our state’s only native tortoise, a state-listed Threatened Species. Gopher Tortoise Day is on April 10 but you can also celebrate year-round. Florida residents play an important part in conserving gopher tortoises, which...
Marion sheriff’s deputies find human remains inside burned car in Silver Springs
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is investigating the case of an “abandoned vehicle” in Silver Springs that was destroyed by fire and which also had human remains inside. On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to the 2000 block of NE 231st Ave. regarding a...
FWC’s School Fishing Club Program expands name to include more students
At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously approved changing the name of the High School Fishing Program to the School Fishing Club Program. The program has grown in popularity in recent years and continues to support and encourage youth anglers of all ages. The new name more accurately portrays...
‘Operation Rotten Eggs’ nets 35 arrests
During the past two days, just in time for Easter, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) conducted a covert operation to search for the ‘rotten eggs’ that have been involved in the sale and distribution of illicit narcotics in Citrus County. Partnering with agents from the U.S. Customs and...
Law enforcement looking for missing Ocala couple
The Citrus County and Marion County Sheriff’s Offices are looking for a missing elderly Ocala couple who went on a trip to visit family but apparently never made it to their destination. Deputies said that Wendall and Joan Crist left a home on Southwest 95th Ave in Ocala to meet family in Ft. Lauderdale, but...
Joint health care now offered by SGVHS, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) and Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville are now partnering to offer inpatient care for Veterans at NH Jacksonville.
Oct. 28 shooting incident solved with 18-year-old’s arrest
A Floral City youth was arrested on Thursday on charges stemming from an Oct. 28 shooting in Floral City. After investigation of the shooting incident, Citrus County deputies arrested Vincent Irvin, 18. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said that Sumter County deputies responded to a residence where an adult victim told officials he had...
Citrus joins other like-minded counties on 2nd Amendment
The Citrus County Commission voted on Dec. 3, 2019 to become another of many “Second Amendment Sanctuary” counties in Florida as public discussion has left many citizens in doubt about the future of their guns (December 3, 2019)
Citrus County pursuit ends in Sumter
A Bushnell man is said to have stolen a vehicle and then led deputies in a wild chase through Inverness and Floral City before eventually crashing in Sumter County.
Carnahan attends Gulf Coast Consortium board meeting
The consortium's plan will direct $292 million in Component 3 RESTORE Act funds to 69 diverse environmental and economic projects and programs in 23 Florida Gulf of Mexico counties.
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