(The Center Square) — According to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida has a seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 2.8% and ranks 14th overall, sharing a spot with Kansas and Hawaii. Of the five largest states by population — California, Texas, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania — Florida has the lowest...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis and members of the Florida Cabinet approved rules to implement several provisions of the Prescription Drug Reform Act (SB 1550). The rules approved increase accountability among pharmaceutical middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). As signed by the Governor earlier this year, SB 1550 institutes the most comprehensive reforms to Florida’s...
(The Center Square) – The Tampa Bay Rays will reportedly announce plans Tuesday for a new $1.2 billion domed stadium that could cost up to $600 million in public funds. The domed stadium would have 30,000 seats, be located near Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg’s 86-acre Historic Gas Plant District and be ready to open...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds residents and visitors that our state’s black bears are more active in search of food as autumn approaches. Following BearWise® practices can help prevent negative interactions with bears and other wildlife, including securing garbage and removing food attractants. During the fall, bears start consuming more calories...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently recognized the outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts of private landowner Jake English of Pasco County. The recognition is part of the Wildlife Habitat Recognition Program, meant to formally honor exemplary landowners by gifting them with a sign to display on their property and a certificate recognizing...
A Dunnellon man was killed on March 25 after showing a gun and being shot dead on the scene. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on March 25, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies initially responded to a residence off of North Windbreak Terrace in Dunnellon in response to a disturbance and verbal altercation. Upon arrival, deputies met...
On March 15, in the courtroom of the Honorable Judge Richard “Ric” Howard, a jury found 34-year-old Rapheal Malik Akbar Arnold of Oviedo guilty on one count of Capital Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12. Arnold was consequently sentenced to life in prison. Nearly two years ago, on May 7, 2020, allegations of sexual...
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday night reported that 15-year-old juvenile female who was reported missing on March 14 has now been found. Kellie Worrick was last seen at 11 p.m. on March 14 in the area of Crystal River.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) today said that 9-1-1 landline outage affecting residents in the Inverness and Lecanto areas has been resolved by the service provider, CenturyLink. Residents living in these areas can now utilize their landline to dial 9-1-1 for emergency services and be successfully routed to the CCSO communications center.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said that it is looking for a 15-year-old juvenile female who was reported missing on March 14. Kellie Worrick is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 115 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair. She may be wearing a purple and pink hoodie. She was last seen at 11 p.m. on...
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