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DeSantis announces implementation of Florida’s Prescription Drug Reform Act

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...

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Report: Rays will get $600M in public funds for new $1.2B stadium

(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...

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Black Bears more active during Fall

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...

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FWC recognizes Pasco County landowner for wildlife conservation efforts

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...

1 dead after deputy-involved shooting on March 25
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1 dead after deputy-involved shooting on March 25

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...

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9-11 service re-established for Inverness, Lecanto

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.

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Missing Inverness senior found safe

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, March 12, reported that missing Inverness senior Michael Clarke has been found safe in Gainesville. The 82-year-old Clarke was reported missing on March 10. He was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence off of South Burr Terrace in Inverness. A spokesman for the Citrus...