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Commissioners grant approval for fire-rescue cadet program - Hernando Sun
Commissioners grant approval for fire-rescue cadet program  Hernando Sun

by JULIE B. MAGLIO The cadet program was discussed at the April 23, 2019 BOCC meeting under the following item: PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR/FIRE CHIEF ...


Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 12:39:51 GMT



Firefighter, restaurant owner and several others charged with human trafficking - ABC Action News
Firefighter, restaurant owner and several others charged with human trafficking  ABC Action News

A two-year long investigation into a Human Trafficking case originating in Hernando County has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals statewide. The arrests ...


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 00:27:00 GMT



State attorney stands by plea deal with former chiefs of Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department - Tampa Bay Times
State attorney stands by plea deal with former chiefs of Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — Minutes after the judge's final ruling on the former chiefs of the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department, assistant state attorney Mark ...


Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Two former Hernando Beach volunteer fire chiefs settle their criminal case with a plea deal - Tampa Bay Times
Two former Hernando Beach volunteer fire chiefs settle their criminal case with a plea deal  Tampa Bay Times

Proceeding ends years-long legal cases and ends in no convictions or jail time for any of the former chiefs.


Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Early Evening House Fire in Weeki Wachee Displaces Family - Hernando Sun
Early Evening House Fire in Weeki Wachee Displaces Family  Hernando Sun

(Weeki Wachee, FL) May 17, 2019 at 5:22 p.m., Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responded to reports of a residential structure fire at 8259 Darts Street.


Posted on Sat, 18 May 2019 13:18:37 GMT



Editorial: Stop going easy on Florida's corrupt public officials - Tampa Bay Times
Editorial: Stop going easy on Florida's corrupt public officials  Tampa Bay Times

Investigators said three Hernando Beach fire chiefs engaged in fraud, but they get off with token punishment.


Posted on Sun, 05 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



2 Alachua County men accused of paying for sex with girl - Gainesville Sun
2 Alachua County men accused of paying for sex with girl  Gainesville Sun

An adult in a parental role offered a girl in her mid-teens for sex to several men, including two from Alachua County, authorities say.


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 21:40:00 GMT



Delray Beach man among 9 arrested in statewide human trafficking bust - WPTV.com
Delray Beach man among 9 arrested in statewide human trafficking bust  WPTV.com

Authorities say nine people, including a Delray Beach man, have been arrested in a statewide human trafficking investigation.


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 14:57:00 GMT



Brooksville City Council meeting highlights May 6, 2019 - Hernando Sun
Brooksville City Council meeting highlights May 6, 2019  Hernando Sun

CITY OF BROOKSVILLE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON III COUNCIL CHAMBERS 201 HOWELL AVENUE May 6, 2019 7:00 pm ...


Posted on Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Chefs of Napoli owner, Citrus men arrested in sex-trafficking case - Citrus County Chronicle
Chefs of Napoli owner, Citrus men arrested in sex-trafficking case  Citrus County Chronicle

Two Citrus County residents and the owner of a regional chain of restaurants were among 10 people arrested Thursday in a human-trafficking investigation that ...


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 16:48:00 GMT



Ocala restaurant owner accused of paying for sex with teen girl - Ocala
Ocala restaurant owner accused of paying for sex with teen girl  Ocala

An adult in a parental role offered a girl in her mid-teens for sex to several men, including Marion County retiree and a restaurant owner, authorities say.


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 20:24:00 GMT



A 'Hernando County embarrassment': Ex-fire chief's plea deal appalls residents, officials - Tampa Bay Times
A 'Hernando County embarrassment': Ex-fire chief's plea deal appalls residents, officials  Tampa Bay Times

David Freda, accused of stealing public money while running Hernando Beach's volunteer fire department, got no jail time and no criminal conviction. Residents ...


Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Brooksville City Council looks outside for IT services - Hernando Sun
Brooksville City Council looks outside for IT services  Hernando Sun

by LISA MACNEIL and KATHRYN DENTATO In a special meeting held on April 22, 2019, the Brooksville City Council voted unanimously to begin the process to ...


Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Toxic mold shutters busiest Hernando County Fire Rescue station - FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
Toxic mold shutters busiest Hernando County Fire Rescue station  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

The busiest fire station in Hernando County is no longer being used.


Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:38:07 GMT



Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting May 17 - Tampa Bay Times
Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting May 17  Tampa Bay Times

Pets. Mega Adoption Event: This special pet adoption event will be from noon to 6 p.m. May 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the ...


Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Ex-Hernando Beach volunteer fire chief escapes prison in plea deal - Tampa Bay Times
Ex-Hernando Beach volunteer fire chief escapes prison in plea deal  Tampa Bay Times

David Freda was accused of stealing tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars during his time at the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department.


Posted on Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Brooksville Fire Department to add paramedics for advanced life support - Tampa Bay Times
Brooksville Fire Department to add paramedics for advanced life support  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County and the city of Brooksville have thrown support behind a plan that finally will bring advanced life support paramedics to the ...


Posted on Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Hernando County fire station closes temporarily due to mold concerns - WFLA
Hernando County fire station closes temporarily due to mold concerns  WFLA

Hernando County Fire Rescue Station #4 will temporarily be closed due to mold concerns as of Monday.


Posted on Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Brooksville Fire training six paramedics to help improve their response times - ABC Action News
Brooksville Fire training six paramedics to help improve their response times  ABC Action News

Brooksville Fire Rescue has done a complete turn around in the last year. Now, they will be able to provide residents with Advanced Life Support and faster ...


Posted on Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Hernando County residents to pay flat fee next year for fire service - Tampabay.com
Hernando County residents to pay flat fee next year for fire service  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County will charge fire *service* fees differently in the next fiscal year after a unanimous vote of the County Commission on Tuesday.


Posted on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



April 23 Hernando BOCC meeting run down - Hernando Sun
April 23 Hernando BOCC meeting run down  Hernando Sun

by LISA MACNEIL Hernando Sun Reporter Immediately following the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman Jeff Holcomb called for a moment of silence for the victims ...


Posted on Sun, 05 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Florida Fire Department Rebounds from Problems, Trains Firefighters to be Paramedics - JEMS.com
Florida Fire Department Rebounds from Problems, Trains Firefighters to be Paramedics  JEMS.com

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFTS) — Brooksville Fire Rescue has done a complete turn around in the last year. Now, they will be able to provide residents with ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters battle flames at Brooksville lumber yard - WFLA
Firefighters battle flames at Brooksville lumber yard  WFLA

The Brooksville Fire Department spent hours at the scene of a large fire at a lumber yard overnight.


Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



1 person treated after Hernando fire; 3 dogs rescued from mobile home - Tampa Bay Times
1 person treated after Hernando fire; 3 dogs rescued from mobile home  Tampa Bay Times

SPRING HILL. two people escape house fire, three dogs rescued. A fire at a mobile home early Sunday forced one resident to undergo treatment at the hospital, ...


Posted on Sun, 28 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Lake Townsend preliminary public meeting - Hernando Sun
Lake Townsend preliminary public meeting  Hernando Sun

by LISA MACNEIL Hernando Sun Reporter On Thursday, May 2, 2019, approximately 20 residents met with Conservation Lands Specialist Michael Singer and ...


Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Brooksville City Council abandons idea of closing fire department - Tampabay.com
Brooksville City Council abandons idea of closing fire department  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — After months of discussion ending in a three-hour debate Monday night, Brooksville City Council abandoned the idea of closing its fire ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Amid reports of fraud and misconduct at the fire station, commissioner stood by Hernando Beach chiefs - Tampabay.com
Amid reports of fraud and misconduct at the fire station, commissioner stood by Hernando Beach chiefs  Tampabay.com

HERNANDO BEACH — Hernando County commissioners shut down the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department on Valentine's Day 2017. They did so for ...


Posted on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fired Brooksville fire captain finally gets her settlement - Tampa Bay Times
Fired Brooksville fire captain finally gets her settlement  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — An emotional Hillary Sanford received pay and benefits last week that were more than two years overdue when the Brooksville City Council ...


Posted on Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



HCFR Alert: Relocation of Fire Engine from City of Brooksville to Spring Hill Station 5 - Hernando Sun
HCFR Alert: Relocation of Fire Engine from City of Brooksville to Spring Hill Station 5  Hernando Sun

(Brooksville, FL) Effective today June 8, 2018, Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) will be relocating HCFR Engine 10 from the city of Brooksville, where it ...


Posted on Sat, 09 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fired Brooksville fire captain must wait awhile longer for check from the city - Tampa Bay Times
Fired Brooksville fire captain must wait awhile longer for check from the city  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — More than two years after a Brooksville fire department captain was fired for breaking her boss' rule — a rule that violated directives from the ...


Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



THE FLORIDIAN – Florida's Daily Political Read – 5.20.2019 – Crist's Secret Trip To Cuba - Eric Holder Jabs At AG Barr - FL's Unemployment Rate Drops" is ready to be sent - The Floridian
THE FLORIDIAN – Florida's Daily Political Read – 5.20.2019 – Crist's Secret Trip To Cuba - Eric Holder Jabs At AG Barr - FL's Unemployment Rate Drops" is ready to be sent  The Floridian

With the entire Democratic Party rooting for President Donald Trump's demise, it was only a matter of time before Republicans hopped on the impeachment ...


Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 12:58:58 GMT



Brooksville City Council sets tentative Brooksville Fire Department assessments - Hernando Sun
Brooksville City Council sets tentative Brooksville Fire Department assessments  Hernando Sun

The fire assessment fee is a “non-ad valorem special assessment.” There are two tiers. Tier 1, for developed properties, is based on a fraction of improved value ...


Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Brooksville Fire Rescue Stays in Brooksville - Hernando Sun
Brooksville Fire Rescue Stays in Brooksville  Hernando Sun

At the regular Brooksville City Council Meeting on June 18, 2018, after several months of discussion over the fate of Brooksville Fire Rescue, the Brooksville City ...


Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



County pulls plug on Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department - Tampabay.com
County pulls plug on Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department  Tampabay.com

Hernando County Fire Rescue will take over in Hernando Beach.


Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT



County, Southaven Monday meetings set | News - DeSoto Times-Tribune
County, Southaven Monday meetings set | News  DeSoto Times-Tribune

Southaven aldermen have planned two meetings for next week, due to high school graduations requiring some members of the board to not be able to attend ...


Posted on Sat, 18 May 2019 11:33:00 GMT



Brooksville council will revisit the fate of their fire department in April - Hernando Sun
Brooksville council will revisit the fate of their fire department in April  Hernando Sun

A City Council Workshop was held on Monday, March 12, 2018 to determine the future of the Brooksville Fire Department, which operates at $1.7 million per ...


Posted on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 15:52:21 GMT



Brooksville votes to keep fire department - FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
Brooksville votes to keep fire department  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

After more than two hours of debate, the Brooksville City Council voted to keep the city's fire department.


Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:06:02 GMT



The Week in Review: The wa-wa-wait is over, county backs away from boat-ramp fees - Citrus County Chronicle
The Week in Review: The wa-wa-wait is over, county backs away from boat-ramp fees  Citrus County Chronicle

Some of the most popular stories from the week that was:


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 19:32:00 GMT



Fire Chiefs Gone Wild: Ex-chiefs ran free-spending ‘frat house,’ investigators find - Tampabay.com
Fire Chiefs Gone Wild: Ex-chiefs ran free-spending ‘frat house,’ investigators find  Tampabay.com

HERNANDO BEACH — Trading the county gasoline card for smokes and energy drinks, falsifying training documents, paying themselves salaries for volunteer ...


Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Hernando County Commission fires top administrator - Tampa Bay Times
Hernando County Commission fires top administrator  Tampa Bay Times

Len Sossamon had been administrator for nearly seven years. Comissioners focused on the county's budget problems.


Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Brooksville Council to hire fire chief, keep talking about county fire service takeover - Tampabay.com
Brooksville Council to hire fire chief, keep talking about county fire service takeover  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — The City Council isn't sure whether to keep its fire department, but decided earlier this month to hire an interim fire chief to replace David ...


Posted on Thu, 17 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Hernando and Pasco Briefs for Oct. 26 - Tampa Bay Times
Hernando and Pasco Briefs for Oct. 26  Tampa Bay Times

HERNANDO COUNTY. COUNTYWIDE. Seats available on airport board. The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications from ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Hernando County BOCC to Consolidate Fire Fee Structure Eliminating a 0.5 mil Tax - Hernando Sun
Hernando County BOCC to Consolidate Fire Fee Structure Eliminating a 0.5 mil Tax  Hernando Sun

The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners is considering eliminating a fire protection ad valorem tax and modifying the current fire protection ...


Posted on Sun, 27 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Brooksville fire department future in question on heels of decision to dissolve police department - ABC Action News
Brooksville fire department future in question on heels of decision to dissolve police department  ABC Action News

The city of Brooksville voted to likely disband their police department, now the future of the fire department is on the line.


Posted on Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Commissioners at Odds After Hernando County Administrator Fired - Bay News 9
Commissioners at Odds After Hernando County Administrator Fired  Bay News 9

Hernando County commissioners are responding after voting to fire the county administrator at their meeting on Tuesday.


Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



April 15, 2019 City Council meeting highlights - Hernando Sun
April 15, 2019 City Council meeting highlights  Hernando Sun

Portions of the city council meeting are reviewed in our “highlights” report by JULIE B. MAGLIO and KATHRYN DENTATO D. CERTIFICATES AND ...


Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Three former chiefs arrested in investigation of Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department - Tampabay.com
Three former chiefs arrested in investigation of Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — Three former chiefs of the defunct Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department, including current Brooksville Chief David Freda, were ...


Posted on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT



Arrests bring more scrutiny, criticism of defunct Hernando Beach Fire Department - Tampabay.com
Arrests bring more scrutiny, criticism of defunct Hernando Beach Fire Department  Tampabay.com

Three former chiefs of the defunct Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department now face charges of organized fraud.


Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT



Fire leads to explosions at business center in Pasco County - WTSP.com
Fire leads to explosions at business center in Pasco County  WTSP.com

DADE CITY, Fla. — Late Friday, Pasco County Fire Rescue personnel were still at the scene of a two-alarm fire at the Bon Metals LLC business center and ...


Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Brooksville council undecided about hiring county fire service for city - Tampabay.com
Brooksville council undecided about hiring county fire service for city  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — The city's cost-cutting exploration continued Monday night with another lengthy workshop by the Brooksville City Council, this time on the ...


Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Guns could be in the classroom as soon as next year. Here’s what some Florida teachers have to say - Tampa Bay Times
Guns could be in the classroom as soon as next year. Here’s what some Florida teachers have to say  Tampa Bay Times

When state legislators passed a controversial school safety bill last year that required every public school to have an armed guard, they did not allow classroom ...


Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Crews from Tampa Bay headed to Panhandle to help hurricane victims - My Panhandle
Crews from Tampa Bay headed to Panhandle to help hurricane victims  My Panhandle

First responders from all across the Tampa Bay area are packing up and heading north to help hurricane victims in the Florida Panhandle.


Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Brooksville reaches out to county as issues mount at city Fire Department - Tampabay.com
Brooksville reaches out to county as issues mount at city Fire Department  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — With a depleted staff and facing the loss of a fire chief and captain who have been arrested on fraud charges, Brooksville Interim City Manager ...


Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT



Hernando County budget solutions may include tax increases and pay freezes - Tampa Bay Times
Hernando County budget solutions may include tax increases and pay freezes  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — Facing a $10 million budget hole and the possibility of having to borrow money this year, Hernando County commissioners floated ...


Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Ringing bell honors state's fallen firefighters - WTSP.com
Ringing bell honors state's fallen firefighters  WTSP.com

'The *service* and sacrifice of these heroes to our state must never be forgotten,' the governor said.


Posted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 5.8.19 - Florida Politics
Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 5.8.19  Florida Politics

Happy birthday to Ashley Walker, the savviest Democratic consultant in Florida (please don't tell Eric Johnson we wrote that.) —. President Donald Trump will be ...


Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Defunct volunteer fire department faces criminal investigation, lawsuit - Tampabay.com
Defunct volunteer fire department faces criminal investigation, lawsuit  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraudulent spending by the Hernando Beach ...


Posted on Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Beginning Tuesday, new day for fire-rescue in Hernando County - Tampabay.com
Beginning Tuesday, new day for fire-rescue in Hernando County  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — When the sun rises Tuesday in Hernando County, an important change will kick in — one that few people likely will notice. The change may ...


Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT



Settlement in Case of Christopher Soto vs. Hernando County - Hernando Sun
Settlement in Case of Christopher Soto vs. Hernando County  Hernando Sun

by JULIE B. MAGLIO Christopher Soto was an employee of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners in the Public Works Department. He had ...


Posted on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Nov. 5, 2018 Hernando BOCC Run Down - Hernando Sun
Nov. 5, 2018 Hernando BOCC Run Down  Hernando Sun

CORRESPONDENCE TO NOTE 1. Correspondence From Various Customers Expressing Appreciation for Services Provided by Utilities Department Staff ...


Posted on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Local firefighters headed north to help Hurricane Michael victims - WFLA
Local firefighters headed north to help Hurricane Michael victims  WFLA

More help is on the way for Hurricane Michael victims in the Panhandle. Tampa Bay area firefighters have loaded up supplies and will be making the trip today.


Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Volunteer fire department in Hernando shuts down due to lack of trained firefighters - Tampabay.com
Volunteer fire department in Hernando shuts down due to lack of trained firefighters  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — The High Point Volunteer Fire Department has taken itself out of *service* due to a shortage of volunteers with adequate medical training and ...


Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT



71-year-old woman rescued from burning home after explosion in Brooksville - WFLA
71-year-old woman rescued from burning home after explosion in Brooksville  WFLA

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) - Good Samaritans rescued a woman from a burning home on Thursday morning after it reportedly exploded and caught fire, ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Hernando County commish votes to shut down volunteer fire department amid mounting criticism - ABC Action News
Hernando County commish votes to shut down volunteer fire department amid mounting criticism  ABC Action News

Hernando County officials voted to shut down a volunteer fire department after calls for *service* reportedly went unanswered.


Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Hernando commissioners face Democratic challengers, questions about contributions - Tampa Bay Times
Hernando commissioners face Democratic challengers, questions about contributions  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County voters will choose two county commissioners in the general election. In each race, the choice is between an incumbent and ...


Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Citrus County says goodbye to Ray Darling, veteran of three wars, champion of children - Citrus County Chronicle
Citrus County says goodbye to Ray Darling, veteran of three wars, champion of children  Citrus County Chronicle

On Friday, Ret. Army Col. Ray Darling was laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, one of the rare veterans of three 20th-century wars: World War II, ...


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 20:05:00 GMT



County Administrator contract terminated - Hernando Sun
County Administrator contract terminated  Hernando Sun

JAN. 29, 2019- REGULAR HERNANDO BOCC MEETING- Before the Hernando County Commission began their discussion of the agenda item listed as: ...


Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Hernando deputies say man set ex-girlfriend's house on fire after she refused to get back with him - WTSP.com
Hernando deputies say man set ex-girlfriend's house on fire after she refused to get back with him  WTSP.com

SPRING HILL, Fla. -- A man faces attempted 10 counts of first-degree murder charges after being accused of setting his ex-girlfriend's home on fire.


Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Pair of homes destroyed in separate fires Sunday - Citrus County Chronicle
Pair of homes destroyed in separate fires Sunday  Citrus County Chronicle

Two fires destroyed a home near Crystal River and another in Hernando on Sunday morning.


Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Nov. 27, 2018 Hernando BOCC Run Down - Hernando Sun
Nov. 27, 2018 Hernando BOCC Run Down  Hernando Sun

FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE DANIEL B. MERRITT, JR. Swearing In of Elected Commissioners Judge Merritt read the Oath of Office, ...


Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



DeWitt: Time to break with tradition, and the Brooksville Fire Department - Tampabay.com
DeWitt: Time to break with tradition, and the Brooksville Fire Department  Tampabay.com

Even more than most small towns, Brooksville loves its Fire Department. The city was plagued by arsonists in its early years, and the volunteers who formed the ...


Posted on Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT



Hillsborough Firefighters Union calls for new fire stations, says they are 30 stations behind - ABC Action News
Hillsborough Firefighters Union calls for new fire stations, says they are 30 stations behind  ABC Action News

The Hillsborough County Firefighters Union is calling for one new fire station per year until there are enough to keep up with the growth in the county.


Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



City of Brooksville Announces Appointment of Ronald Snowberger as Interim Fire Chief - Hernando Sun
City of Brooksville Announces Appointment of Ronald Snowberger as Interim Fire Chief  Hernando Sun

Brooksville FL -The City of Brooksville announces the appointment of Ronald Snowberger as Interim Fire Chief. Interim Chief Snowberger will assume the duties ...


Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



State lawmakers hear wish lists from Hernando officials. - Tampa Bay Times
State lawmakers hear wish lists from Hernando officials.  Tampa Bay Times

City and county leaders ask the state to pitch in on local projects.


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Injuries reported after car plows into an insurance agency - WTSP.com
Injuries reported after car plows into an insurance agency  WTSP.com

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — A car has crashed into an insurance building in Hernando County. On Wednesday morning, the red Ford Fusion plowed into the ...


Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Wildfire Awareness Week - Hernando Sun
Wildfire Awareness Week  Hernando Sun

In 1998, Florida suffered one of the most devastating wildfires documented, with over 500000 acres of forest and private lands devastated in Brevard County.


Posted on Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Downtown Ocala ceremony with pipe and drum corps to honor fallen firefighters - Villages-News
Downtown Ocala ceremony with pipe and drum corps to honor fallen firefighters  Villages-News

Uniformed firefighters from across Florida will honor fallen firefighters with a pipe and drum display at the Ocala Downtown Square on Thursday, Oct. 11.


Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Hernando school board affirms firing of ex-superintendent Lori Romano - Tampa Bay Times
Hernando school board affirms firing of ex-superintendent Lori Romano  Tampa Bay Times

After the former superintendent appealed her firing, the board had to decide whether it acted properly back in June.


Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Arbitrator rules fired Brooksville Fire Department captain should be reinstated - Tampabay.com
Arbitrator rules fired Brooksville Fire Department captain should be reinstated  Tampabay.com

BROOKSVILLE — The city of Brooksville wrongfully fired its Fire Department's first female driver, engineer and captain last year, an arbitrator has ruled.


Posted on Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT



Retired attorney and businesswoman challenge two-term Hernando commissioner - Tampa Bay Times
Retired attorney and businesswoman challenge two-term Hernando commissioner  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — As the District 2 Hernando County commissioner, Wayne Dukes hopes his public *service* over the past eight years has earned him another ...


Posted on Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Hillsborough EMT fired, 3 others suspended for failing to follow protocol resulting in death of mom - ABC Action News - Tampa Bay
Hillsborough EMT fired, 3 others suspended for failing to follow protocol resulting in death of mom  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County Officials have issued disciplinary actions against four Fire Rescue personnel involved in an incident ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Polk woman dies in fire, family claims more could have been done to save her - ABC Action News
Polk woman dies in fire, family claims more could have been done to save her  ABC Action News

LAKELAND, Fla. — A Polk family is seeking justice after they claim firefighters didn't try to save their aunt. Loretta Pickard, of Lakeland, called 911 in November ...


Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Winding Waters K-8 Students hear first hand accounts of 9/11 - Hernando Sun
Winding Waters K-8 Students hear first hand accounts of 9/11  Hernando Sun

Everyone over the age of thirty knows where they were and what they were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. For three Hernando County citizens, ...


Posted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Seminole Fire Rescue hosts breakfast for deployed firefighter - Tampa Bay Newspapers
Seminole Fire Rescue hosts breakfast for deployed firefighter  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Jacob Breau always dreamed of becoming a firefighter.But when the Spring Hill native graduated from high school in 2009, “at the time it was a saturated market ...


Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



April 9, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting run down - Hernando Sun
April 9, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting run down  Hernando Sun

CITIZEN COMMENTS Chuck Gordon spoke again about the phone menu system one encounters when calling the government offices. According to Gordon, the ...


Posted on Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



In Hernando Beach, firehouse project strengthens community - Hernando Sun
In Hernando Beach, firehouse project strengthens community  Hernando Sun

Since the county fire department took over fire rescue *service* to Hernando Beach earlier this year, much work has been completed inside and outside of the ...


Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:22:10 GMT



Dec. 18, 2018 BOCC run down - Hernando Sun
Dec. 18, 2018 BOCC run down  Hernando Sun

CITIZEN COMMENTS On Shoal Line Blvd. Property Acquisition.


Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Feb. 12, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting run down - Hernando Sun
Feb. 12, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting run down  Hernando Sun

CITIZENS' COMMENTS Lucille Morano addressed the Board of County Commissioners about garbage collection problems she's been experiencing for the past ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Honoring Florida's fallen firefighters: 4 names added - News - Ocala.com - Ocala
Honoring Florida's fallen firefighters: 4 names added - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The four men who died in the line of duty were added to the Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial on Friday at the Florida State Fire College. Four firefighters who ...


Posted on Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Brooksville City Council gives varied marks to city manager - Tampa Bay Times
Brooksville City Council gives varied marks to city manager  Tampa Bay Times

Council to decide on Monday whether city manager Mark Kutney gets a raise.


Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Brooksville City Council attacks long list of infrastructure needs - Tampa Bay Times
Brooksville City Council attacks long list of infrastructure needs  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — Brooksville City Council members wrestled last year with a fiscal crunch so bad that they disbanded their police department. Meanwhile, a ...


Posted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Neighbors credit driver for saving packages after mail truck goes up in flames - WFLA
Neighbors credit driver for saving packages after mail truck goes up in flames  WFLA

Dramatic video shows a United States Postal *Service* truck on fire in Spring Hill Sunday afternoon.


Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Jan. 15, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting rundown - Hernando Sun
Jan. 15, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting rundown  Hernando Sun

Election of Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Second Vice Chairman. Commissioner Wayne Dukes nominated Commissioner John Mitten for Chairman. “It is my ...


Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Jan. 7, 2019 Brooksville City Council run down - Hernando Sun
Jan. 7, 2019 Brooksville City Council run down  Hernando Sun

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Bill Kemerer introduced Pastor David Clevenger of Grace Tabernacle Independent Baptist Church, then invited him ...


Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Rescue training being conducted at Cemex cement plant - Aggregates Manager
Rescue training being conducted at Cemex cement plant  Aggregates Manager

CEMEX hosted more than 30 area firefighters at its Brooksville South Cement Plant on Nov., 8, 2018 to enable them to conduct high-angle rescue training and ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Daystarter: Florida lawmakers agree on a budget; ex-USF St. Petersburg leader sues university, Judy Genshaft; - Tampa Bay Times
Daystarter: Florida lawmakers agree on a budget; ex-USF St. Petersburg leader sues university, Judy Genshaft;  Tampa Bay Times

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today. • Another hot day as highs reach into the 90s, according to the National Weather *Service*.


Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 09:00:00 GMT



Brooksville FL Fire Captain Hillary Sanford Settlement Delay Firefighters - Firehouse.com
Brooksville FL Fire Captain Hillary Sanford Settlement Delay Firefighters  Firehouse.com

A former Brooksville fire captain who was found to have been unjustifiably fired in 2016 has received her settlement after a two-year delay.


Posted on Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Multi-million dollar expansion planned for Oak Hill Hospital - Hernando Sun
Multi-million dollar expansion planned for Oak Hill Hospital  Hernando Sun

by SUE QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN WRITER A new set of multi-million dollar projects totaling more than $78 million are on the horizon for Oak Hill Hospital by ...


Posted on Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department in limbo - Hernando Sun
Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department in limbo  Hernando Sun

A “termination for convenience” of the agreement between the county and the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department (HBVFD) was on the agenda for the ...


Posted on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT



Hernando Co. deputies remind residents to be careful after 'white substance' delivered to home - WTSP.com
Hernando Co. deputies remind residents to be careful after 'white substance' delivered to home  WTSP.com

SPRING HILL, Fla. -- The Hernando County hazmat team investigated what it says was a suspicious substance that tested negative. The sheriff's office and fire ...


Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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