BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 45-year-old Florida man is accused of throwing a bowl of pancake batter at a woman who was making dinner.
An arrest report says Dwayne Zimmerman was drunk on...
Camp sued over camper’s alleged sexual assault
BROOKSVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two parents from Florida have filed a lawsuit against a Maine summer camp after they say their son was sexually assaulted by three fellow campers.
Rescue works to find homes for 21 seized dogs in Florida
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Dolphin experienced what likely was her first romp in a garden, the yellow lab showed her amazement in the most basic way, digging in the dirt and plopping herself down in the middle of it.
That might not have done much for the cleanliness of Ginger Smith's Clearwater home, but it did a bunch for her heart.
Smith, a dog rescuer for more than a decade, saw in Dolphin's behaviors what a kind voice and a little freedom can do for a dog damaged by sad circumstances.
Man working on helicopter hit by main rotor blades, killed
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was hit in the head by the main rotor blades and killed while working on a helicopter at a Florida airport.
A Hernando County Sheriff's Office news release say 62-year-old Salvatore Disi died Thursday afternoon near the hangars at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.
Florida man accused of shooting family faces life sentence
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally shooting three family members and wounding another.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Thanks to Hurricane Irma, all students in one Florida school system will qualify for free breakfast and lunch through 2022.
Man faces death penalty for shooting family members
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces the death penalty for fatally shooting three family members and wounding another.
Sick inmate, guard prompts jail evacuation
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida jail was evacuated after an inmate and a guard became ill.
A Hernando County Sheriff's Office news release says the county jail was evacuated Tuesday afternoon.
Officials say an inmate had complained of feeling ill and was transferred to the medical unit, where he admitted to smoking an illegal narcotic. While checking for contraband in the inmate's cell, a detention deputy also began to feel ill.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A small Florida city is getting rid of its police department.
School bus, semi, collide in Florida; 6 students injured
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A school bus and a semitractor-trailer collided in Florida, slightly injuring six high school students.
News outlets report the bus was carrying about 18 students when it crashed Wednesday in Brooksville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Tampa.
The reports cite the Florida Highway Patrol as saying that a semi hauling toilet paper failed to fully stop at a red light and hit the bus, knocking it over. The students' injuries were reported as minor.
All teachers transferred, fired from troubled elementary
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district has fired or transferred the entire teaching staff at a troubled elementary school.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hernando County School District officials informed Moton Elementary School teachers during a faculty meeting last week.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The police chief of a small Florida city has been fired as officials consider getting rid of the police department.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Brooksville City Manager Mark Kutney fired George Turner on Wednesday. Kutney said Thursday that a number of issues had caused him to lose confidence in Turner's leadership.
Turner released a statement saying the firing comes after a months-long witch hunt.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -- Debra "Debbie" Jean (Bergmann) Hady passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Brooksville.
Sheriff: 2 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Florida home
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two people have died and a third person was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries following a standoff and shooting in a Florida neighborhood.
Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis said during a Tuesday night news conference that deputies found the suspect hiding in a vacant home near the shooting scene.
Man critically injured in crash with school bus
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man was critically injured in a crash with a school bus.
A Florida Highway Patrol news release says the crash occurred Friday morning in Brooksville.
Officials say the 53-year-old man made a left turn in front of an oncoming Hernando County School bus, which slammed into the passenger side of his car. He was taken to a nearby hospital.
2 electric linemen lost their wedding rings near Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two linemen who spent days restoring power in the Tampa Bay area had the same unfortunate mishap: They lost their wedding rings.
Both were heartbroken, frustrated and hoping for some kind of mini miracle. One of the couples got lucky and now the other may have reason not to give up hope.
Florida panther killed by vehicle; 23rd death this year
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the male panther's remains were found Saturday in Highlands County. Officials say the panther was 3 years old.
It's the 18th fatal collision this year, out of 23 total panther deaths. Biologists will study the panther's remains.
Coast Guard searching for missing single-engine plane
CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a small plane carrying three people that failed to show up at its destination along Florida's Gulf Coast.
Officials said in a news release that the single-engine plane that left Brooksville on Sunday. A missing plane report was filed just after 5 p.m. when it failed to show up in Cedar Key.
Art of the drug deal? Seized heroin bore Trump’s image
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It might be called the art of the drug deal: Florida authorities seized scores of individually wrapped heroin packets stamped with the image of President Donald Trump.
The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/2l5n4wW) law enforcement officers seized the heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County.
Some of the packets bore the names or likenesses of other notorious figures, such as Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.
President Trump’s likeness found on seized heroin envelopes
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Scores of individually wrapped heroin packets seized during a Florida drug bust featured a certain famous likeness: that of President Donald Trump.
The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/2l5n4wW) law enforcement officers seized the drugs Jan. 27 in Hernando County.
Packets were stamped with not only Trump's image and name; others bore the names or likenesses of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.
President Trump’s likeness found on seized heroin envelopes
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Heroin seized during a Florida drug bust was being held inside envelopes featuring a very famous likeness: President Donald Trump.
The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/2l5n4wW ) that about 5,550 heroin envelopes were collected in a Hernando County bust on Jan. 27.
Some of the envelopes also had the name of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman printed on them.
Florida All-State Class 5A Football Team
The Florida All-State Class 5A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB — Nick Tronti 6-2 200 Sr. Ponte Vedra
RB — Malik Davis 5-11 190 Sr. Tampa Jesuit
RB — Jamari Peacock 6-0 230 Sr. Yulee
RB — De'vonta Smith 5-10 185 Sr. Brooksville Central
WR — Damond Johnson 6-1 170 Sr. Pensacola West Florida
WR — Jonathon Mccollister 6-4 245 Sr. Orlando Bishop Moore
OL — Tedarrell Slaton 6-6 340 Sr. Plantation American Heritage
Twins born in different years, delivered 18 minutes apart
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Twins delivered at a Florida hospital over the New Year's weekend have different birth years, with one born in 2016 and the other in 2017.
News outlets report that Geraldine Alexander of Spring Hill gave birth to her daughter, Yuliana, at 11:43 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Her son, Zayne, arrived one minute after midnight.
Pit bulls seized from apparent fight training facility
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two men have been arrested after authorities say they found dozens of pit bulls living in "deplorable" conditions at an apparent dog fight training facility.
Hernando County sheriff's deputies said in a news release that they began investigating after finding a severely injured dog in a cage Sunday under a Brooksville home without food or water.
A veterinarian later determined the dog was recently used as bait during dog fights.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says two people are dead following a head-on collision in southeast Florida.
According to a news release, 25-year-old John J. Stevenson and 24-year old Donna M. Adams of Lecanto, Florida, died at the scene after their Chevrolet truck drove into the path of a garbage truck Friday afternoon.
Stevenson was driving south on County Road 491 while the garbage truck, driven by 50-year old Vincent B. Iverson, was driving...