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  • Man dead after Florida deputies shoot him for the second time in 4 years

    11/16/2022 10:11:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    It wasn’t the first time Gary Jean Schryver was shot by a Hernando deputy. This time, though, the 61-year-old was killed. Hernando County sheriff’s deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave while state officials analyze how the agency’s attempt to serve an arrest warrant to a 61-year-old man early Saturday ended in his death. The agency has not named the deputy who fatally shot Gary Jean Schryver just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning, but stressed that it’s standard protocol for any law enforcement officer involved in a shooting to be placed on paid leave while the Florida Department of...
  • 3 men arrested for using saw to cut down, steal traffic lights from poles, deputies say

    09/28/2022 12:38:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    CBS 11 News ^ | September 27, 2022 | Emily Van de Riet
    HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (Gray News) – Three men in Florida have been charged after attempting to steal traffic lights using a saw, officials said. According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, a detective was driving home around 1 a.m. Tuesday when he noticed a suspicious van stopped at an intersection with its headlights turned off. The detective then noticed sparks coming from the area where traffic lights were in the process of being installed. Additional deputies arrived at the scene, where they said they found three men using a saw to cut the traffic lights off the poles. By the...
  • Florida Man Stole Ambulance from Hospital, Got Stuck in Mud While Approaching Water [mug shot]

    04/04/2021 2:38:54 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 4/4/2021 | A;berto Luperon
    A man in Hernando County, Florida is accused of stealing an ambulance, and getting it stuck in mud. We’re no experts in committing grand theft auto, but we’re pretty sure that could have gone way better. Trey Allen Cornwell, 29, was arrested Sunday, authorities say. According to deputies, the ambulance crew was inside the Oak Hill Hospital to drop off a patient. It was 12:27 p.m. Cornwell allegedly used this time to make off with the vehicle, which is owned by the Hernando County Fire & Emergency Services. Deputies say the defendant drove it to the Kass Circle neighborhood near...
  • Hernando County to explore a federally funded public shooting range

    07/27/2019 9:28:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    County Commissioner Steve Champion says the Withlacoochee State Forest would make a good home. BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County commissioners are thinking about adding a new adventure to their Adventure Coast tourism campaign — a public gun range possibly in the Withlacoochee State Forest. Commissioners on Tuesday gave their unanimous support for their staff to begin investigating how to secure state approval and federal dollars through the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. The idea came from Commissioner Steve Champion, who pointed out that Hernando County has no public gun ranges where enthusiasts can shoot their guns and experts can provide...
  • I-75 construction has Hernando neighbors losing sleep

    03/06/2017 3:53:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Haley Hinds
    BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - Some neighbors in Hernando County have had it with the noise. They say all-night construction on I-75 is keeping them awake, even shaking their homes. It's all related to a 6.5-mile, $95 million FDOT project that started last summer. Crews are currently widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes, starting south of State Road 50 and finishing at the Hernando/Sumter County line. Lauretta Clemons, who lives on Shadywood Lane in Brooksville, remembers her backyard 30 years ago. "Beautiful," Clemons said. "Trees, ferns, flowers, birds and wild animals." Now, the trees are gone and she and...
  • Art of the Drug Deal? Seized Heroin Bore Trump's Image

    02/05/2017 1:59:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 4, 2017
    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. As Tampa news station WFLA reports, law enforcement officers seized 5,550 packages of heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County, culminating a months-long investigation into heroin distribution in the area. 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. Authorities couldn't explain the markings' purpose. Dealers often stamp heroin bags with street "brand names." Top...
  • The End of Saudi Arabia?

    01/20/2016 9:43:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    A more detestable regime than Saudi Arabia could not be found. Arguably the most repressive regime on earth. An absolute monarchy. A Wahhabist theocratic nightmare that arms ISIS. Only North Korea may be worse, and North Korea does not put women in burqas or have any areas where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced. It is a close call. At least North Korea does not ban alcohol. Make no mistake about it: Shi'a Iran, as bad as it is, is nowhere near as oppressive as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). There are churches in Iran, albeit persecuted. There are...
  • Rich Nugent, congressman for west Central Florida, will retire

    12/09/2015 7:22:38 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Bay news 9 ^ | 12/9/15
    A Florida Republican congressman who clashed with former House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that he will not run for re-election next year. Rep. Rich Nugent, a Republican whose 11th district covers Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and part of Marion counties, says the job has forced him to spend too much time away from his family. Nugent had been a member of the House Rules Committee. But in January, he was among 25 rebellious conservative Republicans who voted against re-electing Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker. Soon after that vote, Nugent was removed from the Rules panel a committee over which the speaker...
  • Man sought in death of Central High English teacher located

    05/20/2014 12:50:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Bay News9 (Tampa Bay) ^ | 5/1914 | Paul Mueller
    SPRING HILL -- The daylong search for a man who Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies may know something about the murder of Lee Ann Shoeman, 55, of Spring Hill has ended. Hillsborough County Deputies responded to the Citrus Park Town Center Mall at around 5:30 p.m. Monday and found Jerome “Jerry” Sheridan, 49, in his car with self-inflicted wounds after he tried to take his own life. Emergency crews were able to rush him to the hospital where they said he was talking. Deputies had been searching for his car, a 1971 Pontiac GTO with no front fender and black stripes...
  • Calls grow for Stabins' immediate resignation

    08/26/2011 11:52:04 AM PDT · by cc2k · 7 replies
    Hernando Today ^ | August 25, 2011 | MICHAEL D. BATES
    <p>BROOKSVILLE - Steven Langone was at the Publix supermarket on Mariner Boulevard on Thursday morning handing out flyers and asking people to join him in his efforts to kick County Commissioner Jeff Stabins out of office.</p> <p>This morning, he plans to do the same at the Sweetbay, just up the road from his Elgin home.</p>