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  • Boy, 15, charged in death at mud bog

    A 15-year-old New Port Richey boy is charged with manslaughter in the stabbing death of a man on Saturday at Horse Hole Creek Mud Bog near Inglis, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    Roderic L. Sparks, 24, of Crystal River, was pronounced dead at Seven Rivers Memorial Hospital in Crystal River where he was taken following an altercation at the mud pit.
    Christopher Sutherlin Jr., 15, is charged with manslaughter and incarcerated at the Levy County Jail. State law allows the publication of a juvenile's name when charged with a felony.

  • First day of hurricane season — first tropical wave

    The 2011 hurricane season is off to a fast start with two areas of concern around the Atlantic-Caribbean-Gulf of Mexico region.
    A small area of low pressure to the east of Daytona Beach, moving west-southwest at 20 mph is spreading thunderstorm activity over Florida.
    It's not expected to have significant development — just wind and rains over North Central Florida. There is a low chance, 20 percent, that it will develop
    into a tropical storm.
    A second area is causing cloudiness and showers over the southestern and west-central Caribbean Sea.

  • Smoke warning for Dixie County

  • Road and Lane Closures for May 28- June 3, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

  • Memorial Day 2011
  • Teen, 15, charged in death at mud bog

    A 15-year-old New Port Richey boy is charged with manslaughter in the stabbing death of a man on Saturday at Horse Hole Creek Mud Bog near Inglis, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Roderic L. Sparks, 24, of Crystal River, was pronounced dead at Seven Rivers Memorial Hospital in Crystal River where he was taken following an altercation at the mud pit.

    Christopher Suterlin Jr., 15, is charged with manslaughter and incarcerated at Levy County Jail. State law allows the publication of a juvenile's name when charged with a felony.

  • Deputy injured in fiery crash
  • Deputy seriously injured in fiery crash

    A Levy County Sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized in the intensive care unit following an accident where his patrol car struck a concrete pole on U.S. Highway 27A in Bronson shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday.

    The car burst into flames and caused bullets in a firearm left inside to explode.

    Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Marra, 36, of Dunnellon, is hospitalized in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, according to Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan. 

  • Scott vetoes CF Levy Campus money

    Gov Rick Scott's office has released his list of vetoed projects in the state budget and the $4.8 million appropriation for the College of Central Floria Levy Campus was on it.

    The money was for the first phase of construction on 35 acres donated to the school north of Chiefland.

    This is the second blow for the campus as Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a $14.8 million appropriation to build the campus in the 2010 budget.

  • Commission riles residents with closing of road

    Residents of Ocala Highlands West who packed the Levy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning were outraged by the board's 2-1 decision to close the only Levy County road they have used to go in and out of their neighborhood.
    Southwest 216 Terrace, between County Road 464 and Southeast 59th Lane, is six-tenths of a mile long and it is owned, not by Levy County, but by descendants of Emory Priest, who requested its closure.