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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Pitching machines stolen from CHS

    A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons that stole three pitching machines from a locked shed at McCallum Park.

    “It’s right at $4,000 worth of equipment. That’s about two and a half years of fundraising,” said CHS sotball coach Ginger Fuller. “We were really hoping to get a batting cage, but this sort of knocks out that idea.”

  • Deputy injured in fiery crash
  • Power pilfering leads to grow house arrest

    Two people were arrested at a Chiefland home Wednesday after a probe into electricity theft by Central Florida Electric Cooperative led investigators and drug agents to a marijuana grow house.

    Rafael Russinyol, 47, and Katia Calleiro-Russinyol, 61, were arrested by Levy County Drug Task Force and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents at a Northwest 127th Place home.

    The investigation found electricity had been rerouted underground in two ditches. One line led to a concrete building where the odor of marijuana was evident.

  • 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.