Today's News

  • Mud bog suspect stays in jail

    Chris Sutherlin Jr., charged with 2nd degree felony manslaughter in the death of Roderic Sparks of Crystal River, lost his bid to be put on home detention Friday in a courtroom packed with Sparks' family and friends.
    Levy County Judge James T. Browning denied the request made by the 15-year-old New Port Richey boy's attorney, Allan H. Kaye of Gainesville.  

  • Cross City correctional officer jailed

     James Leslie Cassidy, a Cross City corrections officer for 24 years, drank moonshine and what followed afterward could cost his career.
    Cassidy, 43, is  charged with groping two women against their will, slashing tires on six vehicles, and while going to jail cursing and threatening to "cut ... gut ... stab" a Levy County Sheriff's deputy and kill his family, according to sheriff's arrest reports.

  • Road and Lane Closures for June 11 - 17

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

    Interstate 75  Daytime lane closures just south of Newberry Road (State Road 26/Exit 387) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow crews to widen the northbound exit ramp onto Newberry Road. Traffic is shifted to the west just south of the interchange because of the addition of a barrier wall on the east side of the project.

  • Multiple fires break out in Cedar Key area

    It took crews from three local fire departments and the Florida Division of Forestry to contain a 10-acre brush fire in the Fowler’s Bluff area Monday night.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted — JUNE 9

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • Prescription drugs found on woman driving moped

     A Trenton woman was arrested near a Fanning Springs bar May 24 for driving with a suspended license, no vehicle registration and possession of narcotics without a prescription.

  • Ex-con preaches to the youth


  • The hardest butt to kick

     I’ve had nicotine coursing through my veins for about half my life. And I received a healthy second-hand dose for the other half — when I was a kid — from my parents who smoked anywhere and everywhere. On occasion, my mother would even let me light her cigarettes for her. I think I was about 6, and I don’t think too many people were surprised when I took up the habit as a teenager.

  • Get well soon Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Marra

  • Fugate named to tourism board

        Williston City Councilor Norm Fugate has been named to the Levy County Tourist Development Council, replacing defeated Councilor Debra Jones.

       Fugate fills the slot to be held by an elected official to represent Williston. The law creating the TDC calls for representatives of the county's two largest cities to have seats on the council.

       The council is supported by a 2 percent tax on temporary and transient lodgings — including RV parks and campgrounds.