Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hernando News

Body of missing Hernando park ranger found in Georgia; boyfriend being questioned

Body of missing Hernando park ranger found in Georgia; boyfriend being questioned

Georgia detectives on Friday recovered the body of Mitzi Marie Babb, a 43-year-old Hernando park ranger who had been missing since Tuesday.Her boyfriend, arrested Thursday on unrelated charges, has been called a person of interest in her disappearanc...
Published: 06/22/18
Spring Hill farm: Where people and horses save each other

Spring Hill farm: Where people and horses save each other

SPRING HILLWhen Luke Betancourt, 3, first came to Serenity Stables, he didn’t talk. He was born on the autism spectrum and with sensory processing disorder. Doctors said there was a chance he’d always be nonverbal.His mom, Diana Betancourt, heard tha...
Published: 06/21/18
Updated: 06/22/18
Weeki Wachee flooded with mermaid wannabes

Weeki Wachee flooded with mermaid wannabes

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will see more potential mermaids at auditions next week than ever before, park officials said Wednesday. The park moved the audition start time from 4:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. after news of openings on the world-famous merm...
Published: 01/03/18
Updated: 06/22/18
Weeki Wachee man arrested after search warrant turns up drugs, thousands of vape cartridges

Weeki Wachee man arrested after search warrant turns up drugs, thousands of vape cartridges

A Weeki Wachee man faces drug charges after deputies said a search of his home Wednesday turned up nearly three pounds of marijuana, more than three pounds of hashish wax and more than 3,000 hashish oil cartridges for vape pens.Devin Alexander Volkes...
Published: 06/21/18

Hernando Business Digest for June 22

Business digestBrieflyHOSPITAL RECEIVES AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill was the recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/20/18

Hernando Briefs for June 22

COUNTYWIDEFree lunch for kids this summerHernando County School District’s Food and Nutrition Department will offer well-balanced, nutritious free lunches for children ages 18 and younger through its Summer Lunch Program. Lunch will be served Monday ...
Published: 06/05/18
Updated: 06/20/18
Hernando Pet of the Week for June 22

Hernando Pet of the Week for June 22

Hernando County Animal ServicesDusty is a 3-year-old black and brown tabby. She was found wandering in a yard off Spring Hill Drive and brought to the shelter. Dusty is sweet, friendly and looking for a forever home. Inquiries about adopting Dusty or...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/20/18
Hometown Hernando for June 22

Hometown Hernando for June 22

We want your news!You can contact Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hamilton at: PHONE (352) 848-1438, FAX (352) 754-6133, EMAIL [email protected]
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/20/18
Hernando County Animal Services searching for pet owners after Brooksville seizure

Hernando County Animal Services searching for pet owners after Brooksville seizure

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Animal Services is looking for the owners of dogs and cats that were seized from a Brooksville home last week.Animal Services, along with the Sheriff’s Office, removed 60 dogs and 23 cats from Carol Allard, 71, after...
Published: 06/19/18
Brooksville man convicted of murder awaits possible death sentence

Brooksville man convicted of murder awaits possible death sentence

BROOKVILLE — Although he was convicted last week on first-degree murder charges, George Mason III will wait nearly two months to find out whether he will face death for the crimes.The fate of the 47-year-old Brooksville man — found guilty by a jury o...
Published: 06/19/18