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Brooksville police search for armed robbers at intersection


Suspect is sought in armed robbery at intersection

Brooksville police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery Monday at a downtown intersection. The victims were in their vehicle at the stop sign at Hernando Street and Fort Dade Avenue about 7:50 p.m. when a man with a semiautomatic handgun approached them and demanded their property. The suspect took the items and ran north on Hernando Street, according to a police report. The suspect was described as a black man in his mid 20s about 6 feet tall and wearing a black and green camouflage jacket and black hat. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Brooksville police at (352) 540-3800 or Anonymous Tips toll-free 1-866-990-8477.


Child rescued from pool still in hospital

A child who was rescued from a family swimming pool on Monday remained hospitalized Tuesday, authorities reported. The child, 16-month-old Nicholas Harris, was still alive as of Tuesday morning, said Hernando County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Donna Black. Paramedics had taken Nicholas from the home on Corinthian Street about 12:30 p.m. Monday to Spring Hill Regional Hospital, where he was reported to be in critical condition. The case is still under investigation, Black said, but it appears to be an accident.

Crescent clinic plans social for Friday

Crescent Community Clinic will host an after-hours social from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at Fun Fitness Factory, 1287 Kass Circle. Visitors will learn more about the latest developments of Crescent's Spring Hill clinic at 5244 Commercial Way (Winchester Plaza), set to open in late spring. The Brooksville clinic provides free primary health care for adults ages 18-64 who do not have health insurance and are low to moderate income. The clinic does not receive federal, state or county funding, and relies on support from local businesses, community organizations and individuals. All physicians and medical staff are volunteers. To RSVP for the social, e-mail Maureen Soliman at or leave a message at the clinic at (352) 799-5500.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Movement and Music program: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. For children ages 3-5. Free. (352) 540-6390.

Economic Survival Series presents 'Low or No Cost Activities for Children': 6 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free, but call to register. (352) 754-4433.

Brooksville police search for armed robbers at intersection 02/22/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:51pm]
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