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Citrus County man dies when truck hits riding mower


1 killed, 1 hurt when truck hits riding mower

Authorities say a man on a riding mower was killed when a pickup truck hit him as he tried to cross a highway. The Florida Highway Patrol says 45-year-old Rex Siglin of Hernando died Friday night. His passenger, 63-year-old Terry Rowe of Hernando, suffered minor injuries. The patrol says the truck had the right of way at N Carl G. Rose Highway and E Brave Lane.


Motorcyclist, 19, killed in crash

A 19-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday after colliding with a vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened about 7:55 a.m. on Grand Boulevard near Cheyenne Drive, according to the patrol. Bryan Lohr of Holiday died at the scene. Troopers said a 1997 Mercury driven by Christopher Henn, 27, of Holiday was southbound on Grand when Henn attempted to turn left into a driveway. Henn apparently didn't see Lohr's northbound motorcycle, crossing his path. Henn and passenger Scott Ebersole, 52, of South Bend, Ind., suffered minor injuries. Lohr was wearing a helmet, according to the patrol. Henn and Ebersole were wearing seat belts.


Police: Woman beat boy over 'F'

A woman beat a young relative and threatened to kill him Friday over an "F" on his report card, according to Tampa police. Daymaris Vazquez, 35, was arrested Sunday on a charge of child abuse. She hit the boy with a spatula and in the face, breaking his glasses, police said. She also choked and threatened to kill him, police said. Vazquez was held being held without bail in a Hillsborough jail.

Today's picks


Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Health and Candle Fair: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. (352) 442-0169.

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary 6383 Luncheon Fashion Show: Noon, Knights of Columbus Council 6383, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $12. (727) 862-6496.

Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show: Gates open at 5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. $7 adults, $4 children ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger. Parking $2. $18 ride armbands. (352) 796-4552.

Cover Letter and Resume Workshop: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Free, but space is limited and reservations are a must. Toll-free 1-888-879-7422.


Weight Loss Program: 7 p.m., Ariel Breen Professional Counseling, 4809 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. $89 for the series. (727) 860-5675.

Today's meetings


Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Brooksville City Council, 6 p.m. Land development code workshop, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.


Zephyrhills City Council, Community Redevelopment Agency workshop at 5 p.m., council meeting at 6 p.m., City Hall, 5335 Eighth St.

Citrus County man dies when truck hits riding mower 04/10/11 [Last modified: Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:14pm]
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