Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando High student accused of groping girl


Student charged after classmate says he groped her

A student at Hernando High School has been accused of repeatedly groping the breasts of a classmate in recent weeks over her objections. Marvin Fulks, 18, of Brooksville, on several occasions reached inside the girl's clothing and touched her, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's report. The girl told him to stop, the report stated, but he told her to shut up and then called her derogatory names. The girl told a deputy that this behavior had been going on for about two weeks. Fulks later admitted to the deputy that he touched the girl several times without her consent, the report states. Fulks was arrested on campus Thursday morning on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior toward a child.

Multicultural festival offers food and more

The HUMAN (Hernando Unified Multicultural Association Network) Festival will be 10 a.m. to dusk Sunday at the SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center grounds, 13383 County Line Road. The event, sponsored by the Hispanic Scholarship Civic & Cultural Foundation, will include entertainment, ethnic foods, art and craft vendors and other merchants. For information, call (813) 841-7700, (352) 683-6235, (727) 856-0135 or (352) 796-0570.

Spooks 'N Scoots this weekend at Sertoma

The 30th annual Spooks 'N Scoots event will be today through Sunday at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Gates open at noon today and close at 5 p.m. Sunday. The weekend event includes vendors, games, live bands, raffles, children's activities, food, drinks and a beauty contest. A memorial run leaves at 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is hosted by the Hillsborough County Chapter of ABATE of Florida Inc. Weekend tickets are $25 for ABATE members and $30 for all others. Saturday only is $15 for ABATE members and $20 for all others. Ages 15 and younger are admitted free (must be accompanied by an adult). For information, call Richard at (813) 323-2816 or Steven at (813) 731-1663.

Today's picks

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for children 18 to 35 months starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by storytime for children ages 3 to 5 at 11:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.




Hernando High student accused of groping girl 09/30/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:56pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Trigaux: Florida's jobless rate looks great — but 25 other state rates look even better

    Economic Development

    No debate here: Florida's unemployment rate continues to drop — even as more people move to Florida and enter the workforce. What's not to like?

    Who remembers the remarkable lines of hundreds of people looking for construction work in Tampa back in March of 2010 at a job fair at the Encore construction site near downtown Tampa? Now the construction industry is struggling to find skilled workers to meet building demand. [
  2. Tampa police investigating fatal shooting at Busch Boulevard motel


    TAMPA — Police are investigating a shooting at a motel near Busch Gardens that left one woman dead.

  3. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 21: Tears of love and parting mark the beginning of the final leg of a pilgrim's journey.


    Day 21: León to Hospital de Orbigo: 32.6 km, 8.75 hours. Total for Days 1-21 = 498 km (309 miles)

  4. Pinellas detectives investigating shooting that led to car crash

    Public Safety

    LARGO — Pinellas Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that investigators said led to a man crashing his car after he was shot in the abdomen early Tuesday.

  5. Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain returning to the Capitol to cast his first vote since being diagnosed with brain …

    President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and others, speaks about healthcare, Monday, July 24, 2017, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. [Associated Press]