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Hernando Sheriff's Office wants help solving gun shop burglary case


Do you know who stole guns from store?

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office seeks the public's help in its investigation of a burglary at a Brooksville gun shop during which 44 firearms were stolen. Authorities said that between May 1 and May 4, the front-door glass was smashed at the White Wolf Custom Gun Shop, at 370 Champion Drive in the Brooksville Industrial Park, just east of Brooksville. A variety of firearms, including pistols, rifles and shotguns, were taken from the business. Anyone with information about the burglary or the burglar is asked to call Detective John Ellis at 754-6830. If you wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at (352) 797-8477 or visit www.hernando and click on the Crime Stopper link.


Ex-POW Jessica Lynch to speak

Nationally known POW/MIA veteran Jessica Lynch will speak at the Memorial Day observance at noon today at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Lynch, who in 2003 was the first female POW rescued during Operation Iraqi Freedom, will share her experiences, both military and civilian. Other participants in the observance will include Marine Corps Detachment 708, the Central High School Naval JROTC Drill Team and the Brooksville Brass Quintet. For information, call Jack Waldron at (352) 597-1113.


Memorial event today at cemetery

A Memorial Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. today at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens, 14354 Spring Hill Drive. The ceremony will be presented by Turner Funeral Homes, Florida Hills Memorial Gardens and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209. It will include a flag raising, recognition by military and local dignitaries, presentation of colors and a wreath. Parade participants include Korean War Veterans Chapter 174, Sons of the American Revolution, VFW Post 10209 and Ladies Auxiliary, and the Hernando County Civil Air Patrol. Lunch will be served after the ceremony at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Call (352) 796-0398.

Today's picks

"Florida-Friendly Landscape Maintenance" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Hernando Youth Orchestra concert: 3 p.m., Victorious Life Church, 18924 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 544-8105.

Hurricane and Safety Expo: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way. Free admission.

Nature Coast Honors Choir concert: 4 p.m., Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. $5. (352) 442-7060.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Hernando Sheriff's Office wants help solving gun shop burglary case 05/29/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 29, 2009 8:36pm]
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