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Suspects in Spring Hill bank robbery arrested after car crash



Two men were arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of a BB&T bank at 11234 Spring Hill Drive. According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, a witness said a man ran out of the bank at 2:40 p.m. and got into the passenger's side of a green four-door car with tinted windows. The witness called 911 and began following the vehicle. As deputies flooded the area of West Linden Drive and Spring Hill Drive, the vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle. One person in the other vehicle was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Both suspects ran from the crash scene and were apprehended at 2:55 p.m. Arrested were Nolan Wyles, 20, of Cocoa; and Zachary John Rianhard, 39, of Merritt Island.


Mosquito Control: West Nile present

Hernando County Mosquito Control officials said Friday that a sentinel chicken in northwest Hernando County has tested positive for the West Nile virus, which means there are mosquitoes in the area that are carrying the virus. The virus is not harmful to chickens, can be deadly to humans and horses. West Nile virus is a rare disease that can cause inflammation of the brain. No human cases have been reported in Hernando County, but anyone in the area where the virus is circulating can get infected. The sentinel chicken is in the Royal Highlands area on Nuthatch Road, a mile south of the Hernando-Citrus county line.


Shake, rattle and roll at Elvis event

A Match of the Decade II will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event features Bill Lindsey vs. Kenn E. Grube, each performing as Elvis. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance. The show is in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gifts From Hope charity and troops overseas. For tickets, call Fred at (352) 593-4010.

Today's picks

Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Admission is $6; children 15 and younger admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. (352) 799-3605.

Wellington of Seven Hills residents craft fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-9690.

Operation Backpack: 10 a.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 799-1971.

Nature Coast Technical High School's Shark Theatre and Thespian Honor Society carwash fundraiser: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Advance Auto Parts, 14321 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 534-5742.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

Suspects in Spring Hill bank robbery arrested after car crash 08/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
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