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Hernando commission not ready to return state allocation for education, tourism center

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Recent DNA testing has confirmed that the girl known as Caledonia Jane Doe, who was found shot to death in a New York corn field, is Tammy Jo Alexander, a Brooksville High School student who was 13 years old when she vanished.Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Victim in unsolved 1979 New York homicide identified as Brooksville girl

BROOKSVILLE A nameless New York homicide victim whose unsolved killing puzzled investigators for more than three decades has been identified as a teenager who vanished from Brooksville in 1979. Recent DNA testing confirmed that the girl known as Caledonia Jane Doe, who was found shot to death in a New York cornfiel …

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  1. Hernando Blood Mobile for Jan. 30

    News

    Bloodmobile locations

    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.

  2. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 30

    Pets

    Pet of the week | CJ

    CJ is a handsome 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix. He's been neutered, microchipped and is current on his age-appropriate vaccinations, including rabies. CJ is an absolute mush. He loves to have his chin scratched, his belly rubbed and any attention you can give him. He would be …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  3. Hernando commission not ready to return state funds for education, tourism center

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Letting $3 million slip through their fingers turned out to be more difficult than Hernando County commissioners might have thought.

  4. Motorcyclist critically injured in Spring Hill crash

    Accidents

    A motorcyclist from Indiana suffered critical injuries Tuesday when he was hit by a car on County Road 578, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

  5. Field of applicants for PHSC president narrowed to a dozen

    College

    NEW PORT RICHEY — For the first time in a decade, Pasco-Hernando State College needs a new leader. And the search committee charged with finding top applicants wants to make sure they find the best match.

  6. Bridge at Aripeka reopens after repairs are completed

    Local Government

    ARIPEKA — Hernando County officials reopened the bridge over Hammock Creek on Monday after erosion at the structure's approaches prompted closure last month, inconveniencing drivers from Pasco and Hernando counties.

  7. Victim in unsolved 1979 New York homicide identified as Brooksville girl

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE

    A nameless New York homicide victim whose unsolved killing puzzled investigators for more than three decades has been identified as a teenager who vanished from Brooksville in 1979.

    Recent DNA testing has confirmed that the girl known as Caledonia Jane Doe, who was found shot to death in a New York corn field, is Tammy Jo Alexander, a Brooksville High School student who was 13 years old when she vanished. [Hernando County Sheriff's Office]