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This aerial drone view shows flooding on the Withlacoochee River in the Talisman Estates area of east Hernando, south of Ridge Manor. The river is about 6 feet above flood stage, and its floodwaters are not expected to recede for days.LUIS SANTANA | Times

Work, threats continue as Hernando recovers from Irma

BROOKSVILLE Hurricane Irma's fierce winds are becoming a memory, but the water the storm left behind has become a real threat on Hernando's east side. The Withlacoochee River has crested just shy of 18 feet at Trilby — about 6 feet above flood stage — and will remain high for several more days. Floodwaters have inu …

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  1. Two linemen lose their wedding rings in Tampa Bay. So far one has been found and returned.

    Human Interest

    Two linemen who spent days restoring power in the Tampa Bay area had the same unfortunate mishap: They lost their wedding rings.

    Facebook helped Michael White find the wedding ring he lost while helping restore power in Tampa Bay.
  2. Hernando deputies shoot, wound, bank robbery suspect after chase

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — Deputies shot and wounded a bank robbery suspect after a chase through the city involving more than 30 law enforcement vehicles, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

    A bank suspect was hospitalized following a chase and standoff with police, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. [MEGAN REEVES | Times]
  3. Brooksville man dies of injuries suffered in crash

    Accidents

    BROOKSVILLE — A Brooksville man died Thursday after he was ejected from his all-terrain vehicle after a crash, authorities said.

  4. Withlacoochee River reaches crest, begins to fall

    Weather

    After reaching its fifth-highest crest ever, the Withlacoochee River has begun to recede.

    An aerial view shows flooding in the Talisman Estates area along the Withlacoochee River in Hernando County.
  5. Arrests made in Spring Hill bank robbery; suspect admits to others

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — Two men from Alabama were arrested Wednesday after Hernando County deputies said they robbed a Spring Hill bank.

    John Goff, 46, was arrested Wednesday after deputies said he admitted to robbing a Spring Hill bank, as well as others in Florida.
  6. Hernando budget for 2017-18 includes slight increase in tax rate

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Commission has given tentative approval to a $452.9 million budget, funded partially by a property tax rate that is slightly higher than last year.

    Wayne Dukes’ 
plan to trim the general fund rate was approved.
  7. After sheltering thousands, Hernando schools are back in business

    Education

    BROOKSVILLE — As Hurricane Irma bore down on Hernando County, more than 5,000 people and 700 animals huddled together seeking shelter inside six local schools.

    Volunteers serve lunch on Sept. 10 at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, one of the Hernando schools that opened as a public shelter during Hurricane Irma.