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Teens accused of scare tactics

Authorities accused three teen-agers of wearing masks, carrying knives and sticks and frightening some residents in Floral City on Sunday, arrest reports show. Citrus County sheriff's deputies arrested the three, two age 16 and one 14, and booked them into the Citrus County Jail. The youths, whose names were withheld because of their ages, had a butcher knife and police-type night sticks and jumped out of bushes and cars, deputies say. A resident caught one of the boys near his home at Withlapopka Drive and Sandalwood Way and held him until deputies arrived. The teens said they were trying to scare people and did not think they were breaking the law. All three were arrested on charges of loitering and prowling, and one of the older boys was accused of carrying a concealed weapon, the reports state. They were released to their parents Sunday night.Park set to open for swimming

CRYSTAL RIVER _ Health authorities have decided to keep Hunter's Spring Park open to swimming after receiving the latest analysis of bacteria levels in the water. The average level of fecal coliform bacteria, which can cause infections, skin rashes and respiratory problems, was within acceptable levels, said Charlie Bradley of the county environmental health unit.

Commissioner breaks a leg

INVERNESS _ County Commissioner Gary Bartell broke his leg in a softball game Friday. Bartell said he had been chasing a fly ball when he slipped in some wet grass. The first-term commissioner is using crutches to get around and plans to attend the commission meeting today.

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