76-year-old man killed in Citrus County accident

A 76-year-old Dunnellon man was killed in an accident at 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Lecanto. Melvin George Stockum was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. He had been traveling eastbound on SR-44 east of Kensington Avenue in the westbound inside lane, the FHP report […]

Marion County deputy named American Legion’s National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Ben Adams

Ben Adams, a deputy sheriff with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, received the American Legion’s National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday at the 97th National Convention in Baltimore. Adams, an eight-year member of the department, served in the Marine Corps for four years and the Army reserve for five years, including […]

New chief takes reins at Marion County Fire Rescue

Marion County Fire Rescue operates under new leadership with the appointment of Paul Nevels as Fire Chief of Marion County Fire Rescue on Sept. 1.  Nevels replaces Stuart McElhaney, who retired at the end of July. Nevels joined the department in December 1988 as a Single-Certified Firefighter.  He graduated as an Emergency Medical Technician in the […]

Driver ticketed following accident on SR 44 in Crystal River

Two women suffered minor injuries in this crash on State Road 44.

An 18-year-old woman was ticketed after her vehicle collided with another woman’s car Monday morning in Crystal River. Lauren Ashley Wilkes of Crystal River pulled into the path of a Toyota Prius driven by Victoria Lynn Richter, 54, also of Crystal River, at 9:05 a.m. Monday on State Road 44 near its intersection with West […]