Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Local News

County may adopt new minimum operating standards at airport

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando Commissioner Dave Russell said the minimum operating standards for the local airport have not been modified since 1997.
Published: 09/20/14

Hernando County’s jobless rate up for fourth consecutive month

Hernando County’s unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in August, up from 8.5 percent the previous month.
Published: 09/20/14
Bike, walking path will connect beach to U.S. 19

Bike, walking path will connect beach to U.S. 19

HERNANDO BEACH — For years bicyclists and pedestrians in this coastal community have pedaled or walked cautiously along Osowaw Boulevard to reach the nearest big-box stores on U.S. 19.
Published: 09/20/14

With much on the line, penny sales tax push heats up

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County has launched a full-court promotional campaign to sell the public on the ‘Penny for Projects’ sales tax initiative voters will find on November’s general election ballot....
Published: 09/18/14

FHP: Speeding driver crashes into Veterans Expressway wall

A Spring Hill man was seriously injured this morning when he struck a concrete barrier on the Veterans Expressway while speeding in his SUV.
Published: 09/18/14
Flooded streets as cold front soaks area

Flooded streets as cold front soaks area

Rain will fall much of the day in the Tampa Bay area ahead of a weak cold front slowly sagging south over the Florida peninsula.
Published: 09/17/14
Matos charged with first-degree murder in Hudson slayings

Matos charged with first-degree murder in Hudson slayings

NEW PORT RICHEY — Adam Matos was charged Monday with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his former girlfriend, Megan Brown, her parents and her new boyfriend, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Monday....
Published: 09/15/14
Updated: 09/16/14
Sheriff : Crime rate fell 40 pct. since 2008

Sheriff : Crime rate fell 40 pct. since 2008

BROOKSVILLE — About 10,000 more people have settled in Hernando County in the last six years — a 6-percent increase population.
Published: 09/13/14
Updated: 09/14/14
Building permit fees to rise 25 percent over two years

Building permit fees to rise 25 percent over two years

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County building department, hampered in recent years by reduced staff, plans to alleviate that problem by increasing its fees for permits by 12.5 percent for fiscal year 2014-15.
Published: 09/11/14
Trial in Pasco theater shooting case tentatively slated for March

Trial in Pasco theater shooting case tentatively slated for March

DADE CITY — The trial for accused movie-theater shooter Curtis Reeves Jr. tentatively could happen in March, Circuit Judge Pat Siracusa told attorneys Wednesday morning at a pre-trial hearing.
Published: 09/10/14

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