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HERNANDO – The term quota is a dirty word among most chief law enforcement officers. They’d rather you refer to it as statistical policing or other variant to avoid speculation that arrests, and traffic citations are conducted using a numbers-based system. However you slice it, the controversy has led to numerous lawsuits across the country, resulting in millions-of-dollars in settlements.

BROOKSVILLE – Strange messages written on the back of a pickup truck led to the evacuation of a popular buffet restaurant this afternoon, but officials say it was nothing more than a citizen expressing his First Amendment right.

HERNANDO – Movember is men’s health awareness month – no, that’s not a misprint – it has become a tradition for men grow mustaches during the month of November to bring awareness to prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

FLORIDA – Forecasters with the National Weather Service are beginning to issue weather advisories for much of the Gulf Coast, as Hurricane Michael churns northward towards the panhandle.

BROOKSVILLE – The mother of 9-month old Keyton O’Callaghan is behind bars today, but not in connection with her son’s death that occurred last August.

HOMOSASSA – Two people were killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and pedestrian, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

UPDATE: 9/16/2018, 1:37 A.M. – 55-year-old Roger Vazquez has been booked into the Hernando County Jail. Vazquez was seen being led away by Deputies immediately after today’s shooting. Officials have not provided information on the suspect’s charges at this time.

SPRING HILL – One person is confirmed dead and another in custody, after a shooting occurred at a sweepstakes business on Northcliffe Blvd.

REGIONAL – Sheriff Al Nienhuis issued a warning to anyone using online chatrooms to beware of a new scam.

UPDATE: 8:30 P.M. – A death investigation is now underway after the victim’s body was pulled from the river just minutes ago. We will bring more not this tragic development.

UPDATE: 6:26 P.M. – Dianne, an employee with River Ratz Cafe says the victim jumped from a nearby bridge that crosses the Wihtlacoochee River.  Several of her employees rushed to try and pull the man from the river but it was too late.

NOBLETON – A search is underway for man who disappeared after jumping into the Withlacoochee River.

SPRING HILL – Thanks to a few kindhearted patriots who live in the East Linden Estates neighborhood, a stone monument honoring the fallen heroes of the United States Military was erected on the grounds of their community park.

UPDATE: 7:48 P.M. – The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 65-year-old Derek McCormick of Tampa.

DADE CITY – One person died and two were injured in a head-on collision involving a garbage truck.

FLORAL CITY – For the second time in two days, an investigation is underway into a fatal shooting involving Citrus County Sheriff’s Deputies. 

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