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Man stabs 3 at CVS pharmacy

CITRUS CO., Florida -- A Virginia man is under arrest after allegedly jumping the counter at a Citrus County CVS pharmacy and stabbing three men.

Witnesses say 31-year-old Jacob Kleintank was seen milling about the store Saturday afternoon. He later returned with an out of state prescription and tried to fill it. When employees refused, he left the store.

According to an affidavit, he returned after midnight and hopped the counter of the pharmacy with a knife in his hand and said, "Give me the drugs."

Rescued boater shares story of full day lost at sea

CRYSTAL RIVER, Florida- Steve Moumouris is grateful he's still around to tell his amazing story of survival.

"I didn't stop fighting it at all but I knew I was going further and further out," said Moumouris.

His ordeal started miles off shore when his boat's engine suddenly stopped as he was on his way back from a fishing trip off the coast of Citrus County. 

With rough weather moving in, he was just about to grab his life vest when an unexpected wave threw him off the boat which quickly drifted out of reach.

Missing boater found alive by good Samaritans

Crystal River, FL - A family of good Samaritans found a boater who had been missing for nearly a full day, alive and bobbing in the water off the coast of Citrus County.

The U.S. Coast Guard says 51-year-old Efstathios "Steve" Moumouris was taken back to shore and transported to the Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center.

Coast Guard crews, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had spent several hours searching for Moumouris in the waters off the Fort Island boat ramp.

Ask questions for Senator Rubio this Friday

Inverness, Florida-- A member of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's staff will be available to assist constituents on Friday, August 23 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Lakes Region Library, located at 1511 Druid Road in Inverness. 

If you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, staff from the Gulf Coast Regional Office will be able to provide help.  

For more information, please call the Senator Rubio's Gulf Coast Regional office at 813-977-6450.

Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back program to benefit Citrus County Animal Shelter

Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back program to benefit Citrus County Animal Shelter

Citrus County, Florida-- Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection (CCFAP) is partnering with Ruby Tuesday and their giveback program to benefit the Citrus County Animal Shelter Medical Angel Fund.  

So many animals come to the shelter with medical needs beyond what the shelter can provide for, and their fundraising helps these animals go on to live happy and healthy lives. 

Here's how you can help!:

US 41 near Hernando/Citrus County Line to close lanes for repaving

US 41 near Hernando/Citrus County Line to close lanes for repaving

Citrus County, Florida-- The Florida Department of Transportation has announced just one non-interstate lane closure for Citrus County commuters to keep an eye out for beginning tomorrow- Monday, August 19.

Florida Avenue (US 41) between the Hernando/Citrus County Line and Rip Terrace have intermittent daily lane closures Monday – Friday between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm for repaving.

 

"Beat the Sheriff" 5k coming up in Citrus County

"Beat the Sheriff" 5k coming up in Citrus County

Citrus County, Florida-- The county's longest running 5k is right around the corner! it's the 17th Annual "Beat the Sheriff" 5k, and it's scheduled for Saturday, September 28 in historic downtown Inverness.

All proceeds will benefit Jessie's Place, a child advocacy center named after Jessica Lunsford that aims to offer hope and comfort to child victims of neglect and abuse.