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$1B to decommission nuclear power plant

Crystal River, FL - One billion dollars!

That's how much Duke Energy says it will cost to decommission the retired Crystal River nuclear plant.

The process will start in 2014 and will take 60 years to complete!

Duke Energy adds that radiological and environmental monitoring will continue during the entire decommissioning process to ensure safety and environmental protection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday kick-off at Inverness Farmers' Market

Holiday kick-off at Inverness Farmers' Market

Inverness, Florida-- The Inverness Christmas Market is kicking off Saturday, December 7th at 9:00 a.m. 

It's taking place at the Inverness Government Center until 1:00 p.m. Come visit over 40 vendors, antiques, artisans, food vendors & fresh produce. 

Santa will make a special appearance and you can get your picture with the Big guy in front of the Christmas tree. 

 

Crystal River Christmas Tree Lighting

Crystal River, Florida-- Crystal River is getting ready for the holidays with a Christmas tree lighting and....snow? 

That's right! This Friday, December 6, a Christmas tree lighting festival will take place at Little Springs Park, just behind City Hall from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Citrus County toddler drowns in canal

Inverness, Florida -- Citrus County deputies say a missing toddler drowned in a nearby canal.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home on East Tsala Apopka Drive in Inverness on Tuesday, where Tristan Costello had gone missing.

"This lady is coming up the road at a very fast pace yelling have you seen my son, have you seen my son," said neighbor Joan Van Horn.

The child's mother asked Van Horn to help search for the three-year-old. Van Horn and her husband searched the neighborhood and could not find him.

Florida spring yields 'amazing' artifacts

(CNN) -- To the untrained eye, many of the hundreds of artifacts pulled in recent months from a Florida spring in the Chassahowitzka River look like stuff nobody wanted to buy at a yard sale: old bottles, an antler, broken pieces of a plate, a toy cap gun, a bowl, a fishhook, pins.

But to archaeologist Michael Arbuthnot, who oversaw a five-month project that pulled hundreds of such items from a 2 1/2-acre field of muck as deep as 25 feet below the surface of the spring, they are much more.

In Florida, a spring cleanup yields cornucopia of history

(CNN) -- To the untrained eye, many of the hundreds of artifacts pulled in recent months from a Florida spring in the Chassahowitzka River look like stuff nobody wanted to buy at a yard sale: old bottles, an antler, broken pieces of a plate, a toy cap gun, a bowl, a fishhook, pins.

But to archaeologist Michael Arbuthnot, who oversaw a five-month project that pulled hundreds of such items from a 2 1/2-acre field of muck as deep as 25 feet below the surface of the spring, they are much more.

Back in Black Adoption Event

Back in Black Adoption Event

Citrus County, Florida -- This November you can help save a pet and get a new best friend. 

Citrus County Animal Services along with Friends of Citrus County Animal Services are sponsoring the Back in Black Adoption Event which is all dogs and cats that are black in color, for the month of November.

Dog adoptions will be only be $20.00 and cat adoptions, $10.00.