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Recent rain increases mosquito battle

Citrus County Mosquito Control Board is working against the rainy season. Because mosquito larva need water to hatch, the end of June through October are typically the busiest months. Director of Citrus County Mosquito Control Joel Jacobson says the recent rain has increased mosquito breeding ten fold. Jacobson encourages people …

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Gators escape alligator farm in Citrus County

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say 17 alligators escaped from an alligator farm in Hernando in Citrus County. FWC Investigator, Jim Smith, received a call from the local nuisance-alligator trapper saying his agent had captured eighy 4-to-6-foot alligators over four days in a housing development with no nearby …

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No Drought Relief

By Aliciamarie Rodriguez – WUFT-FM The ground in Florida is parched and a burn ban has been in effect in Citrus County since May 11. The chance of rain for the next few days is slightly high and might help alleviate the drought conditions until the state enters the rainy …

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Building for a cause in Citrus County

Habitat for Humanity is hosting a National Women Build day tomorrow. More than 70 volunteers are expected to come out in Citrus County and participate in the event. One of the goals of the event is to encourage women to become advocates of affordable housing.

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Homosassa doctor arrested for drug trafficking

Officials seized 9,000 hydrocodone pills on Tuesday from the offices of Doctor Gordon Bunker in Homosassa. Law enforcement officials say they believe he has dealt close to 300,000 since 2005. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Sargeant Justin Ferrara says hydrocodone is not as closely monitored as some other drugs. Bunker is …

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