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This aerial drone view shows flooding on the Withlacoochee River in the Talisman Estates area of east Hernando, south of Ridge Manor. The river is about 6 feet above flood stage, and its floodwaters are not expected to recede for days.LUIS SANTANA | Times

Work, threats continue as Hernando recovers from Irma

BROOKSVILLE Hurricane Irma's fierce winds are becoming a memory, but the water the storm left behind has become a real threat on Hernando's east side. The Withlacoochee River has crested just shy of 18 feet at Trilby — about 6 feet above flood stage — and will remain high for several more days. Floodwaters have inu …


  1. Hernando opens disaster assistance center in Brooksville


    BROOKSVILLE — In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Hernando County will open a disaster assistance center Tuesday through Friday, with hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

  2. Promoting positive behavior brings results at Parrott Middle School


    BROOKSVILLE — Parrott Middle School principal Brent Gaustad describes his school's Positive Behavior Support program as rewards for consistent positive behavior.

    Parrott Middle School students enjoy the school's gold-star Positive Behavior Support lunch lounge, which includes games, popcorn, gaming televisions and a 60-inch television. They earn the privilege to eat lunch there for a week by displaying excellent behavior. [Photo by Paulette Lash Ritchie]
  3. Hernando Sheriff's Office identifies bank robber killed after chase, places 7 deputies on administrative leave


    Authorities have identified a bank robbery suspect fatally shot by Hernando County sheriff's deputies after a wild chase Friday in which the fleeing suspect rammed several patrol cars in Brooksville.

  4. Two linemen lose their wedding rings in Tampa Bay. So far one has been found and returned.

    Human Interest

    Two linemen who spent days restoring power in the Tampa Bay area had the same unfortunate mishap: They lost their wedding rings.

    Facebook helped Michael White find the wedding ring he lost while helping restore power in Tampa Bay.
  5. Hernando deputies shoot, wound, bank robbery suspect after chase


    BROOKSVILLE — Deputies shot and wounded a bank robbery suspect after a chase through the city involving more than 30 law enforcement vehicles, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

    A bank suspect was hospitalized following a chase and standoff with police, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. [MEGAN REEVES | Times]
  6. Brooksville man dies of injuries suffered in crash


    BROOKSVILLE — A Brooksville man died Thursday after he was ejected from his all-terrain vehicle after a crash, authorities said.

  7. Withlacoochee River reaches crest, begins to fall


    After reaching its fifth-highest crest ever, the Withlacoochee River has begun to recede.

    An aerial view shows flooding in the Talisman Estates area along the Withlacoochee River in Hernando County.