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  • Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:25:55 GMT
    Target to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppersTarget to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppers
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
  • Voter confusion over Hernando website

    Voter confusion over Hernando website

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:54:20 GMT
    The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com.The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com.
    A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election. 
    A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election. 
  • Hernando woman offended after restaurant service dog dispute

    Hernando woman offended after restaurant service dog dispute

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:38:42 GMT
    Melanie Lisky and her service dogMelanie Lisky and her service dog
    Melanie Lisky said everything was going fine while out to dinner with two friends in July at the Chili's in Spring Hill at Commercial Way and U.S. 19.
    Melanie Lisky said everything was going fine while out to dinner with two friends in July at the Chili's in Spring Hill at Commercial Way and U.S. 19.
  • Devastation of Hurricane Charley remembered 10 years later

    Devastation of Hurricane Charley remembered 10 years later

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:35:46 GMT
    Wednesday marks a decade since Hurricane Charley hit Florida.
    Wednesday marks a decade since Hurricane Charley hit Florida.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 28 - Aug. 2

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 28 - Aug. 2

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:53:07 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 28 to Aug. 2, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 28 to Aug. 2, 2014.

  • 47 dogs, 3 cats found living in feces and urine at Hernando home

    47 dogs, 3 cats found living in feces and urine at Hernando home

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:34:31 GMT
    A Hernando County Animal Services officer discovered 47 dogs and three cats living "deplorable" conditions amongst feces inside a Spring Hill home. Hernando Co. Sheriff's Office photoA Hernando County Animal Services officer discovered 47 dogs and three cats living "deplorable" conditions amongst feces inside a Spring Hill home. Hernando Co. Sheriff's Office photo
    A Hernando County Animal Services officer discovered 47 dogs and three cats living "deplorable" conditions amongst feces inside a Spring Hill home.
    A Hernando County Animal Services officer discovered 47 dogs and three cats living "deplorable" conditions amongst feces inside a Spring Hill home.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Foster parents needed for dogs removed from feces-ridden Hernando home

    EXCLUSIVE: Foster parents needed for dogs removed from feces-ridden Hernando home

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:34:27 GMT
    Friday morning, Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League removed the last of 47 dogs that were discovered in a feces and urine-ridden Hernando home on Tuesday.Friday morning, Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League removed the last of 47 dogs that were discovered in a feces and urine-ridden Hernando home on Tuesday.
    Friday morning, Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League removed the last of 47 dogs that were discovered in a feces and urine-ridden Hernando home on Tuesday.
    Friday morning, Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League removed the last of 47 dogs that were discovered in a feces and urine-ridden Hernando home on Tuesday.

  • Elderly Hernando shelter dogs go from unwanted to stars

    Elderly Hernando shelter dogs go from unwanted to stars

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:51:16 GMT
    Walter (left) and Marcie (right). Hernando Animal Services photoWalter (left) and Marcie (right). Hernando Animal Services photo
    Two elderly Hernando shelter dogs have gone from being unwanted to appearing in an online video series.
    Two elderly Hernando shelter dogs have gone from being unwanted to appearing in an online video series.
  • Pair arrested following shooting at Brooksville apartment complex

    Pair arrested following shooting at Brooksville apartment complex

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-08-06 00:42:05 GMT
    Detectives say Spikes was the shooter in Tuesday's incident. He is being held on a bond of $20,000.Detectives say Spikes was the shooter in Tuesday's incident. He is being held on a bond of $20,000.
    Two people were arrested Tuesday following a shooting that occurred in front of a Brooksville apartment complex.Jac'Quavyn Spikes, 21, and Shani Stokes, 24, are facing a variety of charges including discharging a firearm from a vehicle and possession of stolen property. Both suspects were booked into the Hernando County Jail.
    Two people were arrested Tuesday following a shooting that occurred in front of a Brooksville apartment complex.Jac'Quavyn Spikes, 21, and Shani Stokes, 24, are facing a variety of charges including discharging a firearm from a vehicle and possession of stolen property. Both suspects were booked into the Hernando County Jail.
  • Hernando nurse arrested after dog rescued from car at hospital

    Hernando nurse arrested after dog rescued from car at hospital

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:32 GMT
    Hurline Saint-Fleur, 45, was charged with cruelty to animals. Hernando Co. Jail booking photoHurline Saint-Fleur, 45, was charged with cruelty to animals. Hernando Co. Jail booking photo
    A nurse faces animal abuse charges after Hernando County Sheriff's deputies say she left her dog locked in a hot car outside the hospital where she worked. The temperature inside the car was 120 degrees, according to an animal service officer.
    A nurse faces animal abuse charges after Hernando County Sheriff's deputies say she left her dog locked in a hot car outside the hospital where she worked. The temperature inside the car was 120 degrees, according to an animal service officer.
  • AM Headlines: Missing canoers, new mosquito virus, St. Pete antique fire, storms Tuesday

    AM Headlines: Missing canoers, new mosquito virus, St. Pete antique fire, storms Tuesday

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:19 GMT
    It's been a very busy Tuesday morning. We have a lot of developing stories to pass along, plus which parts of Tampa Bay could see storms today.
    It's been a very busy Tuesday morning. We have a lot of developing stories to pass along, plus which parts of Tampa Bay could see storms today.
  • Few Tampa Bay nurseries qualified to grow medical marijuana

    Few Tampa Bay nurseries qualified to grow medical marijuana

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:16:48 GMT
    Only growers that have been doing business in Florida for 30 continuous years may apply to grow medical marijuana.
    Only growers that have been doing business in Florida for 30 continuous years may apply to grow medical marijuana.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 19 - 26

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 19 - 26

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:44:14 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 21 to 26, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 21 to 26, 2014.
  • Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 1-3, 2014

    Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 1-3, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:46:28 GMT
    WFLA.com file photoWFLA.com file photo
    Are you ready for the new school year? Florida's annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday can save you plenty of money. The sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ends at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Here's everything you need to know.
    Are you ready for the new school year? Florida's annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday can save you plenty of money. The sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ends at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Here's everything you need to know.
  • Brooksville man sets fire to neighbor's home over curb appeal, police say

    Brooksville man sets fire to neighbor's home over curb appeal, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:54:16 GMT
    A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal.
    A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal.
  • Pet lovers answer call to save animals

    Pet lovers answer call to save animals

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:13:40 GMT
    Area pet lovers have given 91 dogs, cats and kittens housed at the Hernando County Animal Services center new homes. And not a moment too soon. The latest adoptions occurred over a three day period, which ended Saturday, according to the county animal services' website. Last week, the call went out to the community to help save the animals from possibly being euthanized. At the time, Hernando County Animal Services officials said the shelter had exceeded its capacity, so all the animals need...
    Area pet lovers have given 91 dogs, cats and kittens housed at the Hernando County Animal Services center new homes. And not a moment too soon. The latest adoptions occurred over a three day period, which ended Saturday, according to the county animal services' website. Last week, the call went out to the community to help save the animals from possibly being euthanized. At the time, Hernando County Animal Services officials said the shelter had exceeded its capacity, so all the animals need...
  • Pregnant Inverness woman injured in shooting dies

    Pregnant Inverness woman injured in shooting dies

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:37:27 GMT
    Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday. Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday.
    A 25-year-old pregnant Inverness woman injured in an accidental shooting on Saturday has died.Katherine Lynn Hoover passed away just after 3 am Sunday morning at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson.
    A 25-year-old pregnant Inverness woman injured in an accidental shooting on Saturday has died.Katherine Lynn Hoover passed away just after 3 am Sunday morning at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson.
  • Pregnant woman injured in accidental shooting

    Pregnant woman injured in accidental shooting

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:15:28 GMT
    Hernando County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a five-month pregnant woman late Saturday.About 6:45 p.m. Saturday, theHernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about a shooting at20079 Suncrest Drive in Brooksville.Sheriff's deputies and Hernando County Fire Rescue emergency units responded to thescene, where they found Kathleen Hoover with a head injury, a ...
    Hernando County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a five-month pregnant woman late Saturday.About 6:45 p.m. Saturday, theHernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about a shooting at20079 Suncrest Drive in Brooksville.Sheriff's deputies and Hernando County Fire Rescue emergency units responded to thescene, where they found Kathleen Hoover with a head injury, a ...
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:38:43 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
  • Adoption special extended in Hernando shelter

    Adoption special extended in Hernando shelter

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-07-25 08:46:42 GMT
    Hernando County Animal Services center is extending its Adoption Special to include all the dogs, cats and kittens at the shelter, county officials said Friday.
    Hernando County Animal Services center is extending its Adoption Special to include all the dogs, cats and kittens at the shelter, county officials said Friday.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 30 - July 5

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 30 - July 5

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:10:41 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from June 30 to July 5, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from June 30 to July 5, 2014.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 2 - 7

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 2 - 7

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:10:09 GMT
    We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from June 2 to 7, 2014.
    We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from June 2 to 7, 2014.
  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations 2013 to 2014

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations 2013 to 2014

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:23:05 GMT
    We were curious to find out which Tampa Bay restaurant received the most violations during a state inspection. So, WFLA.com did some digging through 2013 and 2014 inspection records and found one restaurant that received more then 100 violations.
    We were curious to find out which Tampa Bay restaurant received the most violations during a state inspection. So, WFLA.com did some digging through 2013 and 2014 inspection records and found one restaurant that received more then 100 violations.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 26 - 31

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 26 - 31

    Friday, June 6 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-06-06 20:52:01 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from May 26 to 31, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from May 26 to 31, 2014.

  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 5 - 11

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 5 - 11

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-05-19 15:04:11 GMT
    A lizard, rodent urine and droppings, live roaches, and ants in sugar were just a few of the problems that state inspectors found at Tampa Bay restaurants during the week of May 5-11, 2014.
    A lizard, rodent urine and droppings, live roaches, and ants in sugar were just a few of the problems that state inspectors found at Tampa Bay restaurants during the week of May 5-11, 2014.
  • Volunteer attorneys wanted to help veterans

    Volunteer attorneys wanted to help veterans

    Thursday, May 15 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-05-15 16:16:36 GMT
    Stetson University Veterans Law Institute photoStetson University Veterans Law Institute photo
    Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team.
    Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team.
  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 28 - May 2

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 28 - May 2

    Friday, May 9 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-05-09 22:00:50 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 28 to May 2, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 28 to May 2, 2014.

  • 2014-2015 Florida Hunting Season Dates

    2014-2015 Florida Hunting Season Dates

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:49:52 GMT
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released the following hunting dates for the 2014-2015 season.
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released the following hunting dates for the 2014-2015 season.
  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 7-13

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 7-13

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:47:28 GMT
    We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 7 to 13, 2014.
    We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 7 to 13, 2014.
  • Search continues in Citrus for missing pilot

    Search continues in Citrus for missing pilot

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:33:24 GMT
    Theofore Weiss, 74, and his experimental aircraft.  Hernando Sheriff's Office Facebook photoTheofore Weiss, 74, and his experimental aircraft. Hernando Sheriff's Office Facebook photo
    More than 125 people turned out Wednesday morning to help with the search for a 74-year-old pilot who vanished during a flight from Marion County to Zephyrhills over the weekend.
    More than 125 people turned out Wednesday morning to help with the search for a 74-year-old pilot who vanished during a flight from Marion County to Zephyrhills over the weekend.
  • Cave diving at Eagle's Nest

    Cave diving at Eagle's Nest

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:55:16 GMT
    Cave diving at Eagle's Nest in Hernando county.Cave diving at Eagle's Nest in Hernando county.
    Eagle's Nest is considered an advanced dive location and is very dangerous.
    Eagle's Nest is considered an advanced dive location and is very dangerous.
  • Father, son die while cave diving in Hernando

    Father, son die while cave diving in Hernando

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:55:12 GMT
    A cave diving outing ended in tragedy in Hernando county on Christmas Day.
    A cave diving outing ended in tragedy in Hernando county on Christmas Day.
  • Floridians can earn money for reporting fraud

    Floridians can earn money for reporting fraud

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 10:45 PM EST2014-02-12 03:45:09 GMT
    If you can alert the state to almost any kind of fraud you could find yourself the recipient of some serious money.  
    If you can alert the state to almost any kind of fraud you could find yourself the recipient of some serious money.  
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