DeSantis Says Migrant Influx Something ‘We Don’t Want’

TALLAHASSEE --- A day after local officials said the federal government plans to send about 1,000 migrants a month to two South Florida counties, Gov. Ron DeSantis bemoaned the move, arguing that under his leadership the state has been “very cooperative” with federal immigration authorities.

“We have been very cooperative, and then to have this put into certain communities, I think it’s just something that we don’t want,” DeSantis said Friday during a news conference in Sarasota.

People Helping People celebrates 10 years and Help Center grand opening

Photography by ALEX ANTON

This year marks the 10th anniversary of People Helping People (PHP), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation dedicated to ending hunger and breaking the cycle of poverty in Hernando County.  A celebration was held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 to recognize this landmark in the organization’s  history and the grand opening of their Help Center.  PHP provides a myriad of programs providing warm food, dry goods and much needed supplies to those in need.

Early Evening House Fire in Weeki Wachee Displaces Family

(Weeki Wachee, FL) May 17, 2019 at 5:22 p.m., Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responded to reports of a residential structure fire at 8259 Darts Street. Neighbors called 911 reporting that smoke and flames were coming from the home. Initial reports also stated that neighbors were not sure if the residents were home. The neighbors began on the doors but response from inside the home was not received.

Bears rally from early deficit to keep season alive

Baseball is a sport best defined by a quote from the legendary Yogi Berra: “90% of the game is mental, the other half is physical.” Essentially, players can be cream of the crop prospects, but one mistake here, their judgment gets clouded there, and a domino effect takes place with their teammates.

For Al Sorrentino and the Central Bears, while that did happen early against the visiting Port Orange-Atlantic Sharks (yes, there’s another one), it’s what happened afterwards that set the tone.

Bleacher Talk: Central Bears Regional Quarter Final Baseball Against Atlantic Sharks

Beautiful night to play ball. On May 15, 2019 Central Bears went up against the Atlantic Sharks. The Sharks walked out onto the Bears’ turf. Bears didn't like it and came out growling.

Let's Play Ball.

Top 1st

Up to bat first is Sharks #1 Dalton Hurst going up against Bears pitcher #10 Rashaad Boyce.

Rashaad threw the first pitch, STRIKE !!  Boyce struck out Hurst. First out of the game.


• Deputies responded to:
o Arson – East of the Intersection of Loretto Street and Lydia Court/Spring Hill – Deputies responded to a vehicle fire where a 2019 Nissan truck was in engulfed in flames. The Fire Marshal responded to the scene to assist in the investigation – Investigation active.
o Death Investigation – 3384 Mission Way Drive/Spring Hill – 53 YOA Female – Investigation active. 
o Grand Theft (Recovery) – 5370 California Street/Brooksville – Stolen VIP 50cc scooter was recovered at 7185 Holiday Drive/Spring Hill – Investigation active.