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Local law enforcement in five parts of Florida have reached agreements to work with federal agents by detaining suspected criminals longer if they are in the country illegally.

Several deputies serving an arrest warrant at a Florida home have been sickened by an unknown substance in the air.

City of Brooksville website

The Brooksville City Council voted Monday evening to disband the local police department. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will take over the city's law enforcement duties June 1.

City of Brooksville website

The city of Brooksville fired Chief of Police George Turner last week after he served more than 10 years in the role.


Two people have died and a third person was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries following a standoff and shooting in a Florida neighborhood.

Hernando County Adds Text To 911 System

Jul 6, 2016

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that the Text to 9-1-1 technology would become available to residents effective immediately.

In a press conference held at the sheriff’s office in Brooksville, Sheriff Al Nienhuis said the year-long project allows sending texts to their agency if they are unable to call.

Customers with Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile service can send a text up to 140 characters to 911 in an emergency. The first message should include the location and the type of emergency.