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Tracking down August Herwede's animal menagerie

August Herwede's headless dino on 476

August F. Herwede was a local sculptor who had an accomplished encore career. He had a long career as an interior decorator and after his wife passed away began to sculpt animals in his late 70s. In the three years between the passing of his wife Augusta Herwede and his death, he created quite a collection of cement animals. The most well known of them being his headless dinosaur.

Search Warrant Executed in Brooksville

On 06-29-17, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the S.W.A.T. team, executed a narcotics search warrant at 11871 Broad St., in Brooksville.

The search warrant and arrest warrants are a result of a lengthy investigation that took place at the Broad Street location. The investigation began after the Sheriff's Office received tips of drug activity occurring at the residence.

State Infrastructure Technology Bill Vetoed

A bill dealing with state infrastructure technology, sponsored by Representative Blaise Ingoglia has been vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott.

According to Ingoglia, the bill would have moved the state toward utilizing cloud technology. Ingoglia stated that if state agencies migrated to commercial cloud products, then millions in tax dollars could be saved. HB 5301 also would have created a cybersecurity task force, but Ingoglia emphasized that the major cost saver is cloud conversion.

State funds design of Weeki Wachee River Channel Restoration project


Senator Wilton Simpson submitted an appropriations request of $400,000 to fund the design and permitting phase of the Weeki Wachee River Channel Restoration Project which is part of the SWFWMD Weeki Wachee SWIM Plan.

The funding has been approved and the Southwest Florida Water Management District is working to secure a consulting firm to begin feasibility and design on October 1, 2017.
The restoration project aims to:


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