Hernando County

The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., December 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Decertification process begins for large teachers’ union Florida’s largest teachers union has failed to meet the conditions of a new state law requiring that a supermajority of members pay dues. This set in motion its decertification...

Hernando County’s new rapid DNA technology sparks concerns of accuracy, possible injustice

Listen: Hernando County is the first of about a dozen Florida Sheriff’s offices to integrate Rapid DNA testing during the booking process. But, there are some red flags over the system’s reliability. The new technology...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., December 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Early morning shooting The Tampa Police Department has been investigating since 5 a.m. when officers responded to shots fired on the 4000 block of W Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The victim was transported and...
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Hernando County School Board backs ‘Moms for Liberty’ book challenges

Listen: As Florida leads the country in book bans, Hernando County School board banned or limited access to even more books at a school board meeting Tuesday. Eight books were brought before the board during...
highway construction

UPDATE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a law that renames a Hernando County road for Rush Limbaugh

The Florida budget helps speed 20 highway projects; part of a road in Hernando County will be named for Rush Limbaugh.

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

LISTEN HERE: Tumultuous Hernando County School Board meeting Removing a book from school libraries, classroom indoctrination, and the future of its superintendent were among the points of contention during a Hernando County School Board meeting....
highway construction

A Hernando County road will be named for Rush Limbaugh as Florida lawmakers green-light billions of dollars for road projects

The Florida budget helps speed 20 highway projects; part of a road in Hernando County will be named for Rush Limbaugh.

Researchers work to protect a popular Florida river before the spring break season

Spring break season is approaching. That’s a time when Florida’s fragile rivers can get damaged from overuse. Local and state partners want to minimize environmental damage to a popular Hernando County destination. The Weeki Wachee...
free meals Brooksville Hernado County Masaryktown

Free meals for seniors in Hernando County

There is a new place for seniors in Hernando County to get free meals starting Thursday and it is located near Brooksville.
Weeki Wachee River

Hernando residents can learn about climate change

In the coming decades Florida residents will face increasing disruptions from climate change: hotter temperatures, more storms, tropical diseases, fresh water shortages and rising seas; Hernando County residents can learn about how their community might...
bicycles at Ft. DeSoto

FDOT seeks input on Coast-to-Coast trail

Florida is trying to complete a multi-use trail that would link St. Petersburg with the Canaveral National Seashore on the state’s east coast; the Florida Department of Transportation is organizing public meetings for input on...

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