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Fox Chapel Middle School front desk secretary Donna Loughran works near the bottle she keeps to collect soda, water and sports drink bottle caps. Once the school collects enough poundage, the caps will be recycled, and the school will get a plastic bench which will be a memorial on campus to Dylan Arnold, who was a Fox Chapel eighth-grader when he died on Dec. 26, 2015. [Photo by Paulette Lash Ritchie]

Recycled bottle caps will become a lasting tribute to Fox Chapel student

SPRING HILL — Dylan Arnold was talking on the phone early Dec. 26, 2015, when he went silent. "We woke up to find him passed away," said his mother, Brooke Arnold. Dylan was 14. A popular student, Dylan was almost 6 feet tall and a Fox Chapel Middle School eighth-grader. "My son was a gentle giant," Arnold said. "H …

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  1. Hernando man still missing nearly a week after delivering body in Jacksonville

    Public Safety

    Hernando County Sheriff's deputies are working to find a missing 30-year-old man who was last seen nearly a week ago.

    Paul Marvella
  2. Hernando County detectives investigating suspicious death

    Public Safety

    Hernando County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the Richloam forest, according to a news release issued by the agency Saturday. The victim is a white female. Those with information should contact Detective Jason Tippin at 352-754-6830.

  3. Recycled bottle caps will become a lasting tribute to Fox Chapel student

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Dylan Arnold was talking on the phone early Dec. 26, 2015, when he went silent.

    Fox Chapel Middle School front desk secretary Donna Loughran works near the bottle she keeps to collect soda, water and sports drink bottle caps. Once the school collects enough poundage, the caps will be recycled, and the school will get a plastic bench which will be a memorial on campus to Dylan Arnold, who was a Fox Chapel eighth-grader when he died on Dec. 26, 2015. [Photo by Paulette Lash Ritchie]
  4. Pasco principal dies on his way to school in Friday morning crash

    Public Safety

    SHADY HILLS — The popular principal of Crews Lake Middle School died Friday morning in a crash on State Road 52 while heading to work.

    Adam Kennedy, 46, principal at Crews Lake Middle School, was killed in a traffic crash Friday. [Photo courtesy of Pasco County Schools]
  5. Motorcyclist dies after hitting tracks, slamming into sign in Brooksville

    Accidents

    A 59-year-old motorcyclist died early Thursday in Brooksville when he hit a railroad track, went airborn and slammed into a sign, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

  6. Dormant issues resurfacing with election of new commission chairman

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — With a changing of the guard on the Hernando County Commission and the election of Wayne Dukes as chairman, several controversial issues that did not gain traction in the past are about to be resurrected.

    Wayne Dukes is the new chairman of the County Commission.
  7. Hernando schools face penalty for lack of documentation — but not $3.6 million

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School District still doesn't know how big a hit it will take for failing to properly document attendance of students at Suncoast Elementary School three years ago, but it does know it will be much smaller than the original amount — $3.6 million.