Citrus in brief

Briefs and news of note.

Published June 7, 2006

Coalition reaching out to homeless

HOMOSASSA -The Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Citrus County has scheduled a community outreach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bell Villa Motel & Mobile Home Park, 3430 S Suncoast Blvd. Services provided for the uninsured homeless during the outreach include medical and dental care, Christian counseling, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, children's arts and crafts, clothing and small lunch. Call 628-4357.

Veterans appreciation committee to meet

CRYSTAL RIVER -The Veterans Appreciation Week ad hoc coordinating committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 21 at 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd. All veterans and veterans service organizations are encouraged to participate in the planning process. Call Chris, 795-7000.

County Council to meet June 14

BEVERLY HILLS - Citrus County Council business meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 14 at the Beverly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle. CCC delegates and guests are urged to attend.

Trial date set in DUI manslaughter case

INVERNESS - An August trial date has been set in a DUI manslaughter case. In November, the Florida Highway Patrol arrested Cheri Ann Saccoman of Dunnellon - nearly four months after the car she was driving spun off the road and smashed into a utility pole. Saccoman's 19-year-old friend Keidre Cynise Winborne was thrown from the car and killed at the scene. Saccoman, 19, is charged with DUI manslaughter. Circuit Judge Ric Howard has set the trial for Aug. 21, said attorney Charles Vaughn, who is representing Saccoman.

Lawyer: Dismiss charges in crash death

INVERNESS - An attorney representing the 41-year-old Homosassa man involved in a fatal 2005 wreck that killed a school maintenance worker has filed a motion to dismiss the vehicular homicide charges against him. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Matthew Glen Wilbur's Chevrolet pickup crossed North Elkcam Boulevard into the path of James "Manzy" Miley's school district vehicle. Both trucks were totaled in the head-on collision. Miley was later pronounced dead at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center.

Troopers arrested Wilbur in February. Attorney James F. Cummins said a hearing on the motion to dismiss has been set for 4 p.m. June 20 in Courtroom B of the Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness.