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  • GOP adjusts to reality of Trump

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump’s remarkable triumph as his party’s presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some reluctant Republicans began to rally around Trump, but others agonized over their party’s future.

  • Otter-ly adorable

    Amber Sigman

    For the Chronicle

  • I-75 task force turns down Adams' proposal

    SPRING HILL — The group tasked with finding relief for Interstate 75 crowding will let the public know of alternatives that would extend the Suncoast Parkway north to points in the Gainesville or Ocala areas.

    Also Thursday, members of the I-75 Relief Task Force dismissed Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams’ suggestion to keep the original Suncoast 2 route to U.S. 19 north of Crystal River intact.

  • Hemrick joins commission race

    Hank Hemrick wants to be the ears and mouth of the people, and his pulpit to be a seat on the Citrus County Commission.

    “If you’re a public servant, you’re supposed to listen to the people,” Hemrick said, claiming he “won’t be bought” by the developers who “have the run of everything.” 

  • From journalism to college dean

    Dr. Rob Wolf has recently been tapped as the new dean of Business Technology and Career and Technical Education at College of Central Florida (CF).

    Wolf, a former sports editor at the Chronicle, has been climbing the ladder in academia for nearly two decades. He attributes his improbable rise from journalism to luck, adaptability, recognizing opportunities and hard work.

    Wolf was dean of instructional services at CF’s Citrus campus until his recent promotion to the Ocala campus.

  • COURT DIGEST: Death penalty off table in 2013 slaying

    Circuit Court judge Richard “Ric” Howard rolled through several murder cases on Wednesday’s court docket.

    Crystal Michelle Brinson, of Brooksville, will not face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in connection to the 2012 death of DeAnna Lee Stires.

    Assistant State Attorney Julia Metts, speaking on behalf of lead prosecutor Pete Magrino during 39-year-old Brinson’s status hearing, said there is a waiver of the death penalty in the case. 

  • Maloney files for school board seat

    Maloney files for school board seat Homosassa resident Kevin M. Maloney, director of operations for Kids Central Inc., prefiled Wednesday for a seat on the Citrus County School Board.

    Maloney is running for the District 4 seat on the board, left vacant after former school board member Sandy Balfour resigned to take the top post at the Academy of Environmental Science.

  • Rays top Dodgers

    ST. PETERSBURG — Steve Pearce hit one of four Tampa Bay homers, a go-ahead three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Rays beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Wednesday night.

    Brandon Guyer, Steven Souza Jr. and Curt Casali added solo home runs for the Rays, who went 4-4 on an eight-game homestand.

    Pearce chased Alex Wood (1-3) with his third homer this season to put Tampa Bay ahead 5-2. Pearce has all three over a 17 at-bat span.

  • For the Record 5/5/2016

    DUI arrest

  • Ship will help anchor downtown

    THE ISSUE: Crystal River Main Street.

    OUR OPINION: Thinking outside the box.

    The oft-said expression that “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” purports that no matter how hard one may try, something good can’t be made out of something naturally bad.