Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Dog trains to detect diabetes http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/dog-trains-detect-diabetes <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1030_nz_service_dog_training_2.jpg" alt="Shari Wayne asks 9-month-old Josie to sit and stay as part of her obedience training Thursday at the Tractor Supply store in Homosassa. The class is held weekly. www.spiphotos.smugmug.com" title="Shari Wayne asks 9-month-old Josie to sit and stay as part of her obedience training Thursday at the Tractor Supply store in Homosassa. The class is held weekly. www.spiphotos.smugmug.com" align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> When Terry Hanson first saw Cocoa&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">at Howard&rsquo;s Flea Market, she was attracted to the Maltese/Shih tzu&rsquo;s coloring, a cocoa brown.</span></div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> She liked the way the 2-month-old &ldquo;dust mop&rdquo; puppy stood. Her dog, a lhasa apso, had died several months earlier from diabetes, and she was looking for another dog.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Hanson has diabetes, too.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Citrus High homecoming court http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/citrus-high-homecoming-court <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1030_nz_chs_homecoming.jpg" alt="The Citrus High School Hurricanes will host the Lake Weir Hurricanes for their homecoming football game on Friday night. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. The homecoming queen and king courts have been selected and they include back row from left: Kiersten Weaver, Kylie Philipps, Kaycee Kinnard, Paige Jordan and Devan Williford. The homecoming king court includes, front row from left: Joey Davenport, Noah MacGinnis, John Bronson, Alex Barbee, standing and Travis Blotz. The homecoming dance will begin at 9 p.m. at the school. This year the theme for homecoming week is “Spooky Hallow.” " title="The Citrus High School Hurricanes will host the Lake Weir Hurricanes for their homecoming football game on Friday night. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. The homecoming queen and king courts have been selected and they include back row from left: Kiersten Weaver, Kylie Philipps, Kaycee Kinnard, Paige Jordan and Devan Williford. The homecoming king court includes, front row from left: Joey Davenport, Noah MacGinnis, John Bronson, Alex Barbee, standing and Travis Blotz. The homecoming dance will begin at 9 p.m. at the school. This year the theme for homecoming week is “Spooky Hallow.” " align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /> String of crashes across county leave one dead, several injured http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/string-crashes-across-county-leave-one-dead-several-injured <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1030_nz_41_wreck.jpg" alt="Rescue personnel with Citrus County Fire Rescue use the Jaws of Life on Wednesday morning to remove the driver’s-side door after an accident at the intersection of North Citrus Springs Boulevard and U.S. 41." title="Rescue personnel with Citrus County Fire Rescue use the Jaws of Life on Wednesday morning to remove the driver’s-side door after an accident at the intersection of North Citrus Springs Boulevard and U.S. 41." align="left" hspace="6" width="88" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Citrus County sheriff&rsquo;s and Florida Highway Patrol officials worked a series of traffic accidents on Wednesday.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> * Citrus County Sheriff&rsquo;s Fire Rescue personnel had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the driver&rsquo;s side door of a vehicle after Inverness driver Mark Bowser became trapped as a result of a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning at the intersection of North Citrus Springs Boulevard and U.S. 41 in Citrus Springs.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Chronicle political forum video coverage http://www.chronicleonline.com/chronicleforumvideocoverage <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lyn_denise_dymond_lyn_2014_0_0.jpg" alt="Denise Dymond Lyn" title="Denise Dymond Lyn" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><div> <img alt="Debate" src="/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/uploaded/images/DebateHeadingC1411_M_150_C_R.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 192px;" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> ‘Golfers’ get a kick out of game http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/%E2%80%98golfers%E2%80%99-get-kick-out-game <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1028_nz_foot_golf_3_for_web.jpg" alt="Ron Smith thinks he has sunk his putt in a round of footgolf last Wednesday at Pine Ridge Golf and Country Club. Unfortunately for Smith, the soccer ball did not bounce quite like a golf ball and just skirted the edge of the hole, costing him an extra stoke. www.spiphotos.smugmug.com" title="Ron Smith thinks he has sunk his putt in a round of footgolf last Wednesday at Pine Ridge Golf and Country Club. Unfortunately for Smith, the soccer ball did not bounce quite like a golf ball and just skirted the edge of the hole, costing him an extra stoke. www.spiphotos.smugmug.com" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> BEVERLY HILLS &mdash; A golfer steps up to the tee box of a difficult par three with about 150 yards to the flag &mdash; bunkers and water hazards surround the green.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Crowds quiet down as the No. 1 footgolfer lines up his shot from behind his soccer ball.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The ball rockets off his cleats and lands 5 feet away from the 2-foot-wide hole.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Thunderous applause echoes throughout the course as the footgolfer tightens his cleats and walks off the tee.&nbsp;</div> Iglesias or board meeting? http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/iglesias-or-board-meeting <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/adams_scott_11_12_16.jpg" alt="Scott Adams - “Every woman in the world dies to hear that voice.” " title="Scott Adams - “Every woman in the world dies to hear that voice.” " align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> INVERNESS &mdash; When your wife spends a thousand bucks on front-row seats for Pitbull and Latin heartthrob Enrique Iglesias, work becomes an afterthought.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Even if the job is Citrus County commissioner.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Commissioner Scott Adams skipped out of Tuesday&rsquo;s board meeting without explanation, saying only that he had to leave.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> For the record 10/30/2014 http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/record-10302014 <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>DUI arrest</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> * Bunny Oliver, 41, of West Berrigan Court, Homosassa, at 8:44 p.m. Oct. 28 on a warrant for driving under the influence with property damage and knowingly driving with a suspended license. Her bond was set at $3,000.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>Domestic&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">battery arrest</span></strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Board OKs County Road 491 land deal http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/board-oks-county-road-491-land-deal <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">The quid-pro-quo deal handing the county the right of way to several properties for the expansion of a portion of County Road 491 has been approved by the county commission.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> In exchange, the land owners get to free up dedicated storm drainage portions of their parcels for either parking or expansion. Drainage will now be channeled to central drainage retention areas (DRAs).&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">