Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en From shelter to service http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/shelter-service <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0227_nz_buckyptsddogdominant.jpg" alt="Bucky, a guide dog in training, works Thursday with Lorraine Clark of Suncoast Service Dogs at Tractor Supply in Homosassa. In one month, Bucky will be with its new owner, a young woman who is a sexual assault survivor suffering from PTSD and panic attacks. Some of Bucky’s training includes waking the owner from nightmares, keeping an eye out for panic attacks and finding an immediate exit if needed. " title="Bucky, a guide dog in training, works Thursday with Lorraine Clark of Suncoast Service Dogs at Tractor Supply in Homosassa. In one month, Bucky will be with its new owner, a young woman who is a sexual assault survivor suffering from PTSD and panic attacks. Some of Bucky’s training includes waking the owner from nightmares, keeping an eye out for panic attacks and finding an immediate exit if needed. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Every dog has its day.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Bucky, a 2-year-old lab mix, had its day last October. &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> It was one of nine dogs labeled aggressive and placed on a list for euthanasia by Citrus County Animal Services staff.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Pam Janssen of Declan&rsquo;s Rescue in Homosassa rescued Bucky two days before his euthanasia.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Sabal shooting suspect killed after pursuit http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/sabal-shooting-suspect-killed-after-pursuit <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0227_pipelineshooting_1599.jpg" alt="A crime scene technician with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office photographs the weapon left behind at the scene of a shooting incident Sunday at a Sabal Trail Pipeline construction site on State Road 200, north of the Citrus-Marion county line. " title="A crime scene technician with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office photographs the weapon left behind at the scene of a shooting incident Sunday at a Sabal Trail Pipeline construction site on State Road 200, north of the Citrus-Marion county line. " align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><div> &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>Gwen Bittner</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <em>For the Chronicle</em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> A shooting suspect died early Sunday afternoon after leading Citrus County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office (CCSO) deputies on a chase from Marion County to Floral City.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> State of the interstate http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/state-interstate <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0227_nz_i-75_traffic.jpg" alt="Heavy traffic flows along Interstate 75 north of Wildwood. The stretch of the interstate from Tampa to Gainesville is the focus of efforts to alleviate congestion and increase safety. " title="Heavy traffic flows along Interstate 75 north of Wildwood. The stretch of the interstate from Tampa to Gainesville is the focus of efforts to alleviate congestion and increase safety. " align="left" hspace="6" width="163" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> LECANTO -- Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson has been a vocal critic of the I-75 Relief Task Force that wound up a series of regional meetings last August only to determine no new roads should be constructed at this time to ease congestion on the interstate between Gainesville and Tampa.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The spirit of the ancestors http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/spirit-ancestors <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0227_read_in_color.jpg" alt="Lecanto High School senior Sheivon Tribble holds up her hands to simulate being in shackles on a slave ship as she reads the poem “Git on Board” from The Colored Museum at the African American Read-In at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus Citrus Learning Conference Center in Lecanto on Sunday. “As an African American woman, I wanted to do something that reflects on my history,” Tribble said. “My fifth great-grandmother was a slave and it has made me proud of who I was and it has made me a lot stronger.” " title="Lecanto High School senior Sheivon Tribble holds up her hands to simulate being in shackles on a slave ship as she reads the poem “Git on Board” from The Colored Museum at the African American Read-In at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus Citrus Learning Conference Center in Lecanto on Sunday. “As an African American woman, I wanted to do something that reflects on my history,” Tribble said. “My fifth great-grandmother was a slave and it has made me proud of who I was and it has made me a lot stronger.” " align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /> Council to view options for new city hall http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/council-view-options-new-city-hall <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Crystal River City Council will get its wish list together for a new home.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> At a meeting Monday evening, City Manager Dave Burnell will present council members with how three other Florida cities designed their city halls and where they built them in order to maximize public utilization.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Those cities are: Haines City, Miramar and Winter Garden. Crystal River officials will use these examples to customize what amenities they want inside their future headquarters.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Dry forest sparks fire fears http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/dry-forest-sparks-fire-fears <div id="cke_pastebin"> A major wildfire such as one that destroyed 5,500 acres and a dozen homes in Polk County a week ago could happen in Citrus County or anywhere in the entire state, given tinderbox-like conditions.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> That was the takeaway from Friday&rsquo;s annual Withlacoochee Wildfire Services Coordinating Council in Brooksville.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Kings acquire Bishop in trade with Lightning http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/kings-acquire-bishop-trade-lightning <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0227_ap_b5_bishop.jpg" alt="Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop keeps his eyes on the puck Feb. 11 as he saves a shot against the Jets in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bishop was traded to the Kings on Sunday." title="Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop keeps his eyes on the puck Feb. 11 as he saves a shot against the Jets in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bishop was traded to the Kings on Sunday." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="TEXT-body_copy"> <span>LOS ANGELES &mdash; The Los Angeles Kings have decided to make their postseason push with two dependable veteran goalies sharing the crease.</span></p> <p class="TEXT-body_copy"> <span>Los Angeles acquired Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday in a trade including goalie Peter Budaj and an exchange of draft picks.</span></p> Chase Elliott suffers Daytona heartbreaker http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/chase-elliott-suffers-daytona-heartbreaker <p align="justify" dir="ltr"> <span lang="EN"><font face="News705-B" size="2"><font face="News705-B" size="2">DAYTONA BEACH &mdash; Chase Elliott thought he would be celebrating the first Cup victory of his career in the prestigious Daytona 500.</font></font></span></p> <p align="justify" dir="ltr"> <span lang="EN"><font face="News705-B" size="2"><font face="News705-B" size="2">Instead, he wound up a passenger in a car driven by his father out the gates of Daytona International Speedway after a crushing defeat.</font></font></span></p>