Irrigation 101 Worksop

Citrus County Utilities is offering a free irrigation 101 workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 28.

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Marvelous mulch for March

Get all of your mulch questions answered at a free UF/IFAS Citrus County Extension Gardening program during the month of March.

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Early Childhood Confernce

The College of Central Florida will host the 31st Annual Early Childhood Conference on March 30 in Ocala, 3001 S.W. College Road. MORE HERE

‘Empire’ star turns himself in to Chicago police in alleged race-attack hoax

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in the "custody of detectives" Thursday morning, Chicago police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said.

Smollett, who had felony criminal charges approved against him Wednesday, turned himself in to police, authorities said.

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ISIS bride's dad suing Trump, US to let her back into the country

The father of the Alabama woman begging to be let back into the U.S. after leaving years ago to join ISIS is now launching a legal campaign against President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr.

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Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Jussie Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the city's high-tech approach to public safety.

Security upgrades for Texas school district include AR-15's, tracking IDs: 'We're not playing around'

Texas City Independent School District implemented several upgrades including facial recognition technology, tracking ID's, and 22 AR-15s.