CCSO aids in arrest of suspected Times Square shooting suspect

New York Times Square shooting suspect Farrakhan Muhammad arrested in Florida (CCSO photo on May 13, 2021)

After a nationwide, exhaustive, four-day search for Farrakhan Muhammad, members of the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, including task force members from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, were able to take Muhammad into custody without incident.

“Arrests such as these are the precise reason why the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office partners with federal agencies,” said Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast.

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Public Invited to Help Identify flood-prone reas in the Bowlees Creek Watershed in Manatee County

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood-prone areas in Manatee County.

The District will provide a virtual public comment period now through June 24 at WaterMatters.org/Floodplain for the public to view preliminary data for flood prone areas within the Bowlees Creek Watershed. The website will present preliminary data for flood prone areas and the public will have the opportunity to submit comments.

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Affordable housing comes to Citrus Springs

George Rusaw, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity in Citrus County.

A 500-lot subdivision, located in Citrus Springs, was recently sold to Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County.

George Rusaw, executive director of Habitat for Citrus County, said that the plan is to build homes in phases. The first phase will be for 100 homes.

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