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Florida: Pot Strain Likely Available Later This Year

By on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Florida officials predict a strain of marijuana, known as Charlotte’s Web, will be available for medical purposes later this year. The Department of Health released a statement that said they are moving quickly to allow access to it.

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12 Missing After Flooding In Texas Sweeps Away Vacation Home

By on May 26th, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Severe weather continued to impact towns in Oklahoma and Texas over the holiday weekend. The tornadoes and floods have taken a toll on the surrounding communities, leaving residents to salvage their belongings left in the aftermath. The recent flood in Central Texas has left 12 missing along the Blanco River.

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Miami, Orlando Schools Ditch Styrofoam Trays

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Miami and Orlando school districts will remove Styrofoam trays from school cafeterias and will replace them with compostable plates. The change within the districts is part of an effort to enact environmentally conscious changes in larger school districts.

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Once Vilified, BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The once vilified BP is now being commended for its efforts in helping to attract visitors back to the Gulf Coast. The oil company is spending more than $230 million in its efforts.

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Hospital Commission To Meet For First Time

By on May 20th, 2015 | Last updated: May 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Gov. Rick Scott wants the federal government to extend hospital funds .The panel, which met for the first time Wednesday, is beginning its work as the governor becomes increasingly antagonistic toward hospitals that receive taxpayer funds.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 104

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Faulty ignition switches in small GM cars has caused at least 104 deaths. Kenneth Feinberg, GM’s attorney, is offering victims’ families compensation for their loses.

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Police: Man Told Officers ‘Go Ahead And Kill Me’ In Shootout

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed by St. Petersburg officers after he shot a man and then shot an officer in the leg. Austin Goodner had previously been arrested for aggravated battery.

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Florida Gov. Grudgingly Oks Online Voter Registration

By on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that mandates online registration in October 2017. Scott said in a letter that he was signing the bill with “hesitation.”

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Florida Man Wanted For Murder Arrested In Upstate New York

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.

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Florida Woman Gets 23 years In NY Killing Of Mother-In-Law

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

A Florida woman was convicted of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law in New York for access to family money. She has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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