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Lawmakers Pass Bill To Aid Craft Brewers, End Growler War

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Senate Bill 186 could end a long war between craft brewers and big beverage distributors over regulation of beer sales. The bill lifts the problematic requirement that craft breweries operate as tourist attractions and allows the breweries to sell beer in the popular 64-ounce, refillable “growler.”

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Bill Passed To Let Child Rape Victims Record Attackers

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

The Florida Legislature is sending Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would let children who are victims or potential victims of rape and other violent acts secretly record their attackers. The bill applies to victims who are under the age of 18.

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Abortion Waiting Period Bill Goes To Florida Governor

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The Senate voted 26-13 for the measure Friday after about an hour of debate.

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Florida Legislature Passes “Waldo Bill” To Outlaw Ticket Quotas

By on April 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies are now illegal under a bill unanimously passed by the House in the Florida Legislature. Sent to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, the “Waldo Bill” got its nickname from the city of Waldo, which was once considered one of the nation’s worst speed traps.

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NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Convicted Of Murder, Gets Life

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

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Gun Protocols Reviewed After Officer’s Death During Training

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida police department is investigating whether its firearm protocols were followed after an officer’s death during a training accident at a shooting range. It’s not yet clear whether the Ocala Police Department’s regular weekly […]

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Informant Posing As Klan Hit Man Leads To Prison Guard Bust

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 10:10 am

A confidential informant inside the Ku Klux Klan alerted the FBI to a murder plot involving three KKK members who worked at a Florida prison.

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Group Wants Probe of Whether Fla. Banned Climate-Change Talk

By on March 10th, 2015 | Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Former state employees claim supervisors forbade them from using the term “climate change.” A Florida environmental group is requesting an investigation.

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Bill To Allow Guns On Florida Campuses Passes First Hurdle

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.

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Columbia County Sisters Held In Brother’s Killing To Be Charged As Juveniles

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

Third Circuit State of Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said he will not charge the two Columbia County teenage girls as adults in the slaying of their 16-year-old brother after reviewing their histories in an abusive home.

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