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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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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

By on January 6th, 2015 | Last updated: January 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]

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Police Identify Shooter as FSU Alumnus

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

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Federal Judge Strikes Florida Drug Test For Welfare Applicants

By on January 1st, 2014 | Last updated: January 1, 2014 at 8:48 am

A federal court struck a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing. Gov. Rick Scott has vowed to appeal the ruling.

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Zimmerman Arrested on Assault Charges Outside Girlfriend’s House

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has been charged with assault and battery following his arrest at the home where he lived with his girlfriend in Florida.

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Possible Shooting Reported at Los Angeles Airport

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

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Authorities Suspect At Least Six Inmates Attempted Escape With Forged Documents

By on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Police are seeking several suspects, but have not made any arrests in the escape of two inmates from Florida prisons who used forged documents to secure their release.

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Convicted Murderers Accidentally Released From Franklin County Prison, Eventually Recaptured

By on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

Two convicted murderers escaped from a Franklin County prison in late September and early October. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were released using forged documents.

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