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In The News: Trial Begins Over ACLU, Rubio Presidential Run, Flagler College Has New Scholarship, Hearing For Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, New Rules Manatee Protections

By and on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 10:26 am

Federal trial begins over gay-straight alliance club – The trial over the Lake County school district’s refusal to permit a gay-straight alliance club is set to begin today. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit against the […]

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In The News: State Seeks Death Penalty In Tampa Murder, FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Jonchuck Found Mentally Incompetent For Trial, Former House Speaker Sues State

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

State seeks death penalty for Granville Ritchie in slaying of Tampa 9-year-old – Prosecutors filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 9-year-old girl. Prosecutors will need to […]

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In The News: Parasite Found In Florida Snails, FSU Students Accused Of Rape, Florida Officers Under Investigation, Massachusetts Man Sells Snow, New Standardized Tests Create Controversy

By and on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Dangerous Parasite Found In South Florida Snails – The rat lungworm parasite has been detected in three more snail species that infest South Florida, according to a study by the University of Florida. While the parasite only poses a threat to […]

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In The News: Fireball Sightings, Sea Rise Evidence, Tobacco Lawsuits Reach Settlement, 3 Arrested Plotting to Join Islamic State

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Fireball sightings with booms heard in Florida – This past weekend, over 150 sightings of a fireball were reported in areas of north central Florida. According to the American Meteor Society, scientists believe a meteor caused the phenomenon. WFLA News […]

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In The News: ‘American Sniper’ Killer Convicted, Southwest Airlines Skips Inspections, Owners Forced Out Of Homes, Former Gov. Crist’s Sister Dies

By and on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 10:24 am

‘American Sniper’ Jury Finds Ex-Marine Guilty of Murder – Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was convicted Tuesday for killing Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” and another man. He received a life sentence without parole. The New York Times […]

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In The News: Clearwater Beach Hilton Sold, Florida Teachers Union On Exam Suspension, California Train Derails, St. Johns County Sees Increase In Sex Offenders

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Clearwater Beach Hilton sells for $134 million – A Kentucky-based group named Columbia Sussex Corp. of Crestview Hills is the new owner of the Clearwater Beach Hilton after closing a $134 million deal. Tampa Bay Times Teachers union: Scott testing […]

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In the News: Manatees Freed, Lake County Schools Fine Lessened, Bondi Silent On Immigration, News Outlets Sue Gov. Scott, Florida Senators Worth $144 Million

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

Rescuers in Florida free 19 manatees stuck in drain – Rescue workers help return 19 manatees stuck in a storm drain to the Indian River Lagoon system. Orlando Sentinel Lake County Schools fine for class size drops – Lake County Schools […]

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In The News: Use of Conservation Money Discussed, Marijuana Legislation Gains Support, SeaWorld Ends Guest Dolphin Feedings, Florida Meteor Reported

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Governor Rick Scott Will Discuss Billions Allocated For Conservation – After Florida votes approved Amendment 1, which gave billions for conservation, Gov. Rick Scott and legislation must determine how the money will be spent. The Gainesville Sun Marijuana Fight In […]

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In The News: Glass Method Brought Back, New Systems to Help Disabled, Jeb Bush to Host Fundraiser in Tampa, Disney Admission Prices Will Increase

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

Montessori School Opens Glass Classroom In Mount Dora After 100 Years – Maria Montessori last taught children with the glass classroom teaching method at the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco. The radical glass method, which utilizes multi-age classrooms instead […]

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In the News: Disney Ticket Prices, Construction Worker Demand, Florida Health Care, Water Policy Revamp

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

Disney World Tickets To Exceed $100 – Prices for a one-day ticket to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park are said to increase to $105. The last time prices rose was last February, when most park tickets rose to $99. Orlando Sentinel Construction Industry Faces […]

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