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In The News: Shooting In Orange County, Fla. House Rejects Insurance Option, Gov. Scott Cancels Largo Appearance Due To Severe Weather

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

2 dead in possible drug-related shootings across Orange County – Shootings in the Mall of Millennia and Conroy areas left a man and a woman dead Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Orange County deputies said drug activity has been reported but [...]

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In the News: Pasco Autism Center Gets Reprieve, Florida Senate: 75 MPH Interstate Speed Limit, Florida Woman Injured in Road Rage Incident, Broward Sheriff’s Officers Charged in Ponzi Case, Connecticut Student Killed Apparently Over Prom

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Road rage incident leaves woman injured – The woman was dragged along the road near downtown St. Petersburg after confronting a driver who had been tailgating her. Tampa Bay Times Florida Senate approves raising speed limit to 75 mph on [...]

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In The News – Amazon becomes home of select HBO shows, Gainesville doctor charged with 210 federal counts, St. Augustine opposes seismic testing

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Amazon becomes exclusive online home of select HBO shows – Amazon Prime customers will be able to view some HBO shows and have access to the Internet streaming service HBO Go next month. The companies said they are doing this [...]

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In The News: Child Welfare Funding, Cuban Baseball Players Affect Stadium Funding, Sea Turtles Return to Habitat, Call for Bear Hunt

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

House, Senate settle on $47 million in new money for child welfare – Budget negotiators in Tallahassee approved $47.8 million for child welfare that will go toward the planned $75 million budget. Gov. Rick Scott received about $21 million of [...]

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In The News: Floridians Wait on BP Buyouts, FSU Engineering School, Disney Offers Workers Raise, Craft Brews in Danger

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

4 years later, thousands await BP payouts – Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and individuals have filed claims in Florida and are still waiting on reimbursement. Out of the 55,000 claims filed in [...]

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In the News: Florida Unemployment Increases Slightly, Flood Warnings Continue, Florida Governors Work to Pass Tuition Bill, Arrests Sought in Korean Tragedy

By and on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

29 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy – With 29 people confirmed dead and more than 250 still missing, South Korean officials are seeking arrest warrants for the captain of a ferry that sunk off the southern [...]

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In The News: Man Arrested For Boston Marathon Scare, Missing Toddler Found in Arcade Machine, Teacher Accused of Ordering Student Attack, U.S. Representative Introduces ‘Max Tax’

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Man arrested after backpacks left near site of Boston Marathon finish line – Boston police took an unidentified man into custody after two suspicious backpacks were left lying on the street near the Boston Marathon finish line. The police safely [...]

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In The News: $1.2 Billion FL Surplus, Appeals Court Filibuster Ruling, Tsarnaev Asks for Dropped Charges, Obama Administration Announces Job Grants

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 10:14 am

Fla. legislators push for millions in spending – A projected surplus of $1.2 billion, coming from cut budgets and raised taxes, will allow Florida legislators to fund a variety of projects, including SkyRise Miami, an Ocala livestock pavilion and a [...]

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In The News: Coast Guard Unloads $110M Cocaine Load, KFC Offering Chicken Corsages, Sink Will Not Run Against Jolly, Authorities Searching Chassahowitzka for Missing Local Pilot

By on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Coast Guard unloads $110 million worth of cocaine at its Miami Beach base – The United States Coast Guard unloaded 3,300 kilograms of cocaine at its Miami Beach port. The load, worth $110 million in wholesale value, was recovered in [...]

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In The News: Driver Appears in Court, Ukraine Asks for Troops, FCAT Starts for Last Time, Five Bears Killed

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado in court today – Orlando Sentinel – Day care hit-and-run driver Robert Corchado’s bail will remain at $100,000 despite him being a “severe threat” to flee the country. The crash killed a 4-year-old girl. [...]

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