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In the News: Protests about Ferguson, Civil Court Equal Access, School Gun Bill Debate Resurfaces, Disney Disability Lawsuits

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

Violence returns to Ferguson, peaceful protests across U.S. – Protests broke out across the country after the grand jury’s decision on the Ferguson case. Orlando Sentinel Bousquet: Florida’s chief justice: Civil court isn’t just for the rich – Chief Justice [...]

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In The News: U.S. Conducts Air Strikes, Jake Kerouac Letter Found, China Building Island, FSU Shooting Victim Paralyzed

By on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria – The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday. According to U.S. Central Command, there have been nine strikes in [...]

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In The News: US Defense Secretary Steps Down, Orange County Pot House Busted, Netflix Aims To Surpass Networks, Tourists Hunt Florida Turkeys

By on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 10:40 am

Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down after President Obama asked him to Friday. Officials say Hagel, the only Republican on the national security team, was removed because [...]

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In The News: Gainesville Bans E-Cigs, Orange County To Add Four Schools, Obama On Immigration, Uber Launches Tampa-Orlando Service

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

City bans e-cigarettes in places where regular smoking is forbidden – E-cigarettes are officially prohibited in places where smoking is already forbidden after the Gainesville City Commission approved an ordinance Thursday. The measure extends the city’s pre-existing ban on outdoor [...]

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In The News: Tampa Airport Expansion Breaks Ground, Muschamp Plans To Coach Again, Gas Station Robberies Possibly Connected, County Commisioner Resigns From Run

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Groundbreaking begins on Tampa airport’s $943 million master plan – A groundbreaking ceremony for the $943 million expansion plan was held Thursday morning at the Tampa International Airport. The expansion is expected to create or save 9,000 construction jobs, create [...]

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In The News: Police Arrest Fake Dog Doctor, Obama’s Immigration Action, Jeb Bush May Face Backlash On Education Record, Obama’s Immigration Action

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

Fake dog doc who police say did C-sections is busted – After almost a year of chasing reports of animal abuse, police arrested Lazaro Ruiz at his home on Monday. Ruiz was charged with resisting arrest with violence, battery on a [...]

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In The News: Tampa Radio Cutting Programs, US Mint Everglades Coin, Florida Companies Top Human Rights Scores, Citrus Bowl Kick Off Series

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

WMNF to end its afternoon news and talk shows – A Tampa Bay-based radio station is soon to end its locally produced afternoon news and talk show programs mid-January. The WMNF Drive-Time News has been airing from 4:00-4:30 over the [...]

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In the News: Synagogue Attack in Jerusalem, Adrian Peterson Suspended, Florida Gets Oil Spill Grant, Undocumented Immigrant Numbers Rise in Fla.

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: November 18, 2014 at 4:13 pm

3 Americans among dead in attack on Jerusalem synagogue – Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in [...]

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In The News: Child Homelessness Rises, Woman Chases Man With Knife Over $2, Gov. Scott Begins Appointing Members, Tornado Watch Until 8 Tonight

By and on November 17th, 2014 | Last updated: November 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US – The number of homeless children in the U.S. has escalated to an all-time-high within recent years, according to a new state-by-state report titled “America’s Youngest Outcasts.” The report, which was [...]

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In The News: Man Steals Chainsaw in Pants, School Board to Keep Satanists Out, Frein Receives Terrorism Charges, Baseball MVPs From Same City

By on November 14th, 2014 | Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 10:48 am

Police: Chain saw stolen in Florida thief’s pants – A Florida man, Anthony Ballard, was accused of stealing a chain saw by sticking it down his pants. The tool had an estimated value of $600. Ballard was held Thursday on grand [...]

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