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In The News: Allegations Of Gov. Rick Scott, Missing Person’s Car Found, Kentucky Teen Charged With Rape, SkyMall Files Bankruptcy, House Proposes Shrinking Fed Workforce

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Gov. Rick Scott said he would cooperate with an FDLE probe – Allegations recently surfaced that Gov. Rick Scott and his office made politically motivated requests to the state’s former top law-enforcement official. Scott refuted the claims and said he […]

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In the News: College Textbook Tax Exemption, High School Anti-Bullying Video, Youth Pastor Arrested, Patriots Violate NFL Regulation, FBI Concludes Ferguson Investigation

By and on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

Marion County Youth Pastor Arrested, Faces 15 Counts Of Sex Abuse – Thirty-six-year-old Marion County youth pastor, Peter Bass, was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of sex abuse. The Oregonian Olympia Student Fights Bullying With Video And Bracelets – Eighteen-year-old senior […]

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In The News: 740-pound Black Bear Killed, Veteran Suicide Bill Backed, Scott Faces FLDE Controversy, Black Caucus Unveils Agenda

By on January 21st, 2015 | Last updated: January 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Weighing in at 740 pounds, Biggest ever Florida Black Bear Killed – Wildlife officers trapped and killed the biggest Florida black bear on record Sunday in a Longwood neighborhood. The previous record-holder was 620 pounds. Orlando Sentinel Senate Backs Bill […]

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In The News: 2015 State Of The Union, House Committee Approves Bill For Guns On Campus, Miami Residents Angry At Mugshot Target Practice, Shaq Sworn In As South Florida Police Officer

By and on January 21st, 2015 | Last updated: January 21, 2015 at 10:32 am

Obama’s 2015 State of the Union to-do list – In his State of the Union, President Obama said he plans to launch initiatives aimed at making two years of community college free and reforming the tax code, among various other proposals. CBS News Bill […]

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In The News: Concealed Weapons On Campuses, Crime-Spree Teens Claim Abuse, Suspicious Death In Argentina, North Korea NSA Hack

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Legislature to consider bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses – The House of Representative’s Criminal Justice Subcommittee will discuss a measure today that could strike down a current law that prohibits concealed weapons on college campuses. The bill would […]

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In The News: Potential Florida Tax Cuts For Communications, UF Student Death Confirmed, State of the Union Address With Florida Same-sex Couple As Guests

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Gov. Rick Scott Pushing Tax Cut For Cellphones, Cable TV – Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to save Floridians more than $40 a year by calling on state legislators to cut the state taxes on communication services. Ocala Star Banner UF Student […]

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In The News: Scott’s Inauguration Tops $1 Million, Colorado Theater Shooting Trial Starts, Teenage Sweethearts Arrested In Florida, Obama Approval Rating Rises

By on January 19th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 11:02 am

Final tally for Rick Scott’s inaugural tops $1 million – Corporate donors gave more than $1 million to Gov. Rick Scott’s inauguration, according to a report released Friday by the Republican Party of Florida. Saint Petersblog  Jury selection to begin in […]

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In The News: Man Guilty Stabbing Orlando DJ, Obama and Cameron Meet, 2014 Hottest Year Yet, Florida Coalition Fights For More Solar Power

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Jury finds man guilty of first-degree murder for stabbing a popular Orlando DJ – Today an Orlando jury convicted a 35-year-old man of first-degree murder, who said he was acting out of self-defense, for stabbing a popular DJ at a downtown […]

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In The News: Medical Marijuana Legislation, BP Oil Spill, Charter Schools, Robert Corchado Sentencing

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dept. of Health proposes selection committee to award Charlotte’s Web licenses – In advance of its Feb. 4 medical marijuana policy meeting, the Department of Health drafted a proposal of how to implement the Charlotte’s Web law. The draft lays […]

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In The News: Texas Bus Hits Train, Man Caught Smuggling 94 iPhones, Obama Pitches Fast Internet, Mold Afflicts Local Complex

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

At least 10 killed when prison bus strikes train in Texas – At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided […]

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