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In The News: Rip Currents Require Rescues, Utility Tax Lawsuit Goes To Trial, SunRail Sparks Apartment Development, Health Care Decision Affects Subsidies,

By and on May 26th, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 11:29 am

Dangerous Rip Currents Keep Fire Rescue Busy at St. Johns County Beaches – Lifeguards and firefighters performed hundreds of rescues along Florida’s east coast this Memorial Day weekend. Dangerous surf conditions, including rip currents, resulted in at least 300 rescues […]

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In The News: Senate Blocks NSA Extension, Central Florida Violence Increases, Memorial Day Is Important, Rubio Proposes Tax Plan, Record Flooding In Midwest

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA – Members of the Senate blocked multiple attempts to extend the Patriot Act on Saturday. The Senate blocked two separate measures regarding holding data and extending the law. CNN FDLE Uniform Crime Reports In […]

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In The News: Sen. Paul Speaks 11 Hours, CVS To Acquire Omnicare, U.S. And Cuba Meet About Ties, Aunt Mourns FSU Student, Man Injured By Police Car

By , and on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Rand Paul speaks 11 hours against Patriot Act renewal – On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul took to the Senate floor at 1:18 p.m. and spoke for nearly 11 hours against the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. Signed into law by […]

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In The News: Clinton To Campaign In Florida, Alachua County Hopes To Add Ambulances, Orange County To Refund Tickets, Former Legislator Davis Dies, Alachua Schools Awarded One Million

By , and on May 19th, 2015 | Last updated: May 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Hillary Clinton To Fundraise In Florida Next Week – Clinton will attend two events in Miami, one in Orlando and another in the Fort Lauderdale area. These fundraisers will be the first official visits from Clinton as a candidate for the […]

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In The News: Biker Shootout Kills 9, Rubio Cashes Retirement Funds, Unemployment Site Still Problematic, Marine Aircraft Crash, Orlando City Wins Big

By and on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

Biker Gang Shootout Kills 9 Outside Waco Twin Peaks – Rival biker gangs engaged in a shootout outside a Waco, Texas Twin Peaks restaurant. The fracas resulted in nine deaths, at least 17 people hospitalized and almost 200 arrests. CNN […]

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In the News: Panama City Bans Beach Drinking, Scammer Dupes Keys Residents, Train Hit Curve At 106 mph, VA Spends Money Improperly, Florida Mother And Child Still Missing

By and on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 14, 2015 at 11:35 am

Panama City Beach Bans Beach Drinking During Spring Break – In an effort to curb Spring Break partying, city leaders voted to ban beach drinking during March. The ban was approved during a special meeting on Tuesday. This comes after […]

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In the News: Bush Supports Immigration Overhaul With Legal Status, FDA Proposes New Policy For Gay Men To Donate Blood, Program To Deter Devastating Forest Insect, Hearse With Flag-draped Coffin Left In Parking Lot

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Jeb Bush says voters can be persuaded to support immigration overhaul that includes legal status – Critics say that Jeb Bush’s support for driver licenses for in-state illegal immigrants and in-state tuition rates for the children of illegal immigrants will […]

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In The News: Hernandez Charged With Witness Intimidation, Gator Stompin’ Organizer Files For Bankruptcy, Bush Allies With Non-Profit, Zimmerman Armed In Shooting, Scott Gives Up On Tax Cuts

By and on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm

New Charge For Aaron Hernandez: Witness Intimidation – Former New England Patriots and Florida Gators player Aaron Hernandez was indicted Friday by a grand jury on a charge of witness intimidation. Prosecutors said he shot a witness against him in […]

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In The News: States Expecting Budget Deficits, Fatal Orlando Tram Accident, Fowler Wins In Playoff, Tides Threaten Florida Coast, Two Mississippi Officers Slain

By and on May 11th, 2015 | Last updated: May 11, 2015 at 11:43 am

Nearly Half of States Expect to Confront Big Budget Gaps – At least 22 states are facing budget deficits this coming fiscal year. The states have taken precautionary measures to cope with the shortfalls. SaintPetersBlog; Associated Press Man Killed in […]

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In The News: Troops in Baltimore, Duval County Public Schools To Curb Mental Health, Two Hospitalized After Stabbing, Supreme Court Hears Gay and Lesbian Marriage Arguments

By on April 28th, 2015 | Last updated: April 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Troops Deployed in Baltimore – Following violent protests, thousands of troops and outside police officers have been deployed to Baltimore. About 200 people were arrested and more than 100 cars were set on fire Monday, officials said. BBC News Duval […]

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