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In The News: Ebola In New York, Secret Service K-9 Unit Stops Intruder, South Florida Proposes Secession

By on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City – A doctor from New York City has recently tested positive for Ebola after returning from Guinea where he worked for Doctors Without Borders to treat Ebola patients. The doctor is [...]

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In The News: Lower Electric Rates In Florida, Rick Scott Will Spend Personal Funds To Win, Shootings Continue Jacksonville Crime Wave

By on October 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm

FPL to cut electric rates in January, will be lowest in Florida – The Florida Public Service Commission approved the proposal of Florida Power & Light Co., to lower the average electric bill for South Florida households by about $2 [...]

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In The News: NCAA breaking minimum wage laws, Florida’s housing debt, Gov. Scott faces public records lawsuit

By on October 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Lawsuit alleges NCAA is breaking minimum wage laws – Samantha Sackos, a former Houston women’s soccer player, filed a lawsuit against the NCAA claiming that it is in violation of Fair Labor Standards. Since athletes do not receive academic credit [...]

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In the News: Treon Harris Starting QB, Floridians Against Carbon Emission Regulations, UCF Team Honored, Standardized Test Rally

By on October 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Gators Name Treon Harris New Starting Quarterback – Treon Harris will be replacing Jeff Driskel as the Florida Gators’ starting quarterback. The freshman from Miami will take on his new position on Nov. 1 when the Gators will play against [...]

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In the News: Crist, Scott Clash in Final Debate, School Board Asks State to Delay Consequences of Standardized Tests, DCF Supervisor Oversaw Another Case Ending with Child’s Death, Hunter Battles Alligator and Wins

By on October 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:09 am

Crist, Scott Clash in Final Debate – Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott had their final debate Tuesday night. Crist and Scott covered such topics as the economy, minimum wage and the death penalty. SaintPetersBlog School Board Asks [...]

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In the News: Scott Talks Ebola Measures, Florida Population Grows with Economy, Prisoner Deaths Ensue Investigations, Disney Innovates with New Movie

By on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 21, 2014 at 10:14 am

Gov. Rick Scott talks Ebola preparedness for Florida – Gov. Rick Scott met with Adjutant General Emmett Titshaw Monday to discuss further preparations for any potential case of Ebola in Florida. Requests for protective gear for health care workers, testing [...]

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In the News: PSTA CEO Lies About Use of Federal Grant; UF Researchers Aim to Cure Arthritis in Dogs Using Stem Cells, Skeletal Remains Plane Wreckage Found, Man Accused of Killing Seven Women

By on October 20th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Indiana police ID suspect in murder of at least 7 women – Indiana police identified a man accused of killing a woman on Friday. Darren Deon Vann, 43, is a registered sex offender who has been suspected of murdering at [...]

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In the News: Florida’s Economy in Governor’s Race, New U.S. Ebola Czar, Sexual Assault at UF, Gators Lose to Missouri

By on October 20th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

Economic malaise clouds Florida governor’s race – While the polls show Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are close in numbers, Scott’s campaign faces challenges in proving Florida’s economic stability. Scott claims credit for adding 613,000 jobs and trimming [...]

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In The News: Body of Missing Man Found in Putnam, Giants Advance to World Series, FLOTUS to Visit Orlando, Health Care Worker Isolated on Cruise

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 10:47 am

After 10 months, body of missing man is found – The body of Jose “Anthony” Cortez was found Wednesday in rural Putnam County. The remains were discovered buried after he was reported missing nearly 10 months ago. The Putnam Sheriff’s [...]

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In The News: Florida Middle Schoolers Write Bomb Threat, Debate Organizers Clarify Crist Fan, GPD Cracking Down On Cyclists, Second Jacksonville Hospital Handles Ebola Scare

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Two 11-year-old girls wrote bomb threats – Two Southwest Middle School 11-year-old girls wrote bomb threats in Lakeland on Monday and Tuesday. There have been a series of other threats that caused evacuations at Central Florida schools. Orlando Sentinel Debate [...]

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