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In The News: Debate Over Supreme Court Ruling, Ex-CIA Chief Sentenced To Probation, Florida Girl Wins $16k For Book, Senate Passes Drone Bill

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

Officers claim ruling won’t affect local traffic stops – While local law enforcement officers say a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting the use of police dogs in traffic stop searches will have little effect, a defense attorney who often represents […]

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In The News: Brevard County Rescinding Tax Breaks, Tampa Bike Laws Under Investigation, Skimmers Found At Gas Stations, Senate Passes Human Trafficking Bill

By and on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Brevard considers rescinding tax breaks for companies – Eight companies in Brevard County may get their property tax breaks revoked under a tax incentive program. An annual review reveals that the companies did not meet their promises of job creation and capital […]

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In The News: New Legal Badge Program For Girl Scouts, Rick Scott Talks Medicaid And Budget, Evacuation In Chile After Volcano Eruption, Kissimmee Man Attacks Wife With Knife, Tries To Drown Her

By on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

New Legal Badge Program Started for Girl Scouts – A new Girl Scout program offers scouts the ability to learn about law and civics, while also earning a badge. A mother of three girl scouts, Teresa Finer, created the program. She […]

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In The News: Paid Medical Leave, Yemen Airstrikes Continue, Pillowcased Cottonmouth Bites Man, AARP Rates Alachua, Florida House Approves Abortion Wait-time Bill

By on April 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid? – Democrats have reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, a national program that would require employers to cover two-thirds of people’s wages for up to 60 days a […]

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In The News: No To Genetically Modified Mosquitos, Gov. Scott Calls Special Session, Obama In Everglades, Changes In Gainesville Biomass Contract

By on April 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

Bug Board Says No to Genetically Modified Mosquitos – The Key West Bug Board declined a contract with a British firm that produces genetically modified mosquitos. The bugs were created to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses. Miami Herald Gov. Rick Scott […]

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In The News: Romney Helps Curry Campaign, Florida Legislature Holds Emergency Budget Meetings, Presidential Campaigns Use Online Stores, Williams’ Killer Pleads Guilty

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Mitt Romney headlining fundraiser for Lenny Curry – This weekend, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be delivering the spring commencement for Jacksonville University and helping mayoral candidate Lenny Curry raise campaign money for the May 19 general election. […]

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In The News: Texas Gov. Supports Florida, Tebow to Return to NFL, UF Hopes for $20 Million, Cold Case Needs Help

By on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he supports Rick Scott’s decision to sue feds over Medicaid – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he supports Florida and Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to sue the federal government over Medicaid. Last week Scott announced […]

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UF Football Player Arrested, FAMU Hazing Trial Continues, Search For Missing Boy, Medical Marijuana Decisions

By on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

UF Football Player Arrested for Armed Robbery – University of Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson was arrested Saturday afternoon for his alleged roll in an armed robbery at a Gainesville apartment complex. Ocala Star-Banner FAMU fatal hazing trial continues against 3 […]

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In The News: Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged, Gyrocopter Draws Attention, Lawsuit Filed Against Winston, Sunshine Law Violations To Be Mediated

By on April 17th, 2015 | Last updated: April 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Florida jobless rate remains unchanged; Rick Scott touts job gains – Florida’s unemployment rate came in at 5.7 percent for the month of March, which is down .8 percent since last year. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures […]

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In The News: Scott to Sue Over Obamacare, Red Light Cameras Lose in Court, Ocala Ranks High In Foreclosure Rates, Florida Man Lands Gyrocopter on US Capitol Lawn

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Hardball – Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its efforts to force Florida to accept provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The […]

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