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In The News: Florida Ready For Next Hurricane, Girl Scout Cookies To Be Sold Online, Gov. Rick Scott Hosts Jobs Jamboree Barbecues, Obama Encourages Body Cameras For Police

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Insurers: 9-year calm means Florida is ready for next hurricane – As each hurricane-free hurricane season passes through Florida, the state becomes more financially prepared to face a stronger storm, according to insurers. The state’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is thought to […]

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In the News: Gators Search For New Coach, Missing Ohio Football Player Found Dead, Amazon Robots Increase Productivity, 2016 Marijuana Legislation Underway

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

UF AD Foley Turns Full Attention to Finding Gators Next Football Coach – Will Muschamp’s 2014 season ended with a 6-5 turnout. Now, Jeremy Foley must find his replacement and avoid existing coaches with long-term deals and expensive buyouts. Orlando […]

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In The News: Police Kill One, Fire On Unarmed Man, Two Dead In Volusia, Pothole on I-4, BP Oil Spill Indictment in Jacksonville

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Jacksonville Man Killed By Police In Traffic Stop, Unarmed Man Fired Upon By Police – Leonardo Little was killed after fighting with a police officer during a traffic stop for an expired tag on Monday. Brian Dennison, an un-armed man, […]

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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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