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In The News: Businesses Benefit Low Gas Prices, Woman Arrested After Bogus 911 Call, Gov. Scott Declares November ‘Hire A Veteran Month’

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Small businesses are saving money on gasoline due to lower prices and spending that money elsewhere. A Gainesville woman was arrested for making a fake 911 call reporting that she had been shot. Rick Scott declared November as “Hire a Veteran” month on Veteran’s Day. The state university system is beginning to examine aspects of college affordability as a response to a request for more financial aid and cuts in Bright Futures.

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Florida Studies College Affordability, Owl Terrorizes Neighborhood, November Beneficial for Veterans, Ex-Waldo Police to Sue

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Florida begins study on college affordability – Marshall Criser, chancellor of the Florida university system, and his staff has begun to study the affordability of the university system. According to Criser, college affordability comprises of tuition, state financial support and [...]

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In The News: Free Parks Admission Tuesday, Hernando Today Closing Its Doors, Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Group Advocates For Body-Mounted Cameras

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Free admission to state parks offered Tuesday – Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday Florida’s state parks will be admission-free on Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. More than 170 parks are participating, including veteran memorials like Orman House Historic State Park’s Three [...]

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Faella Faces 30 Years, Mother Survives 45 Minutes Without pulse, 48 Nigerian High Schoolers Killed, $345 Million Spent Florida’s Elections

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

Marcus Faella’s sentencing today in American Front terrorism case – The head of the neo-Nazi American Front, Marcus Faella, faces up to 30 years in prison. The 41-year-old is accused of teaching firearms and hand-to-hand combat kills to followers preparing [...]

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In The News: 10 Things to Know, Election Brings New GOP, March of Dimes Gives Florida ‘D,’ Search for Quad Amputee Continues

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

10 Things to know for today – Ten pieces of news that people will be talking about today, including GOP victory, Jerusalem tensions with Israeli government, AC/DC drummer charged with hiring hitmen and the Country Music Awards. St. Augustine Record Election [...]

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In The News: Quad Amputee Called Person Of Interest, Pregnant Woman Raped, $321-Million Jackpot Claimed, Medical Marijuana Supporters React On Social Media

By on November 5th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 8:29 am

Quad amputee Sean Petrozzino called dangerous person of interest in parents’ deaths – The son of a couple found dead inside their Orange County home has been called a dangerous “person of interest.” A search has been prompted for Sean [...]

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In The News: Vatican Condemns Maynard Case, Most Expensive Florida Election, St. Augustine’s 450th Commemoration, Handwriting Prohibits Voting

By on November 5th, 2014 | Last updated: November 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

Brittany Maynard case: Vatican official calls assisted suicide ‘an absurdity’ – A Vatican official condemned the death of American Brittany Maynard by assisted suicide as an absurdity. Orlando Sentinel Streams of checks from big donors break records in Florida – [...]

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In the News: Blanket-maker Shares Warmth, Close Election Considered Inevitable, Voter Attendance Decides Election, Students Test Revamped Cafeteria Food

By and on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

Homemade and heartfelt, her blankets warm the soul – Debbie Morris’ decade-old hobby of blanket-making helps locals in need keep warm and feel loved. Gainesville Sun Romano: Close Florida elections are just part of our heritage – While some might [...]

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In The News: Man Arrested In Boy Scout Costume, World Trade Center Reopens, New Map Tool Shows Rising Sea Levels, Texting 911 Service Now Available

By and on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Man in Boy Scout costume arrested for resisting officer – A man dressed as a Boy Scout was arrested Saturday morning for resisting police. Eric P. Fagan, 24, caught the attention of the police after his car was facing the [...]

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In the News: New Cancer Treatment, Seniors Support Medical Marijuana, Scott’s Campaign Contribution, UF Negotiates Energy

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

Proton accelerator arrives at Orlando Health – The 58-ton proton accelerator delivers radiation to cancerous tumors and is a more precise treatment than the traditional x-ray techniques. The $25 million project was lifted by crane over the weekend and is [...]

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