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In The News: Potential Florida Tax Cuts For Communications, UF Student Death Confirmed, State of the Union Address With Florida Same-sex Couple As Guests

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Gov. Rick Scott Pushing Tax Cut For Cellphones, Cable TV – Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to save Floridians more than $40 a year by calling on state legislators to cut the state taxes on communication services. Ocala Star Banner UF Student […]

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In The News: Scott’s Inauguration Tops $1 Million, Colorado Theater Shooting Trial Starts, Teenage Sweethearts Arrested In Florida, Obama Approval Rating Rises

By on January 19th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 11:02 am

Final tally for Rick Scott’s inaugural tops $1 million – Corporate donors gave more than $1 million to Gov. Rick Scott’s inauguration, according to a report released Friday by the Republican Party of Florida. Saint Petersblog  Jury selection to begin in […]

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In The News: Man Guilty Stabbing Orlando DJ, Obama and Cameron Meet, 2014 Hottest Year Yet, Florida Coalition Fights For More Solar Power

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Jury finds man guilty of first-degree murder for stabbing a popular Orlando DJ – Today an Orlando jury convicted a 35-year-old man of first-degree murder, who said he was acting out of self-defense, for stabbing a popular DJ at a downtown […]

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In The News: Medical Marijuana Legislation, BP Oil Spill, Charter Schools, Robert Corchado Sentencing

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dept. of Health proposes selection committee to award Charlotte’s Web licenses – In advance of its Feb. 4 medical marijuana policy meeting, the Department of Health drafted a proposal of how to implement the Charlotte’s Web law. The draft lays […]

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In The News: Texas Bus Hits Train, Man Caught Smuggling 94 iPhones, Obama Pitches Fast Internet, Mold Afflicts Local Complex

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

At least 10 killed when prison bus strikes train in Texas – At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided […]

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In The News: Crew Leaves U.S. Segment Of Space Station, Florida Cabinet Approves Conservation Land Purchase, Ponte Vedra Library Features Orchestra Music For Children

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 10:07 am

Officials: Problem in space station poses no danger to crew – The six-person crew isolated the U.S. segment of the International Space Station after a possible ammonia leak. Even though NASA has not confirmed the leak, the teams are safe […]

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In The News: Orange County OKs Funding For Cop Body Cams, Jeb Bush Endorses Jax Mayoral Candidate, Scott Proposes Education Funds

By on January 13th, 2015 | Last updated: January 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Sheriff Demings to discuss body camera funding with commissioners – Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings is ready to commit his office to body-camera technology following the “paradigm shift in modern day law enforcement.” Commissioners approved $476,000 in unused funds to […]

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In The News: FSU Launching Winston Campaign, Two Guns Found In Car With Jets Player, Animal Kingdom On Worst Zoos, Central Command Social Media Hacked

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

FSU To Mount Aggressive PR Campaign In Wake Of Jameis Winston Case – The school’s Board of Trustees has announced plans to begin an aggressive campaign to defend its handling of the Winston investigation and Title IX lawsuit. Saint Petersblog […]

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In The News: Tampa Health Care Company Joint Venture, Scott Proposes Boost In Education Budget, Cuban Political Prisoners Released, Zimmerman Arrest Report

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Nonprofit Health Care Company Unveils Joint Venture – A joint venture between Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital aims to provide health services outside of the hospital. This includes an outpatient medical center, a home care agency and a hospice. […]

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In The News: Miami Joins Police Camera Debate, Machen Leaves UF, F.B.I. Investigates Teen’s Death, Kerry Moderates Middle East

By and on December 15th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

Miami-Dade shine light on police camera issues – Public opinion and elected officials both agree to join the national wave of police agencies mandating the miniature surveillance cameras. Though, the central debate surrounds when the camera should be on and […]

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