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In The News: App Detects Dishonesty, Shooting Victim Stable, Governor’s Race Tied, Fugitive Captured in Penn.

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  Orlando Sentinel – Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in hazing of Robert Champion – Today, a jury found Dante Martin guilty of manslaughter of Robert Champion and could face up to 22 years in prison. He was [...]

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In The News: Tourists Taking Selfies With Bears, Central Florida Schools Attempt Reading Records, Gainesville To Regulate Uber, Giants Win World Series

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 9:52 am

Seriously people, stop taking ‘selfies’ with bears – The U.S. Forest Service has issued a warning to Lake Tahoe tourists who have been approaching local bears to take selfies and photos with the animals. Officials say they will be forced [...]

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In The News: Teacher Killed In Car Crash, Sen. Nelson Cracks Down On Air-Bags, Violence In Jacksonville

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

Jacksonville Elementary School Teacher Killed in Car Crash – Bloneva Palmer, a Jacksonville elementary school teacher, died in a head-on car crash on Tuesday. The 27-year-old was killed when John Groves, 31, crossed the center line on A1A in Jacksonville [...]

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In The News: Washington School Shooting Victim Dies, Gov. Scott Awards Millions In Aid, New CDC Guidelines For Ebola Healthcare Workers

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Washington school shooting claims another victim – One of four people shot when a gunman opened fire in a Washington high school cafeteria has died, bringing the death toll to two people. The shooter killed one person at the scene [...]

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In The News: Facebook Changing Journalism, Jacksonville Debates Human Rights, Gas Prices Lowest Since 2010

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 12:35 pm

How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism – Thirty percent of adults get their news from social media, and Facebook plays a large role in driving traffic to news sites. The trend is an “unbundling” of journalism; [...]

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Oct. 24, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

By and on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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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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