Category Archives: In the News

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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In The News: Low Stone Crab Harvest, Income Tax Deadline Today, Stripper School Shut Down, Proposed Medical Marijuana Changes

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Pinched for claws: Another modest stone crab harvest has scientists worried about future – With a month left in stone crab harvesting season, lower populations are to blame for increased prices. A small-sized portion of the crab can set a […]

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In The News: Gov. Scott Cuts Public-School Testing, Lincoln Assassination Examined, “Python Challenge” Returns, Disney Speedway Death

By on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Scott signs bill to cut testing in public schools – The governor said he’d do more “to make sure Florida Students are not over tested.” Orlando Sentinel Lincoln’s assassination remembered – Illinois historians are restoring one of America’s lost treasures: […]

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In The News: Florida v. Georgia Water Case, Russia Missile Sales to Iran, Gainesville Man Hit by RTS Bus, Florida Governor in California

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Confidentiality in Florida v. Georgia Water Case – An order providing for confidential talks among Florida against Georgia over water use will be issued by an official appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to oversee the lawsuit. Saint Peters Blog […]

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In The News: Saarinen Preserve Opens, SpaceEx To Launch Rocket Monday, “Fresh From Florida” breaks records, Marco Rubio Running For Presidency

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

Opening Ceremony Held For Saarinen Preserve in Newberry Sunday – Arthur Saarinen cut a thick red ribbon Sunday marking the opening of the Saarinen Preserve in Newberry on Sunday. The ceremony was held by The Alachua Conservation Trust and AmeriCorps […]

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In The News: SeaWorld Sued, U.S. and Cuba Meet To Discuss Relations, Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy, Gainesville Man Shot

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

SeaWorld faces second proposed class action lawsuit over orca treatment – SeaWorld is facing its second class action lawsuit in recent months. The new lawsuit focuses specifically on the Florida SeaWorld and focuses on the conditions and treatments of the orca whales. Orlando […]

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In The News: Shark-Eating Bobcat Goes Viral; Shooting Raises Calls for Police Body Cameras; Festival Brings Creators and Innovators Together; Class Size Controversy May End

By and on April 8th, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Photo of Shark-Eating Bobcat in Florida Goes Viral – A Florida man said he captured the encounter Monday: a bobcat emerging from the surf with a shark in its jaws. However, some have raised questions over the authenticity of the […]

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In The News: Woman Allowed to Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook, Snowden Statue Removed from NYC Park, Jury Deliberates Boston Bomber’s Fate, Florida Supports Medical Marijuana in Poll

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Woman can use Facebook to serve divorce papers – Brooklyn nurse Ellanora Baidoo received approval to serve her husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message. A judge approved Baidoo’s request after her husband refused to make himself available to be […]

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