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In The News: Bill Proposes Mandatory High School CPR Training, Winter Storm Affects Orlando Flights, Ringling Bros. Circus Phasing Out Elephant Act, Lawmakers Propose Ending Speed Traps

By on March 5th, 2015 | Last updated: March 5, 2015 at 3:55 pm

American Heart Association pushes again for CPR education – A senate bill filed in January that aims to require CPR training in Florida high schools has yet to be heard by Republican Sen. John Legg’s education committee.  Legg said he is opposed to […]

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In The News: Sen. Marco Rubio Proposes Reduction In Corporate Taxes, Jacksonville Sheriff Candidates Suggest Changes to Police Force, Volusia Man Shot In Face By SWAT Team Member Dies, Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Will Not Be Charged

By on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio outlines sweeping tax proposal with Utah Sen. Mike Lee – Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio outlined a plan to reduce corporate tax rates. The proposal plans to consolidate corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 25 percent […]

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In The News: Trial Begins Over ACLU, Rubio Presidential Run, Flagler College Has New Scholarship, Hearing For Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, New Rules Manatee Protections

By and on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 10:26 am

Federal trial begins over gay-straight alliance club – The trial over the Lake County school district’s refusal to permit a gay-straight alliance club is set to begin today. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit against the […]

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In The News: State Seeks Death Penalty In Tampa Murder, FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Jonchuck Found Mentally Incompetent For Trial, Former House Speaker Sues State

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

State seeks death penalty for Granville Ritchie in slaying of Tampa 9-year-old – Prosecutors filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 9-year-old girl. Prosecutors will need to […]

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In The News: Parasite Found In Florida Snails, FSU Students Accused Of Rape, Florida Officers Under Investigation, Massachusetts Man Sells Snow, New Standardized Tests Create Controversy

By and on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Dangerous Parasite Found In South Florida Snails – The rat lungworm parasite has been detected in three more snail species that infest South Florida, according to a study by the University of Florida. While the parasite only poses a threat to […]

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In The News: Fireball Sightings, Sea Rise Evidence, Tobacco Lawsuits Reach Settlement, 3 Arrested Plotting to Join Islamic State

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Fireball sightings with booms heard in Florida – This past weekend, over 150 sightings of a fireball were reported in areas of north central Florida. According to the American Meteor Society, scientists believe a meteor caused the phenomenon. WFLA News […]

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In The News: ‘American Sniper’ Killer Convicted, Southwest Airlines Skips Inspections, Owners Forced Out Of Homes, Former Gov. Crist’s Sister Dies

By and on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 10:24 am

‘American Sniper’ Jury Finds Ex-Marine Guilty of Murder – Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was convicted Tuesday for killing Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” and another man. He received a life sentence without parole. The New York Times […]

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In The News: Clearwater Beach Hilton Sold, Florida Teachers Union On Exam Suspension, California Train Derails, St. Johns County Sees Increase In Sex Offenders

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Clearwater Beach Hilton sells for $134 million – A Kentucky-based group named Columbia Sussex Corp. of Crestview Hills is the new owner of the Clearwater Beach Hilton after closing a $134 million deal. Tampa Bay Times Teachers union: Scott testing […]

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In the News: Manatees Freed, Lake County Schools Fine Lessened, Bondi Silent On Immigration, News Outlets Sue Gov. Scott, Florida Senators Worth $144 Million

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

Rescuers in Florida free 19 manatees stuck in drain – Rescue workers help return 19 manatees stuck in a storm drain to the Indian River Lagoon system. Orlando Sentinel Lake County Schools fine for class size drops – Lake County Schools […]

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In The News: Use of Conservation Money Discussed, Marijuana Legislation Gains Support, SeaWorld Ends Guest Dolphin Feedings, Florida Meteor Reported

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Governor Rick Scott Will Discuss Billions Allocated For Conservation – After Florida votes approved Amendment 1, which gave billions for conservation, Gov. Rick Scott and legislation must determine how the money will be spent. The Gainesville Sun Marijuana Fight In […]

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