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In The News: Charlotte’s Web Hearing, Clinton to Visit Miami, Missing Florida Boy Found, Higher Fast Food Wages

By on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Former President Bill Clinton’s visit to Miami harkens back to a fight among Democrats over the 2010 Senate race – Former President Bill Clinton visits Miami, Friday night, in support of Charlie Crist. The last statewide race the former president [...]

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In the News: Campaign Cash in Judicial Races, Police Officers Using Lethal Force, Man Killed By Train Identified, Tampa May Fine Wild House Parties

By and on September 4th, 2014 | Last updated: September 4, 2014 at 11:24 am

High court weighs campaign cash in judicial races – Political Currents – The Florida Supreme Court decided the ban on judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions is constitutional, but appellate courts across the country have taken differing positions.  The Miami Herald Florida [...]

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In the News: St. Petersburg Scientist Seeks Rick Scott’s Approval of Climate Change Plans, Red Light Camera Effectiveness in Question, Charlie Crist Visits Miami for Florida Innovation Focus, Apopka Lifts Sunday Liquor-ban

By on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Cut short by Gov. Rick Scott, climate scientist finishes his thought – St. Petersburg scientist David Hastings asks Rick Scott to navigate the route through a map of fixes in the route for climate change. Hastings calls for more energy-efficient cars, [...]

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In the News: Five-Vehicle Crash on I-4, Medical Marijuana Amendment Proposal, Shooting in Newberry

By and on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Speeding vehicles caused fatal, five-vehicle crash on Interstate 4, OPD says – A five-vehicle crash resulted in one death and two serious injuries on Tuesday. All westbound traffic on I-4 was halted for five hours. Orlando Sentinel Medical marijuana amendment [...]

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In The News: Fla. Arrest Deaths, Governor’s Race Split and Marijuana Support Rising, Gas Prices Falling, Fast Food Wage Strike

By on September 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Florida ranks No. 4 in U.S. for arrest-related deaths – About 400 Americans die every year in police-related incidents. Florida has landed itself a spot in the nation’s top five for arrest-specific deaths with 3.9 fatalities per million. SaintPetersBlog New [...]

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In The News: Hacked Celebrity Photos, Tampa Uber Controversy, Same-Sex Divorce Difficulties

By on September 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

FBI ‘addressing’ hack of celebrity nude photos – Dozens of celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, had their private, nude photos published online, and the FBI is ‘addressing’ the hack. This serious breach of privacy raises concerns over the security [...]

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In The News: Shooting In Orange County, Fla. House Rejects Insurance Option, Gov. Scott Cancels Largo Appearance Due To Severe Weather

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

2 dead in possible drug-related shootings across Orange County – Shootings in the Mall of Millennia and Conroy areas left a man and a woman dead Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Orange County deputies said drug activity has been reported but [...]

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In the News: Pasco Autism Center Gets Reprieve, Florida Senate: 75 MPH Interstate Speed Limit, Florida Woman Injured in Road Rage Incident, Broward Sheriff’s Officers Charged in Ponzi Case, Connecticut Student Killed Apparently Over Prom

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Road rage incident leaves woman injured – The woman was dragged along the road near downtown St. Petersburg after confronting a driver who had been tailgating her. Tampa Bay Times Florida Senate approves raising speed limit to 75 mph on [...]

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In The News – Amazon becomes home of select HBO shows, Gainesville doctor charged with 210 federal counts, St. Augustine opposes seismic testing

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Amazon becomes exclusive online home of select HBO shows – Amazon Prime customers will be able to view some HBO shows and have access to the Internet streaming service HBO Go next month. The companies said they are doing this [...]

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In The News: Child Welfare Funding, Cuban Baseball Players Affect Stadium Funding, Sea Turtles Return to Habitat, Call for Bear Hunt

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

House, Senate settle on $47 million in new money for child welfare – Budget negotiators in Tallahassee approved $47.8 million for child welfare that will go toward the planned $75 million budget. Gov. Rick Scott received about $21 million of [...]

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