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In The News: Man Arrested For Boston Marathon Scare, Missing Toddler Found in Arcade Machine, Teacher Accused of Ordering Student Attack, U.S. Representative Introduces ‘Max Tax’

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Man arrested after backpacks left near site of Boston Marathon finish line – Boston police took an unidentified man into custody after two suspicious backpacks were left lying on the street near the Boston Marathon finish line. The police safely [...]

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In The News: $1.2 Billion FL Surplus, Appeals Court Filibuster Ruling, Tsarnaev Asks for Dropped Charges, Obama Administration Announces Job Grants

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 10:14 am

Fla. legislators push for millions in spending – A projected surplus of $1.2 billion, coming from cut budgets and raised taxes, will allow Florida legislators to fund a variety of projects, including SkyRise Miami, an Ocala livestock pavilion and a [...]

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In The News: Coast Guard Unloads $110M Cocaine Load, KFC Offering Chicken Corsages, Sink Will Not Run Against Jolly, Authorities Searching Chassahowitzka for Missing Local Pilot

By on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Coast Guard unloads $110 million worth of cocaine at its Miami Beach base – The United States Coast Guard unloaded 3,300 kilograms of cocaine at its Miami Beach port. The load, worth $110 million in wholesale value, was recovered in [...]

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In The News: Driver Appears in Court, Ukraine Asks for Troops, FCAT Starts for Last Time, Five Bears Killed

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado in court today – Orlando Sentinel – Day care hit-and-run driver Robert Corchado’s bail will remain at $100,000 despite him being a “severe threat” to flee the country. The crash killed a 4-year-old girl. [...]

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In The News: White Supremacist Kills 3, Seminole Woman Survives Bear Attack, Mother Accused in Infant Deaths

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

Suspected white supremacist held in Kansas Jewish center shootings – Three people were killed on Sunday after a 73-year-old white supremacist opened fire on two Jewish community facilities. The suspect was seen shouting “Heil Hitler” on camera upon his arrest. [...]

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In The News: WESH Dish standoff resolved, Clinton Backs Crist, Rise in Bible Antagonism, Pennsylvania School Stabbing

By on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

WESH Dish standoff resolved – NBC and CW lineups are expected to return to normal because the standoff between Dish Network and Hearst Television affiliates has been resolved. Hearst owns NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 and CW affiliate WKCF-Channel 18 . Orlando [...]

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Alachua School Budget , US Pork Prices Rise, Abortion Bill Moves Forward, Autistic Children and Disney, Medicare’s Excessive Pay

By on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

Local schools could lose $5 million in state funding  – Alachua County Public Schools could potentially lose $5 million in their budget due to a district reporting error. The Gainesville Sun US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs [...]

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In the News: Homeowner Shoots Intruder, Alachua County Receives Grant Help Mentally Ill, UF Search for Machen’s Successor, UConn Wins NCAA Championship

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

Cops: Winter Haven homeowner fatally shot intruder – A homeowner in Winter Haven shot and killed an intruder who was breaking into his family’s home. Even after firing a warning shot, the intruder continued to break in. Police said the [...]

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In The News: Times Surveys State Lawmakers, Nine Dead in Weekend Crashes, Man Started Fire to get Rid of Bugs, Lawmakers seek to Draw Medical Tourists

By on April 7th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Lawmakers Seek to Draw Medical Tourists to Florida – The Florida House and Senate want to pump $5 million into efforts to promote Florida’s healthcare system. The efforts aim to make Florida a destination for people around the world seeking medical [...]

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In The News: Olympian Takes Stand in Trial, Signals Found in Jet Search, Man Tried Eye-Gouging, Two Die Filming Movie

By on April 7th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

Pistorius testifies, apologizes to girlfriend’s family – Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympian accused of murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013, took the stand Monday in his murder trial. He apologized to her family and maintained that the shooting was [...]

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