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Program Gives Foster Youths Chance For More Normal Life

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:05 am

A recent pilot program is making it easier for young people in foster care to earn a driver’s license and insurance for them to achieve a more normal life.

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Police Identify Shooter as FSU Alumnus

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

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Chadwick Banks Executed By Lethal Injection For Double-Murder

By on November 14th, 2014 | Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Chadwick Banks became the 20th person executed under Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The 43-year-old was put to death after being convicted in the 1992 slaying of his wife, Cassandra Banks, as well as the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Melody Cooper. Eighty-nine people have been put to death in Florida since executions resumed in the state in 1979.

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Mount Dora Pastor Attempts To Break Guinness World Record For Longest Speech

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

A Mount Dora pastor may have broken the Guinness World Record for the Longest Speech Marathon. The speech, which lasted over 53 hours, was used to raise money for a local cause.

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MMA Fighter G-Money Victorious Over Cerebral Assassin

By and on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Mixed martial artists Garrett “G-Money” Holeve and David “Cerebral Assasin” Steffan fought on Saturday in Sullivan, Missouri. G-Money defeated his opponent in their much anticipated bout by submission in the second round.

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G-Money: In The Cage With Down Syndrome

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Garrett “G” Holeve has Down syndrome, but his condition isn’t stopping him from pursuing his passion — mixed martial arts. G will face David Steffan on Nov. 8 in a long overdue fight against the odds.

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Paws On Parole Looking To Continue Perfect Adoption Rate

By on October 25th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

The Alachua County Animal Services and Florida Department of Corrections Work Camp is working together with this year’s “Hairy Pawter” dog academy to prepare a new group of house-trained dogs for homes.

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Hog Infestation Halts Historic Airport Runway

By on October 25th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

A hog infestation at Williston Municipal Airport’s grass runway is causing delays in the approval of the runway by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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The Men Behind the Flying Car That Crashed in Marion County

By on October 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

A flying car crashed on Tuesday in Marion County after going on an orientation flight. Two passengers suffered minor injuries but are currently safe.

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Gov. Scott Announced Funding For Final Phase Of Restoration Projects

By on October 8th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced funding for the third and largest phase of early restoration projects to combat the Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill of 2010 on Oct. 7. Although $100 million was allocated to Florida by the Deepwater Horizon […]

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