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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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Scallop Researchers to Start Underwater Surveying

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Now that the harvesting season is over, researchers are starting underwater studies to determine the state of scallop populations at 10 sites along the west coast of Florida.

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DOC Partners with National Guard, Hires Military Personnel

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Florida Department of Corrections partnered with the Florida National Guard to hire veterans and military personnel who are unemployed. These specialty hiring events last all day and are open to all branches in the Florida National Guard and Reserves.

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‘Pot Predicament’ Forum Fuels Amendment 2 Debate

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

A panel of four met to discuss Amendment 2 and medical marijuana at a Tuesday night forum on the University of Florida Campus. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and former Florida House Speaker John Mills dominated the forum as they debated each other about legislation language and the need for medical marijuana.

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Ocala City Council Repeals ‘Saggy Pants’ Ordinance

By on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 10:32 am

The Ocala City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning saggy pants on city property. The controversial ordinance met with criticism from the NAACP.

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City of Hampton Kicks Off New Era with First Election In About a Decade

By on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The city of Hampton holds its first election in about 10 years today after state lawmakers give local leaders a second chance instead of dissolving the city. Citizens will vote to fill city council seats and approve charter amendments.

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Steve Maynard Named Waldo’s Interim Police Chief

By and on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

The Alachua County Sherriff’s Office has named Acting Captain Steve Maynard as Waldo’s new interim police chief, after the previous chief was accused of enacting illegal ticket quotas.

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Spoof Website Turns Attention to Williston Police Department

By on September 1st, 2014 | Last updated: September 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

National Report, a satirical news website, drew attention to the Williston Police Department after publishing an article about a deal made with Walmart to supply the town with a new, privatized police force. Williston PD pointed out the satirical nature of the story on Facebook.

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Former Waldo Police Chief Accused of Unlawful Ticket Quota

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Former Waldo Police Chief Mike Szabo and current Cpl. Kenneth Smith have been accused of misrepresentation, fraud and enforcing unlawful ticketing quotas among other allegations made by current Waldo police officers.

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