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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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Florida Inches Closer to Other States in Tuition Charged Undocumented Students

By and on May 1st, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Florida may soon offer undocumented students in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, joining the ranks of 20 other states with similar tuition equity laws and policies.

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Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Heavy Rain Event

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties, including Alachua County Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued flood or flash flood warnings in several counties throughout North Central Florida.

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Government Aid Loophole Raises Questions About Efficiency

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

A loophole in Florida’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card program allows eligible cardholders to buy restricted items through the cash-back option at many ATMs and stores.

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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Organic Farming Sustains Popularity Despite High Costs

By on April 17th, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

North Central farmers are straying away from pesticide-filled, genetically engineered foods with an emphasis on organic practices. The number of organic farms has more than doubled in the past two years.

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Bill Would Allow University Foundations to Discuss Research in Private

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

House Bill 115 passed Thursday with a vote of 83-33. The bill proposes the creation of secret meetings, which would be exempt from public records laws, when universities foundations discuss research proposals and money.

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Spreading Distracted Driving Awareness In Florida And Beyond

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Distracted driving was the focus of a recent Interstate 75 campaign. Nationwide efforts are also being made to address this issue.

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Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies At 85

By , and on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, recognized for bringing transparency to Florida politics, died Thursday morning.

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