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Category Archives: Florida
By Trevor Sikkema on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm
A 2011 bill moving drivers license services to tax collector’s offices went into full effect Thursday in Alachua County.
By Lucas Dolengowski on April 29th, 2013 | Last updated: April 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm
At 4:52 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at 7386 SE 135th St. in Summerfield.
By Jillian Baach on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Hector Picard, a double-armed amputee, doesn’t let his lost limbs keep him from competing. The Ironman competitor inspires others to push through adversity to reach a goal.
By Kathryn Belton on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm
A passed Senate Bill will limit the amount of alimony a spouse can collect through divorce and suggest equal time-sharing as the child custody standard. Provisions will go into effect July 1.
By Leanna Scachetti on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm
In celebration of Earth Day, Americorps is seeking volunteers to help in a marsh preserve shoreline planting project at Yellow River on April 26 and 27. The group is an extension of the mission of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
By Chip Skambis on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm
The Oil Spill Commission Action issued its annual report card Wednesday. The report stated that the Gulf of Mexico is a safer than three years go, but there are still important things to do.
By Ricki Albritton on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm
A USDA report indicated Florida orange production dropped 1 percent this month. Researchers and growers have pointed to citrus greening as the prime culprit.
By Sarah Samuels on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 10:58 am
The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would ban texting while driving if passed by the Florida House of Representatives by May 3.
By Joe Lancos on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.
By Cameron Taylor on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm
In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Florida Senate bill 514 in legislature would allow counties to create independent districts that impose taxes to pay for school safety and mental health services.