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Tis the Season to Give, But Floridians Are Largely Scrooges With Their Time

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

While volunteerism rates in Florida may still be ranked relatively low, people like Bill and Verna Brown try to change that by gathering food and help by giving it out to the rural areas in North Central Florida.

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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: December 2, 2014 at 3:24 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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