Category Archives: Florida

Why There Aren’t Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies in North Florida

By and on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:32 am

The Girl Scouts have added a new gluten-free option to the cookie lineup, but Florida isn’t one of the 20 regions in the United States who are in the test markets.

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Booming Home Sales in Northeast Florida

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Northeast Florida sees an increase in home sales in 2013. Increase is credited in part to lower unemployment rates.

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Gun rights group sues the University of Florida over gun rules

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

After successfully suing a Florida university over a ban on guns in vehicles, a gun rights group has turned to the University of Florida and its ban on guns in dorms.

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North Central Florida Gas Prices Rise with National Propane Shortage

By on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Gainesville residents and businesses see the effects of a national gas shortage.

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Lake City Shooting Suspect Turns Herself In

By on January 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: January 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm

A woman was suspected of pistol whipping and shooting her husband before disappearing Monday night has turned herself in late Wednesday.

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Florida Bill Proposes Allowing Beer Tastings in Stores

By on January 17th, 2014 | Last updated: January 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

A Florida Bill could bring craft beer tastings to grocery stores alongside wine tastings.

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Cave divers defend sport after deaths at Eagle’s Nest Sink

By on January 11th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Controversy regarding whether to close the Eagle’s Nest Sink or not is stirring after a fatal cave-diving accident between a father and son.

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Farm Bill cuts may affect Florida SNAP Education

By on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

Cuts to the Farm Bill by Congress will threaten SNAP-Ed programs in Florida schools.

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Federal Judge Strikes Florida Drug Test For Welfare Applicants

By on January 1st, 2014 | Last updated: January 1, 2014 at 8:48 am

A federal court struck a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing. Gov. Rick Scott has vowed to appeal the ruling.

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As Florida Gun Debate Swirls, Massad Ayoob Explains ‘Reasonable Fear’ In Gun Safety Courses

By on December 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

Massad Ayoob, or Uncle Mas, as his pupils call him, is an NRA lifetime member, firearms instructor, part-time police officer, and self-defense expert. He started the second day of a 40-hour lesson on self-defense with a speech that waxed philosophical.

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