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Category Archives: Florida
By Renee Beninate on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:59 am
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A new senate bill, SB 144, filed on Sept. 4 by Transportation Committee Chairman Jeff Brandes seeks to end red-light camera infractions. North Florida law enforcement officials are concerned about the dangers if the cameras removed.
By Associated Press on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
George Zimmerman’s estranged wife called police officers to her father’s house in Florida Monday, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun.
By Renee Beninate and Jennifer Cole on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm
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The “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” will become effective Oct. 1. Some North Florida law enforcement officials, however, already believe the law will be ineffective.
By Amanda Jackson, Donna Green-Townsend and Natanya Spies on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm
Although the University of Florida’s anthropology department is not involved in the actual excavation, the staff at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory explains the procedure a USF team will use.
By Meghan Pryce on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 8:20 am
An advocacy group for immigration reform stopped in North Florida Tuesday as part of a nearly month-long campaign targeting communities. The Farmworker Association of Florida Inc. has traveled statewide throughout August and September to visit 27 districts from Lake Worth to [...]
By Garrett Bruno and Jordan Albright on September 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 10:29 am
Recent flooding of the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers, in part caused by heavy rainfall, have forced some tubing and canoeing businesses to shutter, residents to evacuate and caused damage to riverside properties.
After rescuing four people from a sinking boat in Cedar Key, the U.S. Coast Guard is reminding boaters on how to stay safe during unexpected weather patterns.
By Forrest Smith on August 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:23 pm
The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Lake Butler says a longtime employee of Pritchett Trucking Company killed himself after fatally shooting his former boss and a coworker and wounding two others.
By Yelena Orrelly on August 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm
SeaWorld is the subject of criticism due to the release of a documentary called “Blackfish,” which questions SeaWorld’s treatment of the captive orcas and its actions after a trainer’s death in 2010. It opens at the Hippodrome later this month.
Former Florida Lieutenant Gov., Current University System Chancellor Frank Brogan Heads To Pennsylvania
By Associated Press on August 7th, 2013 | Last updated: August 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Brogan has been the chancellor of the State University System of Florida since 2009 and, before that, was president of Florida Atlantic University from 2003-2009.