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Category Archives: Florida
By Associated Press 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.
By Daniela Guzman 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.
By Heather van Blokland on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 10:42 am
More consumers are accepting of controversial genetically modified food, according to a new study by University of Florida’s IFAS Extension on consumer attitudes towards genetically modified food.
By Carla Bayron on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 9:50 am
Proud adoptive families watched as their pets-to-be received AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificates at the The Paws On Parole 30th Academy Graduation ceremony on Friday morning.
By Joel Sebastianelli on December 10th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Nearly 150 years after the Battle of Olustee, there’s a new Civil War conflict between supporters and detractors of a proposed Union soldier memorial at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, the site of Florida’s biggest Civil War battle.
By Jorge Perez on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am
Marion County Sheriff’s Office joins in on the efforts of helping local food pantries.
By Trevor Sikkema on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm
A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.
By Jaime Sloane on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm
Camp Blanding military base in Starke will be undergoing two safety system upgrades thanks to funds from a grant. The upgrades are to be completed by 2014.
By Taryn Bray on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Florida is the first state to win three National Gold Medals for Excellence from the National Recreation and Park Association.