In the News: Biden in Florida, education task force tuition limits, Zimmerman judge and more
Katherine Hahn on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: October 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm
VP Biden making Florida stops Wednesday – Joe Biden will be campaigning in Ocala and Sarasota on Wednesday. Bay News 9
Gov. Rick Scott’s higher education task force wants limit on Florida two-plus-two tuition – Scott’s team has agreed to maintain tuition for certain students who enroll in community college for two years and transfer to universities to complete their degrees. The Gainesville Sun
Judge denies request for gag order in George Zimmerman case – A Seminole County circuit judge ruled that Zimmerman, who is charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin, can continue his controversial public relations campaign. Prosecutors argued the website and Twitter account were created to taint the jury. Tampa Bay Times
Superstorm Sandy’s wrath: Deaths, flooding, outages – and no end in sight – Hurricane Sandy hit the coast Monday night, killing at least 29 in the U.S. and leaving millions without power. CNN
Gas pump prices fall in wake of Sandy – Gasoline prices fell by about a penny after Hurricane Sandy caused flooding, power outages and transportation disruption. The Miami Herald
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