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In The News: Rubio Plans To Boost Economy, Airplane Disappearance Not Likely Terror, Florida City Fighting To Stay On Map, Gainesville Election Today, National Merit Finalists In Alachua

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Feb 26, 2015: Afternoon News In 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


Foster Home Changes

New Bill Would Cut Back On Group Foster Homes

A new bill in the Florida State Senate would reduce the amount of time foster kids can stay at group homes. Some local foster care advocates believe there may be unintended consequences of removing the option for group home care.


Pilot Shortage

Pilot Shortage Brings New Students To Local Aviation Schools

A pilot shortage is prompting an effort to increase aviation training, particularly among international students. Pilots are required to retire by 65 and new regulations are resulting in longer training periods.


Marion County Teacher Speaks Out Against FSA Test

Ocala elementary school teacher Jeanelle Wellhoner apologized Sunday in an open letter in the Ocala Star-Banner. She said her students would fail due to the teaching styles advocated by Common Core.


In The News: State Seeks Death Penalty In Tampa Murder, FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Jonchuck Found Mentally Incompetent For Trial, Former House Speaker Sues State

State seeks death penalty for Granville Ritchie in slaying of Tampa 9-year-old – Prosecutors filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 9-year-old girl. Prosecutors will need to […]


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