Tag Archives: Florida News

In The News: Child Welfare Funding, Cuban Baseball Players Affect Stadium Funding, Sea Turtles Return to Habitat, Call for Bear Hunt

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

House, Senate settle on $47 million in new money for child welfare – Budget negotiators in Tallahassee approved $47.8 million for child welfare that will go toward the planned $75 million budget. Gov. Rick Scott received about $21 million of [...]

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How Budgets Cuts Are Affecting Putnam County Public Transportation

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Putnam County’s only public transportation system is in danger. Putnam County officials are fighting to save the bus service that provides much-needed rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores and more.

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In The News: Floridians Wait on BP Buyouts, FSU Engineering School, Disney Offers Workers Raise, Craft Brews in Danger

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

4 years later, thousands await BP payouts – Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and individuals have filed claims in Florida and are still waiting on reimbursement. Out of the 55,000 claims filed in [...]

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.

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Gainesville Software Startup Competes for Innovation Prize

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

Gainesville-based Kinwa Inc.’s Bubble app is one of four final contestants in the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s $50,000 contest.

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Gainesville Midwifery School Aims to Double Enrollment As Home Births Increase

By on April 5th, 2014 | Last updated: April 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

The school is one of nine nationally accredited direct-entry midwifery schools in the country.

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Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies At 85

By , and on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, recognized for bringing transparency to Florida politics, died Thursday morning.

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Governor Scott Swears in New Lieutenant Governor

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Florida’s new lieutenant governor has officially taken office after he was sworn in Monday morning. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, formerly the Miami-Dade County property appraiser, started the job almost a year after Jennifer Carroll resigned following an Internet gambling controversy. He is the [...]

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In The News: Theme Parks Report Injuries, Death Penalty Rare for Parents, Appliance Tax Holiday, Biometrics in Schools

By on February 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

Universal, Disney report 4th-quarter ride injuries – Universal Orlando reported three cases of people injured or becoming ill while riding Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Walt Disney World reported five injuries – three at the Magic Kingdom. This is [...]

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