Tag Archives: Florida News

Alachua County Commissioner Proposes E-cigarette Regulations

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson is drafting an ordinance to place regulations on e-cigarettes, a nicotine-vapor-based alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The regulations would include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

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What You Should Know About Human Trafficking in Florida

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center found that Florida is the third largest state for human trafficking with victims coming from all regions of Florida.

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(Updated) Who Stole Hawthorne’s School Buses?

By and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

In the end, the school buses stolen in Alachua and Flagler counties earlier this school year essentially just switched places. Now, after a two-month absence, they’re back where they belong.

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Meet The Artists At The Downtown Festival And Art Show

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

The 32nd annual Fall Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists to Gainesville from around Florida and beyond.

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In The News: Tuberculosis in Seminole High, 77 Hospitals Penalized by Medicare, Sinkholes in Dunedin, Police Release DUI Video of Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

77 Florida hospitals fall short in Medicare’s quality rating program – Out of 159 hospitals in Florida, 88 are receiving bonuses while 77 are paying penalties to Medicare. Miami Herald Police video shows Broward judge during DUI arrest – – [...]

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Florida Parks Bring in Money, Visitors From Across the Country

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

Florida Parks, including the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, serve as more than just a landscape, bringing about $1.2 billion to local Florida Economies.

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Florida Bill Could Raise Speed Limit on Interstates, Highways

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

A new bill proposed by two Florida senators could push the speed limit on highways and interstates up by 5 miles per hour.

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Hernando County Approves Redesign of Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Plans

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

A unanimous vote by the Hernando County Commission approved plans for Hernando County Utilities to redesign plans to expand current wastewater treatment plant. The redesign will cost about $300,000, said Susan Goebel-Canning, the director of environmental services.

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YMCA Begins Cutting Programs After Bankruptcy, Leans on Community Support

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the North Central Florida YMCA Wellness Center must determine which programs to cut to start generating badly needed revenue.

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Florida Mugshot Databases Still Up and Running

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Even though Mugshot Databases have undergone public scrutiny, Florida Mugshot Databases are still up and running. Mugshot databases are third party information distributors that give anyone with an Internet connection the ability to view your arrest photos.

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