Tag Archives: Florida

Downtown Development Anchors Palatka Revitalization

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

The city of Palatka is revitalizing its downtown through several development projects. At its center is the restoration of four vacant buildings that will contain commercial, residential and retail spaces.

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Roller Derby Dame: When Push Comes to Shove

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.

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Same-Sex Couples Enjoy More Benefits With Marriage Legalization

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida, gay and lesbian couples will now be able to enjoy the benefits of marriage that were not available through civil unions or domestic partnerships.

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Charges Against 11-Year-Old For Brother’s Death Dropped

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

Charges against an 11-year-old girl for the shooting death have been dropped by State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister. Her 15-year-old sister, who police say shot and killed their 16-year-old brother, could still be charged. The girls’ parents are also being investigated.

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Concealed Carry Bill Raises Concerns About Campus Safety

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

A bill making its way through the Florida Legislature would allow anyone with a concealed weapon license can carry his or her weapon legally on a public university campus.

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No-Kill Status In Sight For Alachua County Animal Services

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:27 am

Alachua County Animal Services has been working to reach no-kill status since 2001. Now, they’re only four percent away from their goal.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Reinstating Terror Intelligence And Counterterrorism Unit

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”

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Coyote Encroachment On The Rise In Florida

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

The Florida Wildlife Commission is taking steps to educate urban communities on coyote encroachment. As the canines become more familiar with a city environment, small pets and livestock are at greater risk.

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Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.

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Concerns Over LGBT Youth Suicide Spur Anti-Conversion Therapy Bills

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives could ban the use of conversion therapy, a practice used to change sexual orientation or gender identity, on LGBT minors in Florida.

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