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Florida Woman Gets 23 years In NY Killing Of Mother-In-Law

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

A Florida woman was convicted of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law in New York for access to family money. She has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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Police Release 911 Call From Shooting Incident Involving George Zimmerman

By and on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Police released a 911 call today from an incident Monday involving George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was shot at by Matthew Apperson, according to a Lake Mary Police Department press release.

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Florida Cemetery Offers Environmental Burial Options

By on May 8th, 2015 | Last updated: May 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm

North Central Florida Cemetery is the only cemetery in Florida that allows people to be buried on protected land. One of the cemetery’s focuses is being environmentally friendly.

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Thunder Reach Agreement To Hire Florida’s Donovan

By on April 30th, 2015 | Last updated: April 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Florida coach Billy Donovan has agreed to become the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next coach. Donovan replaces Scott Brooks, who was fired last week.

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RISING ABOVE: UF Alumnus Battling Stage 4 Cancer Helps Other Patients ‘Live for Today’

By on April 30th, 2015 | Last updated: April 30, 2015 at 7:13 am

Todd Blake’s life changed when he was diagnosed with cancer during his freshman year at UF. He has since graduated with a 4.0 GPA and has founded an organization to help other young adults battling cancer.

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Beekeeping Certification Gives Florida Inmates Skills For A Second Chance

By on April 29th, 2015 | Last updated: April 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

Seventeen inmates in Lake Butler will be the latest class of certified beekeepers from the the Reception and Medical Center’s Beekeeping Program. The Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Department of Agriculture created the re-entry program for inmates who were about to be released.

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Florida House Abruptly Adjourns Early Over Budget Impasse

By on April 28th, 2015 | Last updated: April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

The annual session of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature came to a halt Tuesday as the House adjourned three days early because of a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion. Bills covering everything from tax cuts to gambling and medical marijuana died as a result.

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Smaller Communities Attracting Young Artists Away From Big City Scenes

By on April 27th, 2015 | Last updated: April 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Some young artists are choosing lesser known locals over popular art hubs. Though many art students continue to follow the dream of making it big in Miami or New York, smaller cities like Gainesville may offer more freedom for less pressure.

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Lawmakers Pass Bill To Aid Craft Brewers, End Growler War

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Senate Bill 186 could end a long war between craft brewers and big beverage distributors over regulation of beer sales. The bill lifts the problematic requirement that craft breweries operate as tourist attractions and allows the breweries to sell beer in the popular 64-ounce, refillable “growler.”

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Bill Passed To Let Child Rape Victims Record Attackers

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

The Florida Legislature is sending Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would let children who are victims or potential victims of rape and other violent acts secretly record their attackers. The bill applies to victims who are under the age of 18.

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