Tag Archives: Florida

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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Bill To Allow Guns On Florida Campuses Passes First Hurdle

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.

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Concealed Weapons May Be Allowed On College Campuses

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 11:59 am

Concealed weapons are prohibited on college campuses by state law. The Florida House Criminal Justice Committee meets Tuesday to consider allowing concealed-carry permit holders to carry concealed guns on campus.

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Johnny Kormondy Executed For 1993 Murder, Rape

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Johnny Kormondy was executed on Thursday at 8:16 p.m. for the 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, Cecilia. Cecilia McAdams attended the execution along with her in-laws.

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Columbia County Sisters Held In Brother’s Killing To Be Charged As Juveniles

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

Third Circuit State of Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said he will not charge the two Columbia County teenage girls as adults in the slaying of their 16-year-old brother after reviewing their histories in an abusive home.

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Same-sex Couples Celebrate On Historic Day In Alachua County

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.

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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

By on January 6th, 2015 | Last updated: January 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]

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Tis the Season to Give, But Floridians Are Largely Scrooges With Their Time

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

While volunteerism rates in Florida may still be ranked relatively low, people like Bill and Verna Brown try to change that by gathering food and help by giving it out to the rural areas in North Central Florida.

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Prisoner Labor Saves Taxpayer Money

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

In exchange for a reduced sentence, some Marion County inmates participate in a prison work program. The program has produced much of the jail’s infrastructure, saving taxpayers more than $9 million in 2013.

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Cart Program Gives Rural Disabled New Opportunities

By on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.

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