Tag Archives: law

House Bill Aims to Protect the Elderly Against Ongoing Fraud Attempts

By on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 11:53 am

For weeks now, a 60-year-old woman has felt the pressure of an increasingly aggressive “IRS officer” calling to demand owed money.

These supposed back taxes are not the first time Valerie Sicher has been targeted by con artists looking to financially exploit her.

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Murderer of 9-Year-Old to be Executed Wednesday

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

Juan Carlos Chavez’s execution by lethal injection is to be held on Wednesday after being convicted of murdering 9-year-old Samuel James “Jimmy” Ryce in1995. A controversial cocktail of drugs will be administered.

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Gun rights group sues the University of Florida over gun rules

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

After successfully suing a Florida university over a ban on guns in vehicles, a gun rights group has turned to the University of Florida and its ban on guns in dorms.

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Florida bill modernizes divorce through capped alimony, equal custody

By on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

A passed Senate Bill will limit the amount of alimony a spouse can collect through divorce and suggest equal time-sharing as the child custody standard. Provisions will go into effect July 1.

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Five little-known facts about daylight saving time

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Why do we set our clocks forward every spring? Here are five points about the practice.

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Florida’s ‘Penn State law’ now in effect; punishes failure to report child abuse

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

The Protection of Vulnerable Persons law went into effect Monday. The law makes failure to report child abuse a felony.

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In the News: FBI reward, presidential debate, American Airlines, Facebook share, illegal immigrant, Florida justices

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

FBI offers $50,000 reward for terrorism suspect Ahmad Abousamra, alleged co-conspirator with Tarek Mehanna – The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of terrorism suspect Ahmad Abousamra, who once lived in Mansfield, Mass., and […]

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New Florida law provides medical amnesty in drug overdose cases

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The Florida law will not penalize those who call for help during a drug overdose, whether witnessed or experienced. This law follows several other 911 Good Samaritan laws across the country.

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Law may limit days for early voting

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

A law being challenged in the Florida federal court could decrease the amount of days to vote early.

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Gainesville food stands looking to serve late night customers

By on May 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

A change to Gainesville city policy may allow mobile food stands to stay open later-until 3 a.m.  Although the current law mandating they close at 10 p.m. is loosely enforced, the extension would solidify food vendors as late night hot […]

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