By Paige Kauffman on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
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By Serina Braddock on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:31 am
Gov. Rick Scott must act by midnight on campaign finance, ethics and alimony – The measures would ban permanent alimony in Florida, expand the powers of the Commission on Ethics and make changes to campaign finance laws. Scott must sign, […]
By Kelsey Meany on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs law restricting drones – Florida Gov. Rick Scott hassigned a plan into action protecting the state from survellience by drones. CNN Alachua County Sheriff’s Office have found the body of missing woman Debra Neal, 54 […]
By Joe Lancos on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.
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By Fernanda Ponce on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Mayoral election runoff Tuesday; gas prices down; Gov. Scott awards Tebow ‘Great Floridian'; NC university shooting investigated; Maduro wins Venezuelan presidency.
By Charlene Ochogo on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The House has proposed a $1,400 pay raise for state employees. The Senate has proposed a 3 percent pay raise for state employees. Members of the House and Senate will have until early May to reach a final decision on the state’s new budget. If passed, the pay raise would take effect Nov. 1.
By Casey Christ on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to keep an injunction against a 2011 Florida program requiring government assistance applicants to be drug tested.
By Elle Newbold on February 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:15 am
The “stand your ground” law will not be overturned, but Gov. Rick Scott’s Citizen Safety Task Force made recommendations for change in a report released Friday.
Hernando County reopens 20 year-old murder case – Twenty years after 12-year-old Jennifer Odom’s body was found in Hernando County, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Department is assigning a full-time detective to the case. The case was originally featured on NBC’s […]
By Wade Millward on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.