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Single-parenting on the rise

A study done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows the United States has a high rate of single-parenthood. According to the study the U-S has the highest rate with single parents raising 25% of children. Though the economy is causing much financial strain on single-care-givers and families, …

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Storms create need for blood donations

The images of the damage from tornadoes in Georgia, Alabama and other southern states have moved people to find ways of helping those affected. One major need is the blood supply in Alabama. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, in a news release, said there is a critical need for blood donations. …

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Celebrating the royal wedding right here in Gainesville

If you don’t have the time or monetary resources to fly overseas to England to watch the royal wedding, one local pub has a solution. Queen’s Arms Pub owner and manager Jenny Nanson says they’ll be having a viewing party and the fesitivities won’t just be in the early morning. …

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State senators tackle class size issue

The State Senate has approved a bill which would loosen limits on class sizes. It would reduce the number of core courses covered by class size requirements from 849 to 304. The bill now moves on to the House for voting.

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President plans visit to tornado ravaged South

President Barack Obama will travel to those areas hit hardest by a wave of tornadoes yesterday. White House officials say Obama will visit Alabama on Friday and also meet Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. More than 200 are dead in five states from the deadliest tornadoes in nearly 40 years.

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Homosassa doctor arrested for drug trafficking

Officials seized 9,000 hydrocodone pills on Tuesday from the offices of Doctor Gordon Bunker in Homosassa. Law enforcement officials say they believe he has dealt close to 300,000 since 2005. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Sargeant Justin Ferrara says hydrocodone is not as closely monitored as some other drugs. Bunker is …

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Brush fire near Cape Canaveral

A brush fire has broken out at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The fire started earlier this afternoon about three miles from the space shuttle Endeavor’s launch pad. NASA officials say the fire shouldn’t interfere with the shuttle’s launch, which is scheduled for Friday.

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