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State prison chief resigns

In December, Florida Governor Rick Scott asked Edwin Buss to head the Florida Department of Corrections. Scott even tasked Buss with spearheading the massive prison privatization effort across South Florida. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, during a Wednesday afternoon meeting, Buss offered his resignation to Scott and he accepted. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BussResigns0824ss.mp3]

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Cuts to UF employee vacation plans off the table

The University of Florida plans to give staff members a 3% raise next month and is no longer persuing a 40-hour vacation-time-cut to pay for it,  that’s according to an e-mail sent today to employees.  Raises and benefit changes for faculty will be discussed later this fall and will start occuring in …

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Sibling fugitives caught in Colorado

The FBI says three fugitive siblings being sought for alleged crimes in Florida and Georgia were captured today in southern Colorado. Authorities say the trio crashed their vehicle on Interstate 25 after a short chase during which they fired shots at their pursuers. 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and …

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Two more victories for former Gator swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte continued to collect gold medals in Shanghai with two World Championship performances on Thursday in both the 200-meter backstroke and as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, bringing his  victory total to four. With two days of competition remaining and at least one event left to swim, …

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