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Governor Scott Asks FEMA To Help With Hurricane Damages

Gov. Rick Scott has officially requested that the federal government declare Hurricane Hermine a major disaster for the state of Florida and provide funding to cover damages from the storm. On Sept. 20, Scott requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, assist the state of Florida in repairing the …

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University of Miami Student Hurt In Central Park Blast Is Healing

The 19-year-old University of Miami student from Fairfax, Virginia, who stepped on an explosive device in Central Park and lost part of his leg is healing and hopes to return to college, his father said Monday. Connor Golden, who is being treated at a Manhattan hospital, was at the park July 3 with friends when he stepped on a rock covering the explosive.

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High Profile Developer Backs Medical Marijuana Operation

Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm confirmed Wednesday. Odom was sentenced to six months in prison three years ago after pleading guilty in a 2007 scheme to funnel $23,000 in campaign contributions through employees or their family members to a presidential candidate.

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