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12 min ago | Sunshine State News

George Sheldon, Perry Thurston Bogged Down in Last Days of Dem AG Primary

While there are some interesting legislative contests, this is an underwhelming primary season in Florida and it starts at the top.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Tallahassee, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

'Food-Raiser' Benefits the Elderly in Need

Elder Care Services in Tallahassee says there's been a high demand from the elderly in need of food over the summer.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

JD Journal

Investigation Into Death of Law Professor Dan Markel Ongoing

Summary: Dan Markel was found shot to death one month ago at his Betton Hills home.

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Related Topix: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Palm Beach Post

Redistricting fight goes back before judge to settle

Lawyers for voters' groups will square-off today against those representing the Republican-led Legislature and elections officials over a proposed new congressional district map and election timetable now in the hands of a Leon County judge.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

Leon Residents Could See Tax Increase

"I love Gilchrist, it's been a good school to my daughter, but yes, if the money can be used for children, it should be used for the children," said Gilchrist parent Melinda Walker.

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Washington County News

Judges wrap up West Pittman political series

Political candidates for Circuit Judge 14th Judicial Circuit Jim Fenson, Shalene Grover and Gerard M. Virga, Jr. were the last to speak in a three part series of political forums at West Pittman Baptist Church in Westville on Aug. 16. Fenson began the introductions, saying that he was born and raised in Port St. Joe, attended the Auburn University ... (more)

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Related Topix: Auburn University, Port St. Joe, FL, Blountstown, FL, Panama City Beach, FL

WCTV Tallahassee

Missing Juvenile: Aubrianna Brown

Aubrianna was last seen on May 8, 2014, in the 2400 block of Roberts Avenue at around 3:00 pm.

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Related Topix: Gadsden County, FL, Duval County, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

New Website Shows Potential Tax Money Spending

There's a new website to show where millions of Leon County tax dollars will go if voters approve a sales tax extension this November.

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WCTV Tallahassee

Know the School Bus Safety Rules

Gadsden County bus driver Tyrone Davis has safety checks he does before driving.

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Related Topix: Gadsden County, FL, Tampa, FL

WCTV Tallahassee

Back to School Pictures 2014

Today was the first day of school in Leon County and we asked for pictures of your students as they head back to the classroom! Thanks to all of our viewers for their back to school pictures! They can be seen on the slideshow above and maybe on one of our newscasts.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Judge rules George Sheldon eligible for attorney general primary

A Leon County circuit judge ruled Friday that George Sheldon has no residency issues that disqualify him from running and serving as Florida attorney general.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Florida, Tallahassee, FL

Capital Soup

Ruling: Sheldon Meets Residency Requirement

Chief Judge Charles A. Francis of the Circuit Court in Leon County ruled Friday that George Sheldon meets all constitutional requirements to serve as attorney general of Florida.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Election supervisors' plan may help GOP-Legislature in redistricting fight

Florida election supervisors are close to finalizing a plan to be submitted to a judge Friday that says they would need almost five months to hold special elections in congressional districts redrawn this week by the Republican-led Legislature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Democrat, Florida

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

Hurricane Charley Anniversary

Porter Chandler of Tallahassee Homes says because of Hurricane Charley, the Florida building code has stronger practices to keep homes safe.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tallahassee, FL

AkiPress

12:20 Kazakhstani gets arrested in U.S. as she "attacks" pregnant woman - MFA

A citizen of Kazakhstan Assiya Kushenova has been arrested in the United States for "attacking the pregnant woman," press secretary of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Nurzhan Aytmahanov issued a comment on the situation.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Orlando Weekly

Map quest: More on the redistricting ruckus

Perhaps the law should be revised to limit the amount of sides their polygon can have .

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Palm Beach Post

Voters' groups urge judge to do own mapmaking, saying Legislature failed

The Republican-led Legislature's latest attempt to draw congressional district boundaries is set to go to a judge this week, but a voters' coalition said Tuesday that it only continues to take an approach already ruled unconstitutional by the court.

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Capital Soup

Aug. 16 Deadline Approaches for Consumers to File a Claim in Penny Auction Settlement

Attorney General Pam Bondi is encouraging customers of Arrow Outlet, LLC, a penny auction website, to file a claim before Aug. 16. Earlier this summer, Attorney General Bondi's Office obtained $425,000 for consumer restitution through a settlement with Arrow Outlet, resolving allegations that Arrow used programming code to deceive consumers ... (more)

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

WESH-TV

Florida redistricting map gets final approval

Lawmakers passed new congressional districts on nearly party-line votes in the House and the Senate on Monday, sending the map back to the courts as early voting opened in some counties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida, Orlando, FL

The Florida Times-Union

Duval County one step closer to putting court records online

The public may soon be able to look at court records online anywhere it wants without having to pay $1 per page.

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Related Topix: Duval County, FL

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