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55 min ago | St. Petersburg Times

Florida Standards bringing changes for students, teachers alike

During a training session this summer, fifth-grade teacher Tina Colella came to a realization: Her teaching style relied too heavily on lecturing.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL

4 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

10 Pasco County schools welcome new principals

Sharon Sacco Slusser joined the Pasco County School District as a teacher in 2004.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wesley Chapel, FL, Bayonet Point, FL, Hudson, FL

5 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Dade City officials upset after stopped train wreaks chaos

City officials issued a scathing letter to railroad giant CSX Transportation after a crew abandoned a train, cutting off major intersections and setting off a public safety emergency for Dade City police.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL, Transportation, CSX Transportation, Railroads

12 hrs ago | WDUV-FM Saint Petersburg

Hyundai Recall

A man rests under an umbrella on the north side of the Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach on July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Juno Beach, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, Lake Butler, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

John Green's novels will stay in Wisconsin, Florida schools

"The Fault in Our Stars" writer John Green 's novels were recently challenged by parents in both Wisconsin and Florida.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Books

ABC Action News

5 things you need to know for Wednesday

Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Florida, Tampa, FL, Stroke, Medicine, Health, Hillsborough County, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco elementary teacher charged with DUI

A Pasco County elementary special needs teacher has been charged with driving under the influence and failing to stop at a red light after authorities say she caused an accident early Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Holiday, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

PASCO: Tip leads to major drug bust

Man, girlfriend arrested for guns, drugs The Pasco Sheriff's Office has made a major arrest involving a man for armed drug trafficking.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, FL

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Banned book back on reading list at Fla. school

The book, "Paper Towns" by John Green, disappeared from the list earlier this summer after a parent's complaint about sexual content and language.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bradenton.com

3-year legal challenge to Blake trauma unit dropped

After three years of legal battles aimed at shutting down Blake Medical Center's trauma unit in Bradenton, the fight appears over, Blake officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Manatee County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

PHSC academy instructor, whistle-blower fired

Pasco-Hernando State College on July 17 fired its police academy's instructor coordinator whose complaints launched a recent Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL

DeLand Beacon

Red tide causes large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico

PHOTO COURTESY FWC Bloom - This photo of an algal bloom was taken off Lee County in the Gulf a few years ago.

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Related Topix: Hernando County, FL, Dixie County, FL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bradenton.com

Slammed Florida ratepayers rip Citizens Property spending as 'outrageous'

TALLAHASSEE — Tough rules imposed by Florida’s insurer of last resort are slamming thousands, including a 97-year-old widow losing coverage entirely, but customers see hardball tactics for them and a relaxed attitude for globetrotting brass at state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The company’s chairman paid back travel costs ... (more)

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Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, Switzerland, World News, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Lake Worth, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Free Republic

As number of law school grads rises in Florida, demand drops

Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year and this is what he says: 'Maybe 10 or 20 when it was some place I wanted to work.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Hit-and-run driver slams into young couple and baby

A four-month-old baby boy went flying out of his stroller on Saturday afternoon when a car hit the father and pushed the baby up and out into some bushes.

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Related Topix: Holiday, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

SPC to host forum for judges candidates

The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College will host a candidate forum for those vying for seats on the Sixth Judicial Circuit bench.

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Related Topix: Saint Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Stetson University

News Talk Florida

School Tax Goes Down In Pasco County

Pasco County residents are seeing a drop in school property taxes. Based on preliminary figures presented to the school board.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida's swollen ranks of lawyers scrap for piece of a shrinking legal pie

Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year and this is what he says: "Maybe 10 or 20 when it was some place I wanted to work.

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Related Topix: Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law

St. Petersburg Times

Florida hospitals drop challenges to HCA trauma expansion

The contentious battle over the expansion of trauma care in Florida ended quietly Friday as Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Tampa General and St. Joseph's hospitals dropped their legal challenges against new trauma centers owned by Hospital Corporation of America.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Manatee County, FL

ABC Action News

FDOT says no to noise wall in Pasco neighborhood

The neighborhood fighting to get a barrier built to drown out the sound of I-75 appear to be on the losing side of the battle.

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