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31 min ago | Orlando Weekly

Will Florida's impending water crisis be addressed by state Legislature?

By the time the 2014 legislative session ends on May 2, the House and Senate will have looked at nearly 1,000 bills each.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Click Orlando

Possible lightning strike ignites fire as severe weather hits Central Florida

AFTER A HUGE FIRE RIP FOR, LIKE, SOMEONE TO GO THROUGH THIS AND TO LOSE EVERYTHING IS JUST SAD.

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Related Topix: Weather, Celebration, FL, Osceola County, FL

CBS Local

Michigan Man Gets 5 Months Prison Time In Florida Wildlife Case

A 35-year-old Michigan man will spend five months in prison after pleading guilty to a wildlife trafficking offense which involved the poaching of baby alligators and more.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Good view of lunar eclipse for S. Florida early birds | Video

Thanks to mostly clear skies, many South Floridians had front-row seat early Tuesday to the first total lunar eclipse of 2014.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

ABC Action News

Florida Poly appoints president

Randy Avent, North Carolina State University's associate vice-chancellor of research development, has been appointed the first president of Florida Polytechnic, the Lakeland university announced Monday.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SFGate

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 15

Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry

Freshnews

RedCap Cruises into San Francisco, Introduces Bay Area to Its Premiere Personal Driver Service

RedCap , a premium personal driver service that offers private transportation via members' own vehicles, is now operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

News Times

After attack, officials kill 5 bears in Florida

After a bear mauled a woman in the driveway of her suburban Florida home, dragging her four feet before she escaped, wildlife officials said Monday that they had killed five of the animals, who had become dangerously accustomed to humans.

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The Miami Herald

Florida lawmakers will re-evaluate funding model for safety net hospitals

With the federal government making clear last week that no new Medicaid money is coming Florida's way, legislators say it's important they re-evaluate a new funding model that safety-net hospitals say will cost them hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, US House of Representatives, Representative Kathy Castor, Florida Government

CBS Local

Bail Set For Man Accused In Florida Day Care Crash

A judge has set bail at $100,000 for a man accused in a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 people at a central Florida daycare center.

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The Miami Herald

Plan would change payments for mental health care

The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the current system to benefit large hospital systems.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

New York Daily News

Man checks out Florida alligator, gets bitten by poisonous snake

A water moccasin bit the 29-year-old man on Alligator Alley, Fla. His girlfriend snapped a picture of it, enabling officials to identify it quickly and stablize him.

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Tallahassee Democrat

Catharine Way: Sorry, Florida, but we're headed to California

Farewell, Florida. My newly retired husband and I are flying to California on one-way tickets.

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St. Petersburg Times

PolitiFact Florida: Crist has changed stance on tuition rates for illegal immigrants

In a statewide election year when both parties are courting Florida's growing Hispanic vote, the Legislature is debating giving in-state college tuition to young illegal immigrants known as "Dreamers."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Florida Government, US News, Illegal Immigration, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Sun Apr 13, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

El Nino would cut odds of a Florida hurricane hit

Odds are increasing that El Nino will emerge by this summer, and that could be a lucky charm for storm-vulnerable South Florida.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Miami Dade County, FL

Examiner.com

Woman mauled by 5 black bears in Seminole County, Florida

Only 10 miles from where another Florida woman was attacked by black bear last year, a 45-year-old Seminole woman was attacked by as many as five black bears that were rummaging through her garage for food.

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Related Topix: Seminole County, FL

St. Augustine Record

Shifting drug smuggling routes brings contraband to Florida

Like a flashback to the cocaine-cowboy days of the 1980s, drug running is making a comeback in Florida, and federal authorities are harnessing new technology to try to catch the smugglers.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Reuters

New commuter rail link ready to roll in central Florida

Central Florida is scheduled to roll out a commuter rail system on May 1 along a major interstate corridor that runs through downtown Orlando, becoming the first new system to open in the United States in three years.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Orlando, FL, us Travel, Travel

WESH-TV

Central Florida's bear season begins

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN CONTACT MELBOURNE POLICE. BE WARNED, FLORIDA'S BLACK BEARS ARE ABOUT TO BE ON THE MOVE.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush participates in a ...

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush participates in a discussion with teachers and administrators at KIPP Academy in northeast Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Jeb Bush

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