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3 hrs ago | WHAS11

Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Casey Anthony

3 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

3 hrs ago | KFVS12

Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'

1, 2014. . Actor Viggo Mortensen poses for portraits during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

7 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For September 2

Lee County schools Superintendent Nancy Graham will make the request at a board meeting Tuesday in Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

7 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

"Dolphin Tale" Aquarium Plans To Drop Animal Shows

No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies.

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7 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Child Welfare Leaders Hold Summit in Orlando

More than 2,600 child welfare workers from around the state are gathering in Orlando this week for the annual Child Protection Summit.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

11 hrs ago | The Tribune

Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder.

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Related Topix: Waldo, FL, Gainesville, FL, Alachua County, FL

Mon Sep 01, 2014

News 4 Jax

More Americans working two jobs

The 40 hour work week that has long been regarded as the standard in American labor - isn't so standard anymore.

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Examiner.com

Climate Change - Adaptation Action Area Planning, SE Florida Regional Compact

This is a webinar conducted as part of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center's Climate Change Science and Management Webinar series discussing a sea-level rise modeling handbook.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach County, FL, Broward County, FL, Miami Dade County, FL

Financial News & Daily Record

Florida Supreme Court disciplines 22 lawyers

The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 22 attorneys: disbarring eight, suspending five and publicly reprimanding nine.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Prison, Palm Harbor, FL, Economics News, Bankruptcy

The Miami Herald

Ex-Premier League player charged in fixing probe

Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field during a weather delay on Saturday before the Gators' season opener against Idaho.

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Reuters

Florida power utilities fear return of 'Green Governor' Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charlie Crist, US Governors, US News, Rick Scott

The Raw Story

Florida utilities fear the second-coming of 'Green Governor' Charlie Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Rick Scott

The Orlando Sentinel

Labor Day report: Florida wage gap widens

That's because most Florida workers can celebrate having jobs after a sluggish economic recovery but are stuck with low or stagnant pay, according to the latest Labor Day report by researchers at Florida International University .

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Related Topix: Florida International University, Computers, Broward County, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Two injured in accidental shooting at Casselberry gun store

Two friends were injured Sunday afternoon at Shoot Straight, a Casselberry gun range, when one tried to unjam a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and wound up shooting himself in the finger and his friend in the thigh, police reported.

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Related Topix: Casselberry, FL

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Hightower retires from Florida Blue but still eyes community, civic roles

Mike Hightower isn't sure what he'll do next, after from a career that took surprising turns: "I was supposed to be a civics teacher."

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Related Topix: US News, Jacksonville, FL, Riverside (Jacksonville, FL), Avondale (Jacksonville, FL)

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Powerball, Florida Lottery Rolls Over

Florida Lotto and Powerball players are hoping they'll have better luck this Wednesday to win lots of cash as the jackpots for both games have rolled over.

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Related Topix: Lottery

The Orlando Sentinel

Stand-alone emergency rooms emerge in Central Florida

When the Hunter's Creek Emergency Room opened on John Young Parkway in June, the people of that burgeoning community suddenly had a center that could treat medical emergencies ranging from heart attacks to broken bones.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oviedo, FL, Winter Garden, FL

St. Petersburg Times

After Florida inmate's lethal gassing, claims of cover-up

Randall Jordan-Aparo died weeping and gasping for breath on the concrete floor of his prison isolation cell, naked except for his white boxer shorts.

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott

WCTV Tallahassee

Historic ship to become new Jacksonville museum

The Jacksonville City Council has agreed to allow an historic U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer to be moored on the banks of the St. Johns River, where it will be used as a maritime museum.

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Related Topix: Downtown (Jacksonville, FL), US Military, US Navy

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