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3 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

3-year-old Fla. boy killed in hit and run

Authorities are questioning several people to determine who was driving a car that struck and killed a 3-year-old San Mateo boy.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

3 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Delay sought in loud music killing trial

Attorneys for a Florida man charged with murder in the killing of a teenager during an argument over loud music are asking that his retrial be delayed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

7 hrs ago | WTLV

Florida set to execute convicted double murderer

Florida is set to execute a man convicted of killing his cousin and his cousin's wife to prevent the cousin from testifying at his burglary trial.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Starke, FL, Sorrento, FL

7 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Bill to reduce greyhound racing in Florida dies

A proposal to end the requirement that dog tracks race greyhounds in order to keep their gaming permits died Tuesday in the Florida Senate on a procedural vote.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker

9 hrs ago | The Gater 98.7 FM

Vince Neil becomes arena football team owner

The Motley Crue frontman tells The Las Vegas Sun he's now a co-owner of the Jacksonville Sharks.

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Related Topix: Metal, Motley Crue, Kiss, Pop/Rock

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Republic

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California's complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Florida Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Rock Hill Herald

Legislature argues DCF budget after child deaths

Roughly $47 million to fund child welfare services was approved Tuesday by House and Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations conference committees.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

The Miami Herald

Charlie Crist blasts Rick Scott in speech as a a disastera for Florida

Facing a friendly Democratic crowd Tuesday, former Gov. Charlie Crist called Gov. Rick Scott "a disaster" for Florida and predicted "the nightmare will be over" when he wins in November.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida Government, Tallahassee, FL, Florida State University, Healthcare Law, Law

Reuters

Florida Senator holds Miami Beach hearing on rising sea level

Climate change is already impacting south Florida coastal communities, which could see a three-foot rise in sea level by the end of the century, a panel of officials and scientists testified at a Senate hearing on Miami Beach on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Science / Technology, Space, Broward County, FL, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

WINK-TV Fort Myers

State measure could increase number of physician assistants

Doctors would be able to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight under a measure passed Tuesday by the House.

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CBS Local

Computer Glitch During FCAT Testing

Broward's school district was just one of several districts across the state which experienced problems administering the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test on Tuesday because of a computer glitch.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

CBS Local

Vouchers Back In Play In Florida Senate

An 11th-hour amendment could revive legislation dealing with the state's de facto voucher system, boosting the chances for one of House Speaker Will Weatherford's priorities after it was left for dead.

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Examiner.com

Barcelona To Open First US Academy In South Florida

After seven years of working towards this historic achievement, FC Barcelona finally announced through their website that they will be opening the first official club academy in the United States.

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Miami New Times

Glock Intimidates Toy Makers

Vico Confino is a husky 81-year-old hell-raiser with a thick Brooklyn accent and an outsized presence - slicked-back thin white hair, piercing blue eyes, leathery South Florida skin - that seem cut straight from a Sopranos casting.

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WTLV

Red flags missed in Florida teacher sex case

WTSP was contacted for the first time by the Polk County school district about a Lakeland teacher who, according to police, admitted to having sex with her 17-year-old student.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lakeland, FL, Bartow, FL, Polk County, FL, Orlando, FL

The Wichita Eagle

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 22

Voters in two southwest Florida counties are going to the polls to pick a GOP nominee for a congressional seat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel, Collier County, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Scott, House must join Senate, stand up for Florida's springs

Let's look back in time to the early 1970s, when Florida's population was 7.5 million and growing rapidly.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Environment, Science, US Governors, Rick Scott, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Reports document mental illness of mother accused of stabbing son

When Tasha Trotter gave birth to a 3-pound baby girl in a Dollar General parking lot in 2010, paramedics noted that her behavior went beyond what was expected of a surprise delivery.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

The Miami Herald

Don't miss this opportunity to reform the Florida death penalty

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Florida Government, Restaurant Management

CBS Local

South Florida Same Sex Couple & Son Attend White House Easter Egg Roll

A same sex couple and their young son from South Florida were among the 30,000 or so who attended the 136th White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

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