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Florida cops say they've been under ticket quotas

Five Florida police officers told the Waldo City Council that they've been under a quota to write traffic tickets, which is a violation of Florida law.

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Related Topix: Waldo, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KSFO AM 560

New Florida Rep, 23, Goes From Parents' House to State House

Boomerang kids, take heart: One of your own is making a splash in Florida politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Family, Kids

Business Journal

Fatal Landstar accident leads to $15 million verdict

In one of the largest motorcycle-accident judgments in Florida, the family of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a truck driver operating for a Landstar System Inc. subsidiary has been awarded nearly $15 million.

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Related Topix: Landstar System, Transportation, Trucking

Miami New Times

Florida Supreme Court Will Rule on Gay Marriage

In an unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court justices today decided to rule on case involving the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to the Orlando Sentinel .

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

Broward-Palm Beach

South Florida's 10 Biggest Concerts This Fall and Winter

It's that time again! The kids are back in school, you're not allowed to wear white, the taste of pumpkin lattes lingers on your palate and stores are already getting out their Christmas decorations.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Greening Is Killing Florida Citrus -- Now's the Time to Support Your Local Growers

While Florida's top crop might be tourists slathered in sunscreen, agriculture ranks right up there, too.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Life, Fruits, Food

Cybercast News Service

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Representative James Lankford, Florida Government

KFVS12

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida Government, Florida, NY, Representative James Lankford

Connecticut Post

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist waves to supporters while speaking at a victory party after Florida's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Representative James Lankford, Florida Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Florida child welfare worker, 3 others charged girl's starvation death

A Broward County grand jury has charged four women - one of them a child welfare caseworker - with ignoring the suffering of a severely disabled Lauderhill pre-teen who withered away and died while under the protection of the state.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Broward County, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Swing State Project

Daily Kos Elections: Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma primary liveblog #1

Tonight voters in Arizona and Florida go to the polls in their party primary, and Oklahoma will hold a runoff in races where no candidate cleared 50 percent in June .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative David Rivera, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Palm Beach County, FL, Broward County, FL, Palm Beach, FL, Barack Obama

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Primary election day in Southwest Florida

Voters in Southwest Florida can head to the polls beginning at 7 a.m. as primary election day gets underway.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

Broward-Palm Beach

Two Long-Lost Maps Spark a Quest to Find Forgotten Pyramids in the Florida Swamps

The maps and letters fell out of an aging file folder in a dark corner of a room called the "Curious Vault" at the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science.

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Windsor Beacon

Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting "To Catch a Predator"-inspired sex stings, but WTSP in Tampa has learned they may also violate longstanding federal law that prohibits the use of military resources to enforce state laws.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Lebanon Daily News

Florida police dog killed by lightning strike

The News Herald of Panama City reports Gleason left the dog in his kennel because he was on his way to a training session.

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ABC News

Voters in Florida, 3 Other States Head to Polls

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Representative James Lankford, US House of Representatives, Peter Shumlin

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Broward-Palm Beach

Celebrity Pot Dealer Starting Florida...

Cheryl Shuman likes to be called the Martha Stewart of marijuana. She runs the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club out of L.A., which sells one of the first designer brands of pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health Launches Florida Health Cleans Up

The Florida Department of Health today announced the launch of the Florida Health Cleans Up! project in support of the Florida Department of Transportation's roadside litter prevention media campaign released earlier this year, "Drive it homea Keep Our Paradise Litter Free."

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Business Journal

Tom+Chee, purveyor of grilled cheese doughnut sandwiches, scouting in Tampa Bay

Tom & Chee's grilled cheese donuts put inside-out donuts on the grill with the customer's choice of cheese and toppings.

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Bangor Daily News

Library without books debuts at Florida's newest college

The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Lakeland, FL, Orlando, FL

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