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4 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 1st

A jury has found a Florida man guilty of killing a 3-month-old boy by tossing the infant out of a moving vehicle.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

5 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

CiCi's Pizza & Special Olympics Florida, "Cover the Cruiser"

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - 14 CiCi's Pizza locations have teamed up with local law enforcement to help raise funds for Special Olympics Florida in an event with a fitting name.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Orange Park, FL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Business Journal

The gym, caffeine and more: How FDOT's Noranne Downs keeps herself going

Noranne Downs , secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation's District 5, is a busy woman, heading up billions of dollars worth of major local transportation projects, including I-4 Ultimate, SunRail commuter rail and the Wekiva Parkway.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Examiner.com

Florida tax-free weekend 2014: Tax-free holiday has higher dollar limits

The Florida tax-free weekend for 2014 is this Friday through Sunday, and now is the time to make shopping a priority and save big.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Business Journal

Attorney discipline: 10 punished in South Florida

The Florida Supreme Court disciplined 10 South Florida attorneys in recent actions brought by The Florida Bar .

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Related Topix: Greenacres, FL

McClatchy

Clinton tops potential '16 GOP rivals in crucial Ohio

Washington Watch, formerly called 'Planet Washington,' covers politics and government.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, US Governors, John Kasich, Florida Government, Chris Christie

WCTV Tallahassee

Conviction Overturned in Murder for Hire Case

An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a South Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill her husband of just six months.

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Florida Baptist Witness

Hope for Tomorrow: Weighing our responsibility to help Florida's homeless

"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth."

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Broward-Palm Beach

Mad Decent Block Party Video: Twerking, Tweaking, and Florida's Own DJ Remedy

Last Saturday was the Mad Decent label's second annual block party at Revolution Live.

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CBS Local

'Pot Trucks' On Tap In Florida?

Health regulators have proposed a revised rule which could allow Florida pot dispensers to truck their products to the patients.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Drugs, Marijuana, Lottery, Rick Scott, US Governors

Business Journal

Large amount of Floridians facing debt collections

Florida is one of 13 states - including 11 in the South - with more than 40 percent of its adult population in debt collections, according to a new study by Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Click Orlando

George Zimmerman back on 'patrol' in Florida?

Former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was spotted back on patrol this weekend in Central Florida, this time outside a store in DeLand that sells motorcycles, guns and ammunition.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Mother Charged after Baby Left in Minivan

A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour.

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Reuters

In Florida governor's race, Democrat woos crucial black vote

As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be expected to draw overwhelming support from the state's more than 1.6 million registered black voters.

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Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, African-American, University of Florida

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Slow release of oil spill funds frustrates Florida

The Obama administration isn't moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars slated to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Oil Spill, Boat Disaster, US Coast Guard, US Military

WBZT-AM West Palm Beach

LISTEN: All Aboard Florida's President, C.O.O. Talks About WPB Station & Opposition

Don Robinson is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the high speed rail line planned to run from Miami to Orlando, with stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Here's a guide to Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday

It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers.

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Related Topix: Computers, Seminole County, FL, University of Florida

Bellingham Herald

Florida wants federal help to combat climate change

Kristin Jacobs, a Democrat, is also a member of President Barack Obama's task force on climate change, which recently offered a range of steps federal officials could take to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

San Jose Mercury News

Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

This Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla.

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Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL, Air Accidents, Venice, FL

Tri-cityherald.com

Florida Medical Assoc. supports Medicaid expansion

The organization passed a resolution saying it will publicly support Medicaid expansion and accept nearly $50 billion in federal funds over 10 years, but only if expansion safeguards access to patient care and increases Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

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