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Florida Home Sales Up, Prices Down

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Statewide home sales rose 18 percent last month. To keep the momentum, the state has set aside 30 million dollars in down payment assistance for first time home buyers. Starting in July the state will advance an 8,000 dollar federal tax credit to people buying their first home.

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Georgia Announces Park Cuts

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Steep cuts in Georgia's budget is forcing state parks to take measures to cope with major reductions.

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Florida National Guard Deploys to Iraq

Posted: 05/26/2009 - 180 National guardsmen are on their way to Iraq. They participated in a deployment ceremony at the state capitol Tuesday then boarded a plane to finish combat training before being sent overseas. The 779th Engineer Battalion’s job will be to wind down the U.S. presence in the mid east.

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Perry Shooting--UPDATE

Updated: 05/30/2009 - Authorities track down and arrest a Murder Suspect in Thomas County for his involvement in a Taylor County shooting that left one dead and another wounded on Monday evening.

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Florida's Unemployment Rate Drops, Slightly

Posted: 05/22/2009 - There’s a small sign tonight, that Florida’s economy maybe turning around. For the first time in nearly three years the state’s unemployment rate has fallen. Statewide unemployment is at 9.6 percent down two-tenths of a percentage points from March. The drop is providing hope for the 885,000 Floridians searching for jobs.

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A New Front in the Water Wars

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A legal battle over water that began in 1990 is closer to ending. A Federal Judge in Jacksonville is now considering whether to order the Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing more water from dams in Georgia for use in Alabama and Florida. A drought saw more water going to supply Atlanta while fish stocks in Florida suffered.

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Credit Card Reform Bill Heads to President's Desk

Posted: 05/20/2009 - If you feel like your credit card company is taking advantage of you, you now have protection against them. Congress has passed a measure -- aimed at cracking down on unfair credit card company practices .

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Stroke Alert Part 3: Rehabilitation After a Stroke

Updated: 05/20/2009 - In 2009, Americans will pay nearly 70 billion dollars in medical bills related to stroke. For most, those bills will including the rehabilitation needed to get them back to living a normal life. A physical therapist walks us through the best and worst case senarios of rehab after a stroke.

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McCollum's Cyber Safety PSA Called into Question

Posted: 05/19/2009 - A two million dollar public service announcement featuring Florida’s Attorney General and Gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum has Democrats in an uproar. The PSA was taken off the air Friday. McCollum announced his campaign for Governor two days later. Democrats say McCollum is using taxpayer money to promote his political career.

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Stroke Alert Part 2: What Happens During a Stroke

Updated: 05/20/2009 - They say every second counts when you're having a stroke, but how do you know if you're actually having an attack? And what should you do to ensure you make it through? We talked with a local neurologist to find out.

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Stroke Alert: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Each Year, more than 143-thousand people die from stroke making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S. But there are signs to watch for to reduce the risk of damage should you or a loved one fall victim to the disease.

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The Real Estate Minute: Reverse Mortgages

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Reverse mortgages are becoming popular in America as many seniors take advantage of this tool to supplement social security. Since your home is probably your largest single investment, it's smart to know more about reverse mortgages, and decide if one is right for you!

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The Real Estate Minute: Getting Your Home Sold

Posted: 05/18/2009 - When it comes to the housing market, most experts agree, this is is a great time to buy. But if you're selling, how do you get the best price for your home?

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The Political Games Begin in Florida

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Governor Charlie Crist’s decision to run for the US Senate last week has opened a flood gate of potential candidates for 5 statewide offices in 2010.

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Remains of UGA Professor Released to Family

Posted: 05/15/2009 - After five days, a family member has claimed the remains of a UGA professor charged with killing his wife and two others, then taking his own life.

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