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Leon County Supervisor of Elections Speaks on New Voting Laws

Updated: 09/20/2012 - Florida changed the number of early voting days from 14 to 8. It also eliminated early voting on the Sunday before the election. Today, Sancho is speaking to a group of about 50 people from the Tallahassee Society of Association Executives. He says that this change only hurts voters.

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Education Lawsuit To Move Forward

Posted: 09/14/2012 - State lawmakers will have to defend education cuts in court. A lawsuit filed three years ago claims the state doesn’t provide a high-quality level of public education as laid out in the state constitution.

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Two Local Men Accused of Violent Crimes Await Judgement

Updated: 09/15/2012 - Two men facing serious charges in one local county went before a judge September 13 - one is accused of murder the other for armed robbery. There are more than 50 pre-trial hearings, two of them for particularly violent crimes.

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FAMU Seeks to Have Hazing Case Thrown Out

Updated: 09/12/2012 - Florida A&M University is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against the university by the family of a drum major who died last November after a hazing ritual. Monday's filing by the university said the lawsuit from the family of Robert Champion should be dismissed on several grounds.

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Some Florida Judges May See Term Limits

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Chief judges in the courts of appeal and judicial circuits may soon face term limits.The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments today about revising the rules for those chief judges.

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Pension Case Primed for Action

Updated: 09/05/2012 - The state and more than a half million employees and retirees will soon be one step closer to knowing if employees will continue to pay three percent of their salaries into the pension fund.

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Man Sentenced in Tallahassee Sex Sting

Posted: 08/29/2012 - Charles Keith Sumner, 56, of Thomasville, Georgia, was sentenced to ten years in federal prison today for using the internet to attempt to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity and for traveling in interstate commerce to engage in such illicit sexual activity.

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State Judge Rejects Teacher Evaluation Rule

Posted: 08/24/2012 - Siding with two teachers and a union, a state judge found Wednesday that Florida education officials did not properly carry out part of a 2011 law that has fueled a long-running controversy about linking teacher performance and pay.

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Man Pleads Guilty in Online Sextortion Plot Using 'Justin Bieber' Ruse

Updated: 08/24/2012 - Christopher Patrick Gunn, age 31, of Montgomery, Alabama, pled guilty today to producing child pornography in connection with an online sextortion scheme that spans the globe, U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced. This case is being investigated by the Montgomery field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, the Prattville (Alabama) Police Department, the Walton County (Florida) Sheriff’s Department, the Biloxi (Mississippi) Police Department, and the Livingston Parish (Louisiana) Sheriff’s Office.

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