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Local Corrections Officer Arrested on Drug Charges

Updated: 04/22/2011 - The Florida Department of Corrections announced the April 20, 2011 arrest of Jarius Isaiah Edwards, a correctional officer at Jefferson Correctional Institution for intent to sell 100 Hydrocodone pills and 11 grams of cocaine.

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Leaders Differ on Thurston, But Agree on Redistricting Silence

Posted: 04/21/2011 - House Democrats continued pushing April 20th for their leader on redistricting to be appointed to the committee charged with redrawing the state’s political boundaries, as the process opened with warnings to lawmakers to limit their public comments on the once-a-decade undertaking.

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Elections Bill Set to Pass After GOP Beats Amendments

Posted: 04/21/2011 - Supporters of the measure (HB 1355) portrayed the bill -- which stands at more than 4,000 lines after the approval of some Republican amendments -- as an effort to tighten up standards and cut off potential fraud allegations ahead of an expected close presidential election in 2012.

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One Year Later Hope Returns, Challenges Remain

Posted: 04/21/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott spent the first anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster eating seafood and walking along Florida’s sugar sand Panhandle beaches in a marketing effort to get visitors back to the region that lost more than $1 billion in tourism business alone following the disaster.

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House Committee Advances Abortion Measures

Posted: 04/21/2011 - When the federal health overhaul fully kicks in, Florida residents and small businesses will have a new avenue for buying health insurance, leading lawmakers to move to ban those policies from covering abortions.

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BP Sues Rig Owner for $40B; Blames it for Disaster

Posted: 04/20/2011 - BP is suing Transocean for at least $40 billion in damages, accusing the rig owner of causing last year's deadly blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

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A.J. Graham Files Wrongful Arrest Suit Against TPD

Updated: 04/20/2011 - Former Godby High School football star and All-State quarterback A.J. Graham, Jr., who won the 2009 “Mr. Florida Football Award,” filed a civil rights suit today against the City of Tallahassee Police Department for his wrongful arrest.

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E.C.H.O. Says Budget Could Cut Them at the Knees

Updated: 04/20/2011 - Community leaders gathered at the Emergency Care and Help Organization(E.C.H.O.) food pantry in Tallahassee on Wednesday to send a message to Governor Rick Scott.

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Drilling Support Rises on Spill Anniversary

Posted: 04/20/2011 - Just weeks after the worst oil disaster in US history, support for coastal drilling in Florida dropped to 40 percent. Today, one year after the beginning of the disaster, drilling support has climbed to 60 percent. The fear of four dollar a gallon gas has changed minds.

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Magnolia School Gets New Bus

Updated: 04/20/2011 - The Magnolia School can replace its 22-year-old school bus thanks to a grant from Bealls Department Stores, Inc.

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FSU Moot Court Wins North American Competition

Updated: 04/20/2011 - The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won the 2011 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition for the North American region.

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TPD Arrest 2 For Early Morning Kidnapping

Updated: 04/21/2011 - TPD say the suspects approached the victim in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 3025 South Adams Street and forced her into her own vehicle at gun point.

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Same Sex Benefits For Florida County

Posted: 04/20/2011 - Orange County is joining a list of other Florida municipalities that extend same-sex benefits to workers' partners. Other cities that offer those benefits to same-sex partners are Orlando, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Tampa and Miami-Dade County.

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Parties Divided on Redistrict Panels as Meetings Begin

Posted: 04/20/2011 - House Republicans and Democrats squabbled about the perceived snub of a top Democrat from the chamber’s redistricting panel on April 19, the day before the first meetings about the once-in-a-decade process of redrawing Florida’s political boundaries.

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