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Senate Wants Independent Ombudsman

Posted: 10/04/2011 - Lawmakers are asking the state Department of Elder Affairs to butt out of a program that advocates for residents in long term care facilities. The department was chastised by the feds for muzzling resident advocates. Senators say volunteers were intimidated in an effort to keep them from reporting problems.

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FWC Asks Fishermen to Report Giant Tiger Prawn

Posted: 10/04/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking fishermen to be on the lookout for nonnative giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) after a recent sighting in East Bay near Panama City.

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TPD: Quick Thinking Stops Crime

Updated: 10/04/2011 - While the victim was being dragged, she saw a vehicle drive by and screamed for help. Moments later several witnesses, who heard the victim scream for help, appeared and scared off the arrestee.

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Gov. Scott to Run for Re-election

Posted: 10/04/2011 - "I'm going to do my best to keep the cost of living as low as I can in the state and make sure people get an education and can get a job. So, I plan on running for re-election," Scott said.

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Shot Fired on the Dance Floor

Posted: 10/04/2011 - The Jefferson County Sheriff says deputies are still investigating gunfire at the Martin Luther King Center over the weekend.

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[UPDATE] Taking Athletes Out of the Heat

Updated: 10/04/2011 - The death of a Georgia high school football star is causing some to question Florida's lack of guidelines to prevent heat-related deaths. Now, a Florida senator is leading the way in preventing more of these types of tragedies.

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Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Committee

Posted: 10/04/2011 - This years conference, titled "Emerging Industries and Markets: A Blueprint for Success", will highlight promising growth in today's top industries, explore emerging opportunities in both domestic and international markets, and discuss innovations that will become the cornerstone of tomorrows economy

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Startup Weekend Wraps up in Tallahassee

Posted: 10/04/2011 - Tallahassee's first 'Startup" weekend wrapped up Sunday. Entrepreneurs from as far away as Atlanta pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges.

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Advertising Rules for Lawyers May Change

Updated: 10/04/2011 - A new ruling from the United States Federal District Court could change the way lawyers in the state of Florida advertise.

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Caylee’s Law Inches Forward

Posted: 10/03/2011 - It may soon be a felony in Florida if a parent fails to report their child missing. The legislation was prompted by the case of two-year-old Caylee Anthony, who wasn’t reported missing for more than a month. The change has almost unanimous support from law enforcement.

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C.O.P.S. Office Announces $243 MILLION for Officer Hiring

Updated: 10/04/2011 - The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S. Office) will announce more than $243 million in grants to 238 law enforcement agencies to hire, preserve, and/or rehire 1,021 career law enforcement officer positions.

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John Walsh Endorsed FREE Child Safety Day-October 15th-Tallahassee

Posted: 10/03/2011 - If a child becomes missing, parents greatly increase their chance of quickly recovering their child if they immediately provide, a FBI Certified Biometric 10 Digit Fingerprint Profile, a DNA Sample, a High Resolution Full Color Photograph, and Current Statistical Information.

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