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[UPDATE] Churches Targeted by Thieves

Updated: 04/13/2011 - A WCTV viewer, who saw our story Tuesday night on a rash of church burglaries in Gadsden County, helps deputies nab a man investigators believe is connected to the crimes. The alert viewer called deputies immediately and now 18-year old Keveonte Baker is behind bars. Investigators say he stole items from several churches in the past weeks and they caught him red-handed Wednesday.

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Anniversary Approaches, So Does Deadline

Posted: 04/13/2011 - As the anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill approaches, so does a deadline for the state to enter into a joint federal suit against BP. Alabama and Louisiana have already filed suit but our state leaders are holding out. Florida could be entitled to billions, but may miss at least one opportunity to sue BP for the money.

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Rick Scott’s First 100 Days

Updated: 04/13/2011 - During his first 100 days in office, Governor Rick Scott has the lowest approval ratings of any recent Governor. He has angered lawmakers, picked fights with the media, and held meetings with legislative leaders out of the sunshine.

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City Re-Opens Easterwood Drive and Weems Road

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Easterwood Drive and Weems Road were scheduled to be closed from December 2010 to June 2011 as part of a $5.5 million City project to reconstruct the roads, but will be re-opened ahead of schedule.

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Red Hills Surgical Center Open For Business

Posted: 04/13/2011 - The Red Hills Surgical Center is a 17,000 square foot multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center. RHSC will feature five operating rooms and several pre-op and recovery rooms.

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Religious Freedom Act Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Private, faith-based organizations can often provide valuable services for less money than the public sector, therefore lowering government costs for taxpayers. However, current constitutional language prohibits the state from tapping into these potential resources, according to a Florida Senate release.

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Senator Drops Poison Pill Into Doctors' Eyes

Posted: 04/13/2011 - After years of the Florida Medical Association thwarting the idea, Sen. Mike Bennett got creative in his effort to boost drug-prescribing powers for optometrists.

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Bill to Help Wrongly Accused Weakened

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Alan Crotzer spent 24 years, six months, thirteen days, and four hours in a Florida prison for a terrible crime – that he did not commit. He has since turned into an advocate for the wrongfully accused.

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[UPDATE] Senate Panel Passes PIP Bills

Posted: 04/13/2011 - A Senate committee on approved a pair of industry-backed measures that will make it easier for insurance companies to deny claims in automobile crash injury cases following a new explosion of fraudulent claims.

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Missing Boater

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Bass angler missing after Fla. boating mishap

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Fatal Break In

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Man shot and killed after breaking into a home.

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Gov. Scott Says Lawmakers Need to Get tough on Pension Reform

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Governor Rick Scott joined the state's top business lobby today to complain that pension reform being pushed by lawmakers doesn't go far enough. There are two realities when it comes to pension plans in the state of Florida.

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Florida House Panel OKs Compromise Pill Mill Bill

Posted: 04/12/2011 - The Florida House's Appropriations Committee has approved compromise legislation designed to close "pill mills" that dispense painkillers and other prescription medications to drug dealers and addicts.

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[UPDATE] No Gun Talk from Doctors?

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Pediatricians distanced themselves Tuesday from a deal struck between gun-rights advocates and the Florida Medical Association, re-energizing a debate about when physicians should ask patients about gun ownership.

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Leon County to Hold Cooperative Extension Planning Meeting

Posted: 04/12/2011 - Leon County Cooperative Extension, a division of Leon County Government, will hold a public meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Leon County Extension Center, 615 Paul Russell Road, to discuss priorities for the coming years.

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Entrepreneurship Program for Veterans Earns White House Praise

Posted: 04/12/2011 - In recognition of its support of the nation’s veterans, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, FSU was represented today at the White House during the launch of a new national initiative, Joining Forces.

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Statewide Red Light Camera Protest

Updated: 04/13/2011 - Protesters hoping to unplug the red light camera project in Florida met on the lawn of the old capitol to try to put the brakes on big brother.

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