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Gulf Grouper Sport Season Closes Feb. 1

Posted: 01/26/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises anglers that the recreational harvest of all shallow-water groupers (gag, black, red, yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth, rock hind and red hind) is prohibited from Feb. 1 through March 31 in all Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters off Florida, except in all waters of Monroe County.

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North Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Closes Feb. 1

Posted: 01/26/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises anglers that the recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in North Florida will close for one month to help maintain spotted seatrout abundance.

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Flu Season Hits Tallahassee

Posted: 01/26/2011 - Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare reports that it has seen a dramatic increase in visits of patients with flu-like symptoms to the Urgent Care Center and the Bixler Emergency Center during the last week.

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Mixed Results Shown From Dispersants in BP Spill

Posted: 01/26/2011 - The most extensive scientific study yet of dispersants injected deep in the Gulf of Mexico to counter an oil gusher last spring found a mixed bag of results.

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NAEP Releases 2009 Science Results

Updated: 01/27/2011 - National Assessment of Education Progress is considered to be the nation's report card when it comes to education and shows how states are doing compared to other states.

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FAMU Career Center Host Career Expo for Students

Updated: 01/27/2011 - Finding jobs after college can be a burden with this rough economy .. That's why FAMU hosted a Career Expo Wednesday to help its students prepare for life after graduation.

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Many City Utility Bills Double in One Month

Updated: 01/27/2011 - Residents across Tallahassee are sounding off about their city utility bills that just came in the mail. We've heard of some doubling from around $300 to about $600--some even more.

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GOP Targets Nelson

Posted: 01/26/2011 - On the heels of the State of the Union address, Republicans are turning their attention to Florida’s lone statewide elected Democrat. US Senator Bill Nelson has announced he’ll run for a third term and as Whitney Ray tells us, the GOP is already lining up candidates to take him down.

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Florida Senate Begins Insurance Re-write

Posted: 01/26/2011 - Saying sinkhole claims have cost more than hurricanes over the past several years, the Senate on Tuesday began work on a massive insurance rewrite that is expected to be one of the most watched bills of the 2011 session.

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Biz Groups Say State's Jobless Are Gaming System

Posted: 01/26/2011 - With more than 1 million Floridians jobless and unemployment compensation rates climbing, state business leaders Tuesday heaped blame on those out-of-work for gaming the system.

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Florida Lawmakers Hone in on School Cuts

Posted: 01/26/2011 - Teacher layoffs. Few if any electives. School supplies that only last a school a few months. Those are all scenarios that lawmakers are trying to avoid as they craft a budget for the state’s public schools

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Tallahassee Resident Achieves Two Million Accident-Free Miles

Posted: 01/26/2011 - For a professional truck driver, two million miles of safe driving without an accident is the ultimate measure of excellence. It is an elite club that now counts Tallahassee, Fla., resident Grant Higginbottom as a member.

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Senate Trans Chair Puts Brakes on Most Driving Bills

Updated: 01/26/2011 - Transportation safety advocates laid out an ambitious agenda Tuesday that included calls for stricter penalties on motorists who hit bicycle and motorcycle riders, refuse to take breathalyzer tests when suspected of driving under the influence, and booster seat requirements for older children.

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Gov. Scott Asked to Prod Major League Baseball

Posted: 01/26/2011 - A former part-owner of the Texas Rangers, Gov. Rick Scott will be asked this week to urge Major League Baseball to push franchises that hold spring training in Florida to travel more within the state for games.

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Appetite For A Cure To Benefit Community, MDA

Posted: 01/26/2011 - A fundraising campaign conducted by Sailormen, Inc. at Popeyes restaurants in South Florida and across the Southeast will provide customers with valuable discounts while garnering support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's worldwide research and services programs.

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The Top 25 Most-Visited Florida State Parks in 2010 Are...

Posted: 01/25/2011 - Honeymoon Island in Pinellas County, Lover’s Key and Gasparilla Island in Lee County, Brevard County’s Sebastian Inlet, and Bill Baggs Cape Florida Park in Miami-Dade County were the top-five visited Florida parks in 2010, new data from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection show.

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Anti-Bullying Campaign Kicks Off

Posted: 01/25/2011 - What started out as a Southern poverty law center's teaching tolerance project is now a nation-wide teaching tool. Concerned anti-bullying activists got a personal look into a young man's life who was forever changed by bullying.

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Scott Holds Up Federal Check of Redistricting Plan

Posted: 01/25/2011 - In a move opponents said could put new constitutional redistricting standards in jeopardy, the Scott administration has slowed down the process for getting federal approval for the new method, which is required for the state to be in line with federal voting rights laws.

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