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No Longer Caylee’s Law, Punishment for Lying Parents on the Move

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Giving false information to police about a missing child could soon land someone behind bars for a long time. Legislation heard by House and Senate Committees today in Tallahassee makes it a felony with a possible five years in prison to mislead police, but the sentences could be a whole lot longer.

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Malcolm X's Daughter Speaks at FSU

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Ambassador Attallah Shabazz encourages audiences to take action during Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration week

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FHP Release DUI Stats

Updated: 01/13/2012 - The Florida Highway Patrol has released the results its 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign.

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Florida Ranked 11th Best in Education Week's Annual Report

Updated: 01/12/2012 - The 2012 Quality Counts Report issued by the publication Education Week says Florida ranks 11th out of all the states. The report is based on six key factors including chance for success; K-12 achievement; standards, assessments and accountability; the teaching profession; school finance analysis; and transitions and alignments.

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Texting While Driving Ban Passes Second Committee

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Florida is one of only nine states without some sort of ban on texting while driving. A bill to prohibit the practice has failed in the last two legislative sessions. This year may be different. The bill has to pass just one more committee before heading to the Senate floor and lawmakers are just three days into the 60 day session.

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Gaines Transformation Moves Into Second Phase

Posted: 01/12/2012 - The wide sidewalks, beautiful landscaping and road changes that have transformed Gaines Street and brought new visitors and customers to the area will be expanded as construction on the second phase begins on Monday, Jan. 16.

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Arrest Made After Stabbing at Gadsden Liquors

Posted: 01/13/2012 - The Quincy Police Department responded to an emergency call at 961 E. Jefferson Street, Gadsden Liquors, after witnesses called reference a stabbing.

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U.S. Senator Makes Big Bend Tour

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Senator Bill Nelson is traveling to various counties in the area as legislative season starts in Tallahassee.

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False Calling 9-1-1 With a Cell Phone

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Most 9-1-1 calls are made from cell phones. Officers say people often call dispatchers accidentally with these type of phones.

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Vehicle Slams into Outside Seating Area at El Jalisco

Posted: 01/13/2012 - The Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a call around 10am on Jan. 12 about a two vehicle accident on North Monroe. One of the vehicles involved in the accident crashed into the outside seating area of the El Jalisco restaurant.

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Senate Panel Passes Maps as Democrats Splinter

Updated: 01/12/2012 - The Senate Reapportionment Committee approved new plans for the Senate and Florida's congressional delegations by overwhelming, bipartisan margins as Democrats splintered over the GOP majority's proposal and the maps put forward by their own leader.

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Revenue Estimate Could Help Settle Session Ending Date

Posted: 01/12/2012 - State revenue forecasters will meet to come up with a new estimate that could shape both the size of the budget for the coming fiscal year and the length of the legislative session.

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Expert Witness Standards Bill Advances

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Renewing a lobbying fight between business groups and trial lawyers, a House panel approved a bill that would lead to tougher standards for expert witnesses in lawsuits.

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Scott Health Care Cut Criticized

Posted: 01/12/2012 - A health care advocacy group says Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to cut more than $400 million in general revenue from the state's health care budget is short-sighted because it would cost the state another $1.2 billion in federal money that would instead go to other states.

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Activists: Farmers Don't Take My Kodachrome Away

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Advocates for animal welfare and those who might try to expose certain questionable farm practices failed to persuade the House Agriculture Committee to slow a move to ban people from secretly taking pictures on farms.

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Florida voting begins

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Romney and Paul get a jump on Florida absentee voters

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