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LCSO: Man Arrested After Striking Cyclist

Updated: 02/24/2011 - At approximately 3:20 a.m. on February 23, 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office was called to the area of Tram Road and Capital Circle Southeast in reference to a disturbance involving a man in a Jeep striking a cyclist riding on Capital Circle.

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[UPDATE] Alexander: Plane Sale May Have Been Illegal

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Sen. Budget Chairman JD Alexander has sent a second letter to Gov. Rick Scott, asking the governor to justify legally his sale of two state airplanes that Alexander has charged was illegal.

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Haridopolos: Florida is No Wisconsin

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Though Florida unions are unhappy with several pieces of legislation moving through his chamber, Senator Haridopolos said that the coming Florida legislative session would contain no attack on the rights of union members to organize and collectively bargain like the controversial debate going on in Wisconsin.

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Fla. Teacher Merit Pay Advanced in Both Chambers

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Posted: 02/24/2011 - Key committees in both legislative chambers gave yes votes Wednesday, Feb. to a proposal to partially base teacher salaries on their students’ test scores, a proposal shot down last year after teachers around the state protested that the merit pay system would penalize them.

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FWC Selects 3 Sites for Anchoring, Mooring Program

Posted: 02/24/2011 - At its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Apalachicola, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) selected three sites for an anchoring and mooring pilot program. Two more will be chosen in April.

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Red Light Safety Camera Activation Scheduled

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Additional camera to be activated at currently monitored intersection - As part of the Red Light Camera Safety Program, the City of Tallahassee will activate a third camera at the Apalachee Parkway / Magnolia Drive intersection to monitor the eastbound approach as of Monday, Feb 28, at 12 a.m.

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DBPR Employees to Scott: We're Floridians Too

Updated: 02/24/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott heard an earful Wednesday from state employees who could lose their positions under budget cuts proposed by Florida’s self-described “jobs governor.”

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Leon County Schools Announce Green Efforts

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Leon County Schools has already saved more than $2 million dollars by reducing its consumption of electricity. The school system announced Wednesday at Cobb Middle School that it's ramping up efforts, going even further with sustainable programs.

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Pill Mill Politics

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Pressure is mounting on Florida to do something about the state’s pill mill problem. The US Drug Czar along with law enforcement officers from other states are growing frustrated because people are flocking to Florida, loading up on painkillers and overdosing. As Whitney Ray tells us, a new prescription drug database would stop the doctor shopping, but Florida’s rogue governor isn’t having it.

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FSU Film School Brings "The Dude" to Town for "A Night at the Oscars"

Posted: 02/23/2011 - The fourth annual "A Night at the Oscars" party and fundraiser celebrating the film industry and its luminaries will boast a special emcee this year. "The Dude" will host the event at The Paradigm Restaurant in Tallahassee on Sunday, Feb. 27.

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Brush Fire Dangers

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Wakulla County has seen a dozen or so brush fires over the course of the month - with some happening on the same day. Now, they say it's time to raise awareness about these fires and how they can be prevented.

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TCC Gospel Extravaganza and Soul Food Festival

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Tallahassee Community College’s celebration of Black History Month concludes on Thursday, February 24 with the popular Gospel Extravaganza and Soul Food Festival. The event is free and open to the public.

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