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TPD Receives Accreditation

Updated: 02/05/2011 - The Tallahassee Police Department was established in 1841 making it one of the oldest police departments in the nation. On Thursday 2-3-2011, after a thorough review of the assessment team report and panel discussion by the CFA, the TPD was awarded reaccreditation status.

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EBook Stampede

Posted: 02/04/2011 - Ebooks are the wave of the future in Florida education… The only question is when will the state make the switch from hardcover textbooks. The state Board of Education is trying to speed up the process. As Whitney Ray tells us, the board wants to get rid of textbooks and go all digital by 2015.

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U.S. to Oil Spill Claims Czar: Loosen Purse Strings

Posted: 02/04/2011 - The Justice Department is telling the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims that his job is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and is insisting he loosen the purse strings to help people who are still suffering from last year's disaster.

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House Would Toughen Unemployment Rules

Posted: 02/04/2011 - The time frame for collecting unemployment benefits would be shortened under legislation put forth in the state House, trying to address a yawning state budget deficit and a growing federal IOU.

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Governor Scott Chooses Leaders for Disabilities Agency

Posted: 02/04/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott has chosen a former legislator to head up the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Carl Littlefield, a former state representative from Dade City, is currently an area administrator for the agency where he helps oversee primary mission of supporting people with developmental disabilities.

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Blowout Containment Part of Drilling Permit Snag

Posted: 02/04/2011 - The head of the agency that oversees offshore drilling says deepwater permits in the Gulf of Mexico have been withheld largely because the industry is unable to prove it could contain another major blowout at the bottom of the sea.

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Temporary Cold Night Shelter Open Saturday Through Monday

Posted: 02/04/2011 - With low temperatures forecasted to once again drop below 35 degrees for three or more hours Saturday night, Feb. 5, and the evenings of Sunday, Feb. 6, and Monday, Feb. 7, a team of area human service agencies, local government, and the faith-based community will once again open the temporary cold night shelter, located at the former Belle Vue Middle School, 2214 Belle Vue Way.

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Tallahassee House Fires Does $65,000 of Damage

Posted: 02/04/2011 - At 7:22 this morning (Jan. 4) nine units from the Tallahassee Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire in the 1500 block of Daniels Street.

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Armed Robbery at FAMU's Orange Room

Updated: 02/04/2011 - There was an armed robbery at FAMU's Orange Room last night, according to FAMU's Department of Public Safety.

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Scott Budget Tour Touts Tax Cut

Posted: 02/04/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott stopped at a Tampa manufacturing plant Thursday, Feb. 3 to tout his $2 billion tax-cutting plan and to taunt President Obama for failing to push for similar rollbacks at the federal level.

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Rick Scott's Plan for Police Pensions

Posted: 02/03/2011 - The state's largest police union says Governor Rick Scott is breaking a campaign promise just four weeks into his term. This week Scott released a plan that would force officers to work 12 extra years before retiring, but as Whitney Ray tells us, Scott says his actions don't contradict his campaign promises.

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Pill Mill Crackdown

Updated: 02/03/2011 - Florida leads the nation in the number of lethal pills prescribed by unscrupulous doctors. So called pill mills, set up in store fronts, are over prescribing potent drugs such as oxycodone. Today, Attorney General Pam Bondi launched a crackdown on over prescribers, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, new rules to help shut down the operations have been delayed.

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Job Creation in the Capital City

Posted: 02/03/2011 - Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce president, Sue Dick stopped by the studios to talk business and weigh in on Florida's newly elected governor.

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Nelson Starts Re-Election Bid with Voters

Posted: 02/03/2011 - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson goes into his bid for a third term with 45 percent of the Florida electorate approving of his job performance and 43 percent saying he should be re-elected, a poll released Thursday suggests.

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TPD Investigating Robbery

Posted: 02/03/2011 - TPD looking for the suspect in an attempted armed robbery.

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