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Residents Take Part in National Drug Take-Back Day

Updated: 10/29/2011 - It's National Drug Take-Back day... The program, organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency encourages people to turn-in unnecessary medication. The DEA says it's a way to help prevent prescription drug abuse.

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Biden Rips Scott as Part of New Wave of Republicans

Posted: 10/29/2011 - In a swing through a state he conceded will be vital in the race for the White House, Vice President Joe Biden fired up Democrats and slammed Gov. Rick Scott as a new breed of Republicans in a pair of appearances.

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Journalism Professor Releases Book Discussing AIDS Epidemic in the South

Posted: 10/29/2011 - Florida A&M University (FAMU) Professor Andrew Skerritt will host a reception and book signing in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) Gallery on Tuesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. for his book, Ashamed to Die: Silence, Denial, and the AIDS Epidemic in the South.

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Biden in Florida Blames GOP for Country's Woes

Updated: 10/29/2011 - Vice President Joe Biden said he and President Barack Obama have made progress on fixing the problems they inherited from Republicans, but the GOP is using obstructionist tactics to keep the administration from doing more.

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Unemployment Compensation Fraud

Posted: 10/28/2011 - The state is losing millions of dollars a month to people lying about their unemployment status. Six-hundred people have been arrested in Florida this year for unemployment compensation fraud. The state if ramping up efforts to catch the crooks… and once they do they’re plastering their pictures online.

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Connie Mack Enters Race to Criticism from Rivals

Posted: 10/28/2011 - With U.S. Rep. Connie Mack set to enter the race for the U.S. Senate, his new opponents welcomed him with the tag that is set to be used against him as a bludgeon: "Washington insider."

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Fla. Banks Fear Proposed Foreigner Account Reporting Rule

Posted: 10/28/2011 - A proposed federal rule that would require the automatic reporting to the Internal Revenue Service of interest earned on accounts held in U.S. banks by foreigners would create "serious safety and soundness concerns to banks" in Florida, a former state commissioner of financial regulation told Congress on Thursday.

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Groups: PIP Fraud Has Cost Drivers $800 M in Premium Hikes

Updated: 10/28/2011 - With top Florida officials expected to be briefed next week, groups with skin in the personal injury protection game on Thursday began releasing information of their own in preparation for what could be one of the biggest legislative battles of the 2012 session.

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Red Light Cameras in Cocoa Spark Lawsuit

Posted: 10/28/2011 - As Florida lawmakers gear up for another debate about red-light cameras, a Brevard County citation has led to a class-action lawsuit about the constitutionality of the devices.

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Sewer Project on Portland Ave. Begins Oct. 31

Posted: 10/28/2011 - The City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities will begin construction on Portland Ave. between Atlas Road and Mayfair Road on Monday, Oct. 31 to replace sanitary sewer lines.

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Florida Kicks Off National Adoption Month

Posted: 10/28/2011 - Florida kicks off National Adoption Month with "30 Days of Amazing Children: Explore Adoption!" campaign event at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens to highlight adoptive families.

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Watts Up with Looming Lumens?

Posted: 10/28/2011 - The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) urges consumers to learn the difference between a “watt” and a “lumen,” since labels for energy-saving bulbs soon will use lumens, instead of watts, as the measure of a light bulb’s brightness.

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Eastside Branch Library To Open Next Thursday, Nov 3

Posted: 10/28/2011 - Media partners, community, and organizational leaders are invited to attend the grand opening ceremony of the Eastside Branch Library taking place next Thursday, November 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 1584 Pedrick Road.

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780 Month Sentence for Plot to Assassinate Federal Judge & Prosecutor

Posted: 10/28/2011 - The Eleventh Circuit has upheld a 780 month sentence for Edmond H. Smith for his convictions on soliciting the murder of U.S. District Judge William H. Steele and Assistant United States Attorney Greg Bordenkircher, both of Mobile, in retaliation for their roles in a March 2009 trial resulting in Smith’s conviction on a firearms-related charge.

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Cyclists Raise Awareness about Unsafe Drinking Water

Posted: 10/28/2011 - The h2o cycling team has ridden over 8,000 of their 8,800-plus miles as they complete 131 of their 145-day journey around our nation. That's one mile for every 100,000 people on earth drinking unsafe water today.

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