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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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Counting the Homeless

Updated: 01/25/2011 - Community leaders are trying to get an outlook on homelessness in our area; and they spent the day attempting to get a head count.

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[UPDATE] Investigators Suspect Arson in Three Gadsden Co. Fires

Updated: 01/25/2011 - First responders say the homes are just a half mile away from each other and the fires started 19 minutes apart, although the final report isn't ready yet, they say all signs are pointing to arson. A third fire has been reported.

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Bullying Gone Too Far

Posted: 01/25/2011 - Bullying has been around as long as kids have been playing together, but in the last decade the way bullies target their victims has changed. One state lawmaker is launching an awareness campaign to stop cyber bullying. As Whitney Ray tells us, bullying is leading some kids to take their own lives.

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Fla. House Joins Amend. 6 Lawsuit

Posted: 01/25/2011 - The Florida House of Representatives has joined a lawsuit to strike down a new constitutional amendment that outlines how lawmakers must draw new congressional districts.

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Florida Baby's Body Found

Updated: 01/25/2011 - Police in Titusville, Florida spent the day questioning 40-year old Carolyn "Renee" Miller after the baby she was trusted to care for was found dead.

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[UPDATE] Paying for Prisons

Posted: 01/25/2011 - Florida lawmakers turned to Texas on Monday for ideas on how to keep prisoners locked up at a time when the state faces a $3.6 billion budget deficit and cuts, including in the public safety budget, appear likely.

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