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Appeals Court: Lifetime in Prison Isn't Same As Life Sentence

Posted: 12/31/2011 - A Florida appeals court on Friday ruled that long prison sentences given to juveniles that may mean they spend the rest of their lives behind bars are not the same in these two cases, at least as actual life sentences without parole, which are now barred for some juveniles.

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Roundup of the Future: 12 Stories to Watch in 2012

Posted: 12/31/2011 - Instead of rounding up the week's news, which again was in short supply this week - we look forward to next year with a roundup of the stories we think may be the biggest next year in state government and politics

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Election Reform Could Change Voting Habits

Posted: 12/31/2011 - Last spring, Florida's republican-led legislature passed a sweeping overhaul of the state's voting laws. The changes are meant to crack down on voter fraud, but critics say they'll do nothing more than suppress turnout by college students and minorities.

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'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

Updated: 12/31/2011 - 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'. That's the message the Florida Highway Patrol along with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country are sending this holiday weekend. It's all being done in part of a national campaign to crackdown on drunk driving. As law enforcement agencies implement anti-drunk driving measures like the D-U-I Wolfpack FHP conducted Friday.

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No Firework Show in Downtown Tallahassee

Updated: 12/30/2011 - There won't be any fireworks this year at Klemen Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. For the past two years America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend has hosted the show, but this year they're serving more people, and decided to use their resources to help people in need.

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Year in Review 2011

Posted: 12/30/2011 - It's been an eventful year all around the world, including in North Florida and South Georgia. Here's a look at some of the big stories of 2011.

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Employees, Employers and the Unemployed Face Changes in 2012

Posted: 12/30/2011 - Employees, employers and the unemployed will all face changes in 2012. Business owners will pay higher taxes, minimum wage workers will get a raise and jobseekers will claim fewer weeks of unemployment benefits. Some of these changes are being fought.

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Memorial Services for Musa Jugger

Updated: 12/30/2011 - There will be a community-wide memorial service to be held at 11:30am on Tuesday January 3, 2012 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Stanley L. Walker, Sr. on 615 Tuskegee Street.

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Florida Hit Hardest by Sears/Kmart Closings

Posted: 12/30/2011 - Florida will be hit the hardest by the closing of Sears and Kmart stores, losing 11, according to a preliminary list of 79 planned closures.

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Career Themed Education

Updated: 12/30/2011 - Across the state of Florida...More than 900,000 people are still looking for work. Many have been unemployed for months, even years, but some lawmakers say the bigger problem is a shortage of highly-skilled workers.

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Mack Easily Leads GOP Field in Senate Poll

Posted: 12/29/2011 - U.S. Rep. Connie Mack has a strong lead on his competitors for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, according to a new poll by TelOpinion Research.

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Red Light Camera Repeal Filed

Posted: 12/29/2011 - Lawmakers will consider banning red-light cameras when they meet in January for the 2012 legislative session. A repeal bill was filed Tuesday. The cameras were first approved by the state in 2010 and since then, opposition to the devices has been growing.

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Gym Membership Tips

Updated: 12/29/2011 - The Department of Consumer Services is offering tips to people who have weight loss on their list of New Years Resolutions. The department is encouraging people to do their research before joining a gym. A hotline has been set up for people to find out if the gym has had complaints filed against it.

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BP Money Buys Sports Towels, Christmas Lights, Jingles

Posted: 12/29/2011 - Officials in the Florida Panhandle have spent tens of millions of dollars of BP's money on a mix of eye-raising purchases that were meant to help restore the area's tourism industry a year after the Gulf oil spill.

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Preparing for Bowl Game Traffic

Updated: 12/29/2011 - While the tailgating has already started for some, many drivers are still hitting the road for the big game. They want to see Florida State take on Notre Dame.

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