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Casino Bill Dies for 2012 Session

Updated: 02/04/2012 - The effort to bring three mega resort casinos to South Florida is dead for the 2012 legislative session. The house bill was pulled from committee just minutes before a scheduled vote. And now House leaders say they won’t allow the gambling bill to be heard on the House floor.

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Special Report: "Our History--Celebrating Black History Month"

Updated: 10/21/2013 - Every Friday in February, WCTV will pay tribute to Black History Month through special reports, titled, "Our History." In the first report, Eyewitness News Reporter Lanetra Bennett takes a look at the history of Black History and its relevance today.

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Parents Ask Lawmakers for Texting Ban

Posted: 02/03/2012 - The parents of a Florida teen killed in a texting while driving accident are asking lawmakers to ban the dangerous practice. Two years in a row a legislative ban on texting has failed late in session. The legislation is up again this year and once again its future is uncertain.

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Black History Tour

Posted: 02/03/2012 - Leon County Fourth graders walk through black history as they tour the John G Riley Center. It's all apart of the 11th annual "Blended Lives" event.

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College Presidents Cautious About Tuition

Posted: 02/03/2012 - Breaking with their counterparts at the state's universities, presidents at a handful of Florida colleges urged lawmakers to be cautious about any moves that could push tuition upward.

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Local Boy Scouts Help the Hungry

Posted: 02/03/2012 - On Saturday, February 4, 2012, the Scouts of the Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America in our 13 county service area will be collecting food to help the hungry in our community.

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Internet Sales Tax Bills Begin Treks, Again

Posted: 02/03/2012 - Bills to tax Internet companies doing business in Florida resumed their treks as separate measures began to move in the Senate. "I have shopping centers that are half empty," said Sen. Gwen Margolis, D-Miami. We're not talking about mom and pops, we're talking about all kinds of large box stores."

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Step Right Up and Buy Lotto Tickets

Posted: 02/03/2012 - The Senate Regulated Industries Committee approved a bill that would allow lottery players to buy tickets for Lotto, Powerball and similar games from vending machines.

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DJJ Reports Fewer Delinquents in Florida Schools

Posted: 02/03/2012 - Juvenile delinquency in Florida’s public schools declined dramatically during the last six months of 2011, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announces.

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