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[UPDATE] House Panel Votes to End College Faculty Tenure

Posted: 03/30/2011 - After an hour of debate, the House K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee voted March 29 to approve a bill that requires community and state colleges to put new faculty on one-year contracts, effectively eliminating the use of tenure.

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TPD Investigates Walgreens Robbery

Updated: 03/30/2011 - On March 29 at approximately 10:40PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 2009 West Tennessee Street (Walgreens) in reference to a robbery.

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AL House Apologizes for No Prosecution in 1944 Rape

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Alabama House has reached back into history and apologized for the way authorities handled the 1944 rape of a young black woman by a gang of white men as she walked home from church in Abbeville in southwest Alabama.

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Missing BP Laptop Had Personal Data of Claimants

Posted: 03/29/2011 - BP says one of its employees lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of residents who filed claims for compensation after the Gulf oil spill.

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Stricter Standards for Photo Lineups Okayed

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Florida’s law enforcement agencies would face stricter standards on how to administer photo lineups under a bill approved by a House committee on Tuesday.

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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Slow Citizens Growth

Posted: 03/29/2011 - A bill that would prohibit Florida's state-backed property insurer from providing coverage on new construction or remodeling of existing homes in environmentally sensitive and high-risk coastal areas is moving forward in the state Senate.

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Tallahassee Attorney Takes a Stand for Hillsborough CI

Updated: 03/30/2011 - The Florida Department of Corrections has announced its prison consolidation plan, and one Tallahassee attorney is fighting for the rights of the female faith based correctional institute.

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[UPDATE] Suit Filed Against Scott's Rule Moratorium

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Rosalie Whiley filed a petition on March 28 in the Florida Supreme Court challenging Governor Scott’s Executive Order 11-01. The order has halted rulemaking that would have simplified the reapplication process for food stamp recipients like Ms. Whiley.

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More Prison Privatization in Fla. Senate Budget

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Senate's proposed budget, which is awaiting final committee approval, would turn state prisons in an 18-county area of South Florida over to private companies if they want them.

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Health Dept. Urges Protection from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Wakulla County Mosquito Control and the health department continue surveillance and prevention efforts and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure by following the department of health recommendations.

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Senate Criminal Justice Committee Passes Dockery's Re-Entry Bill

Posted: 03/29/2011 - This bill will increase the number of inmates nearing the end of their sentences who are processed through the work release program and allow them to live at DOC approved residences, treatment centers or halfway houses instead of the state-operated center only after they have proven themselves responsible and trustworthy at the center for at least 6 months.

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“Rescue Ride” Dog Rescue is Saving Lives

Updated: 03/31/2011 - Wheels are turning this year as “Rescue Ride”, a program created by LCHS and funded by the PEDIGREE Foundation, rescues dogs from shelters in North Florida and South Georgia and transports them to adoption programs in Central Florida.

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