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Perry Shooting--UPDATE

Updated: 05/30/2009 - Authorities track down and arrest a Murder Suspect in Thomas County for his involvement in a Taylor County shooting that left one dead and another wounded on Monday evening.

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Florida's Unemployment Rate Drops, Slightly

Posted: 05/22/2009 - There’s a small sign tonight, that Florida’s economy maybe turning around. For the first time in nearly three years the state’s unemployment rate has fallen. Statewide unemployment is at 9.6 percent down two-tenths of a percentage points from March. The drop is providing hope for the 885,000 Floridians searching for jobs.

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A New Front in the Water Wars

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A legal battle over water that began in 1990 is closer to ending. A Federal Judge in Jacksonville is now considering whether to order the Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing more water from dams in Georgia for use in Alabama and Florida. A drought saw more water going to supply Atlanta while fish stocks in Florida suffered.

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Credit Card Reform Bill Heads to President's Desk

Posted: 05/20/2009 - If you feel like your credit card company is taking advantage of you, you now have protection against them. Congress has passed a measure -- aimed at cracking down on unfair credit card company practices .

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Stroke Alert Part 3: Rehabilitation After a Stroke

Updated: 05/20/2009 - In 2009, Americans will pay nearly 70 billion dollars in medical bills related to stroke. For most, those bills will including the rehabilitation needed to get them back to living a normal life. A physical therapist walks us through the best and worst case senarios of rehab after a stroke.

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McCollum's Cyber Safety PSA Called into Question

Posted: 05/19/2009 - A two million dollar public service announcement featuring Florida’s Attorney General and Gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum has Democrats in an uproar. The PSA was taken off the air Friday. McCollum announced his campaign for Governor two days later. Democrats say McCollum is using taxpayer money to promote his political career.

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Stroke Alert Part 2: What Happens During a Stroke

Updated: 05/20/2009 - They say every second counts when you're having a stroke, but how do you know if you're actually having an attack? And what should you do to ensure you make it through? We talked with a local neurologist to find out.

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Stroke Alert: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Each Year, more than 143-thousand people die from stroke making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S. But there are signs to watch for to reduce the risk of damage should you or a loved one fall victim to the disease.

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The Political Games Begin in Florida

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Governor Charlie Crist’s decision to run for the US Senate last week has opened a flood gate of potential candidates for 5 statewide offices in 2010.

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Remains of UGA Professor Released to Family

Posted: 05/15/2009 - After five days, a family member has claimed the remains of a UGA professor charged with killing his wife and two others, then taking his own life.

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Bald Eagle Rescued

Posted: 05/13/2009 - A bald eagle is rescued in St. Lucie County.

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Voters to Decide a Tax Cut, and Senate Seat

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A plan to give a property tax cut to first time home buyers could become a focal point of Governor Charlie Crist’s senate campaign. This legislative session Crist pushed the plan to give a 25 percent tax cut to first time home buyers. Now voters will have the final say on the tax cuts and whether Crist goes to Washington.

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Floridians Still Got the Budget Blues

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Heath Care, education and law enforcement groups are calling on the legislature to change the way it balances the budget. The budget passed Friday relies on increased fees, stimulus dollars, and spending cuts to make ends meet. As Whitney Ray tells us, the groups are calling for more tax reform to bring the state out of the economic crisis.

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Governor Crist Cutting Back

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Many State employees face a 2 percent pay cut in the state's upcoming budget, and Governor Charlie Crist is no exception.

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Legislators Agree on Gaming Expansion

Updated: 05/07/2009 - After two days of heated negotiations, Florida legislators have agreed to expand gambling in the state of Florida.

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