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News 4 JAX: Keystone Heights volunteer firefighters in dispute with Clay County
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. – Volunteer firefighters in Keystone Heights who say they haven’t worked in nearly two years have filed a lawsuit against Clay County, claiming wrongful termination of its contract.
News 4 JAX: Boy taken in Southside carjacking safe; car found
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Within minutes of a reported carjacking with a child inside, a 10-year-old boy believed to have been taken from a Southside gas station was found a few blocks away. Police have since located the stolen car, but they said the suspect remains on the loose.
FCN: Cracking down on unlicensed Uber, Lyft drivers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Unlicensed Uber and Lyft drivers are facing tougher penalties if they do not comply with permitting requirements set by the city, according to our news partner, The Florida Times-Union.
My News 13: Investigation: Marion deputy derelict for halting CPR
MARION COUNTY — An internal affairs investigation has determined that a Marion County deputy was derelict of duty when he told neighbors to stop performing CPR on a teen who had hanged himself.
Ocala.com: OPD lieutenant cleared in shooting of double-murder suspect
The State Attorney’s Office has cleared a police lieutenant who shot and killed an armed murder suspect last year after two women were discovered shot to death in an home.
My FOX Orlando: Bill to allow guns on Florida campuses passes first hurdle
TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) – A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.
My NEWS 13: State of the Union: Obama’s tax proposals get cool reception from GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama’s pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.
My NEWS 13: Gov. Rick Scott proposes cut in taxes on cellphones, cable TV
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has announced a proposal in his upcoming budget aimed at cutting cell phone and cable television taxes.
WFLA: Credit.com ranks best balance transfer credit cards of 2015
Did you run up some credit card debt over the holidays? Do you want to pay it off interest-free?
Orlando Sentinel: Give some traditional schools charter-school freedom, lawmaker says
Eighteen traditional middle and high schools — three in each of six Florida school districts — would get “fiscal and administrative autonomy” similar to that granted charter schools under a bill filed today in the Florida House.
Sun Sentinel: Florida’s working poor are facing a terminal diagnosis
Our state’s patients are at risk as Florida’s safety-net hospitals and other health care providers face a “perfect storm” of state and federal cuts. A loss of $2 billion per year is predicted to Florida’s health care providers for the poor.
News 4 JAX: Legislature expresses concern after top Florida police official replaced
Tallahassee, Fl. – The shakeup at the top of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is prompting more questions about why the state’s top police official was replaced.
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