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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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