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News 4 JAX: Downtown crash involving deputy cruiser investigated

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident involving a deputy cruiser and car at a downtown intersection.

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News 4 JAX: JSO makes arrest in Oceanway fire station threat

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that an arrest has been made in connection with threats made to the Oceanway fire station earlier this month.

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News 4 JAX: Toxic site near NW Jacksonville elementary school

Hundreds of people in northwest Jacksonville are living near one of the most polluted sites in America, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The site is also near an elementary school.

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News 4 JAX:  Mayor announces initiative to fight youth crime

Mayor Alvin Brown used his remarks at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast to announce the city would reopen five youth centers and make other policy changes in an effort to battle violence and crime among the city’s young people.

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WJAX: Former JSO officer accused of trying to have sex with a minor sentenced to 25 years

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WJHG: Beware of Fake Cop

Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies want you to be aware of man pretending to be an police officer.

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WJHG: Cottondale High School Recognizes Local Law Enforcement

Police spend most of their day keeping the public safe, but in recent weeks some have become the target of gun violence nationally. So one area high school is showing its support for area police.

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WEAR: IRS audit could change the landscape of Escambia Co firefighting

Escambia County is looking at its options for staffing fire services.  This comes after an IRS audit found some volunteer firefighters are classified as employees.   Currently they receive a stipend of a few hundred dollars a month,

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WTXL: Governor Scott Visits Tallahassee Police as Part of First Responders Appreciation Week

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WTXL: FL Taxpayer Help for Sports and Films Doesn’t Add Up for State

New reports are showing that taxpayers are paying more to help Florida’s professional sports franchises and the film industry than the state gets in return.

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My FOX Orlando: Orange County teachers to get salary hike

More than 13,000 teachers will be offered a salary package of 6.3 percent, on average, based on a two-year agreement reached Thursday

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My FOX Orlando: Supreme Court will decide gay marriage issue this term

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

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WFLA: Tampa family files lawsuit against Hillsborough County Schools after 6-year-old’s death

A Tampa family is suing Hillsborough County Schools for waiting to call 9-1-1 before a six-year-old died.

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NBC 2: Wounded Warrior softball team to play in Bonita Springs

A free concert was held earlier tonight in Bonita Springs to benefit the Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team.  The team is made up of military veterans from across the country, and are playing their first game Saturday evening.

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NBC 2: NBC2 Investigators: Trooper fired after ‘preying’ on women

A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper is off the job, fired for repeated policy violations and preying on women.

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WPLG: A first for Haitian-Americans in Miami-Dade politics

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Tallahassee Democrat: New DMS report says Scott cut state workforce in first term

As a political newcomer with bottom-line ideas he brought from the corporate world, Gov. Rick Scott promised in 2010 to cut the size of Florida government.

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News 4 JAX: Guns on Florida college campuses to get hearing

When state lawmakers return to the Capitol next week, one of the first items on the agenda is whether guns should be allowed on college campuses. The issue is gaining traction since the pre-Thanksgiving shootings on the Florida State University campus.

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Tampa Bay Times: Payout to fire Hillsborough school superintendent would top $1M

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News 4 JAX: Gov. talks education spending in St. Augustine visit

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