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BIZPAC Review: Are uniforms a target now? Florida firefighter wounded in station house drive-by shooting

A firefighter in north Florida was struck in the arm Tuesday evening when his fire station came under fire in a drive-by shooting.

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WCTV: Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell Dies

Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, 72, succumbed to his battle with cancer on December 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm. Sheriff Campbell passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family and members of his command staff.

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NEWS 4 JAX: Grimm pleads guilty but won’t resign

WASHINGTON (CNN) –  After pleading guilty to a judge Tuesday on a felony tax evasion charge, New York Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican, pledged to reporters he would also stay in Congress.

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Tampa Bay Times:  Largo to consider banning e-cigarettes in city buildings

LARGO — When city library patrons recently complained about people using electronic cigarettes inside the building, officials couldn’t do much. There were no city rules against it.

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New York Times: Jeb Bush’s Emails as Governor of Florida Show His Agenda and Goals

WASHINGTON — One month before Jeb Bush was sworn in as governor of Florida, he was already musing about bold plans to reduce the size of the state government.

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West Orange Times Observer: Windermere Elementary teacher retires after 45 years of teaching

When Karen Ronat and her husband arrived in Orange County from South Africa, they had intended to stay just a year, for a job he had building mosques in the Orlando area, just as he had in South Africa.

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WTSP: Phone app available for Florida fishing, hunting licenses

(News Journal) — With the new phone app from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, you will be able to store a copy of your hunting and fishing license so you won’t have to worry about keeping up with a paper license anymore.

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Tampa Bay Times: Net-zero communities that make solar power work expand in Florida

Orlando – Herman Martinez hasn’t paid an electric bill above $11 for his 2,150-square-foot home in the two years he has lived in it.

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Palm Beach Post:  Should oil, gas ‘fracking’ be banned in the state of Florida?

Well before the Florida legislature convenes in March, a fight is shaping up over whether oil and gas drillers will have to follow new rules governing drilling — and particularly fracking — and whether Florida should follow New York’s example and ban fracking altogether.

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Bay News 9: New Florida bill to address social media privacy at work

SB 126, a bill proposed by state Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) for the 2015 session, would keep employers from requesting access to employees’ — or prospective employees’ — social media accounts.

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