In The News Today – January 31, 2016

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FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

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Washington Post:  Less than 7 percent of Florida’s workforce is in a union

That’s about 546,000 wage-earners who were union members in the Sunshine State last year. The numbers were released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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WTSP: Legislation paves way for Florida High School free agency

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Legislation dealing with the Florida High School Athletic Association that’s rapidly moving through the House and Senate is looking to create seismic changes in high school athletics programs.

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NBC: Florida Boy, 22 Months, Fatally Shot in ‘Gang-Related’ Drive-By: Police

A 22-month-old boy was killed in a “gang-related” drive-by shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, police said Saturday while appealing for help in finding the gunman.

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Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State Parks should remain natural and protected

Florida State Parks are special places for many reasons. You would think Gov. Scott and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson would protect them, but instead they’re trying to change them.

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Daily Press: Florida teacher suspended as police investigate claims she sent explicit pictures to students

Dionne Younce, a gym teacher at Allen D Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, has been suspended from the school while police investigate.

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Bradenton Herald:State College of Florida trustees driving school, faculty off a cliff

The trustees overseeing State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota have no right to demand respect from the faculty and staff when they have failed to earn that honor by running roughshod over every reasonable objection to a new tyrannical policy.

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Pensacola News-Press: No staff reprimands for school bus incident

Escambia Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said no employees will be reprimanded nor will a public apology be issued to West Florida High sophomore Brice Broughton after a formal hearing officer overturned a decision by the School District to disciplinary reassign him.
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Florida Keys Key Noter: County clerks again facing state budget cuts, Keys clerk Heavilin concernedThe Monroe County agency that watches the public’s money may run out of its own cash unless a state funding formula changes.
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WCTV: FSU To Sell Beer At Baseball GamesTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University will sell beer at baseball games this season.
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WJHG: Panama City Beach Police Department receives large donation for Police Unity TourPANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)- The 2016 Police Unity Tour is still a few months away, but Saturday the Panama City Beach Police Department received a large donation to support the charity event.
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WJXT: Mayor commits $1M for JSO overtime
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The death of a 22-month-old boy sparked a community meeting led by Sheriff Mike Williams and Mayor Lenny Curry and a renewed push to put an end to violence in Jacksonville.
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My News 13: Police identify suspect in Sanford officer-involved shootingSANFORD — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement continues to investigate an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Sanford that injured an innocent bystander.
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My News 13: Police chase ends in shoot out with armed carjackers in downtown Orlando
ORLANDO — The Orlando Police Department is investigating an armed carjacking that turned into a car chase Friday afternoon around downtown Orlando and ended with shots fired.
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Bay News 9: Sunday is deadline to sign up for health care under Affordable Care ActSunday is the deadline for uninsured individuals and families to get health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act for 2016.
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Bay News 9: Pinellas County deputy involved in December shooting arrested
LARGO — A Pinellas County deputy involved in a shooting in December 2015 was arrested Friday and charged with attempted manslaughter.
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WPLG: Man shot, killed in middle of street in Brownsville neighborhood
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two Miami-Dade County schools were placed on lockdown Friday after a fatal shooting nearby.
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