In The News Today – October 12, 2015

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Facing Florida – Michael Vasalinda: A look at what’s wrong with FDOC.

A matter of Public Safety.

TBO: Florida’s workers and services hurt by corporate tax dodging

Florida’s taxpayers deserve smarter investment of our money. We rank near the bottom in education funding. Our roads and bridges cry out for repairs and upgrades. Florida inmates have needlessly died because the state was trying to economize on prison health care. We invest the least in our state services, per capita….

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My Panhandle.com: LinkedIn switching to ‘discretionary’ vacation policy

The networking site is implementing a “discretionary time off,” or DTO policy, for its U.S.-based employees, LinkedIn vice president Pat Wadors said in a blog post.

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CBS 12 NEWS: 5 injured in 2013 explosions at propane plant sue Blue Rhino

Five employees injured at a central Florida propane plant in 2013 are suing its owner, alleging that negligence and unsafe working conditions led to a series of explosions.

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Florida TODAY: Melbourne police dispatchers handle real-life dramas

Another life-or-death emergency: A 72-year-old woman was suffering chest pains at Consulate Health Care of Melbourne, a senior assisted-living facility on Sarno Road.

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Tampa Bay Times: PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Matt Gaetz’s claim about open-carry laws and crime

State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, is sponsoring a bill that would allow those with a conceal carry license to openly carry their firearms. Last week, a House panel voted in favor of the bill,..

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ABC NEWS: 1 Dead, 2 Injured in Small Plane Crash in Florida

Volusia County Sheriff’s officials say passenger Jeffrey Luong, 27 of Port Orange, was pronounced dead at the scene in the city of Seville on Saturday. But the pilot of the small Cessna and another passenger were airlifted to the hospital.

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WSVN: Funnel cloud flips semi-truck along Florida bridge

A semi-truck was twice flipped over after a funnel cloud touched down on a Florida bridge.

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Daily Kos: Morning Digest: Florida Democrats stand to gain after judge rules for plaintiffs’ House map

 FL Redistricting: Redistmas came two months early for Democrats, as the judge overseeing the end stages of Florida’s long redistricting saga just recommended one of the plaintiffs’ proposed congressional maps over competing plans from the Republican-controlled legislature.

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WFLA: Newborn baby dies from flakka in south Florida

Throughout the year, Flakka has made headlines in Florida. It has harmful effects on users, and now the drug has claimed its youngest victim yet.

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