In The News Today – October 19, 2015

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The Ledger: Florida Poly gives raises to 99 employees

The pay increases cost the university $387,467, according to information provided by Darren Richards, chief operating officer at Tucker Hall, a Tampa public relations company hired by the university.

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Miami Herald: CEOs suggest ways to ease South Florida’s traffic problems

… many millennial workers prefer an urban, walk-to-work lifestyle, which is being woven into the fabric of the community. Enhanced public transit is also vital for the long-term health of our urban core.

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WMFE:  THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS GETTING OUT OF PRENATAL CARE

The Florida Department of Health is getting out of prenatal care. That begs the question: Is there a safety net for poor pregnant women in Florida?

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The Union: Beyond the county: ZombiCon shooting kills 1, Six stabbed in Yolo County

A shooting at the annual ZombiCon gathering in Florida has left one person dead and five more injured, causing a chaotic scene that sent throngs of zombie-dressed revelers running through the streets, police said Sunday.

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Orlando Sentinel: School districts split on all those extra final exams

Many Orange County students will take district final exams this school year, even in electives such as ceramics and yoga, with the results used to help evaluate their teachers.

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TBO: More fast food chains offering alcohol

No, the Florida icon describing the ultimate burger calls for a cold draft beer, and it appears more and more fast-casual and even fast-food restaurants are picking up on the classic combo of burgers-’n’-beer.

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CBS News: Body found in Florida freezer may be missing girl, 11

Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski said during a news conference late Sunday that a body was found inside a freezer in the garage of a grandmother of the missing girl, Janiya Thomas. Authorities say the body is likely that of Janiya, who hasn’t been seen in more than a year.

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WKMG: It’s map-drawing time again for Florida legislators

Florida legislators forced to draw new state Senate districts, return for 19-day session

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WPLG: This Week in South Florida: Oct. 18

Rep. Carlos Trujillo and Rep. Gwendolen Carke-Reed join Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss the debate of guns on campus and …

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Tampa Bay Times: PolitiFact Florida: Scott falls short on claim of highest K-12 education funding in Florida history

Amid his calls for legislators to cut taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars next year, Gov. Rick Scott bragged that Florida’s education system is getting record funding on his watch.

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