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WCTV: Governor Rick Scott Issues Statement On Florida Officer Killed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement on the tragic death of Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek who was killed in the line of duty this morning in Tarpon Springs.

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Bradenton.com: $2 gas expected soon in Florida

MANATEE — Gas prices fell below $2 a gallon at various filling stations in Georgia and Tennessee last week, and prices in Florida are not far behind.

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UPI: Multiple people struck by lighting outside football game in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 21 (UPI) — Multiple people were injured by lightning outside a stadium following an NFL game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., authorities say.

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The Florida Times: Rush to enroll in DROP comes as Jacksonville police, firefighters worry about benefits

As Jacksonville grinds toward deciding the outcome of pension reform, a wave of police and firefighters are signing up for the Deferred Retirement Option Program as soon as they can.

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WTXL: Bill Would Clear Way For Recordings in Sexual-Abuse Case

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) — Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.

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WJHG: Demonstrators Hold a Die-in to Raise Awareness About Police Brutality

PANAMA CITY– In light of the deaths of unarmed black men by police, protests and demonstrations have erupted across the country, but from state to state their message is the same, “black lives matter.” Saturday, a group held a demonstration at the Panama City Hall.

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Orlando Sentinel: Man in critical condition after police car hits scooter

A Volusia County man is in critical condition after his motorized scooter was hit by a police car, according the Florida Highway Patrol. 

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WCTV: Education Careers-Decline

ATLANTA (AP) — Data from a Georgia education commission shows fewer people are pursuing careers as teachers… Republican State Rep. Amy Carter says aside from pay, some teachers leave the profession because of quality of life issues and lack of support from school administrators.

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WTXL: Flu Season, Early Again, Hitting Hard in South and Midwest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues,

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