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WJHG: Police Prepare to Crack Down on Spring Break Drug and Alcohol Violations

In just a few weeks, spring breakers will begin to replace the snowbirds in Bay County.

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News 4 JAX:  Navy squadron returns from 7 month deployment

Several Jacksonville families are rejoicing after their loved ones returned from a seven month deployment.

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Alligator: New single-sex restroom bill in Florida House is discriminatory

In the Florida House last week, a bill was manufactured by Republican Frank Artiles that gives a whole new meaning to discrimination. HB 583, entitled “Single-Sex Public Facilities,” would make it so a person must use a public facility that aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.

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News-Press:  Living Well Notebook: Final week for Obamacare sign-up

Health insurance navigators will host a series of sign-up events this week throughout Southwest Florida for the final week of open enrollment for insurance plans required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Miami Herald: Florida prison inspectors turn over rocks, find little wrongdoing

The oversight board, a concept used by some other states, would be a radical shift for the Department of Corrections, which is Florida’s largest agency with 22,000 employees and 101,000 inmates. The DOC inspector general, unlike most other IGs in the state …

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TBO: Tampa council candidates have conflicts, incumbents say

“Under city code you can’t have outside employment that conflicts with your … inFlorida usually have exclusive rights to distribute particular brands. …

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TBO: Hillsborough’s acting superintendent brings different approach

The new leader — at least temporarily — of the Hillsborough County school district is described as a healer who exudes calmness, a soft-spoken yet strong manager and an educator with a razor-sharp focus on serving the district’s 205,000 students.

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Bradenton.com: Louisiana ‘stranger’ the most powerful unelected person in Florida politics 

The most powerful, unelected person in state government is a stranger to most Floridians, and that’s exactly the way Melissa Sellers wants it.

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News 4 JAX: Marine accused of killing ‘American Sniper’ on trial

Eddie Ray Routh had been talking crazy for a while. So when he showed up on his sister’s doorstep one afternoon two Februarys ago and claimed to have shot two men, she didn’t know what to think.

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My FOX Orlando: Man firing gun in parking lot shot by off-duty police officer

Orlando police are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty officer in front of a nightclub early Sunday morning.

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My FOX Orlando: Two Orange Co. deputies shot; gunman dead

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a shooting that left two Orange County deputies injured and another man dead.

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WFTV: Orange Co. sheriff to announce campaign aimed at issue of stolen guns

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WPLG: County worker alleges boxes of schoolbooks sit in South Fla. parking lot

There are new allegations after a Local 10 News investigation uncovered photos of Broward County schoolbooks tossed into the trash.

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Palm Beach Post: Calls for probe of Bailey’s ouster continue to go unanswered

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is deflecting allegations raised by an ousted law enforcement official with an online FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions — containing answers apparently meant to end what has turned into a political firestorm.

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Palm Beach Post: Bush heads to schools summit, fundraiser this week in Tallahassee

Jeb Bush makes a rare return to Florida’s capital this week, taking part in an education summit and raising money for the political spending committee fueling his possible presidential run.

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