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House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For Talks

The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.

04/03/2014

Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death after police said she was bullied.  (Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Sedwick-Against-Bullying/616129218419223)

Mother Of Bullied Fla. Girl Pushes For Tougher Laws

The mother of a Florida girl who committed suicide after complaining about being bullied is on a crusade to push lawmakers to pass new anti-bullying legislation.

CBS4–11/25/2013

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Battle Over Future Of Gambling In Florida

Officials in Tallahassee are pushing against legislative changes that could expand gambling in Florida telling members of the Senate Gaming Committee that any expansion would alter the state’s image as a family friendly destination.

10/30/2013

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Amazon To Open Two Warehouses In Florida

Internet retail giant Amazon is officially coming to Florida. Amazon.com confirmed Tuesday that it will build distribution centers in Hillsborough County and in Lakeland, with the expectation of creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs. However, it means Floridians will now have to pay sales tax on their Amazon purchases.

CBS Miami–10/23/2013

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Immigrants March For Reform In Miami

A march will take place Saturday with Miami’s newest immigrants to help put the spotlight on the need for immigration reform. The participants will walk through the city’s oldest Cuban enclave at 1 p.m.

10/05/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom during a recess in his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel)

George Zimmerman Pulled Over Again

George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of charges for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, has been pulled over in a traffic stop for a third time since July.

09/26/2013

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Florida Man Claiming To Be “The Joker” Arrested

A man, who referred to himself as “The Joker,” was arrested Friday for vandalizing a deputy’s patrol car twice while parked and burglarizing another home in the neighborhood.

07/13/2013

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Publix To Offer Full-Service Catering

From the decorations to the food, Publix is now offering full-service catering in hopes of making party-throwing, just like shopping, a pleasure.

CBS Miami–06/20/2013

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Boyfriend Sets Girlfriend On Fire

A 26-year-old woman is in critical condition nursing severe burns at a central Florida hospital after her boyfriend set her on fire, according to authorities.

CBS Miami–08/05/2012

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Winter A Tough Time For Fla. Tropical Fish Farmers

Florida’s tropical fish farmers are hoping Old Man Winter doesn’t wreak havoc on their industry again this year.

CBS4–01/06/2012

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