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Don Spirit (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Sheriff: Grandfather Killed Grandchildren, Daughter, Himself

A sheriff says a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself at a home in the small town of Bell.

2 hours ago

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts

Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge’s ruling.

08/07/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Poll Shows Crist And Scott In Dead Heat

A new poll finds Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in a dead heat and, with more than 10 percent of voters undecided, sets the stage for an already-brutal campaign expected to get uglier over the next seven months.

04/24/2014

HOMESTEAD, FL - Icicles hang from a bush as a farmer uses water in an effort to keep his crops from being damaged by freezing temperatures on December 15, 2010 in Homestead, Florida. In 2010, South Florida endured a weather system that pushed the temperature into the 30s Fahrenheit. (Photo by: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Record Lows Expected In N. Florida

Farmers are preparing for a drastic drop in temperatures Monday night and Tuesday morning. Some locations will feel the coldest air of the winter season.

01/06/2014

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North Florida Works Past Bethune-Cookman 68-64

Beau Beech and Dallas Moore scored 15 each as North Florida survived a scare from Bethune-Cookman winning 68-64 on Saturday night.

12/22/2013

Tropical Storm Debby Causes Coastal Flooding On Florida's Gulf Coast

Feds Pay Over $15 Mil In Aid To Debby Victims

More than 10 thousand people have asked about federal aid for losses from Tropical Storm Debby, with over $15 million paid out by the feds to date.

CBS4–07/20/2012

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - JUNE 26:   Doreen Ferrilo and Jack Cutler (C) salvage what they can from their home with help from their friend David Rivera (R) before they must leave under a mandatory evacuation order by emergency management officials on June 26, 2012 in the Mill Run area of New Port Richey, Florida. According to local news, two area rivers have converged and surpassed the 100-year flood plan.  (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Feds Pay Over $5 Mil In Aid To Debby Victims

Requests for help continue to pour in to the feds from victims of tropical storm Debby after the storm caused flooding and other damage across the northern part of Florida. FEMA said more than $5 million in aid has already been paid.

07/10/2012

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Despite Tuition Increases, College Enrollment Rises

While tuition may be going up in Florida universities, so are enrollment rates.

CBS4–03/02/2012

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Panhandle Voters Approve Slots, Court Battle Looms

Voters in two north Florida counties approved measures that may allow slot machine permits at pari-mutual facilities in the counties on Tuesday.

CBS4–02/01/2012

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Despite Rain, 200+ Fires Still Burning In Florida

Florida firefighters are still battling more than 200 wildfires, despite rainfall over much of the state.

CBS4–06/29/2011

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