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Florida man convicted in loud music case has sentencing delayed
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:58:47 -0700

Michael Dunn, convicted over shooting death of 17-year-old teenager, to be sentenced after retrial on murder charge

Proposed split of FAMU-FSU engineering school stirs political waters
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:34:22 -0700

From today's paper: An effort by Florida State University and its well-connected allies to get its own engineering school could be turning into an election-year liability for Gov. Rick Scott .

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:59:04 -0700

FINGERS AND NOW EVEN ABLE TO WALK. ALARMING FINDINGS IN AN ANNUAL SURVEY OF DUVAL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS. THERE IS AN INCREASE AMONG THOSE WHO ADMIT TO HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, ALSO AN INCREASE IN REPORTS OF BEING BULLIED IN THE PAST. ONE BRIGHT SPOT, TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE DOWN. CHANNEL 4 ASHLEY HARDING TALKED TO SOME TEENS AND A LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIAL RESPONDING TO THE ...

Laurel Wilt Fungus Poses Threat to Florida's Avocado Trees
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:30:20 -0700

A pesky bug called the ambrosia beetle, has methodically infected avocado trees throughout the state with a fungus called laurel wilt.

A closer look at the five candidates for school superintendent
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:46:13 -0700

Of the School Board's chosen five finalists for a new superintendent of schools, none of them has worked in Alachua County and none is a sitting superintendent, but they're not very similar apart from that.

Prosecutors say for-profit businesses brazenly breaking gambling laws
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:43:57 -0700

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Illegal Gaming Task Force served more than a dozen search warrants Thursday in five Florida counties, including Duval, targeting Internet cafes owned by Pete Miller, of Neptune Beach, and Ivan Vega, of Lake Mary.

Florida education news: VAM, grad rates, union elections and more
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:32:38 -0700

TEACHER EVALUATIONS: State officials keep an eye on Pinellas County's effort to evaluate teachers without using the controversial value-added model .

County health director named Outstanding Woman in Public Health
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:50:08 -0700

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer It takes more than one person to keep a community healthy, but it only takes one leader to keep that effort going.

Jobless rate up slightly on First Coast and in Florida, as more enter the workforce
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:23:43 -0700

UNF economist Paul Mason said the unemployment rate for the First Coast saw a modest increase, but there are more workers on the job in the area. Gas prices impact some inflation rate figures.

Rising prices not hurting economic outlook
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:05:51 -0700

Rising gas prices are already affecting the First Coast economy, University of North Florida economist Paul Mason said this week.