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    Florida Education Association files emergency order against Gov. DeSantis

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    In July, Ocala Post reported that Florida's largest teachers union had filed a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent schools from opening. On Tuesday,...
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    2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

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    The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday...
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    Teachers’ union files lawsuit over school reopening order

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    According to recently released court documents, the Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Gov. Ron DeSantis and state...
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    Red snapper season for Gulf state and federal waters ends soon

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    The last day to harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters for private recreational anglers is July 25.   The current season also...

    Iguana caused man to flip over bicycle handle bars

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    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said a man suffered several injuries after he ran over an iguana that darted into path. Deputies said the...
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    Information sought in shooting of child

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    Citrus County -- The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for events leading up to...
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    Jogger finds human head on side of road

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    Florida — St. Petersburg Police shut down the intersection of 38th Avenue South and 31st Street South after a human head was found on...
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    Bars must immediately cease alcohol sales

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    Shortly after Florida reported nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered all bars...

    DeSantis signs bill to increase salaries for teachers

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    At a press conference Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will provide $500 million in funds to raise teachers starting salaries...
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    UF bans “Gator Bait” cheer, use of jail inmates for farm labor

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    In what many are citing as a ridiculous move, UF President Kent Fuchs announced Thursday that the university will stop using the Gator Bait cheer...
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    Teen violated Publix policy, quit his job over BLM mask

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    A Florida teen quit his job at a Publix after he violated company policy and handwrote BLM on his medical face mask, which is...
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    COVID-19 updates for Marion and Florida

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    OCALA, Fla.— DOH-Marion is reporting 315 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 27-year-old...
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    Florida trooper arrested, had sexual relationship with minor

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    A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was arrested Thursday after investigators learned that he had been having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female. Trooper Christopher...
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    NASCAR bans Confederate flag, creates major uproar in the south

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    NASCAR announced Wednesday that the organization has banned the Confederate flag from all of its races as well as NASCAR owned properties. NASCAR said they...
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    VIDEO: Florida corrections officer accused of molesting child, arrested

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    Volusia sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Daytona Beach correctional officer with Tomoka Correctional Institution following accusations that he molested a child. and charged him with...
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    Recreational Red Snapper Season begins soon

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    Recreational Red Snapper Season will begin June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 25, closing July 26. For-hire operations...
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    Curfew warning: school is out; keep minors off the street after dark

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    Ocala, Florida -- It's summertime, a drive through Marion Oaks or Silver Springs Shores after 11 p.m. would reveal children by the dozens roaming...

    How to bypass Florida’s unemployment online waiting queue

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    Many who have applied for unemployment since the "outbreak" of COVID-19 still have not received any benefits. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the...
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    Three arrested in shooting death of man found in Ocala brush fire

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    A man who Kissimmee officials say was involved in a shooting was found dead after a brush fire in Ocala. Osceola County deputies said Mark...
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    Disaster-preparation tax-free holiday begins Friday

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    Starting Friday, shoppers in Florida can avoid paying sales taxes while putting together disaster-preparation stockpiles for the 2020 hurricane season. During this sales tax holiday...