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Tallahassee Electric Crews Head To U.S. Virgin Islands To Help Restore Power

While a lot of the focus has been on Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory was affected too by Hurricane Maria. And, the city of Tallahassee is sending crews to help the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Federal regulators are on track to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies. The Federal Communications Commission will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo the landmark 2015 rules that had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight. The vote is expected to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which prevent broadband companies from slowing down or blocking any sites or apps, or otherwise deciding what content gets to users...

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Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal / U.S. Navy

The Trump Administration announced its decision Monday night to end Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the nearly 50 thousand Haitian nationals who have been living in the U.S. since the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200 thousand people.

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A group of Lee County residents met in downtown Fort Myers Tuesday night to stage a mock oil rig spill to draw attention to the risks of fracking and promote the proposed bipartisan legislation that would ban the practice in Florida.


National Oceanographic and Atmpspheric Association

Satellite images this month show a harmful red tide algal bloom festering in the Gulf of Mexico-- mere miles away from the shorelines of Southwest Florida. But birds have been telling us this for over a month.

 

 


As travelers head to airports during the busy holiday week, airport security officials have a message: Don’t try to bring your guns on the plane.

There are two special elections planned for the upcoming months - one on Sarasota and one centered on Plant City. 

Florida Governor Rick Scott is touting a record tourism despite a challenging Hurricane season.

The Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for Haitians who sought shelter in the US after a major earthquake is drawing bipartisan pushback in Florida.  

Florida Governor Rick Scott is pushing for Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente to recuse herself from a major case deciding the limits of the governor’s appointment powers.

Florida’s wildlife management agency is announcing a record number of green sea turtle nests this year. That's in spite of impacts from Hurricane Irma.

While a lot of the focus has been on Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory was affected too by Hurricane Maria. And, the city of Tallahassee is sending crews to help the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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