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“Florida Roadkill” TV Series based on Tim Dorsey’s Novels in the Works

Former newspaperman and Tampa author Tim Dorsey is out with his 19th book about Florida serial killer and anti-hero Serge Storms. After growing up just north of Miami, working as a journalist, then as the Tampa Tribune’s night metro editor and now going on book tours around the state for the past 18 years, Dorsey has plenty of stories to tell. Real ones. Real crazy ones.
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Bill Aimed At Helping Sex Abuse Victims Leaving Some Concerned

A bill allowing all sexual abuse victims to avoid going physically to court to give their testimony during a trial has passed its first Senate panel. But, not without some concerns.
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Head-On Train Crash In Germany Kills At Least 9 People

Two passenger trains crashed in southern Germany Tuesday, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 100 — a third of them seriously. The accident in Bavaria happened shortly before 7 a.m., local time.Rescue and salvage crews are still working at the site of the crash near the town of Bad Aibling, roughly 40 miles southeast of Munich. They're also trying to figure out what caused the deadly collision. The trains' drivers and conductors are believed to be among the dead, according to ...
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Shark Attacks In 2015 Set Record

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Albert Kok

A record 98 shark attacks occurred worldwide in 2015. Florida led the nation with 30 attacks.

Most of the state's attacks occurred in central Florida, home to large populations of tourists and surfers who spend more time in the water, and to sharks those tourists and surfers splashing around resemble fish.

A bill aimed at cutting down the number of drowning deaths associated with car accidents in Florida has passed its first House committee. “Chloe’s law” stems from the death of a University of Central Florida student last year.

Florida lawmakers are expected to unveil their plans Tuesday for dealing with gambling in Florida.  Gov. Rick Scott has hammered out an agreement with the Seminole Indian Tribe, but legislative leaders say the plan will likely need to change to garner approval.

Same sex couples can marry, but in Florida members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community lack a number of basic protections against discrimination.  A measure that would change that is in trouble.

At a time when Governor Rick Scott is begging businesses to come to Florida, some Republicans want to shut down a $70 million-dollar-a -year Florida corporation that cranks out everything from custom office furniture to false teeth. 

A bill allowing all sexual abuse victims to avoid going physically to court to give their testimony during a trial has passed its first Senate panel. But, not without some concerns.

Rubio Responds To Climate Change Issue

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – The issue of climate change seems to have followed Florida Sen.  Marco Rubio outside of his home state.

As the New Hampshire primary approaches, Rubio has made several appearances around the granite state. 

Like many parents of high school juniors, I'm getting anxious about upcoming college applications and what it'll take to get in, such as doing well on the SAT. Adding to the uncertainty is the fact that the College Board, creator of the SAT,  is debuting a new test in March and these are the first changes in more than a decade.

Gun confiscations at Tampa International Airport security checkpoints have been rising, and if the numbers stay high, the airport could become among the top three in the nation for firearms seizures.

Media outlets report that last year, Transportation Security Administration officers discovered 49 guns on passengers or in their carry-on luggage at the Tampa airport.

Legislation on the move in the Florida Legislature could ban the use of red-light cameras and the millions in revenue they generate for local governments.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, would outlaw the ticketing cameras starting in 2019.


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