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All fraternities and sororities at Florida State University have been suspended indefinitely after the death of 20-year old Alex Coffey at a fraternity event. FSU John Thrasher made the announcement earlier this week.

Jessica Meszaros, WGCU

WGCU reporter Jessica Meszaros has been on assignment in Guatemala for the past week. She is traveling through rural areas of the Central American country with a group of women from Southwest who are members of a community service initiative from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers called, The GRACE Project.  That stands for the Guatemalan Rural Adult and Children’s Education Project. 

Quincy J Walters / WGCU News

This week, Governor Rick Scott announced tax cuts he'd like to have in place for next year. But he also recently said he wants to spend almost $2 billion dollars on environmental projects. 


Legal Aid Services of Collier County

This weekend, veterans, first responders, and active duty military and their families can get free legal aid to make wills.

Legal Aid Service of Collier County will help with wills, living wills and related estate planning during the event, called “Wills For Heroes.”

Legal Aid’s Director of Development, Jeff Ahren, said it’s especially important for current first responders and military personnel have a will.

Quincy J Walters / WGCU News

Governor Rick Scott announced a new tax cut proposal in Fort Myers on Monday.

Speaking at Alufab, a local window installation company, Scott said he’s proposing $180 million dollars in tax cuts for Floridians.  

Part of the cuts would come from sales tax holidays for back to school shopping and preparing for hurricanes. He also wants to reduce the fee to get a driver’s license.

He said cutting taxes generates more money.

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