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Per Student Spending: Highest In Florida History Next Year

“I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida’s per-pupil spending to the highest level

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Goliath Grouper Eating 4-Foot Shark

A goliath grouper ate a 4-foot shark off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida and it was all caught on video, which was uploaded to YouTube

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2 Shocked By Power Lines While Trimming

According to deputies, two men with Happy Palms Tree Service were trimming trees at 1031 Tallowood Drive at approximately 3:31 p.m. on Wednesday

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1 In Stable Condition After Bartow Shooting

On August 20, 2014 at approximately 2:25 pm, Bartow Police Officers and Detectives responded to Mary Holland Park in Bartow regarding a reported shooting

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Bomb Squad Called Out To Shooting

Earlier this morning, the suspect, Clay Allred, 29, came inside the Mobil gas station at N. 30th Street and E. Fowler Avenue. While inside the store, the suspect got into an argument with the victim. The victim told the

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Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 21

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Indian Rocks Bridge Open After Crash

At this hour deputies are investigating a single vehicle crash on the Indian Rocks Bridge. All Eastbound lanes of the bridge are blocked.

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Los Angeles Offering Cash Prizes to Vote

Because this isn't offensive to democracy

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Governor Rick Perry Indictment a Blessing in Disguise

A little bad in a politician

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NFL Takes ‘Pay for Play’ Stance for Superbowl Halftime Show

Artists will pay for 115 million viewers and growing

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Florida’s Saggy Pants Law Comes Under Fire from the NAACP

Pants are just not hip anymore

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Davis Island Health Advisory Lifted

The Hillsborough County Health Departmet says the advisory that was issued August 13th for Davis Island beach has been lifted.

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Man Found Under Girl’s Bed Covers, Arrested

Edward Raynard Williams, 46, was arrested by St. Petersburg police detectives at about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at his residence at 601 40th Street South.

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Firefighter Injured in Dade City House Fire

Pasco County Fire Rescue received a report of a residential structure fire at 37640 Sky Ridge Circle in Dade City at 4:16 am Wednesday morning. Crews arrived on the scene 11 minutes later to find a large two story

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Missing Winter Haven Man Found Safe

Winter Haven Police are asking for the public's help in locating 53 year-old Norman Franklin Reed Jr. of Winter Haven who was last seen August 14, 2014.

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Leesburg Mother Leaves Kid In Car

Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores.

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Teen Dies After Veering Off Tampa Road

A motorcyclist has died this morning after a tragic accident in Tampa.

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Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 20

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Police Investigating Davis Island Shooting

Tampa Police and Tampa Fire Rescue are investigating a shooting

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Congressman: Give Military Equipment to Kurds, Not Cops

Reenforces authoritarian mentality

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Man Wanted To Fight Fire Hydrant, Arrested For Prowling

St. Petersburg Police say a man was arrested after peering into people's windows in the 4800 block of Third Avenue N in St. Petersburg on Aug. 14.

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Bradenton High Schools Lockdown Lifted

A police chase in the area of Manatee High and Braden Christian Schools has forced the two schools into lockdown