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Florida Court Battle Over Felons’ Rights Could End

Tallahassee, FL – Though debate continues to swirl about carrying out a newly approved constitutional amendment, a fierce legal battle about how Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet members have handled restoration of felons’ rights could be close to ending. Attorneys for the state and a group of plaintiffs say the Nov. 6 passage of what was known as Amendment ... Read More »

Florida School Enrollment Falls Short Of Projections

Tallahassee, FL – Florida has about 17,000 fewer students in its kindergarten-to-high school system than lawmakers anticipated this year, a new report shows. The state budget, passed during the 2018 legislative session, included funding for 2.848 million K-12 students in the 2018-2019 academic year. But a report released Wednesday by the Legislature’s Office of Demographic and Economic Research included a ... Read More »

Volusia Under Tornado Watch As Storms Roll In

UPDATE (12-20-18): A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of Volusia until 4 p.m. today (December 20th), according to the National Weather Service. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Florida until 4 PM EST — NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) December 20, 2018 Earlier reporting below. Daytona Beach, FL – Forecasters say you can expect a day ... Read More »

Ormond Beach Man One Of Nine Arrested For Cruelty To Bears

Ormond Beach, FL – An Ormond Beach man, 42-year-old Christopher Haun, is one of nine men arrested and charged with illegal baiting, taking and molestation of Florida black bears by the use of dogs for commercial purposes. During the one-year long investigation, FWC officers gathered evidence of numerous illegal acts in several Florida counties, including Flagler, on both private and ... Read More »