Last Shuttle Flight is Fla.’s Top Story

MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The end of the space shuttle program after more than three decades of flights to low-earth orbit launched past Gov. Rick Scott’s shakeup of state government and the Casey Anthony murder trial as Florida’s top story of 2011.

A poll of Florida news editors named the end of the shuttle program as the state’s top story. Scott’s first year in office was a close second followed by Anthony’s acquittal of

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ORLANDO, FL - JULY 5: Casey Anthony cries with her attorney Jose Baez after she was acquitted of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Florida July 5, 2011. Casey Anthony had been accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. (Pool Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via Getty Images)

murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in a trial that was watched nationwide.

Rounding out the Top 5 were the state’s new requirement that government employees to contribute to their pensions and tourism rebounding along the Gulf coast after the 2010 oil spill.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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