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Trial In FAMU Hazing Case Pushed Back To September

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has pushed the trial of five remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major back three months to allow defense attorneys more time to prepare. […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Petition Filed To Increase Florida Bar Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some 500 attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to increase Florida Bar membership fees by $100, from $265 annually to $365. Former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero is leading the […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Florida Judge Given Opposing Views On Map Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being given starkly different versions of what happened when state legislators drew new political maps for Congress. Attorneys for the Florida Legislature and groups suing them have […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Road Ranger Finds Woman Dead In Car Along I-75

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Road Ranger from the Florida Department of Transportation found a woman dead in her vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 75 near Fort Myers. The Florida Highway Patrol says […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Starbucks To Open College Program For Baristas

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks plans to announce a program Monday intended to help its baristas earn an online college degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Coyote Responsible For Cat Deaths In Central Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Two cats recently found dead in central Florida appear to have been killed by a coyote. A geneticist with the University of Florida says DNA testing was specific for canids, a […]

CBS Tampa–06/08/2014

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Florida State Teaches Veterans Business Skills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is in the midst of hosting 24 military veterans for an “entrepreneurship boot camp” for veterans with the disabilities. All of the veterans, including five from Florida, have […]

CBS Tampa–06/08/2014

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The Top 10 Most Stolen Cars According To Lojack

Once again, the Honda Accord tops the list as the most stolen car equipped with a vehicle-tracking device made by Lojack. After the Honda Accord, the rest of the top-10 list includes: 2. Honda Civic […]

CBS Tampa–05/27/2014

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3 Florida State Students Win NOAA Scholarships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida State students have won scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support opportunities in related sciences, such as meteorology, biology and atmospheric science. Pamela Bentacourt, Samantha Levell […]

05/25/2014

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Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Invasive Giant Snails

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has two new recruits in its fight to eradicate invasive snails. Two black Labrador retrievers named Raider and Bear are graduates of a program designed to sniff out giant African […]

CBS Tampa–05/25/2014

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