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Report: Several people killed in FIU bridge collapse

The bridge was under construction and was expected to open to foot traffic next year. Source link

Volusia County woman gets 120 days in jail for starving dog

Sarah Wells, 37, pleaded no contest to a less serious first-degree misdemeanor version of an animal cruelty charge. Source link

Volusia teacher accused of sex with 8th-grader posts bail

Volusia deputies said Stephanie Peterson Ferri carried on a sexual relationship with her former student beginning in November 2017. Source link

New Smyrna Beach teacher accused of sex with 8th-grader

Deputies say she would pick up the teen at his house late at night after her husband went to work. Source link

After school shooting, education budget gets boost

A significant increase in school spending is tied to the Feb. 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Source link

'Parkland changed everything': Budget priorities shift from opioids, Irma recovery

Meanwhile, the opioid crisis continues unabated. Source link

Gainesville area projects, programs get boost in state budget

Along with $100 million in new money for UF, Santa Fe College and ACORN see support Source link

Florida U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney won't seek re-election

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney won't seek a sixth term in Congress.Rooney announced Monday that he is retiring after 10 years.Rooney is a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating whether Russia...

Scott, lawmakers at odds over arming teachers

“I want to make sure we have significant law enforcement presence at every school," said Gov. Rick Scott. "I want to make sure we harden our schools. But I don’t support arming teachers.” Source link

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

"I really think they are going to hear us out," said Chris Grady, a 19-year-old senior who is going on the trip. Source link



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