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Florida teen shot to death by man after dispute over loud music, police say

(CBS) Jacksonville, Fla. - Police say a 45-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday for fatally shooting a Florida teenager last week at a Jacksonville gas station after an argument that began over loud music.   Michael Dunn made his first court appearance Monday in Brevard County where he pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, CBS affiliate WTEV reports. At a press ...

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TACOLCY Needs A Holiday Miracle!

The Belafonte TACOLCY Center has been serving youth and families for over 47-years and now our PeeWee football team has made history and advanced to the national championships for the first time ever! Unfortunately, our budget for Sports is exhausted for the year and we literally have two days to come up with $18,000 to send them. We’ve sent sponsorship letters, e-campaigns and more but still have only rais ...

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Stephen Wexler Memorial Fund Created

 Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler has created the Stephen Wexler Memorial Fund with all donations going to the Broward Education Foundation. Contributions will be used to institute a scholarship in memory of Stephen Wexler, who passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Donations can be sent to the Broward Education Foundation, 600 S.E. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301. In the memo portio ...

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Obama urges nation to come together for holiday

By: Associated Press President Barack Obama is urging Americans to put aside partisan differences and come together as a nation for Thanksgiving. Obama, just re-elected to a second term, says in his weekly radio and Internet address that the country has "just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy and vital to our democracy." While the election required voters to make choices, Obama says ...

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NEW FPL PLANTS HELP FUEL RATE FIGHT

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA       THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 20, 2012.........Florida Power & Light says customers will benefit in the future because of "certainty." Critics say, not so fast. But as state regulators weigh a controversial settlement proposal that would lead to a $378 million increase in FPL's base rates in January, they also will have to consider hundreds of milli ...

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Broward Water Partnership Offers Rebates on Toilets and Other Free Incentives

Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom or simply in the market for a new toilet, now is the time to replace it. The Broward Water Partnership has teamed with the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show to help you learn how to save water and money — with rebates on water conserving toilets. If your toilets are pre-1994 models, chances are you’re sending lots of water and money down the drain. The B ...

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Florida Democrats Respond to Gov. Scott’s Interference in the 18th Congressional District Election

(Washington, DC) Today, the Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott’s interference in the election of Florida’s 18thCongressional district: “Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to undermine and pressure St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker – just because he would prefer to keep Allen West in Congress – is yet another blatant display o ...

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Final Call to Florida Artists! for Lauderhill Library Project at Central Broward Regional Park

The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission an artist or artists to create original site-specific artworks for the Library portion of the new Lauderhill Cultural Center and Library, located adjacent to Central Broward Regional Park. It is intended that the artwork will enhance and support the library’s unique sports theme and sports-related programing.The artwork ...

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A Message To Broward Voters by Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Broward Supervisor of Elections

A Message to Broward Voters By Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Thursday, November 15, 2012   Dear Broward Voters,   The Broward County Supervisor of Elections’ Office located in South Florida, provided election services to over 1.1 million voters in the General Election conducted on November 6, 2012.  This election was one of the largest ever and attracted more than 76 ...

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