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CARROLL RESIGNS AS LG AMID GAMBLING PROBE

By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 13, 2013…. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has resigned the post amid a gambling investigation into a non-profit for which she once did consulting work, an official with the governor's office said Wednesday. Carroll, the first African-American woman to hold the post of lieutenant governor, represented a suburban Jacksonville district in th ...

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REST IN PEACE LIL GEORGE–George Lee Burrows, Jr

REST IN PEACE LIL GEORGE--George Lee Burrows, Jr. the oldest of four children (Avis, Iris and Sonya) born January 27, 1954 to the parents of George Sr. and Agnes Burrows (deceased) was promoted to everlasting life on March 4, 2013. George was loved by many and will be sorely missed by all especially his Ace-Sonya Burrows. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please call (954) 605-8307 to offer ...

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Congressional Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Comprehensive Bill

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bi-partisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The legislation authorizes sorely needed Central Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that are shovel-ready, but have been delayed by Congressional inaction. It also provides the Army Corps of ...

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STATEMENT ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF TRAYVON MARTIN’S DEATH

At the one-year anniversary of his untimely death, the NAACP mourns the loss of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On February 26, 2012, Martin, an unarmed teen, was shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The case has drawn national attention to issues of racial profiling and the devaluation of black men's lives by law enforcement:  Zimmerman wasn't arrested until 44 days after Martin's de ...

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News Release: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of the State of Florida in Case of “Dog Sniff” Establishing Probable Cause During Traffic Stop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The United State Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the State of Florida in Florida v. Clayton Harris, deciding that police dog Aldo’s sniff constituted probable cause for Liberty County K-9 Officer William Wheetley to search Clayton’s Harris’s vehicle for illegal drugs. The Court’s decision is important to law enforcement officers throughout the nation because it clarifies the legal st ...

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HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY 2013!

The day has arrived that’s celebrated all across the United States, in memory of the creators of this great country-The Presidents’ Day. Warm wishes from  the  Westside gazette to all of you out there on this special occasion! The day marks the celebration of the birthdays’ of the first President of the United States of America-George Washington and the abolisher of slavery-Abraham Lincoln. Their actual bir ...

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‘Complete panic’ as 232 killed in Brazil nightclub fire

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — A blaze at a Brazilian nightclub left 232 dead early Sunday morning, in what appears to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. More than 100 were injured when the fire broke out at 2 a.m. in Santa Maria, Brazil, at a nightclub called Kiss, which was hosting an event for a local university. Most of the attendees were students of that school, the Federal University ...

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TRAFFICKERS TARGETING YOUTH IN STATE FOSTER CARE

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 23, 2013..........Two state agency heads Wednesday warned a Senate panel that pimps and third-party labor contractors are targeting young people in the state foster care system. Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters told the Senate Children, Famili ...

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JACKSON HOSPITALS JOIN TRAUMA CARE FRAY

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 15, 2013.........After seeing their trauma-center proposals get shelved, two hospitals in Miami's Jackson Health System have filed legal challenges contending that the Florida Department of Health has made "selective" decisions about allowing new trauma facilities. Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital ...

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