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State Bills To Ban Red-Light Cameras Advance

Legislation on the move in the Florida legislature could ban the use of red-light cameras and the millions in revenue they generate for local governments. A bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes, R-St.Petersburg, would outlaw the ticketing cameras starting in 2019. At a Senate Transportation Committee meeting, Brandes said the program only serves to line the pockets of local governments. He also pointed to a recent study by The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles that fo...
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A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.

Hours later, Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay said it was offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person — or people — who fired the shots.

One Florida lawmakers’ efforts to provide clear guidance for end-of-life care, turned into a conversation on death, and euthanasia. Republican Senator Jeff Brandes’ bill would lead to the creation of portable a portable form patients and their doctors fill out to make sure the patients'wishes are followed.

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Gun confiscations at Tampa International Airport security checkpoints have been rising, and if the numbers stay high, the airport could become among the top three in the nation for firearms seizures.

Media outlets report that last year, Transportation Security Administration officers discovered 49 guns on passengers or in their carry-on luggage at the Tampa airport.

After six months of wrangling on various TV stages, the seven Republican presidential candidates who met in Manchester, N.H., Saturday night finally produced A Moment.

The sharp exchange between Marco Rubio and Chris Christie near the beginning of the ABC News event cast a sudden shadow on Rubio's bright and rising star.

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Legislation on the move in the Florida legislature could ban the use of red-light cameras and the millions in revenue they generate for local governments.

A bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes, R-St.Petersburg, would outlaw the ticketing cameras starting in 2019.

At a Senate Transportation Committee meeting, Brandes said the program only serves to line the pockets of local governments.

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Joanne McCall, president of the Florida Education Association, speaks with WLRN and State Impact Florida's Luis Hernandez.

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The hardest part of getting a business off the ground is finding resources and money.

Downtown Tampa will become a hub for creators and investors to meet starting Monday, February 8. The goal is to make launching a startup easier in the Bay area.

Tampa Bay Startup Week will host workshops, panels and networking events centered on entrepreneurship. 

Andrew Harnik / AP Photo

A Florida man who pleaded guilty to landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol as a political protest is getting a little bit more freedom as he awaits sentencing and works to plan a congressional campaign.

Douglas Hughes, a Democrat from Ruskin, has said he plans to challenge South Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Because of his court case, however, a judge had ordered him to largely stay in the county where he lives. He sought permission to travel throughout Florida.

In 2013, the U.S. TV news market witnessed the debut of Al Jazeera America. The network, based in Qatar and funded by that nation's royal family, was considered to be the crowning touch of their  web of TV networks.
 

Planned Parenthood Responds To Latest Abortion Bill

Feb 4, 2016

A Florida House panel's approval of a bill placing more regulations on abortion clinics led Planned Parenthood activists to Lakeland Thursday, where they spoke out in front of the legislative office of one of the bill sponsors.

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