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Ringling Bros. Circus To Close After 146 Years

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The Ellenton-based owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

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Republican-Led Senate Takes First Step To Repeal 'Obamacare'

Jan 12, 2017

The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what to replace it with.

Senior Sheds Interim Label As AHCA Secretary

Jan 12, 2017

Justin Senior was named Wednesday as secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, after serving as interim secretary for nearly four months, according to Gov. Rick Scott's office.

Lawmakers Get ‘Bad News’ About Medicaid Payment Error

Jan 12, 2017

A top Florida health official briefed lawmakers Wednesday about a Medicaid payment error that is expected to force the state to shell out $75.1 million.

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The latest study by non-profit organization Smart Growth America ranks Florida as the most dangerous state to walk in the country.

Eight of the ten most dangerous places in the U.S. to be a pedestrian are in Florida, according to a study released today.

Some of the most dangerous metro areas for walkers are Fort Myers, Orlando, and Jacksonville, Fla., as well as Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn.

40 Handguns Stolen During Burglary in Lakeland

Jan 11, 2017
MGN Online

Authorities say at least 40 handguns were stolen during a burglary at a Central Florida gun store.

Troopers: Driver On Phone Before Truck Fell From Overpass

Jan 11, 2017
Florida Highway Patrol

The Florida Highway Patrol says a man received a ticket after a dash-cam in his truck showed him using a cellphone just before the semitrailer he was driving plunged off an Interstate 75 overpass near Tampa.

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A suspect who is the focus of a manhunt following the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer has a lengthy criminal record dating back two decades.

A Florida Republican has filed a measure prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks.  The proposal is part of a larger trend of so-called fetal pain legislation.

Following last year’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub and this year’s at the Fort Lauderdale airport, some Republican lawmakers are showing even more support for open carry-related bills. But, a gun coalition as well as some Democratic lawmakers are countering those pro-gun bills with measures of their own.

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