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    FDLE arrests 19 in Operation Safe Summer

    ORLANDO, FL – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19 sexual offenders for various violations of...

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    ORLANDO, FL – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19 sexual offenders for various violations of...

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    Gov. Scott: BP Settlement Will Help Florida Invest in Key Projects

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the announcement from BP on settling with the United States and Gulf coast states impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  As part of the agreement in principle,...

    Jul 2 • 89 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: BP Settlement Will Help Florida Invest in Key Projects

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the announcement from BP on settling with the United States and Gulf coast states impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  As part of the agreement in principle,...

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    Attorney General Bondi Announces Historic Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement with BP on Deepwater Horizon...

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — Attorney General Pam Bondi today formally entered a historic multi-billion dollar joint federal-state agreement in principle with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. to resolve the economic loss claims asserted by Florida, Alabama,...

    Jul 2 • 102 Views • Comments Off on Attorney General Bondi Announces Historic Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement with BP on Deepwater Horizon Spill

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — Attorney General Pam Bondi today formally entered a historic multi-billion dollar joint federal-state agreement in principle with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. to resolve the economic loss claims asserted by Florida, Alabama,...

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    Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

    GAINESVILLE, FL – The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you’re grinding your teeth,...

    Jul 1 • 99 Views • Comments Off on Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

    GAINESVILLE, FL – The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you’re grinding your teeth,...

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    SB I-75 Exit Ramp Closure at Bushnell Road (SR48) in Bushnell

    Jul 2 • 133 Views

    SB I-75 Exit Ramp Closure at Bushnell Road (SR48) in Bushnell Sumter County - On Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7 from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM, the Interstate 75 (I-75) southbound exit ramp for SR 48 (exit 314) in Bushnell will be closed. The project contractor, Middlesex Corporation, will utilize the closure for construction necessary to the Florida Department of Transportation’s I-75 widening and improvement project. DETOUR DETAILS: FROM EXIT 314 Continue on southbound I-75 Take exit ramp 309 Take a left o... Read more >>

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    Weekly Interstate Report: Lane Closures for week beginning 07/05/15

    Jul 2 • 107 Views

    Lane closures for week beginning: 7/5/2015 As a reminder, FDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System offers five convenient ways for drivers to check real-time traffic conditions: call 511; visit FL511.com; download the Florida 511 app for Apple or Android devices; follow @FL511_Central on Twitter; or sign up for a “My Florida 511” account on FL511.com to receive personalized alerts.  ... Read more >>

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    Gray triggerfish size limit to increase in Atlantic state waters effective July 9

    Jul 2 • 131 Views

    An increase of the minimum size limit of gray triggerfish in Atlantic state waters will take effect beginning July 9. At its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved increasing the minimum size limit of gray triggerfish in Atlantic state waters from 12 inches fork length to 14 inches fork length. This change makes Atlantic state water regulations consistent with new federal regulations. The change also makes the minimum size limit for gray triggerfish in Atla... Read more >>

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    Governor Rick Scott Appoints Lynne Roberts to Board of Athletic Training

    Jul 2 • 111 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Lynne Roberts to the Board of Athletic Training. Roberts, 53, of Tallahassee, is a manager with WoltersKluwer. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning July 2, 2015, and ending October 31, 2017. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com... Read more >>

  • FLHSMV Highway Patrol

    Keep the July 4th fireworks in the sky and not in the road

    Jul 2 • 114 Views

    ~Designate a sober driver during this Independence Day weekend~ TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Fourth of July is known for cookouts, fireworks, and parades. It’s also equally well known for busy travel. AAA estimates that over 40 million people will be on the road during this long Independence Day weekend. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles urges everyone to use caution and not let the celebration turn to tragedy by mixing alcohol and driving. Here are safety tips from DHSMV for this July 4th weekend: Al... Read more >>

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    Flagler College professor and students to share research on “Texting while Driving” project

    Jul 2 • 104 Views

    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Flagler College Professor Dr. Casey Welch and three students will be sharing research findings on a project titled “Attitudes toward Texting while Driving and Laws That Regulate It.” They will be featured on WJCT’s First Coast Connect program with Melissa Ross. During the past spring semester, students in Welch’s Sociological Research Methods course collected data on the topic by conducting content analysis, field observations, interviews, focus groups and surveys with over 400 respondents. T... Read more >>

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    DEP Celebrates Recreation and Parks Month

    Jul 2 • 86 Views

    ~July is the perfect time to enjoy Florida’s state parks and trails~ Visitors enjoy Sebastian Inlet State Park. TALLAHASSEE, FL –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites visitors and residents to visit a state park and trail for outdoor recreation, events and family fun throughout July. Governor Rick Scott proclaimed July as Recreation and Parks month, recognizing that parks and recreational opportunities build family unity, strengthen neighborhood involvement and promote cultural diversity. “... Read more >>

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    $1.5 Billion from BP to NWF

    Jul 2 • 109 Views

    Dear Neighbor, This morning, I joined Attorney General Pam Bondi to announce a $2 billion settlement of Florida's economic damages claims against BP. Under the terms of the Oil Spill Economic Recovery Act, which I sponsored and which became law in 2011, three fourths of this money or $1.5 billion will become an endowment to diversify the economy of coastal Northwest Florida.  These funds are above and separate from Restore Act monies appropriated by Congress to local governments and are apart from individual and busin... Read more >>

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