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4 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Florida Supreme Court agrees to decide state's gay marriage ban

The case involves two Tampa women Mariama Shaw and Keiba Shaw - who want a divorce.

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Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Tampa, FL, Hillsborough County, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

12 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 27

Former Gov. Charlie Crist is on the verge of making history by becoming the first person in Florida to be a gubernatorial nominee as a Republican and a Democrat.

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Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Life, Food, Fast Food, Panama City Beach, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Early results show incumbents leading in circuit court races

A slew of seats on local county and circuit court benches were up for grabs when Central Florida voters went to the polls on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Florida, Sanford, FL, Orlando, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

The Orlando Sentinel

Elections to sort out congressional challenges in 4 districts

U.S. Rep. John Mica , R- Winter Park , faced the sternest challenge of the night with three Republicans taking him on in District 7, which covers most of Seminole County as well as north Orange County.

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Related Topix: John Mica, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Winter Park, FL, Orange County, FL, Winter Springs, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Seminole County and Orlando City Soccer agree to deal that will provide four new soccer fields

Orlando City Soccer Club will fund the construction of four new soccer fields for residents to use off East Lake Mary Boulevard, according to an agreement unanimously approved by Seminole County commissioners on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Sanford, FL

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Facebooking Sanford judge formally charged with 'bizarre behavior,' ethics breaches

Sanford Circuit Judge Linda Schoonover, accused of retaliating against a wealthy divorcee for ignoring a Facebook friend request, was charged Monday with a variety of ethics violations by the state agency that polices judges.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Winter Springs, FL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Capital Soup

Start of classes marks milestone in Seminole State College's history

The start of classes today at Seminole State College of Florida marks the beginning of an exciting chapter in the college's history - 50 years of growth, educational leadership and student success.

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Related Topix: Florida, Orlando, FL, Lake Mary, FL

Click Orlando

Worker in Fryer case on unpaid leave

Jonathan Irizarry, 27, of Altamonte Springs, was arrested on Friday on two counts of falsifying an official record that contributes to the great bodily harm or death of an individual in the care and custody of a state agency.

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Related Topix: Altamonte Springs, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Potentially deadly virus found in Florida chickens

Potentially deadly virus found in Florida chickens Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Click Orlando

ER doctor killed in deadly head-on crash

Troopers are investigating after a Central Florida doctor was hit and killed by a driver going the wrong way in Seminole County.

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The Orlando Sentinel

FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi.

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Related Topix: Florida, Sanford, FL, Maitland, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

The Orlando Sentinel

FHP: 2 Orlando men dead after wrong-way crash

Noel Alvardo, 30, and David Briones, 57, both died from injuries sustained in the crash on State Road 417 near Red Bug Lake Road.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

No charges in Seminole tax sign case

State Attorney Phil Archer will not pursue charges in the case of Seminole school district employees who distributed pro-tax signs, his office said Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Click Orlando

West Nile Virus alert: Chickens test positive

CORRECTED AFTER DISCOVERING A MALFUNCTION. NEW TONIGHT, WE'VE LEARNED THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT KNEW ABOUT THESE NEW CASES FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE ALERTING THE PUBLIC.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Click Orlando

West Nile Virus reported in Seminole

"We work closely with mosquito control partners to increase spraying in Geneva and Black Hammock," said Dr. Swannie Jett, health officer of the Department of Health in Seminole County, in a release.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Geneva, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Child welfare worker arrested in Rachel Fryer case

Authorities accuse Jonathan Irizarry of falsifying records when he wrote that a toddler was free of cuts, burns and bruises At a Dec. 9 court hearing the Department of Children and Families wanted Rachel Fryer's children in her home even though she did not have money for rent or food.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Rabies alert issued for Lake Mary area

State health officials today issued a rabies alert for the Lake Mary area after a raccoon that attacked a resident and her dog was recently captured and tested positive for the virus.

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Related Topix: Lake Mary, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Plakon fundraiser drawing Seminole GOP brass

Scott Plakon 's bid for the Florida House of Represntatives is about to line up most of the top Republican brass in Seminole County to host a fundraiser next week.

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Related Topix: Longwood, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Child rapist re-arrested, accused of going to Sanford city park dozens of times

Twenty-year-old Nijhir Lomax is a convicted child rapist. When he was 17, he raped a 6-year-old girl whom he was babysitting while her mother was running errands.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL

WFTV Orlando

Third arrest made in 2012 Altamonte Springs home invasion killing

Brent Roux, 36, was shot and killed in 2012 when three men burst into his Altamonte Springs home in October 2012.

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Related Topix: Altamonte Springs, FL, Winter Springs, FL

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