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  1. Pistol Used in Trayvon Martin Shooting to be AuctionedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin is going up for auction online. In an interview with Orlando, Florida, station WOFL, Zimmerman says he had just gotten the pistol back from the U.S. Justice Department, which took it after Zimmerman was acquitted in Martin's 2012 shooting death.

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  2. High-Paying Jobs in Florida? Gov. Scott Says More Work NeededRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott says more work needs to be done to make sure students are graduating with degrees that could lead to jobs. The Republican governor who once criticized anthropology majors is holding a "Degrees to Jobs" summit later this month in Orlando.

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  3. Pilot Accused of Flying Drunk on Florida-to-New York FlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    A federal complaint made public Wednesday says that Dennis Murphy Jr. was selected for a random alcohol test last year after piloting a flight from Orlando, Florida, to New York. It says his blood-alcohol level was 0.11, exceeding the legal limit for pilots or for anyone driving a car.

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  4. Teens Arrested After Posing on Snapchat with Guns at SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Two teenagers have been arrested in Florida after authorities say they were caught on Snapchat posing with guns at an Orlando high school. Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel tells news outlets the arrests came after a student saw images on the popular mobile app of a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old posing in a Cypress Creek High School bathroom with a handgun.

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  5. UCF Plans $65 Million Downtown Orlando CampusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Contractors seeking to help build the University of Central Florida's downtown campus are expected to meet with university officials April 5 to glean more details on what is likely to be a $65 million project. The Orlando Sentinel reports the centerpiece of the project will be an academic building with about 165,000 square feet and include classrooms, library/study spaces, offices, and support spaces for both UCF and Valencia College.

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  6. Gov. Scott Appoints Belvin Perry Jr. to FAMU Board of TrusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Belvin Perry Jr. to the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees. He currently serves as a member of the Florida A&M University College of Law Board of Visitors and the 100 Black Men of Orlando Inc. Perry previously served as the chief judge in Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit.

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  7. Plane from Brussels Searched after Landing in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    A TUI Airlines plane that arrived from Brussels was searched by law enforcement upon landing at a central Florida airport. Orlando Sanford International Airport executive director Diane Crews says the search of the plane on Tuesday was done in an abundance of caution.

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  8. Authorities: Woman With Revoked License Kills Other DriverRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Authorities say a driver with a revoked license fled a sheriff's deputy, ran a light and crashed into another car, killing that driver. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt.

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  9. Supporters Continue to Push for Gulf Coast Passenger TrainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Gulf Coast residents who want passenger train service from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida, are continuing to push for grant programs to help pay for it. Supporters such as Knox Ross, the mayor of Pelahatchie, Mississippi, on Tuesday urged members of a Congressional hearing to support the service.

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  10. Allegiant Air flight Makes Emergency Landing in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Officials say an Allegiant Air flight traveling from Orlando, Florida, to Bangor, Maine, was forced to make an emergency landing at a Rhode Island airport after passengers reported an abnormal smell. Allegiant spokeswoman Kim Schaefer says Flight 736 landed safely at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday with 151 passengers and six crew members.

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  11. Florida Cities Earn Top Scores in LGBT-Inclusivity RatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Orlando was one of three Florida cities to score a perfect score in a rating system that judges cities' inclusiveness toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Orlando Sentinel reports Human Rights Campaign's "Municipal Equality Index," released Tuesday, awarded Orlando, St. Petersburg and Wilton Manors perfect scores of 100.

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  12. Florida Woman Who Called 911 from Trunk of Car Found DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    A woman in Florida who called 911 saying she had been kidnapped and was in the trunk of her car was found dead in the vehicle by deputies a short time later. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference that 25-year-old Jasmine Samuel called 911 early Thursday to report that she had been forced into the trunk of her car.

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  13. Georgia Football Team Honored At Annual GalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Senior inside linebacker Jake Ganus of Chelsea, Ala., senior tackle John Theus of Jacksonville, Fla., senior split end Malcolm Mitchell of Valdosta, senior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins of Hamilton, senior snapper Nathan Theus of Jacksonville, Fla., and junior inside linebacker Ryne Rankin of Orlando, Fla., took home the top awards at the University of Georgia football annual team Gala Saturday night at the Classic Center in Athens. Ganus was named recipient of the Vince Dooley Most Valuable Player Award, and John Theus was named the team's overall permanent captain for 2015.

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  14. Disney Gives $500K Grant to Help House Homeless FamiliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    The Orlando Sentinel reports Disney President George Kalogridis announced the grant at a special Sunday night performance of the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, an event attended by community and nonprofit leaders. The money, one of the company's largest ever for homelessness, will go to the Homeless Impact Fund established by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.

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  15. Body Found Near Orlando Home Where Missing Autistic Teen LivedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Authorities in Orlando have called off a search for a missing autistic teen after a body was found in retention pond near his home. The Orange County Sheriff's Office had searched along with friends and family members of 18-year-old Kency Synsmir since he was reported missing on Saturday.

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  16. Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder Freed After 20 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    A men serving who was sentenced to life in prison as a teenager is now a free man after 20 years. Francis, 37, told the judge he believed that if you commit a crime, you deserve to be punished for it.

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  17. Florida Classic To Air On ESPN Classic SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    The 2015 Florida Blue Florida Classic Football game between FAMU and Bethune-Cookman will be televised live nationally on ESPN Classic. starting at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time from the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

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  18. Girls 1A Volleyball Final PreviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    The Lafayette High School Lady Hornets celebrate the winning point in front of their home crowd on Saturday, November 7, 2015 to advance to their third FHSAA Class 1A girls volleyball championship game in five seasons. The Lafayette High School girls volleyball team will travel to Orlando to face Sneads High School in the FHSAA Class 1A Girls Volleyball State Championship game on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the University of Central Florida.

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  19. Orlando Police Look For Aid From UCF ProfessorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    The Orlando Police Department has asked a University of Central Florida criminal justice professor to review how officers used force. Eugene Paoline III, a criminal-justice professor, plans to do an analysis of the 3,200 incidents in which Orlando officers used nonlethal force from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2014.

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  20. Orlando Airport Opens New Waiting Lot With More PerksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | WCTV Tallahassee

    With the holiday season approaching, Orlando International Airport is trying to make it more comfortable for motorists who are waiting for loved ones to disembark from their planes. There's free wi-fi, monitors with flight information, restrooms, electrical outlets for plugging in and a place to let your pets run around.

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