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Whistleblowers allege corruption in DOC

Four investigators inside the Department of Corrections say the system contains corruption and violence. The four say they received retaliation when they tried raising the issues with their supervisors. They have filed a court complaint saying inmates regularly torture other inmates, and guards often smuggle contraband into prisons. The department promises cooperation with the FBI […]

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Nokomis Beach Still Closed

Nokomis Beach’s still closed for swimming because of high levels of the enterococci bacteria. has The Herald-Tribune reports the beach has been closed since last Thursday. A cause for the problem hasn’t been found yet, but officials say several things can trigger it, including algae on shore that can breed bacteria; rough surf that churns […]

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Governor discussing sentencing laws

The governor tours the state this week to discuss sentencing laws. Rick Scott opposes proposals to reduce sentences for convicted criminals. Scott highlighting a series of public safety proposals that have passed since he took office. Two years ago, he vetoed a bill that would have cut prison sentences for non-violent offenders.

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FL gas prices fall

Gas prices dropped a little in Florida over the holiday weekend. AAA reported the state’s average regular unleaded price for yesterday at $3.593. That represented a half-cent drop from Saturday, and a three-cent drop from the previous week. Lower oil prices mean gas should continue drifting down this week. However, prices may spike with the […]

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