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Florida governor Rick Scott delivers remarks at Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. --a producer of industrial-use adhesives-- during a stop to pitch his plan to cut $180 million in taxes and fees, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, November 6, 2017. Florida governor Rick Scott delivers remarks at Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. --a producer of industrial-use adhesives-- during a stop to pitch his plan to cut $180 million in taxes and fees, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, November 6, 2017.

 

A federal grant will allow Central Florida law enforcement agencies to hire 56 officers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Six agencies in three Central Florida counties will receive almost $7 million in COPS grants, part of more than $17 million awarded to 15 total agencies in Florida and $98 million across the country.

 

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The woman responsible for hitting and killing Javi Remonsanzol and his longtime fianc on Interstate 4 in 2011 is set to be sentenced for leaving the scene of the crash. Remonsanzol spoke with Channel 9's Angela Jacob while showing her his father's wrecked Harley-Davidson motorcycle that he was driving the night of the crash, which had been held in evidence for six years.

 

Former Gov. Jeb Bush , who made education reform the hallmark of his two terms in office, is praising a new state law that could spur the growth of charter schools in Florida. "It was a historic bill.

 

Bill Nelson's office says fellow Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken will not appear at his campaign fundraiser Saturday. Franken was scheduled to appear at a Nelson event at former gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink 's home at Thonotosassa near Tampa.

 

A quarter million Orange County property tax bills went out this week with a major error - the address window on the wrong side of the return envelope. A quarter million Orange County property tax bills went out this week with a major error - the address window on the wrong side of the return envelope.

 

Motorists can expect delays and detours in the DeBary and Sanford areas as Florida Department of Transportation crews work on the St. Johns River Bridge. Northbound U.S. 17-92 will be closed from the bridge in Sanford to Dirksen Drive in DeBary from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.

 

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After a brief pep talk from Gov. Rick Scott , House members got moving on an election-year proposal that would make it harder for future lawmakers to raise taxes. The Republican-dominated House Ways & Means Committee, voting along party lines, backed the proposal , which would ask voters in November 2018 to pass a constitutional amendment that would require approval from two-thirds "supermajorities" of the House and Senate to raise taxes and fees in the future.

 

The company released its third quarter financial results that showed the number of visitors declined by 732,000 from the same quarter in 2016. The declining numbers are a result of park closures from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey as well as decreases in international and domestic travelers, the company said.

 

There's more legal trouble for Evan Cramer. He's the former St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy now behind bars accused of sexual battery by multiple victims.

 

Florida governor Rick Scott addresses the accusations of sexual harassment surrounding state senator Jack Latvala during a tax-cut announcement in Sanford, Fla., Monday, November 6, 2017. The governor did not mention Latvala by name in his remarks to reporters, but said "It's disgusting.

 

Sanford police are asking for the public's help with a shooting that happened on Little Fox Avenue Sunday night. Surveillance footage offers a glimpse of the suspect's vehicle.

 

Orlando Police are handling the call, but the Orange County Sheriff's Office is assisting, said OCSO spokeswoman Dep. Ingrid Tejada-Monforte.

 

The Black Lives Matter movement has developed into a global network of more than 40 chapters and is the first organisation to receive the Sydney Peace Prize. In 2013 three African-American women - Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi - created the #BlackLivesMatter project after neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

 

Apopka opened three new bids Wednesday for its planned splash pad, a long-awaited municipal project plagued by delays and controversy. The new bidders didn't include Apopka-based Accu-Tech Construction or Ryan Fitzgerald Construction, whose proposals this summer prompted a do-over in September.

 
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