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Florida granddad who killed...

Florida granddad who killed family fatally shot son years before

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The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records.

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on Sep 19, 2014 at 02:20 PM

Man kills daughter, six grandchildren in Florida murder-suicide

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TAMPA (Reuters) - A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said. Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called 911 and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said. Everyone in the house was killed, Schultz said. The eldest of the...

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on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:50 AM
6 children, 2 adults dead i...

6 children, 2 adults dead in Florida shooting

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BELL, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff says a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself at a home in a small town in North Florida.

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on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:20 AM

Multiple victims, including children, in Florida shooting: reports

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MIAMI (Reuters) - A shooting involving multiple victims, including children, was being investigated by police in the north Florida town of Bell on Thursday evening, according to local media reports. The Gilchrist County sheriff's office declined to comment but said a press conference was scheduled for later on Thursday. Bell is a small town of several hundred people about 35 miles west of Gaine...

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on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Florida scientists urge state leaders to join climate summit

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TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A group of 42 scientists from Florida universities submitted a joint letter on Thursday urging Governor Rick Scott and other state leaders to participate in a summit this fall to seek solutions for climate change.

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on Sep 18, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Scientists Offer Up Climate...

Scientists Offer Up Climate Solutions

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Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.:Today, the Miami Herald reported on a new letter by "42 scientists from Florida colleges and universities...asking the governor and state policy leaders to convene a 'Climate Science & Solutions Summit' to be held this fall to come up with...

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on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Red Tide is Devastating the...

Red Tide is Devastating the Northeast Gulf of Mexico in Florida

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A disturbning menace is invading southwest Florida in the form of a "red tide." A toxic algae that kills sea turtles, sharks and fish, red tides also threatens the region's economy. This particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year

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on Sep 18, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Toxic algae tide off Florid...

Toxic algae tide off Florida kills wildlife, threatens economy

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

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on Sep 17, 2014 at 06:20 PM

Fighting fern with fire in Florida's Everglades National Park

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MIAMI Fla. (Reuters) - Wildlife officials are preparing to set a 10,000-acre fire on Tuesday to combat an invasive fern in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to burn away a vine that is blocking sunlight to native plants.

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on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:20 PM

Low over Florida has 20 percent chance of becoming cyclone: NHC

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(Reuters) - A low-pressure area now located over southern Florida still has 20 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Friday.

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on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM