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Remedial Actions Have Begun at Sanford Cleaners Superfund Site in Sanford, Fla. (FL)

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ATLANTA ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun remedial action (RA) work at the Sanford Dry Cleaners Superfund site in Sanford, Fla. The RA involves the actual construction or implementation phase of Superfund site cleanup.The RA to address contamination at the site will be condu...

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on Nov 20, 2014 at 04:51 PM

Three students shot in Florida university library, gunman killed

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(Reuters) - Three students were shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a Florida university library early on Thursday, and campus police shot the suspect dead, officials said. Officers confronted the attacker outside Florida State University's Strozier Library soon after midnight, ordered him to drop his weapon, then shot him when he fired on them, police said. "This person for ...

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on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:20 PM

EPA to Assist Seminole Tribe of Florida Bolster Climate Resilience and Readiness (FL)

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ATLANTA ?The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities, including the Seminole Tribe of Florida, bolster their climate change resilience and readiness.?Climate change isn?t a distant threa...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Tornado damages Florida prison, injures two

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TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A tornado touched down at a prison in Florida's panhandle region early on Monday, injuring two correctional officers as it destroyed more than two dozen cars in a parking lot, a local sheriff said.

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on Nov 17, 2014 at 02:20 PM

Florida equals state record with 19 panthers killed on roads

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ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida panther killed by a car this week became the 19th road fatality this year for the endangered big cat species - matching the most on record in the state - although officials said the toll reflects an uptick in the predator's population.

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on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Florida to execute man who ...

Florida to execute man who killed wife and stepdaughter in 1992

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By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old stepdaughter, was scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on Death Row. Attorneys for Chadwick Banks, 43, unsuccessfully challenged the state's lethal-injection methods and argued...

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on Nov 13, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Hole in Florida swallows car, forces evacuations of homes

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TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Residents in central Florida on Tuesday monitored the threat of a hole that swallowed a car sitting in a driveway and forced six families to evacuate their homes.

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on Nov 11, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Rare hearing for Briton in ...

Rare hearing for Briton in Florida, serving life for double murder

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By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A rare legal hearing in the case of a British man, who has served 27 years in jail for a grisly double-homicide, begins Monday, with defense lawyers hoping to convince a Florida judge the murders were carried out by Colombian drug traffickers. Krishna Maharaj, 75, spent a decade on death row for the crime he says he didn't commit, before his sentence was appeale...

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on Nov 10, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Florida man sentenced to 40...

Florida man sentenced to 40 years for role in foiled bomb plot

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TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison on Wednesday after being convicted of taking part in a foiled bomb plot that targeted a popular Tampa bar and a hotel-casino. Sami Osmakac, 27, plans to appeal his June conviction on charges of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and possessing an unregistered automatic firearm, said defense attorney Geor...

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on Nov 05, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Florida ballot amendment seeks to fund land conservation

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MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida environmentalists are hoping voters will approve a ballot amendment on Tuesday to fund the purchase and conservation of land critical to protecting the state's water supply.

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on Nov 03, 2014 at 12:50 PM