Tallahassee Fire Cheif Cindy Dick

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This week is arson prevention week in Florida and Regan McCarthy reports Tallahassee firefighters are focusing on reducing the number of fires started by children.

Nationwide more than half of arson fires are started by kids. And Tallahassee Fire Chief Cindy Dick says the majority of those fires are started by children under the age of 10. But she says in her experience, they’re usually accidental.

“I don’t believe there’s a great amount of malicious arson intent in those fires. I think they result from a lack of education and fire safety.”

The League of Women Voters recognized the National Equal Pay Day by holding a Tuesday luncheon in Tallahassee. As Sascha Cordner reports, the organization wants to raise awareness about the lingering wage gap between men and women.

Equal Pay Day falls on April 17th, and this year, it commemorates how many extra days women would have to work into 2012 to catch up to how much their male counterparts earned in 2011.