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It’s that time of year when Spring Breakers from all over the country come to the Florida Panhandle beaches. But, after hundreds of rowdy Spring Breakers caused problems for area communities and law enforcement in years past, several counties cracked down hard and are not anticipating so much of a crowd this time around.

A new survey commissioned by a sexual abuse survivor says child abuse occurs more frequently than people think, and reporting the suspected abuse does not happen as much as it should.

"American Idol"
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That’s the familiar introduction to one of the most successful reality TV shows ever.  That’s right – "American Idol."  

Local fans of the long-running series can finally try out for a chance to be America’s next idol.   Live auditions to be on the show’s 14th season will be held in Tallahassee this Sunday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Langford Green on FSU’s campus.  

Dan Mecca is the General Manager of FOX49, the local Fox affiliate station organizing the audition.

Officials in the Bay County and Panama City Beach areas are continuing talks on whether to put some restrictions on Spring Break in the area. Several local business leaders and concerned residents started off the discussion earlier this week by offering some input at a recent Bay County Commission public workshop, and new rules could be adopted in a Panama City Beach Council meeting Thursday.