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Tallahassee, FL – Tired of waiting for hours at Tallahassee Memorial's Emergency Center? Wait no more or, at least, not as long. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – With over 80 recommendations to state government, the Florida Energy Commission released a report to the legislature on where to move Florida's energy industry. One of the main points of the report is to diversify Florida's energy interests. Trimmel Gomes Reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Riding on the coat tails of his victory in New Hampshire a new Florida poll shows Republican John McCain taking the lead among Republicans while Democrat Hillary Clinton retains her edge among Democrats in the race for President. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida exempts $12.3 billion worth of sales taxes every year. With another $600 million in revenue shortfall expected and a property tax cut on the January ballot, some are suggesting that eliminating those exemptions may help make up for the revenue lost. James Call reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida KidCare provides affordable health insurance for children. It's enrollment process has been criticized and is under review by the legislature. Last year, state officials reached out to a third-party vendor to streamline that process. As Margie Menzel reports, that solution hasn't worked as well as some had hoped.

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Senate will hold a special meeting in February on
property insurance. James Call reports, senators plan to put insurance
executives under oath and question them about the cost of insurance.

Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee City Commission holds its yearly retreat Thursday. As Tom Flanigan reports, the get-together may have a bit more urgency than in years past.

Tallahassee, FL – In response to Florida's higher infant mortality rates for African Americans, the state Department of Health kicks off a million-dollar initiative to find the causes and address them. Margie Menzel reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A green award has been bestowed upon the city of Tallahassee. The Florida Green Building Coalition has awarded the city of Tallahassee with the Green City Local Government certification Award. Trimmel Gomes has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Legislative Committee meetings are being held this week as legislators prepare their agenda for the upcoming session. Lynn Hatter attended the House's 21st Century Competitiveness Committee hearing and reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's community colleges are supposed to honor most of the courses taught in the state's private colleges and universities. But a new state report indicates that not what's happening. More from Tom Flanigan.

Tallahassee, FL – This will be the final week for area skaters to enjoy the City of Tallahassee's synthetic ice skating rink at the North Florida Fairgrounds. Tom Flanigan paid a visit to the rink over the weekend and found a small but happy group of skaters having fun.

Tallahassee, FL – One of Florida's most respected economists says the Capital City area's real estate market hasn't been hit as hard as many other parts of the state. Tom Flanigan has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Six Florida schools have made it into Kiplinger Personal Finance's top-one-hundred list of best value public colleges. The story from Tom Flanigan.

Tallahassee, FL – On Tuesday U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings made a stop in Tallahassee praising the strides Florida's public schools have made even though they lag on the federal chart. Trimmel Gomes Reports.

Ochlocknee, FL – Florida has over 150 state parks ranging from sandy beaches, down to the Everglades. Ochlocknee State Park distinguishes itself from the rest, for its exotic and rare Florida flora. Lynn Hatter has more.

Plantation, FL – Water sustainability remains an important issue in Florida as growth continues and a drought approaches. So, experts have decided to try a new approach to recycling wastewater. Trimmel Gomes reports from South Florida on the story.

Miami, FL – As 2008 approaches the South Florida Water Management District gears up to face what experts are calling one of the worst droughts in Florida's history. Trimmel Gomes has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Cats aren't the only animals with multiple lives. At least 2 ducks also have multiple lives as well. Lynn Hatter tells the tale.

Tallahassee, FL – Wednesday Attorney General Bill McCullum is holding a strategy summit to combat Florida's growing gang problem. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – A recent survey shows sharp differences among Florida voters when it comes to the issue of illegal immigration. Trimmel Gomes reports a survey indicates an ethnic and partisan split.

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency blocked California's pioneering plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles Wednesday. Trimmel Gomes reports 16 other states including Florida, are affected by the EPA's decision.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum delivered his end of the year update on what his agency has been doing. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – While many people prepare to go home for the holidays, one Tallahassee family finally has a house to go home to. Osei Nyahuma became the first single father to receive a home from the Warrick Dunn Foundation. To top off the day, he was presented the keys to his new home from Atlanta Falcons Running Back and FSU graduate, Warrick Dunn. Nayauma recounts his experiences.

We stayed in the shelter in my car the bus station with my sister '

Tallahassee, FL – Its national Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and law enforcement officers throughout the state have been actively cracking down on impaired drivers. It's n important month, says Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos , because most drunk and drugged accidents happen during the holiday season.

Every 7 hours someone in Fl. Dies from a drunk driver 1300 people died last year 17,000 were injured even with these stats, people will get behind the wheel impaired driving isn't an accident nor is it a victimless crime '