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Juvenile offenders avoid arrest with push for more civil citations

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 16, 2018

​In an attempt to decrease the number of juvenile arrests in Florida, civil citations have taken the place of handcuffs and a cell. Advocates see this as a better option – one that teaches young offenders that jail isn't the only option.

Reemergence of tropical bedbugs not cause for concern

By S. Laney Griffo | Mar 18, 2017

&&& Roberto Pereira, an urban entomologist in Florida, recently urged citizens to not panic over the reemergence of tropical bedbugs after his office received a sample that contained the once-prevalent bug.

Steverson resigns as secretary of state's Department of Environmental Protection

By Laura Halleman | Jan 30, 2017

TALLAHASSEE β€” Jon Steverson has resigned from his position as secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection after two years.

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