8:05 am
Fri December 14, 2012

NEWSCAST: State Gives Green Light To FPL Rate Increase

J.R. Kelly heads up the Office of Public Counsel and opposes the settlement agreement between the state and the utility company.
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7:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

NEWSCAST: Palm Beach County Schools To Place GPS On Buses

Installing GPS on the buses will cost about $500,000.
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Parents of school children in Palm Beach County will soon be able to track the location of their child's bus.

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Hurricane Season Ends Today
6:29 am
Fri November 30, 2012

NEWSCAST: How South Florida Dodged Hurricanes This Season

This year's six-month period of activity produced a total of 19 named storms, about 7 more than average.
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 Today is the last day of hurricane season, and South Florida was largely spared. The season concludes a busier-than-expected year punctuated by one of the most damaging storms on record. We take a look back at Sandy, a storm with a track forecasters say they haven't seen in more than 150 years. WLRN-Miami Herald News has details on how a no-show weather pattern from the Pacific may be to blame for an unusual six months. 

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State And Regional News
6:50 am
Fri November 23, 2012

NEWSCAST: Black Friday Draws Thousands Out On Thanksgiving

According to an International Council of Shopping Centers-Goldman Sachs survey, about 17 percent of shoppers were expected to take advantage of special hours on Thanksgiving day.
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Hitting the malls on Thanksgiving night is becoming more common in South Florida. Stores are offering more than sales to entice shoppers away from the dinner table. 

Details from WLRN-Miami Herald News. 

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8:45 am
Fri November 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: Broward Joins Miami-Dade With Final Vote Tally

President Obama prevailed in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Credit Arianna Prothero

Broward has joined Miami Dade in wrapping up its final vote count.

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6:58 am
Thu November 1, 2012

NEWSCAST: Romney Campaigns In Miami

The University of Miami was Mitt Romney's second stop following his Hurricane Sandy campaign hiatus.
Credit Kenny Malone

Mitt Romney tries to pivot from disaster in the northeast to the final week of campaigning in Florida. Meanwhile, the death toll rises in Haiti as a result of Sandy. 

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7:20 am
Wed October 31, 2012

NEWSCAST: Good Night For the Heat, New Rings and Victory Over Celtics

The Heat beat their archrivals the Celtics Tuesday night 120 to 107.
Credit Paolo Rosa/Flickr

WLRN-Miami Herald News 6:00 AM newscast
 The Miami Heat have begun defense of their NBA title in style as South Florida airports continue to deal with the aftermath of Sandy. 

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6:59 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

NEWSCAST: Miami Congressman Hit With 11 Ethics Charges

The state ethics commission claims Congressman Rivera misused campaign funds and falsified disclosure forms among other allegations.
US House of Representatives

All of the misconduct alleged by the commission supposedly occurred while Rivera was a state legislator. In a statement , Rivera denied the charges and accused the Ethics Commission of political motivations.

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6:40 am
Fri October 19, 2012

NEWSCAST: Rick Scott and Charlie Crist Are Busy On The Campaign Trail

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In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, Florida's 29 electoral votes are coveted by both sides. That's why Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist are both busy on the campaign trail in Florida, even though neither one of them will be on the ballot next month.

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10:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

NEWSCAST: One Still Missing In Rubble From Garage Collapse

Gregory A. Castillo

The family of the man still missing after the parking garage collapse at Miami Dade College's West Campus is unhappy with the rescue effort. 

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8:05 am
Mon October 15, 2012

NEWSCAST: Florida's Hispanic Vote Could Be Up For Grabs

A new poll by Florida International University, the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald shows President Obama narrowly leads Romney among Florida's Hispanic voters.
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A new poll finds President Obama winning the Hispanic vote across the country, but here in Florida things are a lot tighter. 

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Housing Crisis
7:45 am
Fri October 12, 2012

NEWSCAST - Florida Leads The Nation In Foreclosures

Florida is at the top or near it in two different categories in the news this week.

But no one is bragging about it.

The state now has a higher percentage of homes in foreclosure than any other state and comes in second for cases of investment fraud.

We explore both of these issues and more in WLRN Miami Herald News.

6:38 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

NEWSCAST: New Florida Poll Gives Romney 7 Point Lead

Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.
Photo: Roger Barone/TRNS

A new Mason-Dixon poll now shows G.O.P.

8:17 am
Thu October 11, 2012

NEWSCAST: President Obama Back In Miami Today

President Barack Obama will appear at the University of Miami, this time for a campaign rally.
Sonya Herbert

For the second time in the past three weeks, President Barack Obama will appear at the University of Miami, this time for a campaign rally.  Floridians have already cast more than 76,000 ballots in the presidential election.  The campaigns for the President and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are scrambling to reach out to 2 million other voters who have requested absentee ballots.

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7:05 am
Thu October 11, 2012

NEWSCAST: Rescue Effort Continues At Collapsed Parking Garage in Doral

A man trapped in the rubble of a collapsed parking garage at Miami-Dade College's West campus was rescued early this morning after having his legs amputated to free him from the wreckage. Two men are confirmed dead and one remains missing. 

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