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Group bails out nonviolent inmates unable to pay bond

SOURCE: TAMPA, Fla. – A coalition of religious groups bailed out three Florida men who couldn’t afford to pay for their releases from jail after being charged with nonviolent misdemeanor offenses. The “Father’s Day Bailout” conducted Thursday in Tampa was aimed at shining a spotlight on the problems of people who get stuck in jail… Keep Reading

Woman with autism hopes to be next Miss Florida

SOURCE: TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida woman with autism is competing for the title of Miss Florida. WFLA-TV reports Rachel Barcellona will be the first contestant with an autism diagnosis to compete in the pageant, scheduled to take place later this month in Lakeland. She tells the television station that doctors said she’d never graduate… Keep Reading

‘WTF:’ Florida teacher investigated for using slang phrase

SOURCE: BAY COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida teacher is in hot water for using the phrase “WTF” on a student’s homework assignment. The Bay County teacher at Rutherford High School wrote “wtf is this? absolutely no credit” on the science homework, according to WJHG-TV. The student’s mother alerted school officials, and the incident is under investigation,… Keep Reading

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