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FLORIDA LAWMAKERS LOOK TO EXPAND, REGULATE TELEHEALTH
A Senate bill would increase the use of telemedicine in Florida and established requirements for health providers who treat patients remotely. A companion bill is working its way through the House, but it doesn't require doctors to be licensed in Florida.
PASTOR WHO ATTEMPTED TO BURN QURANS TAKES PLEA
A Florida pastor who was arrested this past Sept. 11 while attempting to burn 2,998 Qurans at a Polk County park has accepted a plea agreement that will prohibit him from returning to the county for six months. As part of Tuesday's plea deal, prosecutors have agreed to drop a felony charge of unlawful conveyance of fuel against Terry Jones.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA METEOROLOGIST DIES AFTER BIKE CRASH
A southwest Florida TV meteorologist has died following a bicycle accident on Sunday afternoon. WBBH NBC2 reports that Jim Reif, the station's director of meteorology, was hit a sign with his bicycle. He was thrown to the ground and hit his head on the curb.
FORT HOOD SHOOTING VICTIM'S BODY TO RETURN TO FLORIDA
The body of one of the three soldiers killed in the rampage at Fort Hood will be returning to the Tampa Bay area. The remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ferguson will arrive at the Tampa International Airport Friday evening. Ferguson attended high school in Polk County. The Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle organization will conduct an honor escort from Tampa International Airport to a funeral home in Lakeland.
RESIDENTS WANT FIRED DESK CLERK REHIRED AFTER MISTAKING BODY FOR MANNEQUIN
Residents of a St. Petersburg apartment complex say a 61-year-old front desk clerk should get his job back. He was fired after mistaking the body of a 96-year-old resident who jumped to her death from a 16th floor apartment for a mannequin. Residents say he made an honest mistake and shouldn't have been fired. About 25 people have signed a petition in his support.