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Amanda Gould has spent two months in jail for violating her DUI probation for smoking marijuana. She is a mother of four and has many ailments, for which she is prescribed heavy pain medication. She says marijuana is the only thing that helps. A Pasco judge has said she belongs in prison, and is set to sentence her Nov. 3.  [WES PHIPPEN | Times]

Threat of prison looms for woman who eased chronic pain with marijuana

Seated in a wheelchair and wearing a jail-issue jumpsuit, Amanda Gould felt certain the judge would release her. Her lawyer, her kids and husband thought so too. She knew her case was complicated, knew she had messed up by violating the terms of her probation. But two months in Pasco County Jail for something that  …

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    PolitiFact Florida provides a pre-Election Day wrapup for Crist, Scott

    With mere days to go in this year's gubernatorial campaign, PolitiFact Florida has all but exhausted a seemingly endless supply of campaign ads, fliers, mailers, YouTube videos, debates, interviews and more in this year's gubernatorial race between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist....

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    St. Pete fire chief cleared of wrongdoing in hire

     

    St. Petersburg---A city investigation into the hiring of a Fire Department rescue chief earlier this year has cleared Chief Jim Large of any wrongdoing. ...

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    National Hindu leader speaks on Marion School Board race

    With days to go before the vote, Marion County's School Board chairman has apologized to his election opponent and ordered the removal of a "Hindu Jane" website that challenged her trustworthiness and questioned her religion....

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