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Florida Would Receive $2.8 Billion from Grow America Act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The U.S. Transportation Secretary announces a long term transportation bill today that would give $2.8 billion in funding to Florida. 

FAMU's Fourth Annual Artists in Bloom Festival Begins Today

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Today marks the beginning of FAMU's fourth annual Artists in Bloom festival.

Walk-Off Win Carries Noles to Series Victory Over Virginia Tech

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 9 Florida State (22-7, 9-3) clinched the weekend series against Virginia Tech (15-14, 6-6) with a 6-5, walk-off victory on Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium as the Seminoles scored two runs on two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

FSU Softball Sweeps Pitt

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 11 Florida State (30-8, 11-1 ACC) finished off its third conference sweep of the season with a 3-0 shutout of Pitt (24-10, 6-6 ACC) on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

FSU Women Fall in Elite 8 80-74 to South Carolina

Greensboro, NC--- For more than 28 minutes, the FSU Women's basketball team could almost taste the first Final Four in program history.    The Noles had to play practically a road game in Greensboro in front of 6,000 excited South Carolina fans.  Still the Seminoles grabbed more rebounds and took more shots than USC, and they protected  the ball and limiting turnovers.

Bulldogs Prepare For First Spring Scrimmage

ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia football team practiced in shoulder pads and shorts on Friday at the Woodruff Practice Fields in preparation for the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage of the spring. It was the sixth workout of the spring for the Bulldogs.

JetBlue Computer Outage Causes Delays for Passengers

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue says a computer outage that has caused delays for its passengers has been resolved.

Cops: Obsessed Teacher Spoke of Running Away With Pupil, 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her.

Twenty-eight-year-old Geraldine Alcorn was arraigned Wednesday on charges of child luring, corruption of minors and attempting to interfere with custody of the child. She was jailed after being unable to post $100,000 bond.

Police don't believe Alcorn's attraction to the girl was sexual but said she continued to leave gifts and letters for the girl at school even after the girl's mother complained and Alcorn resigned.

Online records don't list an attorney for Alcorn, and none appeared on her behalf at the arraignment.

March from Selma to Montgomery Ends on Alabama Capitol Steps

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace are joining to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.

FDA: Recall expanded for Blue Bell Ice Cream products

DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say Blue Bell is expanding the recall of some ice cream products because of possible exposure to the listeria bacteria.

Local Easter Sunday Sunrise Times

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- With Easter Sunday approaching this weekend, and the interest in early-morning services that coincide with the occurrence of sunrise, here is a listing of select sunrise times in our region, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory:

Storm Team Monday evening forecast (03/30/2015)

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the Storm Team Weather Center ...

Storm Team Monday morning forecast (03/30/2015)

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - A quiet but cool start to the work week with temps in the low to mid 40s heading out the door. By this afternoon, winds turn off the Gulf and expect warm conditions back in the upper 70s. Our next front pushes into the Deep South this afternoon and a few storms could fire up, especially farther west. One or two of the storms could be on the strong to severe side with large hail and winds being the main concern. After sunset the threat for storms diminishes quickly with temps dipping to the mid 50s. Expect patchy fog to form as well. The front stalls out over top of us causing for at least an isolated shower threat through most of the work week. As for temps, they stay warm in the 50s for lows and low to mid 80s for highs. A sweeping cold front will approach the region heading into the weekend with a few more scattered showers and storms potentially on Saturday. Slightly cooler to end the weekend in the mid 70s for highs.

Storm Team Sunday evening forecast (03/29/2015)

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Another night to contend with below average lows before another warm-up begins. And it starts due to high pressure moving to the east and south and steering winds from the southwest. That will allow the moisture content to grow once again and temperatures to rise, which will allow for warmer numbers in the afternoon and increased clouds throughout the day, as we tap into a more humid air mass. That alone helps raise rain coverage but a front to the northwest adds another dimension: the chance for some storms to be strong or even severe with some strong winds, heavy rains, and a low risk for some hail, so stay tuned to ABC 27 for any updates as the rain picks up tomorrow...

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