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Happy 4th

Fireworks Celebrations in the Heart of Florida

Celebrate Independence with 97.3 The SKY at festivals and fireworks displays throughout North Central Florida. There is no fireworks display in The Villages, but all other area celebrations are listed. Get the full schedule here...
2010 BP Spill

Bondi: Florida to Receive $3.25 Billion from BP, Most of Any State

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the $18.7B settlement between oil company BP and 5 Gulf states prevents going down a "black hole" of litigation. Florida is receiving the most money of any state. Read more...
Labor Report

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7-Year Low; 223K Jobs Added in June

The employment picture is healing, though some weakness remains. The large drop in the unemployment rate is likely to due to the amount of Americans who have given up on on their job searches and were no longer counted as unemployed. Read more...
DC Navy Yard

'All Clear' at Washington Navy Yard After Lockdown

No threats were found at the US Navy facility, which is about 1.5 miles from the Capitol, after a 911 caller reported a suspicious shooter. In 2013 a lone gunman killed 12 at The Washington Navy Yard. Read more...

5,000 Evacuated After Train Hauling Chemicals Catches Fire in Tenn.

The CSX train was traveling from Cincinnati to Waycross, GA when the fire broke out, carrying liquefied petroleum gas and acrylonitrile – a product used in the manufacture of plastics. As many as 3 cars derailed. Read more...
2015 Valor

Honoring First Responders

The 2nd annual SKY Valor Honors recognizes the special efforts of local first responders, who are on the front lines in our communities. Congratulations to all honorees. Get the full rundown here...
Florida Laws

New Florida Laws Take Effect; 24-Hour Abortion Wait Challenged

More than 100 new laws are now in effect in Florida, but one of them is in legal limbo. A Tallahassee judge has issued a temporary injunction to block a law that would force women to wait 24 hours after seeing a doctor before they can have an abortion. Read more...

California Gov. Signs Vaccination Legislation into Law

The new Calif. law revokes a parent's ability to opt out of vaccinating their child based on personal beliefs, but does allow for a physician to exempt a child for reasons that include family medical history, and is one of the most severe vaccination laws in the country. The state was at the center of a recent measles outbreak. Read more...
Storm Info

2015 SKY Hurricane Center

Are you ready? The 2015 Atlantic basin Hurricane Season is underway. Get full preparation information, THINGS TO DO NOW, to keep your family safe. Plus storm tracking information, and more. The SKY Hurricane Center is presented by Sun State Federal Credit Union, Clay Electric Cooperative, Window World of Ocala, and Air Ducks Heating and Air Conditioning. Click here for more...