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Last month, sixteen animal protection organizations sent a letter to the Florida House and Senate Gaming Committees, calling for the passage of two greyhound protection measures. The letter asked lawmakers to pass a greyhound injury reporting law and to eliminate a state mandate requiring gaming facilities to hold live dog races.
Parents of students at First Presbyterian Preschool are concerned with drivers speeding by the school’s drop-off zone, which borders a student apartment complex.
A vote on sales tax will determine whether or not Ocala will begin construction for the proposed Tampa Yankees baseball stadium. The commission will meet again on Dec. 17 to discuss a proposed ordinance for voting methods.
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A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.
With about half of Florida legislators supporting the controversial “stand your ground” law as it is written, the possibility of a repeal in the 2014 session seems slim. WUFT News conducted statewide research to determine which way the legislature might act in the spring.
UF organizations gathered and rallied support for the victims of the powerful Typhoon that hit the Philippines in November. Both the UF Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs and the UF Filipino Student Association gathered at a candlelight vigil to recognize and bring hope to the victims of the typhoon.
Emergency relief officials are worried that Florida residents are becoming complacent due to a lack of hurricane landfalls this year.
A robbery and shooting at an Ocala barber shop Saturday has caused the shop owner to increase nighttime security.
Alachua County teachers receive pay raise after five years of negotiations with the school board. Fifteen other counties are still negotiating deals.
Former Bradford Union Technical Center teacher Juliana Moore believes the school’s mold is to blame for her health issues. Her claims, as well as a document trail, may point to a larger issue than Starke Elementary’s August mold problem.
Officials from the Alachua County and Northeast Florida Humane Societies discuss what people should consider before adopting a cat or dog for someone as a gift.
Two University of Florida landmarks, UF Century Tower and University Auditorium, house UF’s most famous and influential instruments. Both share a long tradition and deep history.
The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s international trade office will be opening on Dec. 3 to help increase exports from Gainesville and expand local businesses.
After three years of complaints and harassment from neighbors — who have gone as far as poisoning animals and accusing the owner of sexual abuse — Skunkie Acres Zoo is closing its doors, leaving 170 animals in need of a new home.
Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, talk to reporters on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton on Tuesday. Curtis found a letter signed by someone claiming to be Mayor Barry Moore in the yard of her recycling company.
Many local actors in North Florida are preparing for their holiday productions. That includes Rusty Salling, who has been playing Ebenezer Scrooge for more than 20 years. He will do so again starting Saturday at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville.
Two shoplifters at Kohl’s department store have been arrested for strong-arm robbery after police said they beat a Kohl’s employee who chased them through Butler Plaza and surrounding apartment complexes.
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey shared ways to practice safe shopping this holiday season.
For 100 years, the University of Florida Gator marching band has grown and given the Gator Nation many things to be proud of.
Go-karts zoomed through downtown Inverness on Saturday during the Inverness Grand Prix and Motorsports Festival. New certification by the World Karting Association made this year’s race safer and more legitimate or, in the words of one city official, “absolutely off the hook.”