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Chicken House Fire Kills 24,000 Chicks

Chickens die in a chicken house fire at Saavedra Farms on Wednesday night.

Georgia Man Previously Arrested In UAE Sheds Light On UF Professor’s Situation

Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., spoke with WUFT News on Wednesday about his experience in the United Arab Emirates after he was arrested. Like University of Professor John Schueller, Ph.D., Black was arrested for taking photographs in a restricted area.

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., is still detained after being arrested in Abu Dhabi on March 9. The circumstances of his arrest, though, are not uncommon.


Gainesville Family First To Win The Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship

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The Garrity family is the first family to receive the Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship from the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 and was created for families to engage in recreational and cultural activities for free.



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In The News: Germanwings Co-Pilot Acted Deliberately, Children Arrested For Arson, Budget May Shrink State Workforce, Employers Lose Money From Discrimination



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Gabrielle Steinberg, 22 months old, digs in the soil and pots a baby plant. The activity was part of the Kids Area crafting section of the festival.

Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival Flourishes Over the Weekend

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosted the 24th annual Spring Garden Festival over the weekend. The festival flourished with thousands of attendees including, families, horticulturalists and garden appreciators who enjoyed the first days of the spring at the garden.


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Bryant House To Become Historic Resource Center

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society purchased the 120-year-old Bryant House in August 2013 with the goal of turning it into a resource center for historic research. After restoring the exterior and first floor of the Bryant House, the society is taking steps to transform the front parlor and hope to have the room open by summer.


Another example of a bill, this one totaling more than $2,000. The average monthly water bill for Hampton, according to Davis, is $28.

Hampton Residents Mistakenly Receive Expensive Water Bills

Residents in Hampton, Florida received unusually high water bills amounting to about 100 times more than a typical bill. While residents display their frustration on social media, the city of Hampton is working to correct the issue.


Two Dead After Murder-Suicide In Ocala Early Monday Morning

Ocala residents Chad Alan Miller, 38, and Kristi J. Musick, 44, were found dead Monday morning. The Ocala Police Department have called the incident a murder-suicide.


Get To Know Some Of The 2015 TEDxUF Speakers

This year a total of eight speakers will take the stage at the Philips Center as part of what has popularly become known as “TED Talks.” The locally organized annual event, a branch of TED known as TEDx — the […]


The new location of Alachua County Fire Station #25 is now in a community in hopes that they can respond to calls quicker. The Hawthorne station is three miles west of its old location, said Bill Northcutt, Alachua County fire rescue chief.

Hawthorne Community Welcomes Fire Station’s Return

Hawthorne residents say they once again feel part of a community with the reopening of Alachua County Fire Rescue Station #25. After closing in 2009 for economic reasons, the redesigned station will bring security and potentially lower insurance rates to the surrounding area.


Marley Boerema (left) and Jenna Curtis talk about what they look to accomplish with Barrels for Boobs while sitting under a covered half pipe.  Curtis said the hope is that the philanthropy will be something carried down for years in Wahines of the Waves.  RJ Schaffer/WUFT News

UF Organization To Host Barrels For Boobs Surfing Competition For Breast Cancer Charity

Wahines of the Waves is hosting Boobs for Barrels, a philanthropy event benefitting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The event starts at 9 a.m. on March 28 at Butler Beach near St. Augustine.


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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.


Putnam County has more dirt road miles than any other county in the state of Florida, according to Chris Evers, the past president of the American Public Works Association. Photo by WUFT.

Controversy Surrounds Better Place Plan Renewal in Putnam County

Putnam County residents will be able to vote on the renewal of the Better Place Plan on April 7. However, the wording of the renewal plan has some residents questioning the transparency of the commission and how the changes will affect the county.


Supreme Court Decision Reopens Juvenile Sentences

Florida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.


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Bill Creating Online Voting Registration Passes First Vote

Senate Bill 228 passed its first round of voting on Tuesday 7 to 2. The bill will make online voting registration possible and enable current voters to update information. If passed, the bill states online services will be available Jan. 1, 2016.


Hiram-Martinez Cabrera, Pride Awareness Month (PAM) director at the University of Florida, gives a speech during Transgender Day of Remembrance. He hopes to utilize various trans-oriented PAM events to get people engaged in lobbying against H.B. 583. Photo courtesy of Hiram Martinez-Cabrera.

Transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’ Could Invalidate Alachua County Human Rights Ordinance

A House Civil Justice Subcommittee approved a bill on March 4 that would ban transgender Floridians from using single-sex facilities that do not align with the sex listed on their driver’s licenses.


Boy, 9, Dies In Ocala National Forest House Fire

A 9-year-old boy died after a fire broke out at his mobile home in the Ocala National Forest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.


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UF Engineering Professor Detained In United Arab Emirates

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a conference. The U.S. State Department confirmed his situation.


Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter explains to supporters why voting results were delayed Tuesday night. Despite minor technical difficulties, the results were reported and gave some candidates the news they had been waiting for.

Gainesville City Commission Elections End In Run-Offs

The Gainesville City Commission District 1 and City Commission At-Large elections ended Tuesday night with two run-offs. The final election will be held on April 14.


Jessica Grobman, born HIV-positive, said she believes better sex education in Florida schools would help children grow up safer and healthier. “If education was just more encouraged, it definitely could be a great outcome,” she said.  Photo courtesy of Jessica Grobman.

HIV Positive Student Advocates Comprehensive Sex Education

Jessica Grobman was born with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. But it was not until she learned about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in middle school that she began to understand she was different.


A Florida Forest Service wild land firefighter conducts a prescribed burn to reduce wildfire risks in the Okeechobee district.

Intentional Fires Stimulate Environmental Growth In Alachua County

In efforts to promote a healthy forest ecosystem, burners at the Welaka State Forest and Etoniah Creek State Forest have been busy creating prescribed burns. The planned fires help to reduce potential fuel for unplanned forest fires and cycle nutrients back into the forest.


 

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