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Cody Eugene Wygant, 24, was arrested Thursday after he confessed to suffocating his infant son. Wygant said the child's crying was distracting him from playing Xbox.

Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

Clay County Schools Reassessing Suicide Prevention Resources

Grief counselors were sent to Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School, at 900 Orchid Ave., in Keystone Heights. Clay County School District is undertaking measures to improve their suicide prevention and intervention methods.

Following three student suicides this year, Clay County School District is launching an outreach initiative to help students, parents and school personnel identify at-risk students and link them with resources.


Gainesville Cemetery Recognized as Historical Landmark

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Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery, which has been active for 158 years and houses more than 10,000 graves, received the State of Florida Historical Marker on April 12.



Around the Region

In the News: Florida Unemployment Increases Slightly, Flood Warnings Continue, Florida Governors Work to Pass Tuition Bill, Arrests Sought in Korean Tragedy



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School Known for Inclusion Uses Technology in Special Education

Newberry Elementary’s students with disabilities have performed better than the statewide average.


April 18, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


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Citrus County Teacher Recognized for Professional Program

Citrus High School has graduated the most students with drafting certifications in Florida and is currently second in the nation out of 60 schools, including high schools and colleges.


Alachua Tax Collector Von Fraser Dies at 76

Von Fraser, who has served as Alachua County’s Tax Collector for 33 years, died early Thursday morning at the age of 76.


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Alachua County Pleased With Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub has led to new businesses moving into the city.


Blueberries continue to adapt and thrive in Florida fields, and as a result new jobs are popping up around the state.

Blueberry Industry Brings Blossoming Job Opportunities

An increase in harvests of Florida blueberries helps economy in North Central Florida.


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Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.


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Food Safety Guidelines Could Alter Sustainable Farm

A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.


Jose “Pepe” Peruyero, owner and CEO of Pepedogs, enjoys training dogs in an agility course at J&K Canine Academy located in High Springs, Fla.

Dog Obedience Business in High Springs Expands to Four States

Pepedogs, a canine behavioral correction business that began nearly two decades ago in High Springs, is nationally expanding its brand and partner companies.


Onna Maya Meyer, of Alachua, hoops at the 
Swallowtail Farm Country Fair Saturday evening.

GALLERY: Swallowtail Farm Hosts County Fair

Swallowtail Farm held its 5th annual country fair at its farm just north of Alachua on Saturday.


A younger member of the O2B Kids Fusion Dance Companyshows off her flexibility during a dance routine at the 3rd annual Duck Derby on Sunday afternoon.

GALLERY: Duck Derby

The sun was shining and fun was in abundance at Gainesville’s 3rd annual Duck Derby Sunday afternoon.


Staff member Linda Wall asks Bobellina Moric, a homeless veteran, about her medical history on April 7, 2014. Moric visited the bus to get a physical since it is difficult to reach health care services in Hernando, Fla.

Citrus County Health Bus Reaches Distant Residents

The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.


Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools

Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.


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Unlicensed Concealing of Weapons During Emergencies Bill Passes House

The bill passed in the house with a vote of 80-36 Friday afternoon.


The FWC restocked the lake’s depleted largemouth bass population with 100,000 bass fingerlings, but it’ll take at least a year or two before the fish mature and the depleted population is
restored.

Orange Lake Levels Rising for First Time in More Than a Decade

After years of drought, this year’s rainfall has restored Orange Lake’s water levels.


April 11, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

Virginia Hamrick produced this update.   


Gainesville Software Startup Competes for Innovation Prize

Gainesville-based Kinwa Inc.’s Bubble app is one of four final contestants in the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s $50,000 contest.


 

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