Florida defeated the No. 3 ranked Ole Miss Rebels in the Swamp Saturday night. The Gators received a stellar performance from quarterback Will Grier, along with a strong showing from their defense.
Florida was named the sixth-best state in the country when it comes to assimilating Hispanics into American society. The rankings were based on the state’s ability to assimilate Hispanics into American cultural, educational and economic systems.
Former Gator great Thaddeus Bullard is completing his challenge of 3,000 volunteer hours to the Gator Nation. Along the way, he stopped by the St. Francis House house to help serve food and mingle with the crowd.
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Oct. 2, 2015: Afternoon News In 90
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It’s the start of a new era at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub as the Gainesville bar banned smoking in an effort to create a healthy, welcoming environment for its customers and employees.
A Leon County judged ruled that Florida’s first black bear hunt in 21 years will indeed happen. The ruling says that a state wildlife agency was within its right to schedule the hunt.
The Senate Rules Committee will meet Oct. 8 to begin re-examining the current emblem of the chamber. Under Senate rules, the seal includes “a fan of the five flags which have flown over Florida” — those of the United States, Confederate States of America, France, Great Britain and Spain.
Oct. 1 marks the national deadline for businesses to switch over to chip-enabled card reader terminals. Some local businesses are debating whether or not the cost is worth the investment.
A $50 million donation by Dr. Herbert Wertheim helped to jumpstart a 5-year, $300 million funding project for improvements to the college of engineering and a new Engineering Innovation building.
This semester’s Career Showcase hosted 378 businesses and organizations, the largest number since 2008, and in each fall semester there has been a 10 percent increase in student turnout since then.
Gainesville’s Thomas Center Galleries are hosting the exhibit AQUIFERious: Enter the Springs starting October 1. The exhibit features art, photography and map’s of Florida’s springs from various artists.
A controversial photo taken by the UF chapter of the Chi Omega sorority makes rounds on campus, sparking debate and discussion of racial stereotypes. The four women pictured in the photo wore T-shirts with “Trap Queen” written on them.
Microbeads, like the ones found in common toothpastes and facial products, are damaging the environment more than many people know. The particles in these beads can enter oceans and rivers, disrupting marine life and causing damage to the ecosystem.
Researchers tested 19 different types of blueberries, which were ranked based on overall liking, texture, sweetness, sourness and flavor intensity to determine what type of blueberry people liked and which type would produce consistent results when grown in different environments.
Lake Butler resident Steven Spitzer published his first three books in September. Inspired by a series of events in his life and the lives of his friends, his books contain twisted and dark humor.
A decades-old Gainesville landfill will soon be transformed into a functioning floodplain. The old landfill near the Gainesville Regional Airport has caused erosion and affected the quality of the local water for humans and wildlife. The $1.88 million project to remediate the landfill has been in progress since April, but the landfill has a history dating back more than half a century ago.
Due to a lack of parking spots in the Grove, residents are illegally parking and getting towed.
UF international studies senior Gillian Shaw spent her summer in the North African country of Morocco, a trip she said was to gain experience in Arabic, Spanish and French. Shaw shares the story of her linguistic journey and her experience traveling abroad, which included having to eat American fast-food restaurant McDonald’s more than she expected.
The Alachua County Commission approved the distribution of funds for the CAPP and Choices programs for 2016 fiscal year, putting the future for some local nonprofit agencies in question.
Marion County is one of 67 counties offering free Hands-On CPR training through the Florida Department of Health for World Heart Day. Partnering with the American Heart Association, the goal is to raise awareness of heart disease and shed light on how CPR can double or even triple the survival rate of a victim.
A Florida forester received a national award for fire prevention. He calls prescribed burns the “single most important” land management tool in the state.