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Over the years, the University of Florida has accumulated 31 national championships in 12 sports, but there is one sports terrain it has yet to dominate – the ice.
ATV-related crashes occurred at a rate of about one per week in 2012 and 2013 in North Central Florida, and children were frequently among the injured or dead. Riders and officials alike agree: basic safety precautions and tighter focus on the state’s helmet law would help limit tragedies.
Nearly 150 years after the Battle of Olustee, there’s a new Civil War conflict between supporters and detractors of a proposed Union soldier memorial at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, the site of Florida’s biggest Civil War battle.
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The Regional Transit System is making changes to its spring 2014 schedule to better accommodate riders based on which routes are being used more or less often.
The Alachua County and Gainesville City Commissions held a special joint meeting Monday to discuss the future of Fire Station 19 and Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Governance.
With appliances such as the air conditioning beginning to go haywire, the Alachua County Jail embarked on a 10-year renovation project and displayed the finished results on Monday.
With the holiday season in full swing, Marion County officials said this is the “perfect time to get your flu vaccination.”
One local researcher is an international expert in avian wildlife management and how birds like vultures impact human activity, and vice versa.
For the second consecutive year, the Trenton Tigers clinched a birth in the Class 1-A football state championship game.
The Cotton Club in East Gainesville was once home to acts from B.B. King and Ray Charles. It is now being renovated to house a new museum and cultural center.
Many people around Gainesville are joining others around the world in remembering Nelson Mandela.
The second wave of fund allocations for the University of Florida to reach top ten preeminence is underway.
In the five-year work plan, the Florida Department of Transportation has highlighted the projects they plan to work on in the North Central Florida area.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office joins in on the efforts of helping local food pantries.
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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.
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.