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Florida Innovation Hub, located in downtown Gainesville. (photo by Samuel Navarro).

Gainesville Strives To Become Florida’s Technology Hub

Florida’s tax-friendly laws and Gainesville’s status as a college town makes it an attractive location for tech companies.

Florida Hospitals Promote Breastfeeding

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Hospitals around Florida are working to create initiatives to help mothers and future mothers with breastfeeding.The Florida Health Department connected with hospitals in 15 counties in June to participate in the Healthiest Weight Florida’s Baby Steps to Baby Friendly Initiative.


Hogtown Creek Bacteria Levels Unsafe For Human Use

Signs indicating unsafe levels of bacteria in Hogtown Creek were posted in June, according to Linda Demetropoulos, nature manager of the city of Gainesville Parks Department. Visitors can find these signs around various areas of local parks.

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department has found unsafe levels of bacteria in Hogtown Creek waters.



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Shots Fired Near UF Dorm: Two People In Custody

One person who was carrying a firearm is in police custody after shots were fired at a Murphree Hall parking lot, according to an alert sent out by the university. Police continue to look for two witnesses in a blue Mazda truck last seen heading north away from campus.


I-75 at MM385 is backed up due to manhunt. Photo via @GACSmarttraffic.

I-75 Shut Down After Trooper Involved In Shooting

Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.


Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid, and Rich Blaser, co-founder of Infinite Energy, explain how Josh impacted the start-up community in Gainesville. They were part of a group of young entrepreneurs in Gainesville who met monthly to discuss their work.

Memorial Held for Gainesville Entrepreneur

A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.


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Lupus Patient Starts Support Group in Gainesville

Adoabi Ugochukwu, 22, was diagnosed with lupus at 15 years old. Now, she’s planning on starting a support group in Gainesville for lupus patients.


Hernando County Proposes School Rezoning Plans

Hernando County public schools may be rezoned for the 2016-2017 school year. Plans to rezone several schools in the county came about due to overcrowding in some schools.


The interface of mobile service 311GNV on the iPhone. Debora Lima / WUFT News

Gainesville Launches Online, Mobile Service For Non-Emergency Reporting

The City of Gainesville launched online and mobile service 311GNV Tuesday. Through the service, Gainesville residents can report non-emergency issues like potholes, graffiti and broken street signs.


A protester adds his sign to the many others propped against the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier during Thursday night's rally. Those who want to keep the statue in its original downtown location brought Confederate flags, some dressing in period-appropriate clothing.

Residents: History Should Inform Confederate Statue Decision

The fate of the Confederate soldier statue in downtown Gainesville remains undecided as residents urge decision-makers to consider the town’s Civil War history. While some demand it stays in place, others argue for its relocation to the Matheson Museum.


Billy McDaniel (left), Tommy Hines (right) catch a gag grouper at Cedar Key, trolling in 50 feet of water.

FWC Surveys Local Fishermen About Gulf Species

The FWC is conducting surveys to discover trends in species of fish being caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Local fishermen agree that monitoring the fish is important, but some question the method of data collection.


Gainesville Adopts Plan to Form Arts Council, Improve Website

The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department adopted its 352ArtsRoadmap Cultural Plan on Thursday. The 10-year plan aims to enhance and promote the city’s arts community through an arts council and website.


Grooveshark Co-Founder Dead At 28

Josh Greenberg, co-founder of Grooveshark, was found dead on Sunday by his girlfriend. Officer Ben Tobias from the Gainesville Police Department said investigators did not find any evidence of foul play or trauma when reporting to the scene.


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Florida Democrats Speak About Marion County Confederate Flag On Twitter

Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) spoke out, Thursday, against the Confederate flag at McPherson Governmental Complex in Marion County. Using the hashtag #TakeItDown, this is the first time a party affiliation has spoken out about having the Confederate flag taken down.


Faculty Negotiator: Administration’s Newest Salary Offer Not Enough To Keep UF Competitive

University of Florida faculty representatives are not satisfied with the Board of Trustees’ most recent pay-raise offer of 2.5 percent. The two sides will meet again on July 30, said John Biro, lead faculty negotiator and UF philosophy professor.


Samon Imtiaz and Raihan Noman prepare plates for those in need of a meal. If for some reason an individual is unable to wait in line, Project Downtown volunteers will personally deliver the food. Komal Junejo/ WUFT News

Project Downtown Serving Homeless During Islamic Holy Month

While fasting from sunrise to sunset, volunteers with Project Downtown Gainesville served food to the homeless during the last 10 days of Ramadan. In the future, Project Downtown hopes to have the funding to feed the homeless for all 30 days Ramadan.


Judy Beverly's summer migrant students perform "The Three Little Pigs" at Alachua Elementary on June 25. The play marked the end of the three-week camp.

Summer Programs Keep Migrant Children Learning

Counties around north central Florida are keeping migrant children learning throughout the summer. The programs are put into place to reduce disruptions migrant children face in their education due to frequent moves.


Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville is one of the few breweries located in North Central Florida. The tasting room allows customers to try the different craft beers the brewery has to offer.

Craft Beer Scene In North Central Florida Booms

The number of craft beer breweries in the state of Florida is rising. The state’s tourism industry is helping to increase the popularity of craft beer.


The confederate soldier statue stands outside of the Alachua County Administration Building. Due to recent controversy in the nation, the monument's downtown location is raising concern for the local community.

Alachua County Commissioners Hear Thoughts On Confederate Statue

A Tuesday Alachua County Commissioners meeting let residents voice their opinions on whether or not to keep the statue of the Confederate solider in downtown Gainesville. Some opponents of keeping the statue said that it was associated with slavery, while others in support of keeping it where it is said it is a symbol of history.


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Sun Key Apartment Residents Forced to Relocate

Residents are relocating since the Sunkeny apartment complex unofficially announced its closing. The property is still in the process of being purchased from YMP Real Estate by Landmark Properties. The sale will be finalized on July 18 and an official explanation will be given to residents at that time.


 

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