Pastor Terry Jones discusses deadly Libyan protest
An attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya led to the death of an ambassador and three other Americans.
Protestors, who were instigated by a YouTube trailer of an anti-Muslim movie, took to the streets Tuesday in a violent display of anger. Images of protestors displayed showed protestors ripping through an American flag have perforated nearly every media outlets.
According to The New York Times, the movie “Innocence of Muslims” has been heavily supported by Gainesville pastor Terry Jones, who is infamously known for his views on Islam.
WUFT spoke with Jones on Wednesday, who said he was not as involved in the movie as some may believe.
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University Park Neighborhood residents and other community members are urging the Gainesville City Commission to keep 8th Avenue as a two-lane road for safety reasons.
The Alachua County Energy Management team will be upgrading lights in all county-owned building parking lots to light-emitting diode (LED). The county estimates the new update will save the county a total of $10,000 annually on electricity bills.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office came before the board of commissioners to request additional funds at the Alachua County Commission meeting Tuesday. The Sheriff’s Office asked for $970,000 for replacement vehicles and a 3 percent salary increase for servicemen and women. A motion to allocate $500,000 was passed 4-1.
The S Main Street northbound lane closed on Nov. 10 for construction at its intersection with Depot Avenue. The construction proved to be an inconvenience for motorists, business owners and residents alike.
Gainesville High School received a bomb threat and subsequently evacuated all students and staff to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot on Wednesday. GHS received two additional, identical threats Thursday morning, but the school has not been evacuated.