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2 Shot at Apartment Complex, Police Find Suspect Dead

Update 8:30 p.m.: GPD has reported that Gerald Hall has been apprehended. Updates as they are available. Earlier: Update 10 a.m., June 19: GPD is now seeking another suspect in the shooting. Gerald Hall, 43, is wanted for questioning for […]

For The Women Released After Arrest of CPA, Recovery Just Beginning

A well-known Alachua County accountant has been charged with three counts of human trafficking for keeping women in captivity, offering drugs in exchange for sex and house cleaning.


Group Expanding Investigation into GRU Fee Tax

Seniors vs. Crime is now looking into taxes on gas and water surcharges collected by Gainesville Regional Utilities. The group was previously only investigating a complaint about a tax on electric customer charges collected by GRU.



Around the Region

School Textbook Bill, Two Everglades Projects, Democrat drops from CD13, Private Flood Insurance Market



News in 90

July 30, 2014 Afternoon News In 90

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The fee controversy centers on whether the 10 percent municipality tax should be assessed on the electric customer charge. See the complete GRU bill breakdown.

City Responds to GRU Complaint on Fee Tax

The City Attorney and attorney representing Gainesville Regional Utilities have concluded the tax on the electric customer charge is justified.


The new Fisher House located at 5106 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605. Just across the street from the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

New Fisher House will Provide Lodging to Veterans’ Families

The new Fisher House in Gainesville will allow families of veterans undergoing treatment at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center a place of comfort during treatment.


Group Investigating If GRU May Have Overcharged You $33 In Last Three Years

A program of the state attorney general’s office is investigating whether GRU, the city and the county may be inappropriately taxing a portion of utility bills each month, upwards of $2.7 million in taxes over the last three years.


The women's House of Hope director Jennifer Smith prays with the inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution in Marion County during chapel on November 6, 2012.

Former Prostitute Returns To Streets With Solutions

Former prostitute and crack addict Jennifer Smith is using the lessons of her past to change lives today as the women’s director of the House of Hope. The Gainesville halfway house has outgrown its current location under Smith’s guidance.


GALLERY: UF Graduates Collect Photos in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

UF graduates turn out for celebratory photos come rain or shine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday.


Florida Inches Closer to Other States in Tuition Charged Undocumented Students

Florida may soon offer undocumented students in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, joining the ranks of 20 other states with similar tuition equity laws and policies.


Backyard Hens, Chicken Coops on the Rise in Gainesville

Chicken coop and hen sales are on the rise in Gaineville and Alachua County.


VIDEO: Horse Protection Association Of Florida

Because of flooding on 150 acres of Micanopy land, the Horse Protection Association of Florida is in need of dry land for its rescues. A suitable area was found for 23 of the horses, but HPAF’s Morgan Silver worries about organizing the funds to continue paying rent.


Using a brad nailer gun, Raye tacks wooden strips of trim that hold the stained glass in place.

GALLERY: Pizza Not Satchel Raye’s Only Passion

Though “Satch” is affectionately known around Gainesville for his pizza restaurant, his true passion lies in his art.


The Einstein School

Alachua County Superintendent Finalists To Answer Questions

Finalists for the Alachua County Schools superintendent position to meet with public in May.


Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Heavy Rain Event

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties, including Alachua County Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued flood or flash flood warnings in several counties throughout North Central Florida.


VIDEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are heading in a more public direction. University of Florida researchers have been exploring new ways of using this once largely private technology.


Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, stand on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton in November. Curtis found a letter signed by someone claiming to be Mayor Barry Moore in the yard of her recycling company.

Update: City of Hampton Under Criminal Investigation

Elise Giordano / WUFT News Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, stand on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton in November. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Jacksonville office is conducting a criminal investigation on the city […]


Robot and avatar in SecondLife

Ocala Scientist Tests How People Trust Technology

Ocala-based scientist plans to begin government-funded simulation in June. The simulation will examine the trust humans have in robots.


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Ocala Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Police Report

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.


Hernando County School Board meeting

Hernando Parents Fear Potential School Closures Despite Poor Facilities

Students would have to bus an extra 14 miles should Westside Elementary close.


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Two People Arrested in Chiefland Meth Lab Bust

Deputies say they found methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce the highly addictive drug.


 

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