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Found Dog

Kidnapped Therapy Dog Returns In Poor Condition

Twelve-year-old Taren’s therapy dog Hank was found tied to a tree in a neighbor’s yard after being lost for several months. The Christie family says they are relieved to have everyone back under one roof, but unfortunately Hank is sick with heartworms.

Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

State rankings based on efforts to prevent drunk driving. The ratings are given on a five-star scale.

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.


12 Residents Seek Shelter After Explosion At Southwest Villas Apartment

An explosion at Southwest Villas on Thursday night displaced 12 residents. The cause of the explosion is unknown.



Around the Region

In the News: Engineered Mosquitos Used As Cure, Drug Execution Violates Inmates’ Rights, Tebow’s Foundation Funds Proms, Great White Returns to Florida



News in 90

Jan. 26, 2014: Morning News In 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Punishment

Clamping Down On Corporal Punishment

UF researchers recommend abolishing paddling in the school system. If corporal punishment is banned, they suggest using positive intervention and support.


Members of the Thieves' Guild line up to prepare for their final dress rehearsal before opening day at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. The group will perform "the human chess board" three times a day during the festival.

Faire Characters Share Medieval Hoggetowne Tales

The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will feature merchants and artisans beginning on Saturday to deliver what one man calls a truly magical and authentic experience. The Faire will take place at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Jan. 24 through 25 and Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.


For three months, 35-year-old Sisco Black and his wife have been homeless. When they first came to Grace Marketplace, they relied heavily on the amenities, but now they have become self-sufficient.

Grace Marketplace Completes Homeless Census

The usual sound of birds wasn’t what woke the residents of Grace Marketplace Thursday morning. Grace Marketplace, 2845 NE 39th Ave., held their annual homeless census count on Thursday that lasted from 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Alachua County Coalition for the […]


LB Hannahs, co-founder of Gainesville Equality Youth, works on various tasks regarding LGBT-specific projects in Gainesville, Florida. Hannahs strives to provide an open space for LGBT minors, especially those who have undergone conversion therapy. Photo by Damian Gonzalez.

Concerns Over LGBT Youth Suicide Spur Anti-Conversion Therapy Bills

A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives could ban the use of conversion therapy, a practice used to change sexual orientation or gender identity, on LGBT minors in Florida.


[FILE] A file photograph showing an American Flag and empty student desks inside an Atlanta, Georgia school.

Research Shows Paddling Still Prevalent in Florida Schools

Many school districts that allow corporal punishment are in Florida’s northern rural counties, with Suwannee near the top of the list. A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling, a source of increased dropouts and lawsuits, according to a research study.


Business owner and artisan Bob Walker, 51, demonstrates how to move one of his Woodbaby puppet creations.

Ocala Artisan’s Puppets Carved Up For Adoption at Medieval Fairs

Local artisan Bob Walker plans to sell his lifelike puppets at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville on Saturday. He and his team, Midsummer Knight’s Dream, make and sell these “Woodbabies” at various fairs throughout the year.


Passwords

‘Batman’ Among The Most Common Passwords, New Report Finds

The most common passwords of 2014 include ‘batman,’ ‘password’ and ‘123456,’ according to a new report from Splash Data. Internet users with weak passwords are more susceptible to hackers breaking into banking or email accounts.


Arbor Day

Arbor Day Celebration Honors Fallen Officers

Gainesville celebrated its 31st Arbor Day with a gathering at the Police Department Headquarters. The City Beautification Board planted a tree outside the building to honor fallen officer Scott Baird.


Food Pantry

Food Pantry To Be Established For Florida Campus Community

A survey by the University of Florida Dean of Students found that 10 percent of students surveyed were unable to get enough food. To address this need, a new food pantry associated with the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank will be established for students, faculty and staff.


Director of Kofi Adu-Brempong Documentary Talks Racism, Police Militarization

“In His Own Home” is a documentary about the police shooting of University of Florida graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong. The film’s director spoke with WUFT about how the 2010 incident relates to current national issues.


This artist's rendering shows the interior of the University of Florida's planned indoor football practice facility.

UAA Announces Plans For Indoor Football Practice Facility

The UAA announced plans on Wednesday for the construction of an indoor football practice facility expected to be completed September 2015. The project is estimated at $15 million and will be located at the site of the Sanders Football Practice Fields.


Bill Bryson at Crane Ramen in downtown Gainesville.

Entrepreneur’s Local Business Ventures Stem From Worldwide Travels

Local entrepreneur Bill Bryson discusses his latest business venture, Crane Ramen, a craft noodle shop that opened in downtown Gainesville in December. Bryson and Crane Ramen co-owner, Fred Brown, saw a market for a ramen restaurant in Gainesville, and they get most of their food from local vendors.


Florida's Jacob Kurtz hustles to save a ball before it goes out of bounds.

LSU Hands Gators Second Straight Loss

The LSU Tigers defeated the Gators 79-61, making this the team’s second straight loss. The Tigers had three players who scored in double-digits. Florida is now 3-2 in SEC play, and 10-8 overall.


Guns

Bill To Allow Guns On Florida Campuses Passes First Hurdle

A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.


Friends and Family Grieve the Death of UF Innovation Academy Student

A University of Florida student died this weekend after sustaining fatal injuries in a car accident earlier this month.


Guns

Concealed Weapons May Be Allowed On College Campuses

Concealed weapons are prohibited on college campuses by state law. The Florida House Criminal Justice Committee meets Tuesday to consider allowing concealed-carry permit holders to carry concealed guns on campus.


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MLK Day Celebration Presents Scholarship, Honors Gainesville Community Leader

Monday morning, people gathered around Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial statue downtown to see Vivian Haynes inducted into the MLK Commission of Florida’s Hall of Fame.


 

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