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Gainesville Mayor Responds To Grand Jury Decision On Ferguson

Gainesville’s Mayor Ed Brady issued a statement yesterday addressing the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

Cart Program Gives Rural Disabled New Opportunities

Jeannine Cawthon, a Gainesville native, paints the body of a PET cart on Thursday morning.

A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.


Muschamp Gets Win In Last Game At The Swamp

Florida receiver Michael McNeely scores a TD late in the fourth quarters after catching a 28-yard pass from Driskel.

After four seasons as the head coach for the Florida Gators, Will Muschamp wins his last game in the Swamp, beating Eastern Kentucky 52-2.



Around the Region

In the News: Protests about Ferguson, Civil Court Equal Access, School Gun Bill Debate Resurfaces, Disney Disability Lawsuits



News in 90

Nov. 25, 2014: Afternoon News In 90

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

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Cars travel through the two-lane trial section of NW 8th Avenue just east of NW 34th Street in Gainesville on November 21st. The blacked-out lines from the previous setup are still visible.

Community Members Urge City to Keep NW 8th Ave. Two Lanes

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.


Immigration

Local Immigrant Family Reacts To Obama’s Executive Order

Local undocumented immigrants Luis and Patricia Soto are hoping to take their family on a vacation for the first time since their parents brought them to the U.S. as children now that President Obama’s executive order will allow them both to have temporary legal status.


Freshman Roxana Bonachea gives a flier on quitting tobacco to a student. Volunteers and UF faculty and staff manned tables on campus for the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20.

The Great American Smokeout Urges End Of Tobacco Use

“We’re encouraging people to make a quit attempt, and we’re going to be able to provide to them any of the services that they need to help them,” Nichols said.


The Alachua County Energy Management team is upgrading lights in county-owned building parking lots to light-emitting diode (LED). County officials estimate the new update to save the county a total of $10,000 annually on electricity bill.

Alachua Updates Parking Lots With LED Technology

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.


Jason Smith, turf coordinator rolls the first coat of white paint on the Florida logo Wednesday morning.

Florida’s Grass Guy Cutting Through The Competition

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida was recently recognized as the collegiate football field of the year by the Sports Turf Management Association. While the field gets the majority of the spotlight, the man in charge of its care and upkeep is as sharp as the lawn mower that he rides.


FSU Library Shooting

UF And FSU Students React To Tallahassee Campus Shooting

University of Florida and Florida State University students react to FSU’s campus shooting, reaching out through social media as hundreds gathered on campus in Tallahassee to hold vigils.


Gainesville Tech Startup Paracosm Receives $3.3 Million In Seed Funding

The office wall displayed a colorful array of parakeet-themed art — a detailed watercolor painting, an Angry Bird-esque cartoon, a photograph of a parakeet with a house cat.


The Alachua County Sheriff's Office came before the board to request additional funds at the county commission meeting Tuesday. A motion to allocate $500,000 in capital outlay was passed 4-1.

County Commission Votes on Sheriff’s Office’s Request for Additional Funds

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.


Police Identify Shooter as FSU Alumnus

The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.


Construction On Main Street Causes Inconvenience

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.


Parents of Gainesville High School students line up at Planet Fitness to pick up their students after a bomb threat. Students and staff were evacuated from GHS after a threat was called in around noon.

Gainesville High School Receives Two Additional, Identical Bomb Threats

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.


Commodore Mullet and his dog Missy share a sleeping bag to keep warm. Temperatures reached 20 degrees below average.

Alachua County Homeless Seek Relief From Cold

Homeless individuals in Alachua County find ways to cope with the cold weather. Some choose to sleep inside at shelters like Grace Marketplace, while others prefer to stay outside with their possessions, rely on friendship to stay warm.


St. Francis

St. Francis Houses Up To 80 Extra Homeless During Cold Weather

Due to cold weather, St. Francis House opens its doors for extra individuals to sleep inside. St. Francis, which houses families and children, requires individuals to have a “blue card,” which lists whether the person has any outstanding arrest warrants or is a sex offender.


In The Loudest Stadiums In America, The Noise Is Deafening — Literally

The University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is ranked one of the loudest in the nation. Will this become a problem for fans and what can be done to protect fans.


Victoria Warfel, shows dog owner, Beverly Gilbertson, techniques on how to relax her dog Peedee, before releasing him from his kennel.

Finding Your Dog’s Zen

Peedee Gilbertson had a knack for launching off the ground and jumping onto beds, and the hyperactive terrier-mix’s owners were running out of answers on just how to keep up with him. “We’ve had him in classes before to no […]


The fountain in the garden of the Historic Thomas Center is in need of repair. The Center has applied for a $75,000-grant to make the necessary improvements.

Thomas Center Applies For Grant To Restore Historic Fountain

Because of years of deterioration, the Thomas Center has applied for a $75,000-grant from the Division of Historical Resources Bureau of Historic Preservation to restore a fountain some say dates back to 1928. The Thomas Center had to match 25 percent of the requested funds in its own budget to be considered eligible by the Florida Department of State.


Patrons talk to the vendors of the Union Street Farmers Market on ednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.

Gainesville Market Vendors Voice Concern Over Bo Diddley

After learning about the Bo Diddley Community Plaza redevelopment efforts come early 2015, local Gainesville market vendors are raising concern about the possibility of being relocated to a different area.


 

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