Hourly News Update
On Wednesday, emergency shelter Grace Marketplace opened its first dorm for the homeless. Residents must adhere to criteria, but the dorm offers a more permanent housing option.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to decrease hunger and sustain the health of Florida residents. The FDACS has created a new digital map to help locate and determine which areas of Florida have the least amount of access to food and resources.
The Community Redevelopment Agency plans to break ground next year on NW First Avenue, the street a block north of University Avenue bordering the businesses in Midtown.
Around the Region
In the News: Publix Updates Coupon Policy, Former Santa Fe Dean Dies, Orlando Ads Target Uber and Lyft, Locals Support Rays Baseball, Tampa Police Slowly Adopting Cameras, Secret Service Director Resigns, Michael Dunn Guilty in Music Killing
News in 90
Oct. 1, 2014: Afternoon News in 90
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
Stories by CategoryArts and Entertainment, Business, Crime, Education, Environment, Florida, Health and Science, In the News, Local, National, News in 90, Politics, Sports, Technology, The Rundown, Uncategorized, University of Florida, Weather, World
More in Local News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States. The man diagnosed with the virus was traveling from Liberia to Dallas.
A panel of four met to discuss Amendment 2 and medical marijuana at a Tuesday night forum on the University of Florida Campus. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and former Florida House Speaker John Mills dominated the forum as they debated each other about legislation language and the need for medical marijuana.
The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 in favor of dissolving the local police
department on Tuesday night. The city noted negative publicity and outdated equipment as concerns, but ultimately, it was a lack of funding that led to the disbanding the police department.
Hector Puig has always had a knack for art. Yet Puig would have never imagined he would be one of Gainesville’s most well-known art collectors. Puig grew up in Utuado, Puerto Rico. When he was 13, he and his family […]
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, some charities spend as much as 99 percent of funds raised to help fulfill their mission statement while others funnel the same portion into administration costs.
Gainesville residents and businesses can expect increased energy costs starting Wednesday. The increase comes despite Gainesville Regional Utility lowering its base rates and cutting fixed costs.
Grace Marketplace will open an indoor dorm on Wednesday after submitting a Safety and Security policy to the city commission. The shelter will provide beds for 20 guests who are trying to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In order to stay […]
Several UF alert messages were sent to students early Sunday morning saying a male matching descriptions of the UF assaults suspect was seen near the Hub area. The messages later clarified no attack had occurred.
Lester Poole has stories he may never get to tell. The 94-year-old served in the United States Coast Guard from 1939 to 1947, during which he traveled the globe and went wherever the tide took him. “South Africa. Brazil,” he […]
The recently passed Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act has been celebrated by veterinarians. The new law allows vets to legally bring controlled substances, such as anesthesia and euthanasia, with them when working outside their clinics.
Jon Mills, UF professor of law and an expert on privacy, comments on the rights of the men UFPD and GPD have questioned and swabbed for DNA. The individuals matched the description of the suspect believed to be responsible for at least three assaults on or near the UF campus.
Kody Carr was arrested at Red Roof Inn in Gainesville on Sunday night. The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Gainesville Police Department, which was also seeking the suspect for recent burglaries.
The Kaleidoscope Tour visited Gainesville on Saturday for the 2014 edition of the Color Run. Nicknamed “The Happiest 5K On The Planet,” the run drew hundreds of participants.
Gainesville Police issued an alert last night after a person matching the description of the suspect from recent assaults was reportedly seen around the Hub on the University of Florida campus. Police are looking for a tall, white male approximately 22-years-old […]
Nationwide Insurance is moving 100 jobs from its Gainesville regional operations over the next two years. The consolidation is limited to the regional operations, according to spokesman Eric Hardgrove. Nationwide Insurance will still employ about 800 employees at its claims service center in Gainesville. The plan will affect property and […]
Florida’s seventh nursing home for military veterans will be built in western Port St. Lucie. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve $17 million in funding for the 120-bed facility, which will cost an […]
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences held an event Wednesday to showcase local farmers and its new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.