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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.
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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.
Some residents in unincorporated parts of Citrus County will see new recycling rules implemented next week.
Ocala religious leaders and the Ocala Police Department organized a community prayer vigil to promote an end to the recent violence in the community. Four drive-by-shootings have left three injured since early September.
Gainesville’s Community Redevelopment Agency has partnered with Alachua Habitat for Humanity to create the Partnership for Paint program, which helps Gainesville residents update their homes through painting and repairs, for a reduced out-of-pocket fee.
Levy County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 call of the man who they say shot his wife in the head yesterday. The victim called 911 after her husband, George Halleran, was drunk and fighting with her. While on the phone the dispatcher heard gun […]
Initiative to increase sales taxes by 1 percent to fund Alachua County transportation projects hit ballot in November.
Environmental documentary to showcase in Rome this October. Director and community members share their thoughts on the impact of old electronics.
Parents and teachers in Alachua County spoke out against elementary school standardized testing they say is too advanced. Students in kindergarten through second grade are expected to take up to nine state-required tests.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office launched a program to educate the community about life in jail. A mobile jail cell called the “jail on wheels” shows the typical specifications of a jail cell and is housed in a standard utility trailer.
A woman was shot while calling 911 to report her husband’s drunken, aggressive behavior. The woman, who was shot in the forehead by her husband with a .38-caliber handgun, survived.
One less youth football league will hit the field this fall. The North Central Florida YMCA youth flag football league has been sidelined due to lack of registered participants, which typically consists of at least 100 children. This change may […]
Food insecure locals received extra food resources thanks to the Salvation Army and the Nourishment Network Food Bank. The organizations, in partnership with Farm Share, held a free food distribution at the Salvation Army of Gainesville. About 500 local individuals and households received […]