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UF Event Addresses Human Trafficking Prevalence In Florida

By on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

The University of Florida partnered with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Thursday to bring a growing issue to light.

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Former Prison To Turn Into Homeless Shelter, Expand Nature Center

By , and on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved Tuesday a proposal to buy former Gainesville Correctional Institution for nearly $1.4 million. The prison will be converted into a homeless shelter and the Morningside Nature Center will be expanded.

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Gainesville Police Readjust Routes for Higher Number of Holiday Burglaries

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

The holiday season is usually reserved for family and cheer – but sometimes burglars make unwanted criminal appearances. In Gainesville, police officers take preventative action during November and December to reduce the number of break-ins

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As More Come Home, Orange Lake Veterans Welcome Those From All Wars

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.

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‘Girl, I Don’t Know What Happened Last Night,’ Or Why Alachua County’s STD Rate Is High

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Alachua County is ranked fourth highest in the state for STDs with 8,452 reported cases since 2008, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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Cross Creek Area Businesses Hurting From Low Lake Levels

By and on September 20th, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 8:30 am

Low water levels at Orange and Lochloosa Lakes have been causing severe problems for local businesses that rely on fishing tourism.

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How North Florida’s Lake Region Might Get Help For Its Water Levels

By and on September 18th, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

Low lake levels in Keystone Heights have had a drastic effect not only on the local landscape but also on the area’s economy. Residents and politicians are now working together to find a solution and make the Lake Region what it once was.

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Explaining The Process Behind The Dozier School Excavation

By , and on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Although the University of Florida’s anthropology department is not involved in the actual excavation, the staff at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory explains the procedure a USF team will use.

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Lake Butler Trying To Pull Together ‘Real Tight’ In Wake Of Third Shooting Victim Death

By and on August 27th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Flags remain at half-staff outside many businesses around Lake Butler, where a community mourns the loss of a third victim from a deadly Saturday shooting spree.

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Bound and gagged, woman escapes attack at Campus Lodge

By and on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

A woman at Campus Lodge Apartments fended off an attacker by kicking him and running to her apartment Tuesday, escaping an attempted kidnapping.

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