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By Amanda Jackson 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.
By Brianna Donet, Amanda Jackson and Peta-Gay Sheerwood 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.
By Amanda Jackson 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
By Amanda Jackson 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.
By Amanda Jackson 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.
By Donna Green-Townsend and Amanda Jackson 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.
By Amanda Jackson and Donna Green-Townsend 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.
By Amanda Jackson, Donna Green-Townsend and Natanya Spies 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.
By Donna Green-Townsend and Amanda Jackson 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.
A woman at Campus Lodge Apartments fended off an attacker by kicking him and running to her apartment Tuesday, escaping an attempted kidnapping.