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Alachua County child was diagnosed with enterovirus D-68, a flu-like disease that has no vaccine or treatment. The CDC said there have been more reported cases this year than ever before.
Cedar Key’s 45th annual seafood festival is two weeks away, but the area has been battling an algae bloom known as red tide for almost a month. The bloom is almost impossible to predict, making the fate of the festival uncertain. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said there is little movement of the red tide patches along the shore of Taylor, Dixie and Levy County.
A new health insurance plan for University of Florida students is in the works. The Educational Policy and Strategy Committee discussed the proposed plan Thursday afternoon. The plan would require incoming students to provide proof of insurance.
More than 250 animals in Silver Springs Nature Park must relocate before Oct. 1, following a Florida Cabinet decision to make it a state park.
Three Eastside High School students have earned spots at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The fair begins May 12 in Phoenix.
Six days after he was reported missing, an Ocala child was found safe Thursday in a grandparent’s care in Volusia County.
The City of Gainesville/Alachua County Senior Recreation Center celebrated its one year anniversary today. The center has grown about 3,900 members and is home to many social and fitness programs.
In its Dec. 11 meeting, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will take its final vote on the Archer Braid Trial. The board is being asked to reconsider a 2.2-mile trail portion that was rejected in September. The meeting will be open to the public.
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the International Cycling Union Monday morning. Cabe Clisler, the service manager at Super Cool Bike Shop at 3460 W. University Ave. in Gainesville, said many in the cycling community saw this coming.
The proper installation of child-safety seats is critical for safety, according to the Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Technicians helped educate Alachua County families on Monday.