Author Archives: Ben Bornstein
Authorities caught a child pornography predator in Florida who had more than 500,000 illegal videos. There are 59,552 registered sex offenders in the state, or 317 per 100,000.
The Domestic Marijuana Eradication program is seeing success in stopping state cannabis growth. With DEA resources, the program is training local law enforcement agencies to identify, investigate and eradicate marijuana sites.
Florida Forest Services has been awarded more than $154,000 to reforest state forests.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has employed a new smartphone app called Pocket Ranger to act as an interactive guide for visitors. The department hopes the app will help increase attendance in Florida state parks.
Eleven million undocumented immigrants could soon be provided a path to gain legal status.
Hundreds attended Gainesville’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade Monday in honor of the civil rights leader. The crowd marched down University Avenue as King and his followers marched for equality in Washington in 1963.
The lionfish, a natural predator, has become a problem in Florida waters and the population is growing quickly.
The cool weather in Gainesville could heat up quickly, according to Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Waccasassa Forestry Center Ludie Bond. Recent weather patterns have made fire conditions considerably worse than they were just a couple weeks ago.
The Reitz Union drew students and vendors to its north lawn Thursday for its farmers market. Director Beth Thompson said she hoped the market’s low prices and unusual goods would draw plenty of students. This year, a vendor sold pumpkins […]
New citrus production projections released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday are predicting price decreases this growing season. The department’s projections estimate that Florida citrus growers will produce 154 million boxes of oranges, 20.3 million boxes of grapefruit, 4.4 […]