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Florida authorities successful with catching child porn predators

By on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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.

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Marijuana eradication program uncovering statewide drug growth

By on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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.

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Florida Forest Service reforesting state forests through grant

By on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Florida Forest Services has been awarded more than $154,000 to reforest state forests.

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Pocket Ranger app provides state park information on the go

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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.

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New senate bill may provide immigrants legal status

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: January 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Eleven million undocumented immigrants could soon be provided a path to gain legal status.

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Gainesville honors King’s mission of equality with parade

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: January 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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.

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Lionfish population in Florida continues to grow

By on November 28th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

The lionfish, a natural predator, has become a problem in Florida waters and the population is growing quickly.

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Cool weather creates greater risk of fires spreading

By on October 31st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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.

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Vendors sell special goods at UF farmers market

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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 [...]

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Projections show increased crops and lower prices this year for citrus

By and on October 12th, 2012 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

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 [...]

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