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By Cristina Mendez on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 10:07 am
Inmates of the Alachua County will be offered another form of communication in January 2014. Online video visitation will be a feature for an inmate’s family and friends to communicate with an individual in the facility, similar to Skyping. The [...]
By Cristina Mendez on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson is drafting an ordinance to place regulations on e-cigarettes, a nicotine-vapor-based alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The regulations would include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
By Cristina Mendez on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm
A father’s quest to help his disabled son take a stand against bullying has resulted in a non-profit organization in Gainesville, Box Tops for Makenley. General Mills will donate the money collected from the box tops to Makenley’s school in Indiana.
By Cristina Mendez on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:17 am
A man in Alachua County was diagnosed with West Nile virus in September. The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is investigated where the virus originated.
By Cristina Mendez on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 10:37 am
The Alachua County Fire and Rescue Station 19 on Southwest 43rd Street and Southwest 20th Avenue has been closed because of a mold outbreak.
By Cristina Mendez on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm
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Veterans and undocumented students are pushing for a change in the state policy that forces them to pay out-of-state tuition. The FSU Veterans Center, UF Students for a Democratic Society and CHISPAS UF are protesting the current policy.