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By Emily Burris on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm
A bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott April 10 requires all internet cafes in Florida to close.
By Emily Burris on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:16 am
Several chilly nights across North Central Florida have come as a surprise for late March. At the St. Francis House in Gainesville, staff and volunteers are working to ensure that those who can’t always get out of the cold have a place to go.
By Emily Burris on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm
Parapalegic biker and public speaker, Rich Dixon, left Gainesville Monday morning to continue his Florida bike tour promoting awarereness for Convoy of Hope.
By Emily Burris on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm
The Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill that would ban texting and driving Wednesday. Florida is one of five states that doesn’t outlaw texting while driving.
By Emily Burris on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm
A new government survey of U.S. hospitals reveals that more than 20,000 people visited the emergency room in 2011 after consuming energy drinks, which is double the amount of visits five years ago. The majority of people who consume energy [...]
By Emily Burris on December 19th, 2012 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm
The Gainesville Police Department announced two new apps and a text messaging service that allows mobile phone users to submit tips and receive updates and alerts from the GPD.
By Emily Burris on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Police were investigating possible explosive materials found in a vacant apartment at Oxford Terrace II condominiums off of Depot Avenue Friday.
By Emily Burris on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Amendment 4 affects how much residents pay in property taxes and how much the government can say their home is worth. Those who support Amendment 4 say it’s all about protection from taxes in a down market. Many local governments are not in favor of the ballot initiative.
By Emily Burris on August 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm
From the “ Vote or Die” campaign to President Obama’s connection with the youth vote, 2004′s presidential elections saw an uncharactersitically high level of enthusiasm from young voters. This time around, the youth vote has been less targeted so far in [...]
By Emily Burris on August 1st, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm
A series of recent polls by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and The New York Times found voters favoring President Obama. In Pennslyvania, Florida and Ohio, more voters said Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like them than [...]