Author Archives: Jane Schwed
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection purchased about 600 acres of land to protect Florida springs, but Florida Springs Institute Director Bob Knight said there is more to be done.
Controversy remains after Manatee County Sheriff’s Office seized 23 marijuana plants Monday from the home of Cathy Jordan, a wheelchair-bound woman. Jordan is the namesake of a piece of legislation aiming to decriminalize the herb for medicinal purposes, called the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act.
Gainesville Police arrested a Bloods gang member for possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
The Verizon Foundation awarded $20,000 to Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, a certified domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford and Union counties. The network will use the money to support educational programs and social marketing campaigns.
Medicare’s annual open enrollment period started this week, offering seniors the chance to change parts of their plans, if needed.
A Marion County deputy remains hospitalized after enduring an injury Tuesday while supervising 30 inmate trustees on University of Florida property. Marion County Sherrif’s Office Deputy Mike Joyner was supervising Marion County Jail inmate trustees at UF’s Plant Science Research and […]
Peaceful Paths, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, held a vigil in downtown Gainesville Thursday in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event included speeches from recovered victims and hanging of decorative T-shirts. Domestic violence survivor Mary Harker […]