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Area school buses clear of stalling problem

The federal government is investigating a potential problem with school buses used across the nation.  Alachua County Public Schools Transportation Director Harrell Harrison says parents don’t have to worry about the school buses in the county. The model in question could stall without any warning, but Harrison adds buses used …

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Dive expert offers advice to stay safe in the water

Local scuba diving experts are stressing dive safety after a Gainesville man’s drowning Saturday. Ginnie Springs dive expert Larry Green says scuba is a high-risk activity. He says one of the most important steps a diver can take ahead of a plunge is becoming familiar with the dive site. Researcher …

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Weekend drowning likely accidental

Detectives are waiting for final medical reports regarding a Gainesville diver’s drowning this weekend. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Cinda Moore says investigators do not suspect any foul play. Moore says detectives were called to Weeki Wachee Springs to investigate the death of research diver Marson Kay.

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Incentive program may bring job growth in Gainesville

City Commissioners are urging big businesses to take advantage of new programs to boost jobs in Gainesville. The commission approved two incentive programs that will relocate high-tech companies to Community Redevelopment Areas.  Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says despite competition by surrounding communities, these tools will set us apart. She …

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USPS moving closer to closing facilities

The U.S. Postal Service is finalizing plans to cut 35,000 jobs as an attempt to reduce company costs. Gainesville Area Postal Spokesman Sam Bolen says these cuts are necessary because more people are turning to email over letters. USPS is waiting until May to announce which specific post offices will …

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