Author Archives: Joe Lancos
Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.
Alachua County had the highest recycling rate in the state in 2011 for the second straight year, a recent report says.
The University of Florida received a three-year $296,000 suicide prevention grant in August from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Area educators will begin to prepare for the major, national changes to the GED test in 2014.
The $30 million facility will offer 150 suites, laundry facilities, a dining area and common lounge area.
A proposed bill aims to give local governments the power to create anti-smoking ordinances in public parks and playgrounds.
Gainesville Fire Rescue is conducting a live fire training burn today at a home on the 1700 block of University Avenue. Captain Joseph Hill says this allows their new recruits to get hands-on experience. Small fire simulations took place this […]
The limit on the number of meals served at St. Francis House in downtown Gainesville has been a point of contention for years. Right now, an ordinance limits the amount of meals volunteers at St. Francis House can serve to […]
A 1-year-old male panther was found dead in the Immokalee area on Monday after being hit by a vehicle. Mark Lotz, a panther biologist from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, says this occurance is fairly common. Scientists estimate […]
Even though the price of gasoline has fallen recently, there’s still pain at the pump when you fill-up. Florida’s 89 point one WUFT-FM’s Joe Lancos reports on one way Gainesville residents can save a little and still get to where […]