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By Joe Lancos on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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.
By Joe Lancos on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm
Alachua County had the highest recycling rate in the state in 2011 for the second straight year, a recent report says.
By Joe Lancos on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm
The University of Florida received a three-year $296,000 suicide prevention grant in August from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
By Joe Lancos on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm
Area educators will begin to prepare for the major, national changes to the GED test in 2014.
By Joe Lancos on February 12th, 2013 | Last updated: February 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm
The $30 million facility will offer 150 suites, laundry facilities, a dining area and common lounge area.
By Joe Lancos on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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 [...]
By Joe Lancos on July 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:27 am
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 [...]
By Joe Lancos on July 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:46 am
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 [...]
By Joe Lancos on June 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:59 am
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 [...]