Author Archives: Joe Lancos

Gov. Scott signs foster care bill to give children normalcy

By 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.

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Alachua County recognized for highest 2011 recycling rate in the state

By 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.

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UF’s social marketing campaign aims to prevent mental health problems

By 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.

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GED test changes coming in 2014

By 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.

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Shands begins first step in guest house construction

By 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.

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Proposed bill aims to ban smoking in public parks

By 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.

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Practice fire helps new recruits get their feet wet

By and on December 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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 […]

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Feeding more homeless gets support of Gainesville mayor

By 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 […]

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Panther hit and killed in South Florida

By 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 […]

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People more likely to use public transportation with high gas prices

By 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 […]

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