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Gainesville City Commission Run-Offs End In Goston, Budd Victories

By on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Charles Goston and Harvey Budd won their Gainesville City Commission seats after Tuesday’s run-off elections. Goston took the District 1 seat, and Budd won the at-large seat.

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UF Engineering Professor Detained In United Arab Emirates Returns Home

By on April 9th, 2015 | Last updated: April 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a conference was he was detained for taking photos of two embassies. Schueller returned home on Wednesday.

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Florida House Bills Allowing Concealed Carry In Schools Pass Judiciary Committee

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Two bills proposing changes to existing state standings on concealed weapons and firearms in schools won favorable votes in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. HB 4005 and HB 19 will now be put to a vote on the House floor before moving on to the state Senate.

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Florida Bill Proposing Concealed Carry On Public School Campuses Delayed

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

A vote on SB 180 has been postponed in the Committee on Education Pre-K-12. This Florida bill would allow designated public school employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons with a permit.

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Georgia Man Previously Arrested In UAE Sheds Light On UF Professor’s Situation

By on March 25th, 2015 | Last updated: March 25, 2015 at 10:24 pm

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., is still detained after being arrested in Abu Dhabi on March 9. The circumstances of his arrest, though, are not uncommon.

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Gainesville City Commission Elections End In Run-Offs

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 9:10 pm

The Gainesville City Commission District 1 and City Commission At-Large elections ended Tuesday night with two run-offs. The final election will be held on April 14.

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Environmental Groups ‘Rally In Tally’ To Talk Amendment 1 Spending

By on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Environmental groups across the state sent supporters to the capital on Wednesday to discuss the allocation of funds set aside by Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative. The Florida legislative session will begin in March, and the bill will take effect on July 1.

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Explosion, Fire At Southwest Villas Apartment Found To Be Result Of Arson

By and on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

An explosion and resulting fire at Southwest Villas on Jan. 22 that displaced 12 residents was caused by arson. Two suspects have been charged with grand theft and fraudulent insurance claims.

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Charges Against 11-Year-Old For Brother’s Death Dropped

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

Charges against an 11-year-old girl for the shooting death have been dropped by State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister. Her 15-year-old sister, who police say shot and killed their 16-year-old brother, could still be charged. The girls’ parents are also being investigated.

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Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A 15-year-old Gainesville High School student has been charged from making false bomb threats to the school on Nov. 9 and 10. GHS received three identical bombs threats, one of which led the Gainesville Police Department to evacuate all students to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot.

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